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Fantasy Island Day Care, 7422 Childs Street: 2013   2 comments

Posted at 12:42 am in business

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You have to love the street name.

I ran across this defunct Irmo daycare center when I was turing around on Lake Murray Boulevard to go back and take pictures of something else (of what, I cannot now recall).

The way the toys are still out, waiting for children who won't return is rather sad.

Written by ted on March 1st, 2014

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New Life Fitness World, 7000 Saint Andrews Rd: 31 December 2013   6 comments

Posted at 11:52 pm in business

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Comparing the Irmo New Life Fitness World with the Two Notch one, you can see that the chain had a well defined aesthetic.

It's also quite a large building, and presumably mostly hollow in the middle. It's hard to think what could go in there without extensive remodeling. (Recall that Columbia Athletic Club had to be completely gutted to become Trader Joe's).

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Written by ted on January 24th, 2014

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New China, 800 Lake Murray Boulevard: December 2013   no comments

Posted at 12:37 am in restaurants

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Commenter Homer notes that this small Chinese restaurant in High Pointe Centre on Lake Murray Boulevard has closed.

He sends in his pictures here and notes elsewhere that the place was a true family operation with a daughter often taking orders and translating them for mom and pop.

I note that at this juncture, the plaza sign and spelling (note the 'e' on Pointe and the British Centre) seem rather more grandiose than the current tenant list warrants.

(Hat tip to commenter Homer)

Mudbone's Swamp Shack, 7949 Broad River Road: 2013   4 comments

Posted at 12:57 am in restaurants

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I have some more pictures of this place.. somewhere.

Mudbone's was a cajun restaurant in Friarsgate Plaza on Broad River Road just North of the I-26 interchange.

Reviews were mixed, but everyone seemed to agree they had great hushpuppies.

UPDATE 16 January 2014 -- Commenter badger sends in these scans of the Mudbone's menu:

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Written by ted on January 11th, 2014

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Blockbuster, 7249 Saint Andrews Road: Real Soon Now   10 comments

Posted at 12:44 am in business,stores

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Well, as we've discussed recently, Blockbuster, at least as a physical store, is on the way out. The parent company, Dish Network is shuttering the chain, basically, due to the rise of Internet video. The last Blockbuster movie rental, 'This Is The End', was on Saturday in Hawaii.

I'm not sure how long the clearance at the remaining stores will go on. It's possible this Irmo store is already closed, as these pictures were taken a week ago now, and I haven't been back by. This location joins a long list of Columbia area Blockbusters which have featured here. And Rosewood will be up as soon as I get the chance to get some pictures there.

UPDATE 26 January 2014 -- Well, that's it, as seen in this pix from 12 Jan:

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Written by ted on November 19th, 2013

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Imperial Glass, Inc: 7971 Woodrow Street Suite 6: 2013   1 comment

Posted at 11:57 pm in Uncategorized

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Here, I believe, is the last posting from the little strip mall on North Woodrow Street near Broad River Road. This Irmo glass showroom is next to the former China Pearl, and is listed in this year's phonebook (Feb 2013), so apparently closed fairly recently.

Written by ted on October 11th, 2013

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Curves, 6030 Saint Andrews Road Suite G/H: 2011 (moved)   24 comments

Posted at 11:03 pm in business

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Women's gym Curves moved out of this little strip just past Piney Grove Road sometime in 2011, to set up shop down the street at Seven Oaks Shopping Center (6169 Saint Andrews Road). As of last week, I believe this storefront was still empty.

Update 26 January 2014 -- The new location:

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Written by ted on October 10th, 2013

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Catch 22, 1085-D Lake Murray Boulevard: September 2013   12 comments

Posted at 11:36 pm in restaurants

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Here's another of the many restaurants I was completely unaware of. This Irmo spot offered more than the seafood the name would have you expect. Of course, some other reviews make it sound as though the literary meaning of the name may have been appropos from time to time as well.

The space is now open again as Bistro On The Boulevard.

(Hat tip to commenter Becky)

Written by ted on October 8th, 2013

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Sammi's Deli, 7210 Broad River Road: September 2013   19 comments

Posted at 10:42 pm in restaurants

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This Sammi's location was way out on Broad River Road, just across Lykes Lane from the Publix plaza. I took these pictures when I originally thought it was closed, back in June of 2012.

As it turned out, they weren't closed, but just having some work done. They opened again and carried on (with an 'A') until last month.

Now it's Touchdown's Wings & Things.

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Written by ted on October 6th, 2013

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Still In Style, 7971 Woodrow Street Suites 2 & 3: 2000s   1 comment

Posted at 12:26 am in stores

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Here's a two suite consignment shop in the little Irmo strip that has figured so often here over the past week or so. One more, and I think we're done..

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