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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!

UPDATE 1 July 2014 -- It's to be Harambe Ethiopian Restaurant:

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Written by ted on January 29th, 2013

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Dreams of Bombay, 817 Harden Street: late 2012   no comments

Posted at 3:26 am in restaurants

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I like Indian food, but somehow never got around to trying this new Indian place in Five Points. Of course the parking situation for that location is not ideal, which is perhaps why nothing seems to get a toehold there.

(Hat tip to commenter MB)

UPDATE 1 July 2014 -- It's now Fast Eddies Calzones:

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Written by ted on January 26th, 2013

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Urban Thread & More, 610 Harden Street: Late December 2012   no comments

Posted at 11:53 pm in stores

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Urban Thread & More opened in the old American Apparel location on 16 April 2011 and closed sometime around the end of 2012. Or at least this expansion store (the "& more") closed. There is still the original Urban Thread on the other side of the street at 613 Harden, and it appears that this location has been consolidated back into that one.

(Hat tip to commenter MB)

UPDATE 19 February 2014 -- It's now Copper Penny:

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Written by ted on January 20th, 2013

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Rum Runners, 724 Harden Street: October 2012   no comments

Posted at 1:18 am in nightclub

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Well, that didn't last long.

Rum Runners replaced Jungle Jim's in Five Points early in 2012. Now, in late 2012, it has been replaced with ConCOCKtions sports bar.

So far, it appears the nautical mural remains.

Written by ted on November 5th, 2012

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Grandma's, 724 Harden Street: October 2012   3 comments

Posted at 12:18 am in nightclub

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Grandma's replaced China Garden in the old Kesters Bamboo House building back in late 2009, when the first two pictures above were taken.

In the event, it seems to have lasted about three years (and to never have gotten a finished sign as seen in the third picture taken around July 2012).

The next, and current, iteration is Kildare's Irish Pub.

Written by ted on October 30th, 2012

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Identity Crisis   3 comments

Posted at 12:05 am in commentary

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Written by ted on September 7th, 2012

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Jungle Jim's, 724 Harden Street: early 2012   7 comments

Posted at 11:40 pm in nightclub

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Though I never went, it seems to me as though Jungle Jim's was there forever. I think I can remember seeing it when I visited The Parthenon in the 1970s.

As you can see from these pictures, it at least made the transition from the China Garden era to the Grandma's era as the front part of the building in which the bar is located changed concepts. (I believe that the whole building at 724 is under one ownership). Notice how the sign on the north side of the parking lot morphed from

China
Garden
Parking
Only
Towing
Enforced

to

Parking
Only

I'm not sure when Jungle Jim's closed, but it is listed in the February 2012 phonebook, so I am going with "early 2012". The follow-on operation, Rum Runners switches from a jungle theme to a pirate concept, supported by deck murals.

Written by ted on July 17th, 2012

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Fruiti Cup, 631-B Harden Street: January 2012   3 comments

Posted at 11:43 pm in restaurants

Well, it looks like commenter Mike D was unfortunately correct when he predicted back in January that Fruiti Cup on Harden Street would not be re-opening despite the hopeful Closed Until February 15th sign you can see in the first set of pix.

As of early March, there is a Vacate or Show Cause writ on the door, and it looks like the place has been somewhat cleaned out. That's a shame. I recall that my niece and her daycare class all walked down to Fruiti Cup one summer day, and it was a big deal for them. (Though I myself would prefer a chocolate dip at Zesto..).

This location outlasted the Sparkleberry Square location by about four or five months.

(Hat tip to commenter Mike D)

Written by ted on March 4th, 2012

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Leon's Bookstore / Moxie Gift Gallery / The Oops Company / Five Points Nails and Spa: December 2011 (etc)   4 comments

Posted at 12:41 am in stores

Well, this little Harden Street storefront has had more activity over the years than I was really aware of.

I vaguely recall Leon's Bookstore and think I went in there once or twice, though I can't recall actually buying anything. It seems that Leon was a last name, not a first name and technically has an acute accent over the 'o'. This record from the Secretary of State's office indicates that the store set up shop (or filed papers at any rate) in December of 1989, and dissolved through forfeiture in November of 1994.

I know nothing about Moxie Gift Gallery other than it comes up in google searches for "631-C Harden"

The Oops Company is a catalog clothing store which apparently moved to 601 Harden Street, and is still there. I figured from the name that it was a factory-seconds store, but that appears not to be the case.

Finally, the current vacancy is due to the closing of Five Points Nails and Spa. According to The Columbia Star they filed for a zoning variance on 8 September 2009, giving them a run of a bit over two years in this spot.

(Hat tip to commenter Mike D)

Written by ted on January 21st, 2012

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