Archive for the ‘Five Points’ tag
I'm not exactly sure what a Greek store would sell. Items branded with the logos of popular fraternities and sororities, I guess. Or it could be actual products from Greece, but I think I would have noticed that.
Anyway, the adjacent Petal Botique at 743 Saluda Avenue will be expanding into this space.
Well, it appears that Pop's NY Pizza on Harden Street is no more. However, it also appears that this was more a re-flagging than a complete reboot as the new operation just switches out the first word to become Liberty's NY Pizza.
In either case, I've never been enthralled with the New York style of pizza, so I never got around to Pop's and though I wish them luck, probably won't to Liberty's either.
It's really uncanny how many times this little locaation on Senate Street, tucked behind Food Lion and Cookout has opened and closed. In fact, I completely missed the closing of Your Mom's House (the follow-on operation to The Cock Lounge) and both the opening *and* closing of Good Times.
I have to say, looking in the windows, that for having hosted so many clubs, the interior looks quite Spartan..
One constant as the club names come and go, is the magnificent Magnolia tree in the side yard!
UPDATE 1 July 2014 -- It's to be Harambe Ethiopian Restaurant:
I like Indian food, but somehow never got around to trying this new Indian place in Five Points. Of course the parking situation for that location is not ideal, which is perhaps why nothing seems to get a toehold there.
(Hat tip to commenter MB)
UPDATE 1 July 2014 -- It's now Fast Eddies Calzones:
Urban Thread & More opened in the old American Apparel location on 16 April 2011 and closed sometime around the end of 2012. Or at least this expansion store (the "& more") closed. There is still the original Urban Thread on the other side of the street at 613 Harden, and it appears that this location has been consolidated back into that one.
(Hat tip to commenter MB)
UPDATE 19 February 2014 -- It's now Copper Penny:
Well, that didn't last long.
Rum Runners replaced Jungle Jim's in Five Points early in 2012. Now, in late 2012, it has been replaced with ConCOCKtions sports bar.
So far, it appears the nautical mural remains.
Here is another Master Cleaners location. This one is rather interesting because it comprises two buildings on either side of Blossom Street. The odd location is the drop-off point, and the even location is the actual cleaning, storage and pick-up point. I suppose I have driven past this spot at least once a week for the past decade or so without noticing this!
Currently, it being Five Points, the drop off location has quickly become a de-facto free-parking lot.
In the event, it seems to have lasted about three years (and to never have gotten a finished sign as seen in the third picture taken around July 2012).
The next, and current, iteration is Kildare's Irish Pub.
Though I never went, it seems to me as though Jungle Jim's was there forever. I think I can remember seeing it when I visited The Parthenon in the 1970s.
As you can see from these pictures, it at least made the transition from the China Garden era to the Grandma's era as the front part of the building in which the bar is located changed concepts. (I believe that the whole building at 724 is under one ownership). Notice how the sign on the north side of the parking lot morphed from
I'm not sure when Jungle Jim's closed, but it is listed in the February 2012 phonebook, so I am going with "early 2012". The follow-on operation, Rum Runners switches from a jungle theme to a pirate concept, supported by deck murals.