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Centro Cristiano, 2632 Decker Boulevard: Fall 2018 (Moved)   no comments

Posted at 11:03 pm in closing

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This Latin church set up in the old spot of Redwing Rollerway on Decker in the wake of the closing of KNC Trading.

Like KNC, they made the most of the old Redwing sign.

It appears to me from google and their Facebook page (though I don't read Spanish) that they have moved to 2401 Decker, which would be the old Forest Lake Bible Church location. I will have to look the next time I drive by.

Written by ted on July 10th, 2019

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Rib City, 1720 Decker Boulevard: 2016   1 comment

Posted at 12:43 am in closing

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I believe at one time this hole in the wall rib joint in an old house on Decker may have updated its slogan to Slap Yo Mama Good! but I can't verify it (and I suppose they were lucky Mick Jagger never drove by..). This was apparently a one man operation, and got pretty good reviews on Yelp, though apparently there was no indoor seating.

Written by ted on June 21st, 2019

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Pho Viet, 2300 Decker Boulevard: 28 March 2019 (Moving)   7 comments

Posted at 12:55 am in closing

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The Free Times reports that Pho Viet closed on 28 March of this year, something that I had not noticed.

I have only had Pho once, and it was here. I thought it was quite good, but I didn't care for the fact that they only allowed one tea refill.

This building was originaly a Burger King, and after that, it was a Zesto. In fact, you can still see the Zesto influence on the drive-through and Thank You signs.

The Free Times also reports that this is not the end for Pho Viet but that they are moving to 9308 Two Notch Road. This is the former site of Farm Bureau Insurance, and in fact that building was setting up to be a restaurant called First Class Bar & Grill which never came to fruition, but which probably cut down on the prep work for Pho Viet.

On a semi-related matter, there is apparently some type of major construction going on in this plaza, judging from the storage containers all about. I have seen a number of Food Lion stores being upfitted recently, so perhaps that is is, though I did not see any evidence of construction at Food Lion itself.

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H & R Block, 1945 Decker Boulevard Suite 2: September 2018   no comments

Posted at 1:33 am in closing

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I used H & R Block when I was living in Aiken, and finally gave up on doing my own taxes (which is a sad commentary on something). They seemed pretty good, and the process wasn't too painful as long as I had my ducks in a row. I never used this office, but I expect it was about the same.

The pictures are awful, both shot against the sun, and through the windows. Sorry about that!

(Hat tip to commenter Sidney)

Written by ted on September 21st, 2018

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Harveys Supermarket, 2230 Decker Boulevard: Spring 2018   7 comments

Posted at 11:06 pm in closing

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Here's another Harveys, this one on Decker. As with all the other Harveys, this one used to be a Bi-Lo, and I did a closing for that here.

The strip mall anchored by this storefront is High Point On Decker, and it is about at the top of the hill. Just down the hill from here is another strip mall with both a Food Lion and a Rite Aid, so I'm not sure another grocer will want to locate here.

UPDATE 17 May 2018 -- This store is now closed:

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Bi-Lo, 2230 Decker Boulevard: 15 November 2016 (reflagged)   8 comments

Posted at 1:21 am in closing

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Not long after closing the Forest Drive store, Bi-Lo continues to make changes in the Columbia market. As mentioned by commenter James R, and explained in this State story, three of Columbia's Bi-Lo's are being reflagged as Harveys. That brand is still associated with the chain, but targets a more value-conscious shopper. To me it seems a little awkward to admit your flagship stores aren't value-conscious, but there you go.

This store in High Point On Decker is already fully converted, with a new facade and even a marquee on the High Point street sign tower. Though I could have sworn I drove that stretch very recently without noticing any work.

According to The State, the other two local stores switching over are the one at the top of Saint Andrews Road and the one, which I can't bring to mind at all, on Monticello Road.

(Hat tip to commenter James R)

Written by ted on November 18th, 2016

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Kings Kingdom Ministry Worldwide, 2205 Decker Boulevard Suite C: 2014   1 comment

Posted at 10:45 pm in closing

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I noticed this empty storefront on Decker the other day. Judging from their Facebook page, it seems this church may have wrapped up operations in 2014, although the door sign suggests it might have been as recently as last month.

Written by ted on October 12th, 2016

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Nic & Pic Gift Shop, 1945 Decker Boulevard Suite 22: 2013 (?)   no comments

Posted at 12:13 am in closing

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It appears to me that this litle gift basket shop in one of the many strip malls on Decker is gone. According to a probably no longer available cached page, it was a mother/daughter operation specializing in gift baskets, trinkets and keep sakes.

The follow-on operation is Superior Scentz.

Written by ted on October 3rd, 2016

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First Care / Palmetto Health USC, 2406 Decker Boulevard: 1 April 2016 (moved, changed)   no comments

Posted at 12:13 am in closing

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I'm not sure this started as a First Care but it has been that since at least 1997, and some sort of urgent care center since back into the 1980s. I remember I went there once while I was living in Fayetteville and was back in Columbia for the weekend -- it was efficient and effective. It sounds like they were caught up in the ongoing remaking of the health care industry.

Written by ted on July 14th, 2016

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La Poblanita, 1735 Decker Boulevard Suite B: Spring 2016   1 comment

Posted at 12:01 am in closing

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I had mentioned La Poblanita back in August of 2015 as the follow on operation to Santa Fe Mexican Grill.

It would appear they never made it through their Grand Opening...

UPDATE 10 October 2016 -- Now Cabanas Restaurante with Honduran & Mexican dishes:

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Written by ted on June 15th, 2016

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