Recent Comments

Recent Posts

Categories

Archives

Meta

Archive for the ‘Assembly Street’ tag

Garden Bistro, 1303 Assembly Street Suite B: 12 September 2018   1 comment

Posted at 12:22 am in closing

p1550218_tn.jpg

p1550219_tn.jpg

p1550208_tn.jpg

p1550210_tn.jpg

p1550209_tn.jpg

p1550211_tn.jpg

p1550212_tn.jpg

p1550213_tn.jpg

p1550215_tn.jpg

p1550217_tn.jpg

Well, the door sign is true and misleading at the same time.

I have to say I was not really aware of either incarnation of The Garden Bistro, but The Free Times says the closing was announced on 12 September 2018.

I've never been quite sure what to make of this odd little strip of retail and services on Assembly. I don't think I've ever been inside any of them. I do have it in my mind one of the former tenants was big in bringing down the Blue Laws.

(Hat tip to commenter Payne)

Written by ted on October 6th, 2018

Tagged with , ,

Fairground Plaza Hotel / Country Hearth Inn & Suites, 621 South Assembly Street: Winter 2017 (temporary?)   no comments

Posted at 11:28 pm in closing

p1390450_tn.jpg

p1390451_tn.jpg

p1390452_tn.jpg

p1390453_tn.jpg

p1390454_tn.jpg

p1390455_tn.jpg

p1390456_tn.jpg

I actually went to take some pictures of this place a couple of years ago after driving past it one day and seeing absolutely no cars in the lot. In the event, it turned out to actually still be open at that time, if apparently having a very slow week. I wondered when I saw comenter badger's heads-up if that would be the case this time or not, but they are actually closed this time.

The sign on the lobby door (which you cannot actually read in the picture here) says that they are temporarily closed for renovations. The general state of the lot suggests that it is yet early in that process, and that it was indeed needed.

(Hat tip to comment badger)

UPDATE 11 October 2017 -- Now reflagged as Gallus Stadium Park Inn:

p1460288_tn.jpg

Written by ted on January 22nd, 2017

Tagged with , , , ,

South Carolina State Fair 2016, Fairgrounds: 23 October 2016   3 comments

Posted at 10:38 pm in closing

p1360272_tn.jpg

p1360288_tn.jpg

p1360064_tn.jpg

p1360123_tn.jpg

p1360109_tn.jpg

I got back to town a bit late this year, and missed out on some of my State Fair usuals because the buildings closed early the final day, so no art, flowers, sand sculpture or baby ducks this year. I was able to have my annual Italian sausage sandwich, Fiske fries and ride the skyway, swings and bumper cars. Most of the regular rides were there, along with a couple of new, or at least re-painted wacky-house type walk-throughs. Apparently the rocket is no longer the "Time-Warner Rocket" and is just back to "The Rocket", though it does have a few new sponsorship plaques at the base. I still miss the Steel Building: That corner just does not feel right without it.

Read the rest of this entry »

Reliable Loan Office, 1304 Assembly Street: February 2016 (moved, sorta)   3 comments

Posted at 12:48 am in closing

p1130095_tn.jpg

p1130115_tn.jpg

p1130116_tn.jpg

p1130117_tn.jpg

p1130141_tn.jpg

p1130142_tn.jpg

p1130143_tn.jpg

p1130144_tn.jpg

Moe Levy's Reliable Loan Office was sort of a portmanteau operation with the signs promising Gun Shop, Coins Jewelry, Army Surplus & Camping Supplies under the Pawn marquee. In this spot since 1950, they looked poised to close entirely after the main Moe Levy's closed.

In fact, they did close in February 2016 with no definite plans announced as this State story details.

In the event, they found a new space at 1727 Laurel Street, and decided to continue with changes as related here. They are no longer pawnbrokers and will concentrate on the Army surplus side of the business as Moe Levy's Army Store. This State video has pictures of the new location and remarks by the owner which are interesting on their own because people just don't talk like that anymore and I miss it.

Written by ted on October 21st, 2016

Tagged with , , , , , , ,

Yandle's Roadside Market, 407 South Assembly Street: April 2014   3 comments

Posted at 12:44 am in Uncategorized

p1140160_tn.jpg

p1140161_tn.jpg

p1140162_tn.jpg

p1140163_tn.jpg

p1140165_tn.jpg

p1140167_tn.jpg

p1140168_tn.jpg

p1140171_tn.jpg

I was not aware of this little roadside market on Assembly at Ferguson until commenter Matt mentioned that it seemed to be closed. That does in fact seem to be the case as the signage has been taken down, and the inside looks fairly hollowed out. You can see a nice picture of the place in full operation here. Also, the webpage is still up, but seems not to have been updated since March 2013.

