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Hook 'n Needle, 1571 Broad River Road: 2013   no comments

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Hook 'n Needle was one of the last shops to move out of Intersection Center, leaving its original location for Boozer Shopping Center in 2011.

Commenter Andrew reports that the place closed in that location late in 2013 or early in 2014 and that the owner sadly passed away shortly thereafter.

(Hat tip to commenter Andrew)

Written by ted on December 22nd, 2014

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Columbia Gold & More / J & J Wireless, 1531 Broad River Road: late 2013   1 comment

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The only picture of Columbia Gold & More that I have is one taken for the Gold Beauty Supply closing, which shows a partial image in the right corner.

When I went by Boozer Shopping Center today, I happened to notice that not only was *that* gone, but the follow-on operation J & J Wireless had come and gone as well.

T J's Merchandise, 1607 Broad River Road: 2013   no comments

Posted at 11:32 pm in Uncategorized




T J's was in the Boozer Shopping Center right next to Columbia Center of Immigration and had a name non-specific enough that I'm not sure what they sold.

Judging from the sign on the door, they may be coming back as Thrifty Values.

Written by ted on February 7th, 2014

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Adams Insurance Agency / Nationwide Insurance/ Entry Point / Columbia Center of Immigration / Brighter Solutions, 1605 Broad River Road: 2013 (moved)   4 comments

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Here's another Boozer Shopping Center vacancy:

Brighter Solutions has moved to 1447 Franklin Street. Apparently they are home lighting decor providers with "Solatubs, Entry Point glass, &amp: Phantom screens".

Before that, the place was apparently an insurance agency and an immigration support operation.

Futon Lifestyle / B & B Womenswear, 1599 Broad River Road: 2010   no comments

Posted at 11:53 pm in Uncategorized



Here's another Boozer Shooping Center storefront, this one a clothes store. B & B aparently closed shop in 2010, or at least they were listed in the Feb 2010 phonebook, but not the Feb 2011 book.

Before that in the mid 2000s, the place was Futon Lifestyle. All I can say from the brief and painful periods I have spent on those most awkward neither fish nor fowl items of furniture, is that I am not cut out for a futon lifestyle..

Barnette's Wallcoverings: 1627 Broad River Road: mid-2012   2 comments

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Barnette's Wallcoverings was at the north-east tip of Boozer Shopping Center, and closed some time last year. It's been several months since I first noticed it closed, so it wasn't too near the end of the year, but on the other hand they are in the 2013 phonebook, so it can't have been too near to the start of 2012 either.

It seems to me that 2012 saw a lot of turnover in Boozer, and while they did get some new tenants, I think that there are more vacancies than usual.

UPDATE 8 May 2014 -- It's now Sissy's Furniture:




Nutrition Warehouse, 1531 Broad River Road: 2011 (moved)   no comments

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I noticed before the Holidays that health food store Nutrition Warehouse in Boozer Shopping Center has moved from the south side of the plaza to 1621 Broad River road in main strip on the north side. Apparently in their old location, they had two adjacent storefronts, as you can still see the label-scar on the unit to the right of the one with the very visible sign.

Along with the move, they have added a Contract Post Office, so the loss of Broad River Road UPS Store is now more or less made good. Their second location, on Forest Drive by the new Pasta Fresca location also has a CPO, and I've found it convenient several times despite the fact that it's just a stone's throw from the Trenholm Plaza post office. Every time I've walked in with a package, there's been no line whatsoever.

Written by ted on January 3rd, 2013

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Nik's Shoe Closet, 1581 Broad River Road: Spring 2012   no comments

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This ladies' shoe store in Boozer Shopping Center apparently set up shop in July of 2011. I'm not sure exactly when it closed, but the storefront was papered over by the time of this 31 May 2012 shot.

Written by ted on October 11th, 2012

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Ultimate Fitness, 1603 Broad River Road: Early 2012   2 comments

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This 24 hour gym was in Boozer Shopping Center on the Bush River Road side just a few slots down from Dunkin' Robbins. This is not too far away from the former Curves gym on Colonial Life Boulevard.

Written by ted on September 7th, 2012

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Bel-Air Barber Shop, 1617 Broad River Road: Early 2012   10 comments

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Commenter ED points out that the Bel-Air Barber Shop, a Boozer Shopping Center institution, has closed after 40 years. The old style places certainly seem to be closing faster than new ones are springing up. And of course it's depressing to note as well that if this place was 40 years old -- it is a lot *newer* than the places I started getting my hair cut..

(Hat tip to commenter ED)

Written by ted on June 20th, 2012

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