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Pancho's Restaurante Mexicano, 5141 Sunset Boulevard: February 2016   1 comment

Posted at 1:56 am in closing

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This Lexington Mexican spot on a Target outparcel was originally a Casa Linda.

As this closing is close to events in the news, I want to be very careful what I say, but you can read some background in The State here.

As of a few days ago, the Forest Drive Pancho's was still open.

(Hat tip to commenter ED)

Written by ted on March 12th, 2016

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Ryan's Grill, Buffet & Bakery, 5579 Sunset Boulevard: February 2016   1 comment

Posted at 12:09 am in closing

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There's not much to say about the closing of the Lexington Ryan's that hasn't been said elsewhere. I will note that I am a little surprised that this store, and the Two Notch Store both still have all the branding and signage up. Usually when a company that is still active closes a store, they like to get that down quickly to avoid associating the chain with failure. In my mind that means things are perhaps even worse than they seem, if that's possible.

(Hat tip to commenter ED)

Written by ted on March 11th, 2016

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Kotas Your Way!, 5423-B Augusta Road (Lexington): Fall 2015   1 comment

Posted at 12:38 am in closing

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This storefront, co-located with a convenience store, was orginally Kotas Sandwiches. After that closed, the place re-opened for a while as Kotas Your Way!.

It appears from the signage, and the food truck parked in the lot that the new owners have closed the storefront and now concentrate on catering chiken & pizza from two food trucks.

Written by ted on December 11th, 2015

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Mari's Lake House, 1605 North Lake Drive:   5 comments

Posted at 1:39 am in closing

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Mari's Lake House was the followup operation to Bentley's Beach House in this North Lake Drive building in Lexington.

As far as I can tell, the setup was very similar, with even the same AMF Sunfish still sitting in the parking lot. I'm pretty sure the free beer offer was new though..

(Hat tip to commenter badger)

Written by ted on December 10th, 2015

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Hardee's, 415 Columbia Avenue (Lexington): August 2015 (moved)   3 comments

Posted at 2:58 am in closing

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As mentioned by a number of commenters over the last several months (and in this State article), the Hardee's location at 415 Columbia Avenue in Lexington in front of the Bi-Lo has moved to 1105 West Main Street and the former building has been razed.

The razed spot will be rebuilt as a Captain D's. The new Hardee's site is the former location of Clamp's BP Station.

UPDATE 11 December 2015 -- The construction of the Captain D's on this spot has started:

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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 closing

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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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Gilligan's, 938 North Lake Drive: Mid-June 2014   3 comments

Posted at 1:23 am in closing

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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   1 comment

Posted at 12:17 am in closing

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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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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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