Archive for the ‘Decker Boulevard’ tag
Here's another "rainy day, don't get out of the car" posting -- it's been that kind of month!
I don't really know anything about this little storefront on Decker. From the sign and spelling, I'm guessing it was an urban fashion store. Also obviously (again from the sign) they had a telephone, but I'm unable to find them in any recent phonebook, to make a good guess as to when they closed.
How can you go under when your product is money? If you look through the Alphabetical Closings, you'll find it's easier than you might think.
This little strip mall chiropractic storefront on the west side of Decker is now empty and fairly recently I think, or at least I believe I would have noticed a banner such as the one out now.
About all I can say about AAMCO is that growing up, they had a very memorable radio commercial. Well, perhaps that overstates it, as the commercial per se wasn't all that memorable, but the tagline made up for it. The announcer would advise the listener to bring his car to AAMCO with the hook:
That little car horn beep in the middle of the business name would get my attention every time.
When commenter John mentioned that this place might be closed, I went to take some pictures and wasn't sure myself. The lot was certainly for sale, but all the signage and fixtures were still in place, and I thought they might be carrying the business on until they actually had a buyer. In the event that was not the case, and they closed shop sometime in 2012, early on enough that they are not listed in the February 2013 phonebook.
(Hat tip to commenter John)
UPDATE 5 March 2014 --It's now D's Automotive:
There is an interesting little strip mall on Two Notch Road in Dentsville just east of the intersection with Decker Boulevard.
Somewhat like the old Boardwalk Plaza on Bush River Road, this strip is made up of trailers and prefab utility buildings rather than permanent structures. In the case of Boardwalk it was because they always thought new I-26 construction would interfere with the space. In this case, I don't know the reason, but I've always assumed that building codes (and perhaps good construction methods in themselves) don't allow permanent buildings to be built so close to the elevated railbed which carries trains up to the trestle over Decker Boulevard.
At any rate, for whatever the reason, this trailer housed a barber shop for many years. I actually went there three or four times over the years when I would really need a cut, and missed the hours at my regular barbers'.
Although the sign doesn't mention it, the old phonebook listings make clear that you could learn your trade there as well as getting your hair cut.
Funeral Arrangements by Kims / MO Money Tax Service / MoneyCo USA, 2207-A Decker Boulevard: 2012 no comments
This little four unit storefront on Decker just on the South side of Faraway has seen a good bit of turnover recently.
I'm sure there were other businesses here in Suite A, but all I see in google right now are an undertaker, and two names for the same income tax service. MO Money is in this year's (February 2012) phonebook, so both the name change and the departure seem to have taken place this year.
I almost forgot to get pictures of this McDonalds at High Point On Decker which has been closed the last month or so for a complete remodel/rebuild. In fact, I did forget until it is already open again for drive-through traffic. The dining room should be re-opened in the next few weeks.
I notice that the Chick-Fil-A down the street by Decker Mall is being remodeled as well.
I kind of screwed up the pre-closing pictures of Continental Bar & Grill by splitting them between the closings for Zorba's and Patrones (largely because I forgot about Patrones, I think..). Anyway, most of them are duplicated above, along with shots from 11 July 2012 confirming that the place is definitely now defunct (something that apparently happened quickly enough to keep the patio umbrellas from being bussed..)
I don't know anything about this incarnation of the old Captain's Kitchen building other than it was a Mexican restaurant and lounge apparently run by and for Mexican expats, and that it didn't last too long.
UPDATE 26 September 2013 -- Well, *something* is happening here:
This little building, across from the Sphinx station and obviously a family home at one time, has been on Decker for many years. I think that in the 1970s it was one of that street's many massage parlors (or "massage" parlors), but I can't verify that without a trip to the library. At any rate, the tailoring shop was there from the mid 2000s at least, until earlier this year, when the touch changed from "magic" to "professional" and it became Pro Touch Tax & Accounting Services.
Well, here's another Fred's closing, this one on the other side of town from the Sunset Boulevard store. Notice how both stores have a big roadside sandwich board saying "This Location Only!". I did not see any "X Days Left" sign, so I'm not sure how much longer this store will be open.
The Fred's strip mall, Fashion Place, at the corner of Decker Boulevard and Trenholm Road Extension is no stranger to closings, having shown up here for Cici's Pizza, Gabby's Pizza, Phar-Mor, Superpetz, and The Italian Oven.
UPDATE 12 July 2012 -- Gone! Don't know what the duct-work issue is..