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Good As New Consignments, 4884 Sunset Boulevard: July 2014 (consolidated)   1 comment

Posted at 12:13 am in stores

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Commenter James notes that the larger part of this Sunset Boulevard building is now for lease.

It appears that this is the result of Good As New Consignments vacating the left suite of the building and consolidating with Good As New Furniture in the right suite.

(Hat tip to commenter James)

Written by ted on August 28th, 2014

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Kovachi's, 309 South Lake Drive: May 2014   12 comments

Posted at 12:00 am in restaurants

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Here's an older house set up as a restaurant on Lexington's South Lake Drive. I try to keep tabs on local pizza, but this one is not really local to me, and I'm afraid I had never heard of it before they closed up shop. The place kind of sits on a little hill, and I think it would have been nice to eat on the deck and look over the comings and goings on the road.

According to their sign, they are moving, but to where is not clear. Commenter Brian notes that the main chef has moved to All Star Pizza Company at 2001 Augusta Road.

(Hat tip to commenter Brian)

Written by ted on June 6th, 2014

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Kotas Sandwiches, 5423-B Augusta Road: 2013   1 comment

Posted at 11:13 pm in restaurants

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This little sandwich shop is attached to a convenience store / gas station on the West side of US-1 heading into Lexington. I had driven past it a number of times in the previous months, but had never really seen it. This time, when I stopped at the store, I noticed that it was there, and that it was closed. What reviews I see online are positive, and indicate it was open at least into June of 2013.

Written by ted on May 2nd, 2014

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Carolina System Built Homes, 269 Charter Oak Court: 2013   10 comments

Posted at 11:15 pm in business

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Commenter TahoeChic (who was not impressed) supplied the name for this business that I noticed while taking pictures of Lexington's defunct New Life Fitness. New Life was at the back of Charter Oak Court, while Carolina System Built Homes is at the front.

Driving by, I couldn't quite (and still can't quite to some extent) figure out what the place was. There is obviously a patch of building sites with a mostly constructed building, a set of foundations and then a site with what looks like part of a roof coming out of the ground. The former showroom building seems to be complete though, and from the real estate sign, you can get the whole shebang for less than the price of an upscale house.

Written by ted on April 4th, 2014

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Casa Linda, 5147 Sunset Boulevard: 8 March 2014   4 comments

Posted at 11:12 pm in Uncategorized

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It appears from their facebook page that a commenter saw this location as Pancho's on 8 March, so I'm using that as a date, though it would have been a bit earlier.

I never ate at this location, but in general do like the one on Beltline. From the name, I suppose this is now a second location for Pancho's on Forest Drive in the old Redbone Alley building.

(Hat tip to commenter TahoeChic)

Written by ted on March 10th, 2014

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Miss Mattie's Heirloom Cakes & More: 5076 Sunset Boulevard: 2013 (temporary?)   2 comments

Posted at 12:49 am in Uncategorized

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Commenter Brian says of Miss Mattie's in Lexington, Her red velvet cupcakes were the best I ever had.

The shop is in McCauley Square on Sunset Boulevard, north of Hudson's. This is the same strip mall that housed Yumilicious.

Commenter Brian also notes that the closing was originally flagged as temporary, but that was some time ago. All the furnishings are still intact, so that could still be the intention, but the flat Closed on the sign doesn't offer much hope.

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Written by ted on March 5th, 2014

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Clamp's BP, 1105 West Main Street (Lexington): 2012   13 comments

Posted at 12:57 am in business

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Here's an old-school, single island service station in Lexington. Just looking at it, I suspect it predates the BP era and probably goes back into the (original) Gulf age. This is the kind of place that used to exist to service cars -- which needed almost constant attention. Any thought to customer restrooms or any vending more elaborate than a soft drink machine was pretty much non-existent. Now, one by one they fall by the wayside as that generation of owners retires or they just can't compete against the new convenience store stations that use all the space that could have been bays to sell people stuff.

This one will be selling people Thickburgers soon.

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Written by ted on March 4th, 2014

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Aaron's Furniture Rental, 159 US-378: January 2014   3 comments

Posted at 12:04 am in business

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This Aaron's on US-387 in Lexington just west of the US-1/US-378 split listed in the phonebook as Aaron's Furniture Rental, though clearly judging from the wall blazons, they also did appliances. Given that the South Lake Drive operation already existed, I think this is more a consolidation than a relocation. Basically they have just folded this branch's operations into that one's.

(Hat tip to commenter James)

Written by ted on February 17th, 2014

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New Life Fitness World, 265 Charter Oak Court: 31 December 2013   3 comments

Posted at 10:53 pm in business

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Well, the post on the Irmo location seems to have gotten a bit of traction today, so why not make a clean breast of it and post the final one?

The Lexington New Life Fitness World is off of Charter Oak Road, which connects US-1 and US-378 which are more or less parallel at that point. The gym is on a little court that seems to have some sort of failed building showcase on it, which I may post another day, though it is well behind the set of empty foundations.

This building is done in a completely different style than the other two, and seems to have had at least one other business co-located inside. There is something rather sad about the forlorn swim-noodles.

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Written by ted on January 27th, 2014

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Carolina Wings, 105 Northpoint Drive: December 2013   12 comments

Posted at 11:49 pm in restaurants

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The latest Carolina Wings to close is this one in Lexingtion near the Regal theaters.

As you can see here, things are alreay in-train to reopen this building as Daddy Mac's of which, their facebook page says:

Daddy Mac's Restaurant was created by three brothers as a tribute to their Grandfather, whom they affectionately called Daddy Mac. This restaurant brings back childhood memories filled with laughter, fun, larger-than-life stories and wonderful aromas of great meals being cooked by Daddy Mac in his kitchen.
The grandsons' vision is to open their kitchen and share with you, those comforting and delicious meals that invite laughter and good times with friends and family. We hope that you will take home fond memories of your own.

and their Help Wanted ad on CraigsList says:

We are a full service restaurant that will specialize in hand cut steaks, pastas, burgers, speciality appetizers & desserts. We also offer one of Lexington's largest craft beer selections as well as an extensive wine and liquor list.

(Hat tip to commenter Beth)

Written by ted on January 22nd, 2014

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