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Circle K, 5425 Forest Drive, September 2017   2 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)

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.

Written by ted on August 30th, 2016

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Golden Wireless / Quick Stop, 1202 Sunset Boulevard: Spring 2016   2 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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Raceway, 2114 Broad River Road: late May 2014 (closed again)   2 comments

Posted at 11:34 pm in closing

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The Raceway on the other river road (Bush River) closed and came back, and now this nearby Broad River Road Raceway has turned off the lights as well. I noticed that the prices on the huge marquee sign didn't look right, so I wasn't too surprised to see the place dark when I got up to it. I actually did stop here a few weeks ago (the only time in the whole period it was open, I think) and found it very hard to get in and out of, since there is no light. Both this and the Bush River location have the somewhat unusual "external bathroom" layout. I think anything built nowdays wants all that traffic to go past the merchandise..

UPDATE 22 December 2014 -- This place is open again (and has been for a while):

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UPDATE 23 September 2016 -- Closed again:

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Written by ted on May 30th, 2014

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AM PM Quick Stop / Quick Stop & Go, 8825 Wilson Boulevard: Summer 2013   no comments

Posted at 11:58 pm in Uncategorized

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Judging from google and the sign over the front door, this little convenience store on the North side of Wilson Boulevard rebranded from AM PM Quick Stop to Quick Stop & Go shortly before closing. You can also see from the gas pump that they apparently disaffiliated from Exxon as well, as the only brand on the pump is now XX (though the famous tiger remains).

I forgot to get a picture but there was some sort of business license in one of the left windows dated, I believe from June of this year (2013), so I'm saying this closing was sometime this summer.

Written by ted on November 4th, 2013

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El Cheapo Laundry, 2557 Millwood Avenue / El Cheapo, 2559 Millwood Avenue: Early September 2013   1 comment

Posted at 11:19 pm in Uncategorized

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I believe the El Cheapo branding for this Millwood laundromat is fairly recent. Before that, it was Suds or something like that. I don't think the convenience store was an El Cheapo until recently either.

At any rate, apparently both were now under the same ownership and failed together early this month.

I wonder if they will sell off the commercial washers -- those can be quite hardy units.

Written by ted on September 9th, 2013

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Q-Mart, 2111 Academy Street: 2012 (moved)   1 comment

Posted at 12:26 am in Uncategorized

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This little convenience store on the corner of Academy Street & Colonial Drive near the hospital has recently moved across the street to 3208 Colonial Drive. It appears to me that there is a re-zoning notice on the old location (though the pictures are quite blurry for some reason).

I'm pretty sure that the new location was a hand-service carwash before Q Mart moved in.

Written by ted on February 27th, 2013

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