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Rite Aid Pharmacy, 818 Harden Street: April 2015   3 comments

Posted at 12:20 am in stores

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Well, the signs are trying to spin it as a move, but since the 2708 Rosewood store already exists, I can only call it a closing.

Although it was once a grocery, this building has been a pharmacy for as long as I can remember -- It was an Eckerd's before the Rite Aid buyout of that chain. I have not stopped there for many years, possibly because the last time I did I got agressively pan-handled in the parking lot.

Written by ted on April 11th, 2015

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Radio Shack, 1001 Harden Street Suite D: March 2015   11 comments

Posted at 1:14 am in stores

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I don't believe I ever went into this Radio Shack in the Food Lion plaza in Five Points. Come to think of it, I don't believe I've ever been into any business in this plaza other than Food Lion, unless you go back far enough to count Peaches and Sears.

You know the drill about Radio Shack by this point.

Written by ted on March 21st, 2015

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Chapman Dodge, Northwest Corner of Harden Street & Gervais Street: 1970s   41 comments

Posted at 12:51 am in business

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I think there have been a few mentions of Chapman Dodge here over the years, but I have absolutely no memory of it, despite the fact we must have driven past the lot often. Currently all that seems to be left is the faded name painted on the back of the building abuting the lot (which I presume was the repair shop).

While this lot has been vacant for many years, it's not uncommon for temporary truck-based businesses to pull in and set up shop for a weekend.

Written by ted on January 28th, 2015

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ConCOCKtions, 724 Harden Street: Fall 2014   2 comments

Posted at 2:47 am in nightclub

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ConCOCKtions was the followup operation to Rum Runners in the little 724 Harden Street back lot building attached to the Kester's building.

There is already a followup in place, Back Alley. This building rotates so often that the parking lot signs have trouble keeping up (and spelling, though that's a separate issue).

(Hat tip to commenter Justin)

Written by ted on December 15th, 2014

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Sharky's, 636 Harden Street: Fall 2014   no comments

Posted at 11:09 pm in nightclub

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Commenter Midnight Rambler asks

Is Sharky's in Five Points now Latitude 22?

And the answer seems to be: Yes.

Sharky's web site is gone, and we have this note on instagram.

As I recall, I only went into Sharky's once, during that period in the 90s when I was trying to sample every credible pizza in Columiba. At that time, Sharky's was trying to brand as a restaurant as much as a bar, but my father and I still left rather unimpressed.

Note that Sharky's Too is a seperate business (apparently the former Rafter's club) and is still open.

(Hat tip to Midnight Rambler)

Written by ted on September 23rd, 2014

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Kildare's Irish Pub, 724 Harden Street: Summer 2014   1 comment

Posted at 11:24 pm in nightclub

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Commenter badger suggested that Kildare's on Harden Street might be closed, and that does in fact seem to be the case. Looking through the windows, there is a bit of dishevelment inside, with plywood up in one window and checking the roofline shows under-panels missing along the front.

Nothing has seemed to stick in this spot since it was re-purposed from a series of Chinese restaurants to bar use.

(Hat tip to commenter badger)

Written by ted on August 21st, 2014

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The Pour House, 800 Harden Street: June 2014 (temporary)   1 comment

Posted at 11:12 pm in nightclub

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Commenter MikeJ points out that The Pour House in Five Points has been closed since June, though it is scheduled to re-open soon.

I suppose it's been The Pour House for quite a while now, but to me this spot will always be Frank's Hotdogs.
(Hat tip to commenter MikeJ)

Written by ted on August 11th, 2014

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Club Twist, 805 Harden Street: Late May 2014   3 comments

Posted at 11:00 pm in nightclub

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According to The State, Club Twist, which was essentially the latest incarnation of the troubled The Library nightclub closed for good in late May. The club had been seen as a magnet for trouble in recent years, and the Richland County Sheriff's office had long taken a dim view of it. Curently the space is mostly empty and for rent.

Written by ted on July 1st, 2014

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Stier Supply Co, 2021 Blanding Street: 2013   1 comment

Posted at 11:14 pm in business

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Commenter justin points out this building on Blanding Street just West of Benedict, the former location of Stier Supply Company. I like the recessed blocks in the brickwork on the East side of the facade. You know that that's been climbed more than a time or two. I also like the bit of railway spur that fades out somewhere between Blanding Street and the main part of the courtyard. Obviously at one time, freight trains plied the way here, and to the concrete plant across the street. (Of course freight trains across the street is not a bit of Columbia nostalgia I actually miss).

Commenter Homer mentions that there is still a Stier location in Irmo on Lake Murray Boulevard.

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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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