Recent Comments

Recent Posts

Categories

Archives

Meta

Archive for the ‘Harbison’ tag

Jewelry Warehouse, 1270 Bower Parkway: July 2018   4 comments

Posted at 10:28 pm in closing

p1520770_tn.jpg

p1520771_tn.jpg

p1520772_tn.jpg

p1520773_tn.jpg

p1520774_tn.jpg

p1520775_tn.jpg

p1520776_tn.jpg

p1520777_tn.jpg

p1520778_tn.jpg

I've never been in this store, but from the outside, it appears to be *huge*, occupying several potential storefronts.

The store moved to here from its original location on Saint Andrews Road back in 2010, and has, according to its Facebook page, now started its closing sale. I'm not sure how long that will last (apparently through 30 June for sure), so I am listing the closing date as July 2018 for now.

(Hat tip to commenter Heath Roberts)

Written by ted on June 29th, 2018

Tagged with , , , , , ,

Chili's, 280 Harbison Boulevard: 22 April 2018   no comments

Posted at 11:44 pm in closing

p1500865_tn.jpg

p1500867_tn.jpg

p1500882_tn.jpg

p1500883_tn.jpg

p1500884_tn.jpg

p1500885_tn.jpg

As mentioned several times in Have Your Say, the Chili's on Harbison has closed.

The story from Palmetto Weekend says they were unable to renew their lease, which argues that Harbison Court may already have something else planned.

I believe they were already winding down last week, as I went by at 10pm on Friday night, and they had already turned off the front facade lights by the time I drove around to that side of the building.

I used to go to Chili's fairly frequently, and still do like it, but my main reason was that it was a decent place that stayed open late every night. While they still do that in the Florida locations (or the ones I've visited), they no longer do that here, pretty much leaving that niche to Applebee's.

(Hat tip to commenter ED)

Written by ted on April 23rd, 2018

Tagged with , , , ,

Persona Pizza / Firenza Pizza, 1270 Bower Parkway Suite C: March 2018 (coming?)   5 comments

Posted at 12:02 am in closing

p1500017_tn.jpg

p1500018_tn.jpg

p1500019_tn.jpg

p1500020_tn.jpg

p1500021_tn.jpg

p1500022_tn.jpg

p1500023_tn.jpg

p1500024_tn.jpg

Firenza is an interesting name for a pizza place because it suggests both "fire" and Italy (Firenza is the native name for the city we call by the exonym "Florence").

Fast casual pizza is now officially a thing, and Firenza is one of the chains in that market. This particular store, in Columbiana Station has not been here long. Commenter Heath reported in November of last year that this slot opened as a Persona Pizza and was just converting to Firenza at that point. Actually, Persona is the only one of these chains I have been to, and I was happy with my meal at the Woodhill location, so I'm not averse to checking out Firenza, Blaze or 1000 Degrees. Interestingly, as you can see in the pictures, there is a Blaze just across the street from this location.

Exactly what is going on here is a bit cryptic, but apparently it is an upfit of some sort and Firenza promises to return.

(Hat tips to commenters Heath & James R)

UPDATE 23 March 2018 -- Hmm, commenter Heath notes that apparently the place never actually opened as Firenza after Persona shut down. Maybe they got distracted by the Lexington opportunity. Anyway, I'm changing the title line qualifier from "(temporary)" to "(coming?)".

Written by ted on March 23rd, 2018

Tagged with , , , , ,

Babies "Я" Us, 254 Harbison Boulevard: April 2018   1 comment

Posted at 10:25 pm in closing

p1500005_tn.jpg

p1500007_tn.jpg

p1500009_tn.jpg

p1500010_tn.jpg

p1500011_tn.jpg

p1500012_tn.jpg

p1500013_tn.jpg

Nothing Held Back

Well, continuing the story from the Toys 'Я' Us post, this is the same thing but in a more advanced stage. The Babies "Я" Us closeout sale has been going since February and is now in the end stages, if this WLTX story is still current.

One thing I didn't mention in the Toys closing is that both business units share a common problem on top of everything else: The US, other Western nations and Japan are currently in a "baby bust" situation. That means even if they could regain their former appeal to the customer base, the customer base itself is shrinking, or as the Four Seasons once said Bye, Bye, Baby, Goodbye!

(Hat tip to commenter Andrew I think)

Written by ted on March 21st, 2018

Tagged with , , , , , ,

Toys 'Я' Us, 140 Columbiana Drive: Spring 2018   10 comments

Posted at 11:41 pm in closing

p1490997_tn.jpg

p1490998_tn.jpg

p1500001_tn.jpg

p1500002_tn.jpg

p1500003_tn.jpg

So fare there are no signs advertising big closings savings at the Toys 'R' US Columbiana Mall outparcel site in Harbison, but it's just a matter of time as the firm officially threw in the towel last week and says it will not emerge from bankruptcy.

