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D. L. McLaughlin's, 10400 Broad River Road: 29 April 2017   12 comments

Posted at 12:18 am in closing

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There's been a bit of speculation on Have Your Say about whether D. L. McLaughlin's in Irmo is closed or not. Judging from the signage on the building, both of the practical "For Sale" and the sentimental "Thanks for the memories" type, and adding in the Facebook page, I think I can say that it definitely is.

In the event, I think I only ate here once. I was a fan of the old Sub Cabin in West Columbia, and this was either the follow-on or sibling to that operation, but even though it was good, it was just too far for me to go.

Anyone know the story of the archer on the coat-of-arms?

Written by ted on May 8th, 2017

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Treasures / His House / Quick Cash, 1327 Broad River Road: 2010s   6 comments

Posted at 12:41 am in closing

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Noticed this defunct, rocket logo themed, title loan operation on Broad River Road the other week. I can't find out anything about it in my recent phonebooks, but google suggests it was Quick Cash. Before that it was apparently two different thrift stores, Treasures and a His House location.

Written by ted on April 1st, 2017

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Chickadees Diner, 7949 Broad River Road: 2016 (moved)   2 comments

Posted at 12:31 am in closing

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Here's another set of pictures from commenter Homer, who says:

Here are some pictures of the old location of Chickadee's Diner, 7949
Broad River Rd in Irmo (Bi-Lo Shopping Center). I'm not sure when they
closed but they moved to the location that corresponds to the closings
entry for BJ's Cafe at 1729 Marshall St.

You can see the setting up for the Marshall Street location here at the Sunset Grill & Pizza closing. Since I took those shots, Chickadees has opened for business there.

Written by ted on February 27th, 2017

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Carolina Title Loan, 1929 Broad River Road: Winter 2016   2 comments

Posted at 11:13 pm in closing

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This former Pizza Hut in front of Intersection Center had been a title loan operation at least since 2012 and is now again vacant.

Since these old Pizza Hut buildings are so distinctive, I guess you have to decide whether people referring to you as "that place in the old Pizza Hut" as a plus or a minus..

(Hat tip to commenter Toby)

Written by ted on February 10th, 2017

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Cheap Chuck's Tire / Buy & Save Tire Center, 2420 Broad River Road: 2016   7 comments

Posted at 1:29 am in closing

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I noticed that this tire center on Broad River Road was vacant last time I drove by. For now you can see a good picture of it in operation as Buy & Save in Google Street View here.

The sign proclaims that it will soon be another tire operation: Tires & Beyond. Beyond *what* I'm not sure.

Written by ted on December 14th, 2016

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

Posted at 12:31 am in closing

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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

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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

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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

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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:

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UPDATE 23 September 2016 -- Open again:

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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

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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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