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Building Knox Abbott Drive   6 comments

Posted at 1:49 am in Uncategorized

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This new-ish but odd little building is on Knox Abbott in between Taco Bell and Wendy's.

For the life of me I can't remember what it was right now, and am unable to come up with a street number to google it.

Written by ted on August 7th, 2015

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2108 State, 2108 State Street: June 2015   7 comments

Posted at 1:11 am in Uncategorized

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This secluded Cayce spot has featured here before (albeit apparently with the wrong street address) and 2108 State carried on with the Lizard Man tradition.

I'll admit this corner is so far off my radar that it never even crossed my mind to stop here when I wasn't in direct visual contact with the place, but apparently it was pretty good. There Facebook page is still up for now, and if you should want to buy the building, LoopNet has you covered.

(Hat tip to commenter Brandon Barkley)

Written by ted on July 16th, 2015

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Radio Shack, 220 Knox Abbott Drive: Spring 2015   8 comments

Posted at 1:56 am in Uncategorized

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Another day, another Radio Shack.

This is the one in Parkland Plaza in Cayce, and is another casualty of the chain's bankruptcy.

UPDATE 14 March 2015 -- Gone:

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Written by ted on February 28th, 2015

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$2.79 Dry Cleaning, 904 Knox Abbott Drive: 2 January 2015 (moved)   no comments

Posted at 1:06 am in Uncategorized

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This Cayce drycleaner, in what I still think of as the original location of Silver City and next to the former Artsy Fartsy gallery has moved quite a good ways, from here to the old Gooney Birds plaza on Sunset Boulevard.

Written by ted on February 23rd, 2015

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Tremont Motor Inn / Riverside Inn, 111 Knox Abbott Drive: September 2014   21 comments

Posted at 8:22 pm in Uncategorized

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The first phonebook listing I find for The Tremont Motor Inn is in the July 1958 book where the address is given simply as Hwy No 21 Cayce and the phone number is the old style AL 4-5121.

Later phonebooks would give the address with more specificity as 111 Knox Abbott Drive and update the phone number to 254-5121.

From its inception through 1984 the Tremont did not purchase a Yellow Page ad. In fact, the first one that I saw was in the February 1985 phonebook. This one, pictured above, gave the new phone number as 796-6240, indicating, I believe, a change of ownership.

The last listing I saw for the Tremont was in the February 1994/1995 phonebook. This was followed by the first listing for the Riverside Inn in the February 2002/2003 book, leaving an eight year gap. I presume the building was run under another flag during those years, but I would have to consult a city directory to find what it was, and did not have time on my last visit to the library.

The building was in a great location on a large property close to the river with a park-like expanse of walking paths, and I suppose it was quite nice for many years. Unfortunately, by the time my cousin booked a room in the fall of 2013 (to be close to USC for some seminars), she found it dirty and run-down to the point that she felt unsafe.

The actual tear down was quite leisurely, extending over a period of about four months. On my initial walk-through, I was unsure how much of the property was actually the motel, as there were some buildings out back that appeared to be in use by other businesses, but in the event it appears everything was demolished. For some reason, every time I went out to get pictures, I either got there late just as the sun was fading, or the day would be heavily overcast. There are a few bright shots, but that was the exception.

I'm not quite sure what the green carpeted area by the pool was. It almost looked like the motel had a little putting green, but I didn't see a hole there. Of course now the whole place is more or less a hole...

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Written by ted on January 12th, 2015

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Arby's, 1222 Charleston Highway: November 2014 (open again)   9 comments

Posted at 12:19 am in Uncategorized

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Commenter MrBill points out the Cayce "Arby's" is "temporarily closed".

I can't add any explanation to that, but I can say that there were staff inside, busily doing *something*, so I would expect that this closing really is temporary, unlike many so announced.

(Hat tip to commenter MrBill)

UPDATE 25 November 2014: Commenter Andrew reports this place as open again, so I have updated the post title to reflect that.

Written by ted on November 18th, 2014

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Not That Kind Of A Drive-Through   7 comments

Posted at 11:31 pm in Uncategorized

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Did somebody ram the Cayce Krispy Kreme sign? It sure looks like it to me.

Written by ted on November 16th, 2014

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Indulge, 909 State Street: 2012   1 comment

Posted at 1:09 am in Uncategorized

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This day spa on the State Street side of Parkland Plaza looks like it was closing down in September of 2012, with new hours posted, and a fairly empty room inside.

By November, the window signage was down (though the marquee was still up), and the whole storefront was vacant.

UPDATE 17 November 2014 -- Now Venus Nail & Spa:

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Written by ted on November 11th, 2014

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Monterrey Restauranted Mexicano, 199 Knox Abbott Drive: October 2014 (moving)   13 comments

Posted at 12:24 am in Uncategorized

Written by ted on October 25th, 2014

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Artsy Fartsy, 906 Knox Abbott Drive: May 2014   1 comment

Posted at 12:58 am in Uncategorized

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Artsy Fartsy art gallery and coffee bar was one of those places I never could figure out in that I never actually saw it open, but yet it never closed either (though it seems to have rebooted several times). I like coffee, so I was prepared to stop if I ever *did* see it open, but somehow that never happened.

It looks like the place will be rezoned for a thrift store.

UPDATE 23 February 2015 -- This is now Elegant Seconds thrift store:

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Written by ted on June 26th, 2014

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