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Havertys Furniture, 1430 Colonial Life Boulevard: Fall 2016   1 comment

Posted at 12:12 am in closing

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Furniture stores are generally kind of invisible to be, so I'm not sure exactly how long Havertys has been across from Dutch Square, but cerainly for decades. Now, like everything else, it is moving to Harbison.

(Hat tip to commenter Andrew)

Written by ted on September 13th, 2016

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The Lowcountry Mermaid, 5015 N Highway 17 (Awendaw): May 2012   2 comments

Posted at 1:27 am in closing

I wondered at this little place when I drove by in early 2012. Apparently it was part of replacing three different former operations on the same property

The Kickin’ Horse stayed empty for a number of years. I always hoped that something fun would pop up there… and now it has. Where the Tackleshop was, there is now The Lowcountry Mermaid (which carries new and used furniture, home accessories, etc.). The small restaurant has been taken over by the Funky Little Kitchen (great burgers!) and I just recently heard that the stages out behind the place have been taken over by Awendaw Sound

The location, on US-17 between Georgetown & Charleston is rather rural, and I wasn't sure that anything as quirky as the shop looked to be could make it there. It appears, unfortunately, that I was right as according to their Facebook page, they closed down sometime soon after 25 April 2012.

Written by ted on August 27th, 2016

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Wicker-Mart, 6813 Two Notch Road, April 2016   no comments

Posted at 11:23 pm in closing

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I did not know this:

Wicker is a general classification of woven furniture and accents, not a specific material. The term is used broadly for any item woven from natural or synthetic hard fibers such as rattan, cane, bamboo, seagrass, even synthetic vinyls and resins.

I just always figured wicker meant woven with those pencil sized plants.

At any rate, this longtime Two Notch stalwart will be closing soon.

The real estate listing has an interesting aerial picture of the vicinity, although I don't know that I would emphasize the proximity to the airport for a Dentsville property..

Written by ted on April 11th, 2016

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The Shopping Bin, 1601-B Broad River Road: Early 2015   no comments

Posted at 11:58 pm in closing

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The postings on the Facebook page for this Boozer Shopping Center consignment shop suggest it closed in early 2015.

This particular storefront was previously the Boozer location of Dem's House of Diamonds, now on Lake Murray Boulevard.

Chapin Furniture, 1150 Chapin Road: April 2015   2 comments

Posted at 12:29 am in closing

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Like everyone, I've heard the folksy commercials on 92.1 and other stations, but had no real idea where Chapin Furniture actually was. In the event it's not hard to find as a pretty straight shot from I-26.

The State has the story of this move: Apparently Publix has bought this lot, and Chapin Furniture is building a new two-story store elsewhere which should be open in the fall of 2015.

Written by ted on April 29th, 2015

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Good As New Consignments, 4884 Sunset Boulevard: July 2014 (consolidated)   2 comments

Posted at 12:13 am in Uncategorized

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Commenter James notes that the larger part of this Sunset Boulevard building is now for lease.

It appears that this is the result of Good As New Consignments vacating the left suite of the building and consolidating with Good As New Furniture in the right suite.

(Hat tip to commenter James)

Written by ted on August 28th, 2014

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Aaron's Furniture Rental, 159 US-378: January 2014   4 comments

Posted at 12:04 am in Uncategorized

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This Aaron's on US-387 in Lexington just west of the US-1/US-378 split listed in the phonebook as Aaron's Furniture Rental, though clearly judging from the wall blazons, they also did appliances. Given that the South Lake Drive operation already existed, I think this is more a consolidation than a relocation. Basically they have just folded this branch's operations into that one's.

(Hat tip to commenter James)

Written by ted on February 17th, 2014

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Discount Furniture, 1130 Broad River Road: late 2012   1 comment

Posted at 12:22 am in Uncategorized

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I'm not exactly sure when this furniture store at the corner of Broad River Road & Means Avenue closed, but I can tell you that it opened on 16 March 2012.

Unless you're buying a house, new furniture is pretty much a post-ponable expense, and houses aren't exactly selling like hotcakes now either -- I think the furniture business has got to be hurting.

Written by ted on November 30th, 2012

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Commercial Office Furniture (COF), 1835 Gervais Street: August 2012   18 comments

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Written by ted on August 18th, 2012

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Tomlinson's Used Furniture & Thrift Store, 4510 Augusta Road: 2011   1 comment

Posted at 1:44 am in closing

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Tomlinson's was the follow-on operation to San Jose Restaurante Mexicano. I'm not sure when it closed, but I did the San Jose post in January of 2010, and I can't find Tomlinson's in either the 2011 or 2012 phonebooks, so I'm guessing 2011 by default. I know I've been down US-1 a few times in the past year, but I can't actually ever recall noticing it before. The red sales-ticket shaped sign is quite nice.

UPDATE 19 August 2016 -- Now Pelican's Snoballs:

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Written by ted on July 3rd, 2012

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