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Check Loans / Boost Mobile, 859 Bush River Road Suites A & B: 2023   4 comments

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Curiously, this property came up in the comments just after I got some pictures of it last weekend while I was at the H. Rubin site. It looks like both the businesses here had been here a good while. In the case of Boost Mobile, that goes all the way back to when it was Suncom. As far as I can tell by looking at Google Streetview, both businesses apparently lasted into 2023. Curiously, Streetview does not have the color scheme that LoopNet has for the phone side of the storefront.

To me the building looks very much like it began life as a convenience store, but I have no memory of that.

(Hat tip to commenter Gypsie)

Written by ted on October 25th, 2023

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Sprint Store / Wine & Design, 141 Pelham Drive Suite G: circa 2020   no comments

Posted at 11:32 pm in closing



I noticed this vacant suite on the endcap of the Hickory Tavern wing of Shoppes At Woodhill when I was driving by the other evening, and was trying to remember what was there before. I turned up the first picture above establishing that it was a Sprint store at one time, but a little more googling brought up Wine & Design, which I'm not sure exactly what the concept was, but apparently you went there and did some sort of art project while relaxing a bit with a glass or two of wine. I know they moved at least once before from one part of Richland Mall to another. I suspect they moved here shortly after that, which would have been a 2017/2018 timeframe.

From what I can tell, they closed up shop around 2020, probably largely because of the pandemic, I would guess.

Written by ted on November 30th, 2022

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Cricket Wireless, 10149 Two Notch Road Suite D: 2021   no comments

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I noticed the other day that this cellphone shop on Two Notch up towards Sandhill was vacant, and I don't have a lot more to say about it than that.

Written by ted on December 9th, 2021

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Boost Mobile, 623 12th Street: 2020(?)   no comments

Posted at 11:01 pm in closing


There are very few google reviews of this Triangle City cellphone store a block or so down from Zesto, so I can't really say when it closed, other than after the summer of 2019. Given every thing, 2020 seems like a reasonable guess.

Written by ted on May 27th, 2021

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Metro By T-Mobile, 4464 Devine Street Suite G: Late September 2019   no comments

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I don't have much to say about this Metro By T-Mobile (formerly Metro PCS) storefront other than once it was here and now it is gone.

You can see the site with branding still up on Google Maps for now.

When I went to take this non-descript picture, I noticed that construction is now ongoing at the old Ruby Tuesday lot and that there is another vacancy in this strip by Bi-Lo, so things are still in flux here.

(Hat tip to commenter Rashaad Egister)

Written by ted on October 4th, 2019

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Cricket Wireless, 5343 Sunset Boulevard: Early 2018   no comments

Posted at 11:00 pm in closing




Here's another vacant Cricket Wireless storefront, this one in Topspin Plaza in Lexington.

I noticed as I was getting the pictures that Topspin Plaza actually has two marquees and street addresses. I'm not sure if they are separate developments or not, but the other is at 5341 Sunset Boulevard:


(Hat tip to commenter James R)

Cricket Wireless, 1801 Taylor Street: Winter 2017 (moved)   1 comment

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This is rather an odd building to have a cellphone store in, as you can see from the rollup door in front and the reinforced door on the side. It seems a much better fit for the scooter company in the other half. Maybe Cricket thought so too, as they have moved to 4121 West Beltline, not far from the old Piggly Wiggly.

Written by ted on January 31st, 2018

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Verizon Wireless, 7007 Two Notch Road Suite A: Summer 2017 (moved)   12 comments

Posted at 12:14 am in closing






I noticed the other week that this almost-outparcel by Columbia Mall (and almost across from Best Buy) was vacant again. Verizon was a follow-on in this building to Coconuts Music, though I think it may have had several other businesses in between those two. Apparently this store has moved to Woodhill at 6118 Garners Ferry.

You can see the store with the Verizon signage still up . There is a dumptster outside now, so perhaps something else will be moving in soon.

Written by ted on October 14th, 2017

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Budget Mobile, 6908 Two Notch Road Suite E: 2015   no comments

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This storefront is in the Two Notch strip mall that almost abuts Best Buy. I've always thought it was a little curious that Best Buy never worked out some sort of deal to bring a lane around behind their building to get access to the traffic light here as they have none.

Anyway, this cellphone operation seems to have closed in 2015 judging from my phonebooks.

Written by ted on August 12th, 2016

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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.


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