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Pepper's Bistro, 601 Main Street Suite D: June 2014   5 comments

Posted at 12:37 am in restaurants

8 September 2013:

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15 June 2014:

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This place, by Yoghut in the Adesso building at the corner of Main & Blossom Streets was apparently a sister operation to Peppers House Of Pizza on Garners Ferry, and continued on several months after that one closed. If it were going to close, I guess the timing is not surprising. This building is right across from USC, and I imagine that anytime school is out is hard on the restaurants in this whole little strip (especially given the problematic parking for non-locals).

(Hat tip to commenter Payne)

Written by ted on June 16th, 2014

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Bert's Grill & Diner, 6820 North Main Street Suites E&F: 2000s   21 comments

Posted at 11:50 pm in Uncategorized

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Anyone know what this restaurant in Greenview Plaza on North Main at Wilkes Road was? The plaza marquee isn't any help, and I'm not getting any definitive google hits on the address + suite numbers. (There is another restaurant/club in the plaza, which doesn't help).

UPDATE 1 April 2014 -- Based on commenter badger's ID (and picture, see the comments..) I have changing the post title from "Restaurant" to "Bert's Grill & Diner".

Written by ted on March 28th, 2014

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CW's Grill Blues & Jazz, 1710 Main Street: January 2014   no comments

Posted at 1:31 am in restaurants

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It looks like the follow-on restaurant to Macs On Main, CW's Grill has closed.

I was never actually sure that they had opened, as they never replaced the Mac's signage, but apparently they did, and it lasted a bit over a year.

The State story on the closing of Mac's mentioned that the owner wanted to concentrate on his cobbler business, and the sign on the door now proclaims Opening soon: World famous cobblers & catering, so it would seem that he must have kept ownership of the building.

And will, I presume, avoid this mistake:

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(Hat tip to commenter Homer)

Written by ted on February 21st, 2014

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Spirax Sarco, 20/21 Business Center: 2011 (moved)   2 comments

Posted at 12:09 am in business

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OK, let's enlarge that one and turn it around..

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I had never been back in this little office/industiral plaza off of North Main/Wilson at the I-20 interchange. It's a bit hard to figure out how to get down in there at first, but once you do, the place is fairly non-descript, though it does seem to have a pretty high vacancy rate. I can't find an actual street address, but the over all complex is 20/21 Business Center.

From what I can tell, Spirax Sarco is a steam technology company that moved to SC from Allentown after a union dispute back in 1998. Then in 2011, they bought a building in Blythewood and are now located there.

Written by ted on February 7th, 2014

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Grocery, 2600 Main Street:   8 comments

Posted at 12:23 am in stores

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LoopNet says this building at the corner of North Main & Summerville Avenue was a grocery and dates from the early 1940s. I'm pretty sure it hasn't been a grocery in my memory, but I can't bring to mind anything that it *was* either.

I have to say it's kind of a grim looking building. Perhaps it would look more cheerful with fresh paint, but I don't think so.

Written by ted on December 20th, 2013

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Miyo's, 922 Main Street: 11 November 2013   4 comments

Posted at 1:09 am in restaurants

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The original home of the Miyo's empire, Miyo's On Main (in the old Dr. Feelgood's building) closed this month. The closing sign cites ongoing plumbing problems, but you have to think that was probably just the final straw.

I don't know that it is a direct replacement for this location, but Miyo's is building a new restaurant at the old Stean 'n Shake spot on Columbiana Drive. (Though as of yet they don't seem to have broken ground for that).

Written by ted on November 21st, 2013

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Roll Call Deli, 1202 Main Street: November 2013   5 comments

Posted at 11:20 pm in restaurants

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Commenter Michael asks if the Roll Call Deli on Main across from the Capitol in the old Fever location is closed.

The answer seems to be "yes for now", or at least that was the case as of last weekend.

The sign did not photograph well, but says Closed for maintenance, so hopefully they will be back soon.

UPDATE 17 January 2014 -- As commenter Bob notes, it is now obvious that this is a permanent closing, and I have taken the "temporary tag off the post title:

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UPDATE 31 March 2014 -- For sale:

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(Hat tip to commenter Michael)

Written by ted on November 14th, 2013

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Bits & Pizzas / Universal Copies, 631 Main Street: October 2013   6 comments

Posted at 11:48 pm in business,restaurants

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After eating at Moe's last week, I noticed that Universal Copies in the little bi-level University Corner strip-mall, is closed and papered up.

Then, when I went to make this post, I looked back on the University Corner post and realized that I had missed the closing of the place before Universal: Bits & Pizzas.

Written by ted on November 1st, 2013

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Mac's On Main, 1710 Main Street: 30 September 2013   6 comments

Posted at 11:35 pm in restaurants

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Interestingly, while I never really heard of Mac's On Main (I was vaguely aware it was there in the Walker building), the upcoming closing of the place was big enough news to make both The State and The Free Times, with The State story apparently one of their most popular for the last few days.

Clemson Road eatery CW's Grill will be opening their second location in the Mac's building while Mac's owner (whose name is "Barry", not "Mac") will be concentrating on his fruit cobbler and catering businesses.

Written by ted on September 11th, 2013

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Hertz Rental Cars, 202 West Main Street (Lexington): 2009   4 comments

Posted at 11:26 pm in business

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Here's another place with the old sign turned around in the sign-box to keep the weather out. It's not something I had ever noticed before starting this blog, but something I've seen many times since then.

I think I've used Hertz a few times at various airports around the country and they were fine (not that there's much to differentiate the big rental outfits). Personally, I hate driving a rental. I've got my car aged to perfection, and set up like I want it, and nothing else really fills the bill.

I'm guessing at a 2009 date here. Earlier phonebooks have them at 744 West Main, and later ones don't have them at all, but I happen to be missing the actual 2009 book.

I really like the "stained glass" on the side of the building.

Written by ted on May 30th, 2013

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