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Tavern On Greene, 2002 Greene Street Suite D: September 2014   no comments

Posted at 11:16 pm in nightclub

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It's always good when a place has time to plan and leave a thank-you to the customers before closing shop, as Tavern On Greene has done. Of course the phrasing does lend itself to certain very old punchlines, but it's a nice touch.

This place is slightly up the hill from Papa Jazz and just below Blue Cactus. It's a part of Greene Street without much parking, as I noted when I had to park a block away to take these pictures. Of course if you're walking into Five Points from campus it's one of the first spots you hit, so perhaps that evens out.

(Hat tip to commenter Midnight Rambler)

Written by ted on September 11th, 2014

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Kildare's Irish Pub, 724 Harden Street: Summer 2014   no comments

Posted at 11:24 pm in nightclub

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Commenter badger suggested that Kildare's on Harden Street might be closed, and that does in fact seem to be the case. Looking through the windows, there is a bit of dishevelment inside, with plywood up in one window and checking the roofline shows under-panels missing along the front.

Nothing has seemed to stick in this spot since it was re-purposed from a series of Chinese restaurants to bar use.

(Hat tip to commenter badger)

Written by ted on August 21st, 2014

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The Pour House, 800 Harden Street: June 2014 (temporary)   1 comment

Posted at 11:12 pm in nightclub

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Commenter MikeJ points out that The Pour House in Five Points has been closed since June, though it is scheduled to re-open soon.

I suppose it's been The Pour House for quite a while now, but to me this spot will always be Frank's Hotdogs.
(Hat tip to commenter MikeJ)

Written by ted on August 11th, 2014

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Goatfeathers, 2017 Devine Street: 31 May 2014   13 comments

Posted at 12:10 am in restaurants

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I'm afraid Goatfeathers is another Columbia institution (30+ years) I let slip by without a visit. The place closed on 31 May as the owner retired to Hawaii.

All the signage and displays are still up however, and The Free Times says it might re-open someday.

Written by ted on July 17th, 2014

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Club Twist, 805 Harden Street: Late May 2014   3 comments

Posted at 11:00 pm in nightclub

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According to The State, Club Twist, which was essentially the latest incarnation of the troubled The Library nightclub closed for good in late May. The club had been seen as a magnet for trouble in recent years, and the Richland County Sheriff's office had long taken a dim view of it. Curently the space is mostly empty and for rent.

Written by ted on July 1st, 2014

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Pupcakes Pet Botique & Bakery, 625 Harden Street: January 2014   7 comments

Posted at 12:42 am in stores

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Doggone!

(Hat tip to commenter Mike d)

Written by ted on March 7th, 2014

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Orange Leaf, 701-B Santee Avenue: January 2014   no comments

Posted at 11:14 pm in restaurants

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Well, here's another Five Points froyo operation closing shop. Winter can't be kind to such places. This one was in a nice new brick building at the corner of Santee & Blossom on the former Kenny's lot.

(Hat tip to commenter Mike d)

Written by ted on February 24th, 2014

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Urban Thread, 613 Harden Street: 15 February 2014   no comments

Posted at 12:40 am in Uncategorized

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At one time Urban Thread was on both sides of Harden Street: Here and in the old American Apparel storefront as Urban Tread & More.

Then they consolidated the & More store with this one a bit more than a year ago, and now the consolidated (and original) store has closed its doors as well.

Interestingly, Urban Thread seems to be a Gainesville operation which I did not know. I had assumed it was Columbia based.

(Hat tip to commenter Mike d)

Written by ted on February 19th, 2014

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Liberty Pizza, 707 Harden Street: December 2013   4 comments

Posted at 12:23 am in restaurants

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Commenter MB reports that Liberty Pizza in the old Pop's location is closed. After peering inside, I would like to ammend that report: Liberty Pizza is not mearly closed, but truly most sincerely closed:

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(Hat tip to commenter MB)

Written by ted on January 14th, 2014

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The Swimming Pool Qs, Jake's: 8 November 2013   1 comment

Posted at 11:25 pm in entertainment,events

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I think I last saw The Swimming Pool Qs on this stage about 1989. I guess they were touring in support of World War Two Point Five, the club was Rockafellas' and Ann Richmond Boston was on temporary hiatus.

Of course, by that time I had seen them several times, first, I think, at a Fourth of July concert at Bell Camp. Over the years they have always put on a great show, and Jake's was no exception. The mix could have been a bit better at times, but the performance was topnotch. I was a bit tentative about going into Five Points on a weekend night given all the recent events, but if anything was going on down the hill, it didn't make it up to Jake's and the crowd was, as you might expect, a bit older than the club norm.

I think this was the first time I've been to a show in Columbia proper since the smoking ban was passed, and while the libertarian in me chafes at it, it was great not to have to shed all my clothes into the washer and jump into the shower the moment I got home. (And great to be able to actually breathe the next day..).

Given that I don't think the Qs are the band's "day job" anymore, it's not too surprising that it takes a long time to get new music out, but I spoke a little with Jeff Calder and he said work is ongoing on the next album (after 2003's Royal Academy of Reality and that in fact a new EP will be out sometime this month. You should check Qs' web site for "The System Of Love".

In the meantime, you should definitely have the (long awaited) re-issue of their two A&M albums:

And the evening's most surprising event? I got a wet sloppy kiss from a drunk girl who was apparently under the impression I was a Q. I still can't figure that one out.

Written by ted on November 17th, 2013

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