I missed the golden age of Toys 'R' Us, and in fact don't think I've ever been into a store. For us, the big thing was the Sears Christmas Wishbook with wonders on every page, here's an appreciation from someone who was not too old for the golden age, along with some reminders that Toys 'R' Us has been in and out of trouble for a long time.

The funny thing is that while TRU doesn't sell as many toys as it used to, it still sells a *lot* of toys, and you have to wonder how bad the debts must be if you have bankruptcy protection and can't come up with a viable plan for the way forward while you are still selling lots of toys.

A few links:

According to CNN, the timing of closing sales and the final closing have yet to be determined.

A trademark collector may be bringing KB Toys back as popup stores due to the TRU bankruptcy.

Amazon may buy some of the stores though I wouldn't hold my breath for the Columbia area.

I have to say this store does not look appealing to me. It looks a bit run down, boxy and not 'fun'. I realize there are limits to what you can do with stodgy Columbia codes, but to me something like *this* says TOY STORE!

p1480003_tn.jpg

And finally, thanks, guys, for that whole backwards 'Я' thing. Not.

Written by ted on March 19th, 2018

Tagged with , , , ,

Wells Fargo, 165 Columbiana Drive: February 2018   3 comments

Posted at 11:57 pm in closing

p1490449_tn.jpg

p1490450_tn.jpg

p1490452_tn.jpg

p1490453_tn.jpg

p1490454_tn.jpg

p1490455_tn.jpg

p1490456_tn.jpg

p1490457_tn.jpg

p1490458_tn.jpg

p1490459_tn.jpg

Here's another Wells Fargo branch "pruning", this one on Columbiana Drive at Afton Court. (And next to the former Monterrey Mexican).

You may also bank at any Wells Fargo location that is convenient for you.

Well, that's big of them.

(Hat tip to commenter Tom)

Written by ted on February 22nd, 2018

Tagged with , , , , ,

Nestle Toll House Cafe, Columbiana Centre: Summer 2017   no comments

Posted at 10:26 pm in closing

p1460247_tn.jpg

I noticed on my last trip to Columbiana to get a picture of the American Deli setup that across the food court, Nestle Toll House cafe was closed.

I don't think they are doing a revamp as the one at Sandhill did as they are no longer listed on the mall web site. It's been a while since I've stopped at at Toll House, but my experience has always been that the cookies are quite good.

Written by ted on October 12th, 2017

Tagged with , , , , ,

Shoe Carnival, 142 Harbison Boulevard: September 2017 (moved)   6 comments

Posted at 11:23 pm in closing

p1460236_tn.jpg

p1460237_tn.jpg

p1460235_tn.jpg

p1460238_tn.jpg

p1460239_tn.jpg

p1460240_tn.jpg

p1460241_tn.jpg

p1460242_tn.jpg

Well, this has already been extensively ventilated in Have Your Say, but Shoe Carnival has moved down the hill from Columbiana Station by Old Navy to Harbison Court.

The new location, seen below, is the former home of Regency Beauty Institute (on which I never did a closing) and right next to the previous (and recently departed) shoe store in that complex, Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse.

p1450767_tn.jpg

p1460220_tn.jpg

p1460222_tn.jpg

p1460223_tn.jpg

Apocalypse Comics 2, 285 Columbiana Drive: September 2017   3 comments

Posted at 10:56 pm in closing

p1460252_tn.jpg

p1460253_tn.jpg

p1460254_tn.jpg

p1460255_tn.jpg

p1460256_tn.jpg

p1460257_tn.jpg

p1460258_tn.jpg

I believe I went into the Grand Strand location of Apocalypse Comics, which closed last year, a couple of times, but I never made it into this Harbison location. To be truthful, I get most of my comics nowdays from a subscription service which has pretty much curtailed my shop visits.

Here's a nice little write up about the shop in The Daily Gamecock.

(Hat tip to commenter Tom)

Written by ted on October 9th, 2017

Tagged with , , , ,

Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse, 262 Harbison Boulevard: August 2017   2 comments

Posted at 12:20 am in closing

p1040465_tn.jpg

p1450759_tn.jpg

p1450760_tn.jpg

p1450761_tn.jpg

p1450768_tn.jpg

p1450772_tn.jpg

p1450767_tn.jpg

This has already been discussed, but Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse has closed on Harbison. This store opened in 2012 and replaced Rugged Warehouse (interesting that both names contain Warehouse) which closed in 2010.

As you can see in the final picture, Harbison Court will not lack for shoe stores due to this closing as the adjacent storefront (which was at one time Regency Beauty Institute, though I'm not sure that was the most recent tenant) is being upfitted to become Shoe Carnival.

Written by ted on September 13th, 2017

Tagged with , , , , ,

Tags

Recently Updated Posts

Blogroll