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Rooster's Racks, 1051 Sunset Boulevard: 2014   4 comments

Posted at 12:21 am in closing

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I noticed this vacant pool hall on Sunset near New Brookland Baptist a week or so ago. They list in this years phonebook, and I think it would have caught my eye if it had been closed earlier, so I'm going with "Early 2017" for the closing date.

That's one buff & veiny looking chicken...

UPDATE 12 April 2017: I had the closing as "Early 2017" since they are in the Feb 2017 phonebook, but based on the comments, I've put the date back to 2014, which is quite a difference!

Written by ted on April 12th, 2017

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$2.49 / $2.79 Dry Cleaners, 904 Knox Abbot Drive: 2016 (moved)   2 comments

Posted at 12:42 am in closing

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I first knew this storefront as Silver City Comics back when I was in college in the 80s. I know they were there as late as 1997, so I'm not sure when $2.49 moved in, but it's been a good number of years. I noticed the other week that they are gone and the place is now a Latin (but apparently not Mexican) restaurant.

UPDATE 6 April 2017 -- Hmm apparently I did this post and it was one of the ones that vanished in the database crash. I see it in the wayback machine, and will try to bring in those pictures later. I also see there that they moved from "$2.49" to "$2.79" before moving, so I'm updaing the post title with the higher price and "moved".

Written by ted on April 6th, 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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HiLights / So You Want To Dance / Columbia Beauty School, 1824 Airport Boulevard: 2016-ish   3 comments

Posted at 12:47 am in closing

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These are not great pictures of this office building at the corner of Airport Boulevard & Dale Lane as the sun was against me. Google suggests that the place has housed a variety of businesses, probably several at the same time. You can see the sign for HiLights here, which I take to be a hair salon, though I can't quite read the rest of the sign. Perhaps it was associated with the beauth school.

It is hard to see, but it appears that the ground floor of the building has stained glass windows in front, though I see no indication that it was ever a church.

Written by ted on March 24th, 2017

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Myxx Nightlife, 14 Berryhill Road: Early 2017   13 comments

Posted at 12:06 am in closing

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Well, this place never seems to stick. I noticed driving I-26 the other week that it seemed to be dark during a time you would expect a nightclub to be in full operation. A stop by a few days later confirmed it. You'll notice the phonebook by the door, which is a prime indicator, and one I have seen many times over the years. That dates the closure to prior to February 2017, but not any more precisely.

I will say one problem this place has never had is parking -- the lot comprises huge tracts of land.

Written by ted on March 16th, 2017

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Vertaco, 1832 Airport Boulevard: 2016   3 comments

Posted at 12:17 am in closing

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This is the former site of Vegas Sports Bar & Grill and numerous other nightclubs over the years. Looking at the pictures for that closing, it appears that the only change was to put of a new name on the sign.

I have to admit it's a clever name though.

Written by ted on March 11th, 2017

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Null's Exxon, 5200 Two Notch Road: 9 December 2016   11 comments

Posted at 12:29 am in closing

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Well, this is one of the last old-time "service stations" around town. Looking inside is like visiting another age. The "Maps Here" sign is particularly evocative -- there was a time you got your branded highway maps at a service station. I still have a cubby full of old "Gulf" maps, some predating the completion of the 'I' system. That was also a time when we were convinced that gas was *not* a commodity product, and that "Good Gulf" was better than "putting a tiger in your tank" or vice versa.

And a man would actually come out to your car, pump the gas, check your oil, check your tires, check your battery and radiator and wash your windows.

Their sign says they were here for 33 years, which is a good run.

And for context, you can see two former closing in the background: here and here.

UPDATE 16 March 2017 -- Rather Hopperesque:

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Written by ted on March 8th, 2017

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Motel 6, 613 Knox Abbott Drive: 2017   6 comments

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Written by ted on March 7th, 2017

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Absolute Title Loans, 1410 Sunset Boulevard: 2012   14 comments

Posted at 11:19 pm in closing

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I was wondering what business this nice little old house next Triangle Lock & Safe on Sunset was. Looking at the pictures I took, I couldn't even get a street number (for some reason I didn't get out for a closer look at the time), but google maps came through and identified it as 1410 Sunset and the former site of yet another of the Midlands title loans operations. They listed in the Feb 2012 phonebook, but not the Feb 2013 one, so I am tagging the closing date as 2012.

Written by ted on March 1st, 2017

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Speedy Pak Delivery Service, 209 Plumbers Road: 2016 (moved)   1 comment

Posted at 12:05 am in closing

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I don't go down Plumbers Road(*) often. I've been to the travel plaza a few times, which is like stepping into the 70s again, and I've done a couple of closings there, but it has a few things you wouldn't expect to find, like a church and hotel along with the industrial building like this.

According to their site Speedy Pak was founded in Myrtle Beach in 1970 and and provides "expedited deliveries", "white glove service", and "in home deliveries". If google can be believed, they have moved from this I-20 frontage north a block to 201 Mcleod Road.

(*) Anyone know why it's called that?

Written by ted on January 27th, 2017

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