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CVS Pharmacy, 1210 Charleston Highway: Summer 2022   3 comments

Posted at 9:48 pm in closing

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This CVS was a fairly short & straight shot away from the one across the street from Parkland Plaza, which may have been a factor in the decision to shut it down. It also can't have helped that it is across the street from a new Wal-Mart Neighboorhod Market with a drive-through pharmacy.

(Hat tips to commenters Brandon Brown & Russ)

Written by ted on September 13th, 2022

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Cash-O-Matic, 407 Charleston Highway: 2015   no comments

Posted at 11:22 pm in closing

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For some reason I thought I had done this Cash-O-Matic just down from the Triangle City Zesto some time ago. In the event it appears not, though I did get to the ones on Broad River Road and Sunset Drive. As nearly as I can tell, this one closed down sometime around 2015.

I admit I still like the name.

Vacuum Center, 542 Knox Abbott Drive: Late 2021 (Moved)   2 comments

Posted at 10:51 pm in closing

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Like many of the old buildings with a faux stone exterior, this location on Knox Abbott Drive was once a Popeye's restaurant. However since at least 2009, and probably well before, it was the location for Vacuum Center.

Recently they moved shop to 1306 Charleston Highway, a building which was also a restaurant: Chappy's Fish & Chips:

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(Hat tip to commenter Thomas)

Written by ted on January 26th, 2022

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McDonald's, 2929 Charleston Highway: Circa 2013 (Changes)   1 comment

Posted at 11:18 pm in closing

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Here is one where I just kept misplacing the pictures over and over. I observed back in 2013, when the first photos were taken, that this McDonald's on the Charleston Highway near the junctions with I-26 & I-77 still had the boxy kids' play area architecture. Since I like that look and knew that the chain was phasing it out, I took some pictures. And, indeed, at some point after that, they remodeled and dropped that look completely. The problem was I kept taking pictures of the new look and forgetting to do anything with them while they were still near the top of the stack. Finally when I did the Lazy Llama closing I took some more and remembered before I lost track again.

I have to admit I have not really eaten at a McDonald's in years, but they do now have a quite good cup of coffee.

Written by ted on December 20th, 2021

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Lexington Dry Cleaning / The Lazy Llama Cayce, 3022 Charleston Highway: Fall 2021   2 comments

Posted at 10:23 pm in closing

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I'm not sure if Lazy LLama is a chain, but there do seem to be a number of coffee shops around the country with that name, or slight variations. This one was in the old Piggly Wiggly plaza on the Charleston Highway at Fish Hatchery Road. The plaza is called Cayce Crossing, and the store name has "Cayce" in it, but the street address is actually West Columbia.

Interestingly, the follow-on operation is also a coffee shop with an animal name: Koffee Koala.

Also, I just checked the map icon to see if it were correct, and the image Google Maps brings up tells me that not too long ago, Lexington Dry Cleaning was in this slot, so I am adding it to the post title as well.

(Hat tip to commenter Robin)

Written by ted on December 14th, 2021

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All N Good Spirits, 2257 Charleston Highway: 2020 (Moved)   no comments

Posted at 10:38 pm in closing

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While I was out looking at the Edenwood Bi-Lo, I noticed that in the adjacent strip mall All N Good Spirits (a name which I like) has moved to 1622 Airport Boulevard, which is somewhere need the old Cayce K-Mart.

Written by ted on March 1st, 2021

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Bi-Lo, 2453 Charleston Highway: 24 January 2021   no comments

Posted at 11:14 pm in closing

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This store has been discussed several times in Have Your Say, but I had not yet gotten around to doing a closing on it. This Bi-Lo was out on the Charleston Highway not too far North of the I-26/I-77 interchange. As mentioned in this State story which I have linked many times, it was part of the package deal moving a number of local Bi-Lo stores to the Food Lion family. I did not drive by during the closing sale, but according to the article, the final day was expected to be 24 January, and as you can see, the Food Lion is now up and running.

Pearle Vision Center / North American Title Loans, 1309 Charleston Highway: 2020   6 comments

Posted at 10:57 pm in closing

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Plainly this was some sort of fast food operation before it was a title loan place, but I can't quite identify it from the characteristics of the building. At any rate, North American was there in the last phonebook I have, Feb 2017, and I can't recall seeing the real estate sign out front before, so I'm just going to call the date here as 2020.

UPDATE 20 March 2021: Seems I was wrong about it being fast food -- adding Pearle Vision Center to the post title based on the comments.

Written by ted on February 25th, 2021

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Save A Lot #490, 1618 Airport Boulevard: 2019   3 comments

Posted at 10:49 pm in closing

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Save A Lot was the follow on in this building to Food Lion, and opened in 2011. I'm not exactly sure when it closed (especially since the phone company seems to have stopped leaving me phonebooks), but I'm guessing 2019 is about right given we had several others close within a year or so of that.

At any rate, it has been gone long enough for another follow-on to start up: Ahora Abierto which is a panaderia pasteleria which google translate suggests is a bakery & cake shop.

(Hat tip to commenter Andrew)

Written by ted on January 13th, 2021

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Ozzie's Country Island, 1420 Charleston Highway: November 2019   5 comments

Posted at 8:27 pm in closing

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I have not been able to get over here during the daytime with time to stop, but here are some night shots of the former Ozzie's on the Charleston Highway near the former Kmart.

Judging by the google reviews, it was a country sports-bar with live music. The most recent reviews are tagged, rather vaguely, 3 Months Ago, but it was reported here on 12 December 2019, so I am just calling the closing "November 2019".

To me it looks as though it might have been a restaurant at one time, and commenter badger60 suggests it was another club, called Crockett's back in the 80s.

(Hat tip to commenter badger60).

Written by ted on February 25th, 2020

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