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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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Mexico Transfers, Inc., 1945 Decker Boulevard Suite 8: 2012   1 comment

Posted at 11:32 pm in business

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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.

Written by ted on May 8th, 2013

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Decker Chiropractic Clinic, 1945 Decker Boulevard Suite 12: 2013   no comments

Posted at 1:07 am in business

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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.

Written by ted on April 25th, 2013

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Touba Fashion, 6432 Two Notch Road: soon   no comments

Posted at 11:30 pm in business,stores

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As I was driving Two Notch last night I noticed the roadside sign announcing the imminent closing of this fashion and hair braiding operation in the Arcadia Lakes Shopping Center. Looks like they are having a pretty good sale.

Written by ted on April 23rd, 2013

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Burger King, 6951 North Trenholm Road: mid-April 2013 (open again)   6 comments

Posted at 11:00 pm in restaurants

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This Burger King, between Roper Pond and the defunct bank on Trenholm Road, is the latest Columbia BK to close down for remodeling. They seem to be cranking through these upfits pretty expeditiously, so I wouldn't expect it to be closed for more than a month or so.

(Hat tip to commenter Matt)

UPDATE 11 June 2013 -- Open again!

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UDATE 22 April 2014: Changed the post title to add "open again".

Written by ted on April 18th, 2013

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Melvin's Chicken 'n Waffles, 6301 Shakespeare Road: 2012   7 comments

Posted at 12:33 am in restaurants

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This is the follow-on operation to Carolina Famous Hotdogs & Wings (though curiously, Ihave that one at 6303 Shakeespeare), and was one of a number of Chicken & Waffle restaurants opening in Columbia last year. That's certainly a trend that seemed to come out of nowhere for me. I'd gone my whole life without hearing about that particular food combination, and suddenly I seemed to hear about it a couple of times a week. It almost sounds like a punchline. "Why did the chicken cross the road? To get a waffle.."

Written by ted on March 8th, 2013

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AAMCO Transmission, 2428 Decker Boulevard: 2012   2 comments

Posted at 1:06 am in business

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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's Double-Ay-*beep*-*beep*-Em-See-Oh!

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:

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Written by ted on January 17th, 2013

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What's Up With That?   no comments

Posted at 12:08 am in commentary

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Written by ted on December 8th, 2012

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All Season Exotics, 6539 Two Notch Road: November 2012   7 comments

Posted at 12:57 am in stores

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(click-through rated PG-13..)

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Written by ted on December 5th, 2012

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