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Computer Renaissance, 4435 Hardscrabble Road: 2015-ish   2 comments

Posted at 11:07 pm in closing


Computer Renaissance was a franchaised chain of refurbished computer stores. I know there was one in Agusta when I worked there, there was one in Harbison, and then there was this one, now a tattoo studio, on Hardscrabble Road when I came back to Columbia.

My memory is that I bought two computers here, both desktop systems, one to replace a box of my sister's that had suffered motherboard failure, and one for myself about which I'm blanking on what finally happened to it. Anyway, they were both fine, and the staff was helpful.

I said up top "Computer Renaissance was", and I think that's correct. There is still a web site, but it has not been updated since 2010, and is like a visit to another age. However, I was able to find from it that the staff from the Hardscrabble store have moved on to Bristeeri Technologies which seems to be located in Elgin.

Written by ted on December 1st, 2021

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Ten Ten Oriental Restaurant, 2000 Clemson Road Suite 7: October 2021   1 comment

Posted at 10:50 pm in closing





Ten Ten was in Magnolia Pointe down from the old Piggly Wiggly. The first marquee sign I have for them says Chinese Restaurant, but a later one (and Google) says Ten Ten Oriental Restaurant and some sources say Vietnamese Restaurant, so perhaps there was a change of focus or ownership at some time in the last few years. At any rate, they are now closed and we will have to see what becomes of this storefront.

(Hat tip to commenter Sidney)

Written by ted on November 29th, 2021

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Bricktown Bistro & Raw Bar, 4561 Hardscrabble Road Suite 108: 23 August 2020   1 comment

Posted at 11:11 pm in closing



I was unaware of Bricktown Bistro until commenter Sidney mentioned that it was closing, so I can't say a lot about it other than it is gone. (These pictures were from the final day of operation).

I do notice that the roadside marquee perpetuates the confusion between Hardscrabble & Hard Scrabble that came up here a week or so ago.

(Hat tip to commenter Sidney)

Written by ted on September 3rd, 2020

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Subway, 4611 Hardscrabble Road Suite 117: Summer 2020   4 comments

Posted at 12:02 am in closing






I don't mind Subway in a pinch, though the last time one was convenient to me, they kept it so cold I couldn't stand to eat there. This one was in the Publix plazza on Hardscrabble, on the far right end. I know I did a closing for a restaurant on the far left end once, but I can't find it now, so perhaps it got lost in the great database crash of a few years ago.

(Hat tip to commenter Bethany)

UPDATE 17 June 2022: Updating tags.

Written by ted on August 28th, 2020

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Family Video / Firehouse Subs / DigitalDoc, 4546 Hardscrabble Road: 17 May 2020 (etc)   10 comments

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Bodysmith Fitness, 2110 Clemson Road: 2018   no comments

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Bodysmith was the follow-on operation in this former Food Lion plaza to Blockbuster Video. Now the whole strip is being upfitted, and I believe someone said a Planet Fitness will be going in. At any rate, Bodysmith is gone with all the other tenants (if any were left). It appears that there are other Bodysmith locations in the area, but it's not clear to me if this location moved.

Written by ted on February 18th, 2019

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Mr. Suds Carwash, 4218 Hardscrabble Road: August 2017   1 comment

Posted at 11:40 pm in closing



People kept saying that the Mr. Suds carwash at Clemson & Hardscrabble Roads was closing due to the road widening, and I kept driving up there and saying to myself "What are these guys talking about? The carwash is well behind the Circle-K and shouldn't be affected by the road issues at all. In fact it's open, and there's a car in there now.."

Of course, I was looking at the Mr. Suds associated with Magnolia Pointe, and I finally realized there was another one nearby when commenter Sidney gave clear directions ("kinda across from the Waffle House"). By the time I got there, everything but the fence, some support beams and a few incidentals was gone. Almost as if the lot had been washed clean..

(Hat tips to commenters cheryl, Sidney and probably some others)
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Written by ted on September 25th, 2017

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CW'S Grill, 2000 Clemson Road Suite 18: 2014   3 comments

Posted at 12:24 am in closing




Somehow I have never posted this, though I seem to remember specifically doing it about three separate times..

Anyway, CW's Grill was an outpost of the now defunct Carolina Wings empire located with the now also defunct Pig in Magnolia Pointe at the corner of Clemson & Hardscrabble roads.

As of now, two years after the fact, their website is still up.

I believe the storefront was still empty last time I went by, but I'll have to check next time I get out there.

UPDATE 9 August 2017 -- Looks like this is now "Indulgence" (or "in.dul.gence"):


Written by ted on October 18th, 2016

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Calypso Caribbean Grill, 4760 Hardscrabble Road: 9 March 2016   2 comments

Posted at 1:35 am in closing





I was not aware of this little Island restaurant on Hardscrabble until commenter Sidney mentioned its passing. It looks like while the storefront has closed, you can still get catering.

(Hat tip to commenter Sidney)

Written by ted on March 21st, 2016

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Celebrity Cutz & Stylz, 4561 Hardscrabble Road Suite G: December 2015   no comments

Posted at 12:27 am in closing




Commenter Sidney noted this Hardscrabble closing a while back, along with some macbre history.

(Hat tip to commenter Sidney)

Written by ted on January 11th, 2016

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