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Pupcakes Pet Botique & Bakery, 625 Harden Street: January 2014   7 comments

Posted at 12:42 am in stores

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Doggone!

(Hat tip to commenter Mike d)

Written by ted on March 7th, 2014

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Emprire Grill, 1601 Harden Street: January 2014   1 comment

Posted at 12:22 am in restaurants

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I first wrote about Empire Grill in a closing for College Corner. Even at the point I took the first picture above for that post, I had to wonder what was going on, as the signage for the new place made Open Late a big selling point, and .. it was never open late.

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Written by ted on February 22nd, 2014

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Urban Thread, 613 Harden Street: 15 February 2014   no comments

Posted at 12:40 am in Uncategorized

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At one time Urban Thread was on both sides of Harden Street: Here and in the old American Apparel storefront as Urban Tread & More.

Then they consolidated the & More store with this one a bit more than a year ago, and now the consolidated (and original) store has closed its doors as well.

Interestingly, Urban Thread seems to be a Gainesville operation which I did not know. I had assumed it was Columbia based.

(Hat tip to commenter Mike d)

Written by ted on February 19th, 2014

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Liberty Pizza, 707 Harden Street: December 2013   4 comments

Posted at 12:23 am in restaurants

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Commenter MB reports that Liberty Pizza in the old Pop's location is closed. After peering inside, I would like to ammend that report: Liberty Pizza is not mearly closed, but truly most sincerely closed:

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(Hat tip to commenter MB)

Written by ted on January 14th, 2014

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Don's Marching & Music Society / The Library, 805 Harden Street: 8 November 2013   15 comments

Posted at 12:46 am in nightclub

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Having a bar called The Library is an old tradition in college towns. Whether it actually happens, or just the notion is enough to hang a name on, the idea is that the hard partying student will truthfully tell his parents he's spending a lot of time at the library.

Recently, in Columbia, that tradition is reported to have taken a nasty turn. Five Points has been having a terrible year as far as crime goes, and according to The State, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lot called out The Library by name:

Lott says he sent both uniformed and undercover officers to Columbia's Five Points on Oct. 26. He says the officers found a number of gang members hanging out at a bar called The Library and other people hanging out looking for fights or to rob people.

Shortly thereafter, The State reported:

The owner of a Columbia nightclub that the sheriff says is a hangout for gang members says he could be forced to close.

Justin Kershner of The Library nightclub says he was told by the state revenue department that he must pay $18,000 in back taxes by 2 p.m. Friday or give up his permits to sell beer, wine and liquor.

Finally, The State Reports:

The Library nightclub is closed indefinitely

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The decision to close came a day after he said paid his back taxes and was trying to figure out how to get back into the good graces of local law enforcement.

Because of trees, it is difficult to get a good picture of The Library building from across Harden, and even on the right side of the road, the view is still a bit obstructed. When I took the first set of pictures, the signs for The Library were still up, if not easily visible. When I took the night pictures, the signage had already come down, and there was a crew inside that looked to be cleaning the place out.

UPDATE 7 December 2013: Added Don's Marching & Music Society to the post title, and check the comments for a not from the original "Don"!

Written by ted on November 14th, 2013

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Mucho Margaritas / San Jose Mexican Restaurant, 819 Harden Street: Early October 2013   10 comments

Posted at 12:38 am in restaurants

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To the best of my recollection, I've never eaten at any establishment in this Five Points storefront, to include San Jose, though I have certainly eaten at other local San Jose locations, and found them to be perfectly OK.

Commenter MB noted the closing, and pointed out that until fairly recently it was Mucho Margaritas, something I must have driven by many times without it registering at all. Already today the sign was down and folks were carting off the fixtures. With the recent closure of Dreams Of Bombay, there are now two adjacent restaurant vacancies in this building. (I don't know what, if anything, is in the upper storey).

(Hat tip to commenter MB)

Written by ted on October 8th, 2013

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Good For The Sole Shoes and Accessories, 631-D Harden Street: May 2013 (moved)   4 comments

Posted at 12:26 am in stores

I noticed last month while eating with relatives on the sidewalk at Yesterdays that Good For The Sole has moved from the corner suite at 631-D behind the sculpture to the old Leon's Books / Five Points Nails & Spa location at 631-C.

(And, yes, we did get panhandled..)

Written by ted on June 24th, 2013

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Pop's NY Pizza, 707 Harden Street: April 2013   11 comments

Posted at 11:17 pm in restaurants

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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.

Written by ted on April 16th, 2013

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Kiddie Korner Hair Design, 356 South Harden Street: 2009   3 comments

Posted at 12:01 am in business

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It seems to me that I recall this place on the corner of Harden and Rosewood being a TV repair place at one time. Certainly Kiddie Korner was far from the first operation there, though to date, it seems to have been the last.

Written by ted on April 13th, 2013

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Your Mom's House / Good Times, 2006 Senate Street: late 2012   5 comments

Posted at 12:27 am in nightclub,restaurants

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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!

Written by ted on January 29th, 2013

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