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Jack and Jane Sport, 4840 Forest Drive Suite 5: June 27 2015   2 comments

Posted at 12:08 am in stores

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Commenter mamarose notes the upcoming closing of Jack and Jane Sport in Trenholm Plaza.

I have to admit that since I don't like clothes shopping and since nobody has ever mistaken me for someone who does sports, I couldn't place this storefront in my mind and had to drive around the plaza looking for it. In the event, it turns out to be in the suite formerly occupied by La Bag Lady which closed in 2012.

It appears to be chilly in there.

(Hat tip to commenter mamarose)

Written by ted on June 25th, 2015

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Dots Fashions, 5424 Forest Drive Suite 116: June 2015   no comments

Posted at 11:43 pm in Uncategorized

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Well, these aren't very good pix, but Dots Fashions in East Forest Plaza is going out of business.

The Wall Street Journal says the parent chain Simply Fashion filed for Chapter 11 in April 2015, and for Dots this was sort of a frying-pan/fire situation:

Going-out-of-business sales will also take place at Dots-branded stores. As Bankruptcy Beat readers may recall, Dots fell into bankruptcy last year and shut down. But a new owner—the same one who owns Simply Fashion—bought the Dots name for less than $350,000 and reopened some stores. In the end, the revival was short-lived.

(Hat tip to commenter Sidney)

Written by ted on June 8th, 2015

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Unlimited Shopping & Retail, 9557 Two Notch Road: 2014   1 comment

Posted at 1:08 am in stores

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I noticed this vacant retail slot in the little strip mall near Sesqui and Maurice's on which I've done several posts.

Judging by their Facebook page this fashion store probably closed around the start of 2014.

Written by ted on June 5th, 2015

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Coldwater Creek, 630-17 Promenade Place: May 2014   2 comments

Posted at 2:11 am in stores

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While I was out taking pictures for La Bag Lady, I noticed this empty storefront across the street. It turns out to have been women's clothier Coldwater Creek, and WLTX has the story of how the whole chain went bankrupt in April of 2014.

Apparently they had a Columbiana Mall location as well.

El Rey Leon #2, 1735 Decker Boulevard Suite 75: 2013   4 comments

Posted at 11:03 pm in stores

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Well, learn something new every day. Googling this western and urban wear outlet on Decker yields the information that El Rey Leon, means The Lion King, something that make total sense once you stop to look at it closely.

Of course that just raises the further question as to how that phrase is supposed to suggest western wear, and the secondary question as to whether I should alphabetize this one under El or Rey. (Hmm, I see the phonebook uses 'El', so that's good enough for me..).

Written by ted on September 22nd, 2014

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Lane Bryant, 141-B Pelham Drive: early 2014   no comments

Posted at 10:42 pm in stores

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You can sort of see Lane Bryant in operation at the Shoppes At Woodhill if you click-through and peer behind the trees in the first shot.

Judging from the 2014 phonebook, where they still list this location, this shop must have departed in the first part of the year. I've been over there several times to eat at Ci-Ci's, but I just can't remember as my eyes automatically skip over clothing stores. I was a bit surprised to see that this wing of the plaza has a Pelham Drive address, I would have expected all the buildings to piggyback off the Garners Ferry number used by the Panera wing.

Written by ted on September 4th, 2014

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Moe Levy's, 1300 Assembly Street / 1101 Lady Street: March 2014   9 comments

Posted at 11:59 pm in stores

Well, a Columbia tradition since 1920 is gone. In fact I can only remember going into Moe Levy's once or twice back in the 1970s on shopping trips with cousins. At the time, I liked shopping for clothes even less than I do now so the place was not a magnet for me, but I was always aware of it as we drove past. I also remember in my earlier days conflating the constant signage for Levi's jeans there with the store name itself and wondering if Moe Levy invented blue jeans.

As I recall, the store had a closing scare a few years ago at which point I took some of these pictures. I forget exactly what happened, but obviously they did not close then. As for now, The State reports that most of the block has been bought by local developer Ben Arnold who hopes to bring a national retailer or restaurant to the Moe Levy's location.

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Written by ted on March 31st, 2014

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Fashion Cents / Simply Fashion, 6860 Garners Ferry Road: 2006   3 comments

Posted at 12:02 am in stores

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This clothing storefront in Landmark Square has apparently been vacant since circa 2006. There is currently a Simply Fashion in Edens Plaza on Beltline (the Piggly Wiggly plaza), but it looks to have shown up a few years after this one closed, so I don't think it counts as a move.

Currently Landmark Square does have a fashion shop, It's Fashion Metro which moved into the old Jo-Ann Fabrics location.

I don't know anything about Fashion Cents other than a google search on 6860 Garners Ferry brings it up. If it really was here, it must have been prior to the February 2005 phonebook.

Written by ted on March 12th, 2014

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Urban Thread, 613 Harden Street: 15 February 2014   no comments

Posted at 12:40 am in stores

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At one time Urban Thread was on both sides of Harden Street: Here and in the old American Apparel storefront as Urban Tread & More.

Then they consolidated the & More store with this one a bit more than a year ago, and now the consolidated (and original) store has closed its doors as well.

Interestingly, Urban Thread seems to be a Gainesville operation which I did not know. I had assumed it was Columbia based.

(Hat tip to commenter Mike d)

Written by ted on February 19th, 2014

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Still In Style, 7971 Woodrow Street Suites 2 & 3: 2000s   1 comment

Posted at 12:26 am in stores

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Here's a two suite consignment shop in the little Irmo strip that has figured so often here over the past week or so. One more, and I think we're done..

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