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Bleeding Like A Stuck —   23 comments

Posted at 12:05 am in commentary,stores

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Interesting tidbit in The Sun News.

Here's the thing, this store, the one at Pawleys Island / Litchfield Beach and the recently closed store on Garners Ferry Road are all relatively new and upscale stores. This one in Forest Park is especially nice, and the one at the beach is in the same class (though a bit smaller, I believe). When you're abandoning your best stores, that can't be a good sign.

Written by ted on September 13th, 2013

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Cho Won / Kim's Seafood Restaurant / Korean Midori Restaurant, 301 Percival Road: 2012   no comments

Posted at 10:33 pm in restaurants

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I've noticed this little Korean place, on Percival not too far from Forest Drive, over a fairly long period of years, though I never knew the name.

Interestingly, while the sign says Cho Won, google doesn't find that incarnation at all. Apparently it is now a bar C & J Lounge.

Written by ted on April 25th, 2013

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Hardee's, 5417 Forest Drive: Mid March 2013   10 comments

Posted at 9:06 pm in restaurants

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I was quite surprised to see this Hardee's, more or less at the corner of Percival Road and Forest Drive, closed.

As far as I could tell driving by daily, it seemed to do a reasonable amount of business. What's more, this section of Forest Drive is now an Interstate exit zone, so it should have been drawing from more than just the local area.

My first thought was that the opening of Cookout just a few slots down the road was the cause. The problem with that theory is that Hardee's does a brisk breakfast business, and Cookout, as far as I know, doesn't have a breakfast menu.

The more daylight shots above are from commenter kholler: Thanks!

(Hat tip to commenters Mr. Hat and Kholler)

UPDATE 12 July 2013 -- As mentioned in the comments, this is to become a Sonic:

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UPDATE -- The place opens for business this morning (9 Sept 2013) at 6AM. Here is some more of the work from a few weeks ago:

Written by ted on March 24th, 2013

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T.G.I. Friday's, 3400 Forest Drive #1024: 15 March 2013   18 comments

Posted at 7:11 pm in restaurants

Written by ted on March 15th, 2013

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Five Guys, 4751 Forest Drive: 20 January 2013 (open again)   8 comments

Posted at 12:49 am in restaurants

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I noticed yesterday that Five Guys on Forest Drive in the old Forest Lake Exxon building was closed. I figured maybe they were buffing the floor or fixing some sort of plumbing issue, but they remained closed on Monday and from what I can see (which isn't too much as I couldn't get a close look) there is major work going on in there. The website doesn't offer any additional information other than "closed today", but the fact that it's still listed leaves me to believe they will be back.

It will be interesting to see what they are doing, as the building was completely refitted just a few years ago.

UPDATE 23 January 2013: Added some daylight pictures, though still not very good ones.

UPDATE 31 Jan 2013; Work is complete and the place is open again.

Written by ted on January 22nd, 2013

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The Pilates Studio, 4830 Forest Drive #18: December 2012 (moved)   3 comments

Posted at 12:39 am in business

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I've never actually been really sure what Pilates is. I know it's hard to spell and seems like it would be hard to do as well. At any rate, this small studio in Trenholm Plaza, next to 32 Degrees Yogurt is now gone, probably as of the end of the year.

(Hat tip to commenter Matt)

UPDATE 9 January 2013: Commenter Dave reports they have actually moved to 2864 Devine Street, so I have changed the status to "moved".

UPDATE 5 Feb 2013: Here's some pix of their new digs at 2864 Devine Street in the old AJ's / Strobler building:

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Written by ted on January 9th, 2013

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Carolina Paws, 4839 Forest Drive: 1 May 2012 (moved)   6 comments

Posted at 12:45 am in business

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Carolina Paws pet grooming shared the old Dobbs House building with Forest Lake Spirits until moving to 1647 Budon Court in early May of 2012.

I thought I would take this opportunity to mention not only that move, but the ongoing work in the old building. There has been a dumpster out front for several weeks, and the permits arrayed on the door indicate that the place is being upfitted for a new restaurant (or at least, I can think of no other reason for a "hood' to be installed).

UPDATE 10 April 2013 -- Well, it's official -- The Schiano's sign is up:

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Written by ted on December 18th, 2012

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PAL Travel, 2301 Beltline Boulevard: 2012 (consolidated)   1 comment

Posted at 12:14 am in business

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According to their phone ad, PAL Travel has been around since 1976. Since this year's phonebook came out (February 2012), they have elected to consolidate with the AAA Folks at 4526 Forest Drive. You may recall that address as it was very nearly totally destroyed by fire a while back, the results of which you can see at the link.

It's been open again for a while now and all is well:

Written by ted on November 20th, 2012

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Mission Accomplished!   4 comments

Posted at 1:03 am in commentary

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Written by ted on November 17th, 2012

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Ritz Camera & Image, 2805 North Beltline Boulevard: 26 October 2012   8 comments

Posted at 12:45 am in stores

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Well, this one is a shame as I used to go in here all the time back when I was shooting film, and always found the staff friendly and helpful. (I'm sure they would have told me to never shoot against the sun as I had to in the front-on daytime picture!)

Of course, I found that after I went digital, I went in there much less often, and I think that applied to many other shutterbugs as well.

I would still go in to use the nice large format printer if I wanted to have something framed, but generally that was only a couple of pictures a year, which is not enough to offset the loss of the film business.

UPDATE 26 Feb 2013 -- As reported by commenter Justin, this place is to become an Ace Hardware (though it seems a bit small to me):

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Written by ted on November 8th, 2012

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