Archive for the ‘Decker Boulevard’ tag
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.
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.
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.
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:
I have noticed this little strip on Decker driving by over the years, mostly because of Piper's Hair Care uwhich I never could quite figure out if it were closed or not. (It was). Now the whole place is empty and for let.
It's certainly not the worst looking real estate on the corridor.
Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union ATM, 2628 Decker Boulevard: 4 October 2015 (Working again) 2 comments
I'll also note that most of the parking lot at this old Captain's Kitchen location has now been torn up, I suppose for the greening of the former restaurant space.
And, we have a new cell tower:
This building is raised a good bit above the old Captain's Kitchen location where Decker washed through during the 6 October 2015 flood, and I don't believe there was water in the building. However, it was nonetheless on a section of road that was closed for several weeks, and that loss of access and business was apparently enough to tip the scales, at least for now. Hopefully they will be back, but there is no signage indicating anything one way or the other.
UPDATE 9 February 2016 -- It's official now, the building is up for sale:
For many years this was Decker Billiard Club. It closed briefly and re-opened, probably unintentionally, as Decker Billaid.
I drove by recently and noticed the place is now a latin club called Serena Lounge.
Hopefully I can add some commentary tomorrow, but for now I just want to get these pictures out there.
UPDATE 16 October 2015: Ok, I was under the weather for a few days, but let me add a little text here now.
First, I am happy to say that even as these pictures were taken, on Sunday 11 October 2015, recovery work was in full stride. All the flooded and gutted buildings on Forest Drive had evidence that of ongoing work and cleanup, and I noticed today (15 October 2015) that the Garden Center in Forest Lake Shopping Center was once again stocked and open for business.