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Bike To Nature / Bike Street USA, 5175 Sunset Boulevard: November 2014   no comments

Posted at 12:13 am in closing

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As shown in the first picture, the main suite for Bike Street USA was what is now Jackie's Uniforms, but the Bicycles signage remains on the second suite they had to the right of that. As you can also see from the firt shot, the store started as Bike To Nature, which moved here from across the street when its original building was slated for demolition.

After moving, the store was bought by the Bike Street USA chain, which went bankrupt in November 2014 as described here.

Written by ted on August 22nd, 2015

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Marble Slab Creamery, 929-D North Lake Drive: July 2015   2 comments

Posted at 1:58 am in Uncategorized

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I had come from Pizzera Uno to the Pastime Pavilion in Lexington to see a movie. In point of fact, I was hoping to still find the latest Mad Max move showing though it was dropping out of first run at the time. I had done a quick google before leaving home, noting that the time and place for Max would make it convienient to a restaurant I hadn't been to for a while.

It all went well until I got to the theater and found that I should have taken time to click on the movie descriptions as well as times as the movie turned out to be about a dog.

Anyway, as I was walking back to the car in sort of disgusted amusement, I noticed the plaza's Marble Slab Creamery was closed. There were no explanatory notes or signs, but cleary the place had been cleaned out even though the marquee was still up.

Written by ted on August 13th, 2015

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Comic Nirvana, 5135 Sunset Boulevard: April 2015 (moved)   6 comments

Posted at 1:02 am in Uncategorized

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I had meant to do this post before Free Comic Book Day which was 2 May 2015, but that was not to be.

At any rate, as reported by commenter James R, Comic Nirvana has moved from in front of Best Buy in Lexington to The Smith Centre just south of the I-20 Waffle House.

I have to say it's not an easy location to find. They have listing on the roadside marquee for the office plaza, but actually locating the store is a bit of a puzzle. In the event, you can't see it from the default parking area in front, you have to drive around back and duck into a little back nook. Hopefully they will have some more directional signs up soon, along with their main storefront sign. In fact, they may by now as these pictures are a week or two old.

(Hat tip to commener James R)

Mr. Hibachi, 5225 Sunset Boulevard: Late February 2015   no comments

Posted at 11:47 pm in Uncategorized

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Commenter Megan reports this Lexington Hibachi spot as closed around the start of the month.

But you can still get some dogs..

(Hat tip to commenter Megan)

Written by ted on March 17th, 2015

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Mi Taco / Mi Pueblito, 205-F Columbia Avenue: 2014   2 comments

Posted at 1:48 am in Uncategorized

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Commenter James R points out that this storefront in Lexington across the street from The Flight Deck is empty again.

It last featured here in early 2012 when the first picture was taken, and it was transitioning from Mi Casa to Mi Taco.

I'm a little confused as to what happened. At the time of that post, people said it had previously been a Mi Pueblito and then it was apparently a Mi Pueblito again in 2014, so I'm not sure what happened to Mi Taco, or when.

(Hat tip to commenter James R)

Written by ted on February 19th, 2015

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Gilligan's, 938 North Lake Drive: Mid-June 2014   14 comments

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A Three Hour Cruise..

I'm not too familiar with Gilligan's, but I know there was at least one other in Litchfield Beach which closed last year and is now an ABC store. This one was in Lexingtion on North Lake Drive just east of the Books-A-Million strip mall.

I think that clearly this building and the old Zorba's On Two Notch shared the same design. Whether that means this was originally a Zorba's or that they were both originally something else I'm not sure.

(Hat tip to commenter John Barrs)

UPDATE 24 February 2015: Updated the closing date in the post title based on the comments.

Written by ted on February 18th, 2015

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Bentley's Beach House, 1605 North Lake Drive: Early January 2015   3 comments

Posted at 12:17 am in Uncategorized

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Bentley's Beach House was the follow-on operation in the old Dam Bar & Grill spot.

It looks like the next tenant is already lined up with a sign announcing Mari's Lake House, thus continuing the "water" and "house" theme the location has going on..

(Hat tip to commenter James R)

Written by ted on February 14th, 2015

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Alibaba's Pipe Emporium, 4884 Sunset Boulevard: Fall 2014   5 comments

Posted at 11:37 pm in Uncategorized

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I'm not exactly sure when head shop Alibaba's Pipe Emporium on Sunset closed. Commenter Brian noted the storefront as empty in December 2014. When I took the first pictures on 17 August 2014, the Sunset location already seemed to be closed during what would be normal hours though the store looked fully stocked. At that time, a sign directed customers to the Irmo store on Woodrow Street. I know they has some legal trouble in May 2014 though I am unsure if that was what finally caused the closing or not.

(Hat tip to commenter Brian)

Written by ted on January 4th, 2015

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Monkey Joe's, 109 Park Place Court: 2 November 2014   8 comments

Posted at 1:05 am in Uncategorized

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I think we're all Bozos on this bus.

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Written by ted on November 21st, 2014

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Daddy Mac's, 105 Northpoint Drive: Late October 2014   5 comments

Posted at 10:55 pm in Uncategorized

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As reported by commenter John R, this former Carolina Wings & Rib House is now, once again, ... a Carolina Wings & Rib House.

The rebranding as Daddy Mac's lasted somewhat less than a year.

(Hat tip to commenter John R)

Written by ted on October 26th, 2014

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