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Feature International, 1807 Decker Boulevard Suite 7: January 2014   no comments

Posted at 12:03 am in stores

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Here's a wholsale fashion costume jewelry outlet on Decker in the process of closing out. It's just a few units up from the old Columbia Import / Passion location.

Written by ted on January 9th, 2014

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Edwin Watts Golf, 7814 Two Notch Road: January 2014   2 comments

Posted at 12:58 am in stores

Written by ted on January 7th, 2014

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Not Reassured   2 comments

Posted at 12:55 am in commentary

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Written by ted on November 4th, 2013

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Bakers Sports Pub & Grill, 7167 Two Notch Road: 18 October 2013 (open again)   20 comments

Posted at 10:42 pm in nightclub,restaurants

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Wow!

When commenter badger mentioned that the Columbia Mall outparcel Bakers Sports Pub & Grill appeared to be closed, I thought I might run over there after work to take a look. I certainly did not expect what I found.

On the east side of the building, things looked almost normal, but I noticed as I walked over from my car to the front door that part of the entrance was boarded over. Then I just figured that this was not a business related closing, but that probably they had had a fire. Looking in through the door though, there were no burned sections, just a lot of devastation.

Then I got off the porch and noticed the crime scene tape around the front and west side of the building. Then, walking around (outside the tape boundry..) I saw this:

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Once home, a bit of googling established that it was exactly what it looked like -- someone had driven a pickup truck into the west side of the building. And furthermore, it was part of a police chase that saw the truck drive through *another* building, run over one suspect and leave the other suspect (the driver) shot dead by police. It's a pretty incredible story, and in fact I had glanced through it last week without making the connection with Bakers.

The State has a dramatic picture of the pickup truck after it hit the wall.

(Hat tip to commenter badger)

Written by ted on October 29th, 2013

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And So It Begins..   35 comments

Posted at 11:39 pm in commentary

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Written by ted on October 4th, 2013

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I. A. P. Company, LLC, 7368-A Two Notch Road: 2000s (moved) at Columbia Closings   2 comments

Posted at 10:32 pm in business

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I'm not seeing them in any of my phonebooks, but from what I can tell online, the I. A. P. Company is the Irene A. Palmer Company and is involved in real estate. According to the Secretary Of State, the company was founded in 2003, and is still active.

At any rate, this Two Notch vacancy is in Tillman's Plaza just to the left of the old Book Dispensary / Books Revisited location.

Written by ted on September 5th, 2013

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American Speedy Printing Centers, 224 O'Neil Court: Summer 2013 (merged)   no comments

Posted at 5:28 pm in business

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Moving across the street from yesterday's Bingo Parlor, we have a vacancy in the back of The Shops Of O'Neil Court as the former Americal Speedy Printing Centers location has closed with the merger of that company into Allegra (which still sounds like it should be an allergy remedy to me..) with the merged office on Broad River Road.

Written by ted on August 27th, 2013

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Bingo, 215 O'Neil Court: 2013   no comments

Posted at 5:19 pm in business

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I believe this building on O'Neil Court next to the old Todd & Moore and just across the street from The Shops Of O'Neil Court started life as a Garcia's Mexican Restaurant, then it was Roadhouse Grill.

It's been a bingo parlor for a number of years now, but it appears that business wasn't that good, and the building is now up for sale on taxes.

UPDATE 28 August 2013 -- Here are some shots from an overcast day, so shooting against the sun wasn't as big a problem as with the shots above:

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Written by ted on August 26th, 2013

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El Monterrey Mexican Restaurant, 7260 Parklane Road: Mid July 2013   2 comments

Posted at 4:49 pm in restaurants

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Somehow I never made it to this Monterrey in all the years that it was there (and they were considerable) despite the fact that I often visited the adjacent Sounds Familiar and comic store.

I believe with this closing, the chain is down to the one in the Vista and the one on Knox Abbott.

(Hat tip to commenter J.P.)

Written by ted on August 7th, 2013

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Boss Desiynz, 2205-E Decker Boulevard: late 2000s   no comments

Posted at 11:03 pm in stores

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.

Written by ted on June 27th, 2013

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