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The Pantry / Kangaroo Express / KC Express / Circle K, 7735 Broad River Road: 2018   9 comments

Posted at 3:25 am in closing

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There seems to be a little online confusion about the address here, but I'm pretty sure it's 7735 Broad River Road, as that is what the real estate listing and LoopNet say, regardless of what google thinks otherwise.

As you can see from the first two shots (from the Ed Robinson closing) this old-school convenience store was still in operation on 20 February 2018. At some point between then and 28 May 2018 when commenter Andrew reported it, the place closed and had the pump island and canopy torn down (and excavated).

Although I have seen places with two ongoing Circle Ks across the street from each other, most likely this one closed when the more modern one at 7710 Broad River Road came online just a bit nearer to the I-26 intersection:

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(Hat tip to commenter Andrew)

UPDATE 23 June: Adding Kangaroo Express & KC Express to the post title based on the comments.

UPDATE 25 June: Adding The Pantry based on the comments.

Written by ted on June 23rd, 2018

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Rogers Country Store / Rogers Country Bar and Grill, 2205 Screaming Eagle Road: March 2018   2 comments

Posted at 12:08 am in closing

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I have been noticing this place on Screaming Eagle Road, about halfway between Percival Road and US-601, for years. I always thought I would stop someday, but had never got around to it. The last few times I went to the coast, it seemed like it might be closed, so I finally did stop to take a closer look, and it is in fact closed. Since the last newspaper on the stack is dated 28 February 2018, I'm guessing it happened in early March.

There was a story in The State from a few years ago about their fried, burnt, bologna sandwiches which mentions that the owner was in poor health. I certainly hope this was not the reason for the closing, but whatever reason, it is always a shame to see these unique little local stores close.

Written by ted on May 10th, 2018

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El Cheapo, 2624 Broad River Road: 2017   no comments

Posted at 11:32 pm in closing

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I noticed the other weekend that this Broad River Road gas and convenience store, which was a Circle K when I originally did a closing on it, has now reflagged again, dropping the El Cheapo branding for CK Mart.

It does not appear that they did any digging or construction this time.

Written by ted on March 28th, 2018

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Food Fare, 1500 Dutch Fork Road: 2017   1 comment

Posted at 12:16 am in closing

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I noticed this empty Food Fare north of the Wal-Mart on Dutch Fork Road today. I'm not actually sure of the closing date, but it hasn't been closed long enough to be completely stripped inside or for the pumps to either be taken up or vandalized yet long enough for the carwash to have been tagged. I'm just going to say '2017' unless someone knows different.

I don't know what the issue for it was, but I do note that it's a little hard to get in and out of as the suicide lane goes away at this point in Dutch Fork and traffic can be pretty heavy.

Written by ted on February 21st, 2018

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Circle K, 5425 Forest Drive, September 2017 (rebuilt, open again)   4 comments

Posted at 12:09 am in closing

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I did a closing on this address when the Jiffy Lube shut down. In retrospect, that seems to have been a harbinger for the whole property. There is a nice little landscape of trees still on the corner, but other than that, pretty much everything else is gone. It is a bit amusing that the roadside coffee banners outlasted the buildings by quite a few days. I suspect probably the crews didn't bother to read them and assumed they belonged to the adjacent Sonic.

No clue yet what is planned for this lot, but it's a fairly valuable Interstate exit corner now, and just across from a successful new shopping/restaurant plaza.

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Written by ted on October 25th, 2017

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Cooper's Corner, 3806 River Drive: May 2017   no comments

Posted at 11:22 pm in closing

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Commenter Justin noted a while back this this River Drive conenience store has closed. I was not aware of the place, but it is actually fairly well placed as I cannot think of another one nearby. The next closest would be the one at the top of the hill on the other side of the river I believe.

(Hat tip to commenter Justin)

UPDATE 19 January 2018 -- Here's a bit of a further back view:

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Written by ted on June 5th, 2017

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Circle K, 4300 Hard Scrabble Road: October 2016 (moved/consolidated)   7 comments

Posted at 12:50 am in closing

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I was going sort of the wrong way, and didn't get great pictures, but here is the former Circle K at the intersection of Hardscrabble & Clemson Roads. Commenter Andrew reports that it has moved to the catty-corner opposite in a former Kangaroo Express/BP location possibly since the two locations would be under the same chain ownership after Circle K bought out Kangaroo. Unfortunately, I forgot that part of the comment while I was driving around, and thus did not take any pictures of the other corner..

(Hat tip to commenters Clay & Andrew)

UPDATE 15 May 2017 -- Finally got back to get some better pictures of this place:
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UPDATE 9 August 2017 -- As reported by commenter Jason this place has now been knocked down:

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Written by ted on November 8th, 2016

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E-Spot, 3409 Farrow Road: Circa 2010 (?)   1 comment

Posted at 2:03 am in closing

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I'm not sure when this convenience and gas operation on Farrow Road almost at Beltline closed, but it was long enough ago that the gas pumps are already gone and at any rate I can't find it in any of my phonebooks.

I can say however that it was definitely open as late as December 2008 as you can see from the rather odd linked crime report.

You've also gotta love the real estate summary for the location.

UPDATE 26 March 2018 -- Looks like this place is being razed:

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Written by ted on August 30th, 2016

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Golden Wireless / Quick Stop, 1202 Sunset Boulevard: Spring 2016   3 comments

Posted at 1:22 am in closing

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Commenter James R points out that both businesses in the former Doza Rizen building on Sunset Boulevard are now gone.

I don't know anything about them except that Quick Stop apparently was listed as Stop & Shop in some cases, and that Golden Wireless was a mobile phone operation.

(Hat tip to commenter James R.)

Written by ted on June 9th, 2016

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R & D Food Mart, 5210-D Two Notch Road: 2014   no comments

Posted at 11:06 pm in Uncategorized

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This little convenience store on Two Notch just up from Cedar Printing has been vacant for a good while now. I believe it was connected with the adjacent ABC store. The strip as a whole is called R & D Plaza and it is one of several little retail strips on this part of Two Notch.

Written by ted on September 29th, 2014

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