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Stier Supply Co, 2021 Blanding Street: 2013   1 comment

Posted at 11:14 pm in business

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Commenter justin points out this building on Blanding Street just West of Benedict, the former location of Stier Supply Company. I like the recessed blocks in the brickwork on the East side of the facade. You know that that's been climbed more than a time or two. I also like the bit of railway spur that fades out somewhere between Blanding Street and the main part of the courtyard. Obviously at one time, freight trains plied the way here, and to the concrete plant across the street. (Of course freight trains across the street is not a bit of Columbia nostalgia I actually miss).

Commenter Homer mentions that there is still a Stier location in Irmo on Lake Murray Boulevard.

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Bennett Construction & Bennett Electric, 3100 Main Street: 2011   2 comments

Posted at 12:13 am in business

Noticed this vacancy on North Main near the trestle the other day, presumably another casualty of the housing crash. The building didn't strike me as anything special from the outside, but I have to say the interior description sounds surprisingly opulent:

Versatile use with upscale office spaces, exercise room, conference room, receptionist station, storage rooms, break room and two full baths with separate showers. Granite counters, travertine floors and so much more!

Written by ted on December 7th, 2011

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CMC Construction Services, 500 Huger Street: 31 August 2011   5 comments

Posted at 12:17 am in business

Written by ted on September 22nd, 2011

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Piggly Wiggly / Red & White / Ace Hardware / Cornerstone Construction / Filling Place Worship Center / Life Church International / KC Carolina Bingo / All South, 1515 Frink Street: 2000s (etc)   7 comments

Posted at 10:42 pm in business,stores,venue

This LoopNet listing says that this building on the South side of Frink Street west of 12th was originally a grocery, and that is especially clear in side views. I don't know what chain it was, but the LoopNet statement that it was built in 1995 looks wrong to me -- I would put it in the 1960s.

Since then it has apparently been a lot of things: Two different churches, a construction company, a bingo parlor and a cellphone store. It is currently vacant, but as you can see, there is a building permit in the door, so presumably it will soon undergo yet another incarnation.

UPDATE 6 July 2011: Changed the post title from "Grocery" to "Piggly Wiggly" based on the comments. Also added "Ace Hardware" to the list of tenants.

UPATE 5 June 2014: Added Red & White to the post title based on the comments.

Written by ted on June 30th, 2011

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