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Fields Home Fashions, 1565 Broad River Road: 2014   1 comment

Posted at 12:31 am in closing


The marquee says Fields Home Fashion Center but the phonebook and internet suggest Fields Home Fashions as the formal name. At any rate this storefront is on the Dutch Square side of Boozer Shopping Center, to the right of Manifest and Dollar General. From what little I can find, this was a decor store, with a specialty in window treatments.

Written by ted on July 20th, 2016

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La Fogata Mexican Restaurant, 4545 Broad River Road: 2015   no comments

Posted at 12:46 am in closing




This much restauranted building, the home of the original Lizard's Thicket, is vacant again.

I'm not sure exactly when this happened as even when I'm pretty sure it was still in operation, it never seemed be be open when I drove by. Interestingly, this is the second time it has been, and has ceased being, a La Fogata. (Although this incarnation was apparently a buffet).

Written by ted on March 18th, 2016

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The Shopping Bin, 1601-B Broad River Road: Early 2015   no comments

Posted at 11:58 pm in closing



The postings on the Facebook page for this Boozer Shopping Center consignment shop suggest it closed in early 2015.

This particular storefront was previously the Boozer location of Dem's House of Diamonds, now on Lake Murray Boulevard.

Tripp's Fine Cleaners, 1339 Broad River Road: Early 2016 (open again)   no comments

Posted at 11:15 pm in closing









Oddly, this is the second location of Tripp's Fine Cleaners to be affected by fire in recent years. You will recall that they were also caught in the Spring Valley Commons fire of 14 October 2013. Hopefully, this location will be able to rebuild more quickly than the Two Notch location.

UPDATE 30 August 2016 -- Grand re-opening is now scheduled for 12 September 2016:


UPDATE 23 September 2016 -- Open again:


Written by ted on March 8th, 2016

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Heroes & Dragons, 501 Bush River Road: 23 January 2016 (moved)   5 comments

Posted at 1:19 am in closing






Great Ceasar's Ghost!, I was sure I had done a closing for comic store Heroes & Dragons when they moved from their Boozer Shopping Center location next to Manifest and down the hill to 501 Bush River Road, but apparently not as it's not in Alphabetical Closings and google has no record of it. Maybe I just remember taking some pictures of it. At any rate, that's what they did, and now they have come almost full circle, moving back to Boozer, albeit not to exactly the same spot (which is now Dollar General).

Where they are moving to is the old Nutrition Warehouse spot I mentioned a few days ago.

Written by ted on February 2nd, 2016

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Nutrition Warehouse, 1621 Broad River Road: Fall 2015 (moved)   no comments

Posted at 12:42 am in closing



Well, I noticed driving down Colonial Life Boulevard the other day that Nutrition Warehouse has moved again.

I had mentioned some time ago that they had moved from one side of Boozer Shopping Center to the other, but now they have moved out of that strip entirely and across Bush River Road to the old Sounds Familiar location at 422 Bush River Road #4 (this lot actually fronts onto Colonial Life Boulevard, but that is not the official address):



I admit I'm not a big supplement customer, but I have shipped a number of items at the Forest Drive location, and their contract Post Office is quite efficient.

Touchdown's Wings & Things, 7210 Broad River Road: 2015   16 comments

Posted at 11:19 pm in closing





Touchdown's opened in a former Sammi's Deli sometime around October 2013. I'm not a big wing fan, and it's nowhere near where I live so I never made it in. I noticed last weekend as I was drive by that it was closed and had been relaced by a pizza operation:




Written by ted on November 10th, 2015

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Shoe Repair Express, 1531 Broad River Road: 2015   1 comment

Posted at 12:19 am in closing


This Boozer Shopping Center storefront lists in the February 2015-2016 phonebook, so I'm guessing is closed sometime this spring. And, no, they weren't responsible for the Patient Rarking -- I think there's a medical operation in the same wing.

Written by ted on August 24th, 2015

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The Outlet Store, 1569A Broad River Road: 2013   no comments

Posted at 1:05 am in closing


I'm not entirely sure what the focus of The Outlet Store in Boozer Shopping Center was. Given the embroidery and printing aspects, I guess they did custom clothes and perhaps uniforms, though I'm not sure exactly how outlet fit into it.

They listed in the February 2013-2014 phonebook, but not the February 2014-2015 one, so I'm guessing they closed in 2013.

Written by ted on August 20th, 2015

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All Tune & Lube, 2509 Broad River Road: Early 2000s   3 comments

Posted at 11:46 am in closing







This tuneup garage in between Bike Street and Prowash was at this location for a number of years, but I'm not sure exactly when it closed or moved. My
phonebooks are sparse that far back, so I can say it was definitely here as of the 1997 book, but by the time of the 2005 book, the listed
address was 2517 Broad River Road, which would be on the other side of Bike Street. However, as you can see in the first photo, t
he signage was still up as of 2010.

Also, notice the same sign in the second picture. The Buy Here, Pay Here verbiage sounds like maybe there was a used car lot on
the property at some point in the interim. Perhaps that black SUV is for sale?

UPDATE 14 March 2016 -- As mentioned in the comments and as shown in this (bad) picture, this place has been demolished and Family Dollar is about to open here:


Written by ted on July 16th, 2015

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