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Jack and Jane Sport, 4840 Forest Drive Suite 5: June 27 2015   2 comments

Posted at 12:08 am in stores

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Commenter mamarose notes the upcoming closing of Jack and Jane Sport in Trenholm Plaza.

I have to admit that since I don't like clothes shopping and since nobody has ever mistaken me for someone who does sports, I couldn't place this storefront in my mind and had to drive around the plaza looking for it. In the event, it turns out to be in the suite formerly occupied by La Bag Lady which closed in 2012.

It appears to be chilly in there.

(Hat tip to commenter mamarose)

Written by ted on June 25th, 2015

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Dots Fashions, 5424 Forest Drive Suite 116: June 2015   no comments

Posted at 11:43 pm in Uncategorized

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Well, these aren't very good pix, but Dots Fashions in East Forest Plaza is going out of business.

The Wall Street Journal says the parent chain Simply Fashion filed for Chapter 11 in April 2015, and for Dots this was sort of a frying-pan/fire situation:

Going-out-of-business sales will also take place at Dots-branded stores. As Bankruptcy Beat readers may recall, Dots fell into bankruptcy last year and shut down. But a new owner—the same one who owns Simply Fashion—bought the Dots name for less than $350,000 and reopened some stores. In the end, the revival was short-lived.

(Hat tip to commenter Sidney)

Written by ted on June 8th, 2015

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If You're Man Enough..   2 comments

Posted at 2:59 am in commentary

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Written by ted on May 21st, 2015

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Hooligan's Deli & Ice Cream, 4880 Forest Drive Suite 26: Early May 2015   7 comments

Posted at 8:29 pm in restaurants

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Well, I was sorry to see this. Hooligan's has been a long-time presence at Trenholm Plaza, and has continued the ice cream tradition that started in that location with Edisto Farms Dairy.

I didn't go to Hooligan's that often, but they were dependable, and had excellent ice (the chewy kind) for the drinks. At one time, when my eldest niece was in her terrible twos, Hooligan's was the only place my sister could take her out as it was kid friendly, and cranky-kid friendly.

(Hat tip to commenter mamarose)

Written by ted on May 5th, 2015

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Asian BBQ Restaurant, 2509 Forest Drive: April 2015 (temporary)   3 comments

Posted at 12:47 am in restaurants

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This follow-on operation to Bojangles seems to be undergoing some sort of remodeling, which is a little odd since I think a lot of work was done after Bojangles moved out.

Written by ted on April 16th, 2015

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Conway, 5422 Forest Drive: April 2015   no comments

Posted at 12:18 am in stores

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It appears that this may not be so much a closing as a re-branding. Conway Stores was acquired by National Stores in 2014, and National Stores operates the Fallas chain, which explains why the next store is already marqueed while the current store still has the property..

(Hat tip to commenter Sidney)

UPDATE 8 June 2015 -- Fallas is open:

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Written by ted on April 10th, 2015

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Garden Shop, Richland Mall Rooftop: 2014 (?)   no comments

Posted at 12:24 am in stores

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Given that we are several days into Spring at this point, I think it is safe to say that the rooftop garden shop at Richland Mall is not just closed for the season, but is apparently closed for good.

Forest Acres still has several sites for garden supplies including the Ace Hardware nearby in the old Ritz building and the garden shop in the old First Citizen's bank at Forest Lake Shopping Center.

Written by ted on March 27th, 2015

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All Vacuums, 4711 Forest Drive Suite 9: 2014   4 comments

Posted at 12:53 am in stores

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Comenter Patricia Lewis mentions that the Oreck Store has moved from Forest Park on Forest Drive out to Columbiana Mall. Actually, unless they changed the name back, by the time it moved it was All Vacuums, having dropped their all Oreck theme. This was actually at least the second location for the store as I know they moved here from Trenholm Plaza, replacing Ten Thousand Villages.

(Hat tip to commenter Patricia Lewis)

Written by ted on March 26th, 2015

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Radio Shack, 5496 Forest Drive Suite G: Late February 2015   4 comments

Posted at 1:15 am in stores

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Another day, another Radio Shack. Sic transit gloria mundi.

This one is in the Wal Mart plaza at Forest & I-77, and is I believe the same operating unit that was originally in a free-standing building near the current Forest Drive Rite Aid and then in Trenholm Plaza. If so, this is the Radio Shack that I historically cut my teeth at. I used to take tubes to be tested at the freestanding location all the time, and bought (or talked my parents into buying) a number of hobby kits there. Later, I was a member of the Battery Of The Month club at the Trenholm Plaza location, and got what I call my "lucky" screwdrivers as a free BOTM gift there. ('Lucky' in that I've had them for over 30 years now, and have never lost or broken them -- yet). I remember I used to manage my BOTM days so that I could get one battery on the last day of a month, and then the next day, get another on the first day of the next month. [This was important since, a) it always took at least two batteries to do anything, and b) I never had any money]

I don't believe I ever actually went into this store after it moved to the current location. By that time, I was living out of town, had enough money to buy batteries, and had bid adieu to vacuum tubes.

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(Hat tip to commenter Andrew)

Tag It Art, 4517 Forest Drive: 9 January 2015   1 comment

Posted at 1:02 am in business,entertainment

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Kids' art studio, Tag It Art closed on 9 January 2015. You can see the classy farewell message here.

Forest Village is the little two-strip plaza that I still think of as the home of The Happy Bookseller though The Happy Cafe now occupies that spot.

(Hat tip to my sister)

Written by ted on March 4th, 2015

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