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South Carolina State Fair 2023, Fairgrounds: 22 October 2023   7 comments

Posted at 6:19 pm in closing




Well the State Fair has come and gone. No big surprises this year. The retro swing ride at the intersection of the central way and the North Midway corridor is still gone. I guess it won't be coming back. Somehow the baby duck slide survived another year, and we had some new greasy goodness with doughnut-burgers and Wisconsin fried cheese curds. Aprt from the sky ride, the Bumper Cars were the only place I spent my tickets this year, and there's (somewhat badly focused) video of that below. Those issues (really time for a new camera) are apparent in the skyway video above as well, but I think it gets the spirit of things.

As for the rest, if you've followed these posts, you know what I like, and I liked the same things this year. It's always nice to be out and about on the grounds after sundown!

Next year is coming..

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Coburg Dairy / Borden Dairy Company of South Carolina, 3020 Bluff Road: 2022   20 comments

Posted at 6:55 pm in closing















I worked in this area for a while, and used to wonder exactly what this Borden facility did. LoopNet says it was a

Former cold storage distribution hub and vehicle maintenance facility.

You can also tell by looking at the pictures on the LoopNet listing, that the place used to be owned by Coburg Dairy. That was one of our main milk brands growing up (after Edisto) and I hadn't really realized they were gone, but apparently Borden bought them out in 2011. Borden is also cutting back in Charleston, but the Coburg Cow remains safe for now.

(Hat tips to commenters Sidney & Jason)

Written by ted on June 20th, 2023

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Rick's Bait And Tackle Party Shop, 3050 Bluff Road: 2020   no comments

Posted at 10:44 pm in closing





Rick's was a fishing and ABC store right across Bluff Road from the Columbia Industrial Park. I never went in, but I would see it often driving to and from work a few years ago. This is right next door to the old Cricket Club/Diamonds and the old Grasshopper Club/Vet's Hall. I'm not sure when they closed, but it's been long enough to board the place up and take down the road sign, so I'm going to guess 2020.

Written by ted on March 16th, 2022

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SCANA / Dominion Energy Warehouse, 1413 Bluff Road: 2021   no comments

Posted at 11:22 pm in closing





From what I can gather, Bluff Road warehouse was a SCANA property that then went to Dominion Energy.

According to this realty flyer it is a 9000 square foot building on a on a 1.6 acre site. Obviously Dominion is still in business, but I guess they just decided they didn't need this facility for whatever SCANA needed it for.

Written by ted on February 24th, 2022

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All South Federal Credit Union, 1401 Bluff Road: July 16 2021   no comments

Posted at 11:09 pm in closing








I had not noticed that All South Federal Credit Union on Bluff Road had closed, but apparently it has been for some time. As of yet, the lot is not re-leased, so the ATM continues in service.

Written by ted on February 3rd, 2022

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Crouch Distilling, 947 Stadium Road Suite 3: 27 June 2020   1 comment

Posted at 10:35 pm in closing



Crouch Distilling is the second alcholic beverage producer in this light industrial park off of Bluff Road that I have done a closing for. The first was for brewery Conquest Brewing Company.

Crouch was cooking up tipples of higher proof than beer, and The Free Times took time to praise their Jimmy Red Corn Whiskey while announcing the closing.

Written by ted on September 29th, 2020

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South Carolina State Fair 2019: 20 October 2019   no comments

Posted at 11:21 pm in closing


I'm afraid I didn't get all the pictures I wanted at this year's State Fair. I usually get a bunch of neon shots at night back in the midway area, and a night video shot from the skyway. This year, it started to rain just as it was getting dark, and that put an end to the outdoor part of my visit.

I didn't notice any particular changes this year, other than that the dinosaur exhibit in the old Steel Building site was not back this year, and that the Rocket was done up in candy stripes for its 50th anniversary. This year was also the 150th anniversary of the fair as a whole, an occasion noted in the annual sand sculpture.

Anyway, it was fun, as usual, and I had my "fair food". Hopefully next year, I will get my normal assortment of pictures and video.

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South Carolina State Fair 2017: 22 October 2017   2 comments

Posted at 11:00 pm in closing

Well, this is the 9th South Carolina State Fair post here, so you probably know the drill by now. I like what I like, and I take pictures of it. I moved some pictures around to provide an entrance sequence, but as you can tell, I actually ended up up at the fair on two different days this year. I still miss the Steel Building, which was a bit more down-market than the new commercial exhibits in the new art building annex. In particular, no grey market videos, and no handwriting computer. This year, the flowers were moved in with the art, and the agricultural exhibits moved across the way where the flowers used to be. I didn't get into the animal area, so I don't know if the baby duck slide was still running.

I think I was running the camera at ISO-800 this year, higher than previously, and I'm not entirely happy with the results as the frequent bright lights interspersed with the booths tended to drown out everything else.

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

Posted at 10:38 pm in closing






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.

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Stromboli's Pizza & Wings, 4910 Bluff Road: late 2013   1 comment

Posted at 12:29 am in closing





Commenter Mr. BO pointed out this Bluff Road closing after recently wanting a pizza on that side of town, but it appears that Stromboli's was gone long before that.

I wish I had known about this place when I was working out on Bluff Road, so that maybe I wouldn't have had to drive all the way to Garners Ferry to find a halfway decent lunch.

(Hat tip to commenter Mr. BO)

Written by ted on June 28th, 2016

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