I enjoy stopping and poking around in this type of place and am sorry I missed it. Often I manage to convince myself that I actually will use some honey or salsa *this time* and end up buying a couple of jars, though in fact it always ends up in my cabinet for years. Given the move of the State Farmers Market from Bluff Road, I can't think of another such market in the nearby vicinity.

(Hat tip to commenter Matt)

Written by ted on May 22nd, 2014

Tagged with , , , , ,

ARCO / SCE&G Flora Street Fleet Maintenance, 122 Assembly Street: 1980s   17 comments

Posted at 10:55 pm in Uncategorized

p1130877_tn.jpg

p1130878_tn.jpg

p1130879_tn.jpg

p1130881_tn.jpg

p1130882_tn.jpg

p1130883_tn.jpg

p1130884_tn.jpg

p1130886_tn.jpg

p1130888_tn.jpg

p1130890_tn.jpg

p1130891_tn.jpg

p1130892_tn.jpg

p1130893_tn.jpg

p1130894_tn.jpg

Actually, I am not 100% sure that the street address here is 122. 120 would also make sense. I'm also not 100% sure this was an ARCO station, but page 5 of this City annexation request makes me pretty sure that it was.

This Wikipedia article suggests that Southern ARCO stations were first rebranded as Atlantic Petroleum and then in 1988 as Sunoco, so this station may have been one of those before closing (though again, the PDF is indiciative).

UPDATE 2 May 2014 -- As pointed out by commenter badger, Google Streetview shows this place in operation as the SCE&G Flora Street Fleet Maintenance station, so I have added that to the post title.

Written by ted on April 28th, 2014

Tagged with , ,

Moe Levy's, 1300 Assembly Street / 1101 Lady Street: March 2014   8 comments

Posted at 11:59 pm in Uncategorized

Well, a Columbia tradition since 1920 is gone. In fact I can only remember going into Moe Levy's once or twice back in the 1970s on shopping trips with cousins. At the time, I liked shopping for clothes even less than I do now so the place was not a magnet for me, but I was always aware of it as we drove past. I also remember in my earlier days conflating the constant signage for Levi's jeans there with the store name itself and wondering if Moe Levy invented blue jeans.

As I recall, the store had a closing scare a few years ago at which point I took some of these pictures. I forget exactly what happened, but obviously they did not close then. As for now, The State reports that most of the block has been bought by local developer Ben Arnold who hopes to bring a national retailer or restaurant to the Moe Levy's location.

Read the rest of this entry »

Written by ted on March 31st, 2014

Tagged with , , , , , , ,

Wendy's, 804 Assembly Street: 2 December 2013 (open again)   2 comments

Posted at 1:38 am in closing

p1090670_tn.jpg

p1090671_tn.jpg

p1090672_tn.jpg

As if all the street work in the area weren't enough, the USC Wendy's on Assembly Street next to the CVS is being partially torn down for renovation.

In these pix from 3 December, you can see that they have totally opened the building to the air, though the walls are still standing. Apparently they have a rush order on the worlk as the crew was still on the job despite it being night, and raining.

Commenter Andrew spotted the work, and commenter Terry found this explanatory story from WIS.

(Hat tip to commenter Andrew)

Update 28 March 2014 -- Here is The State story on the re-opening of this store (and the closing of the Beltline store).

UPDATE 30 April 2014 -- Here's the remodelled restaurant open again for business:

p1130896_tn.jpg

Written by ted on December 5th, 2013

Tagged with , , , , , ,

Eat More Tees, 1227 Rosewood Drive: Spring 2013 (moved)   1 comment

Posted at 10:48 pm in Uncategorized

This location of Eat More Tees was right across from the fairgrounds at the corner of Rosewood & Assembly. According to their door sign, they have decamped for Atlas Road.

Fairfield Tractor Co., 503 South Assembly Street: 5 April 2013   6 comments

Posted at 2:47 am in closing

Written by ted on May 6th, 2013

Tagged with , , , ,

Tags

Recently Updated Posts

Blogroll