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Polish Distribution LLC, 6903 Saint Andrews Road: 2013   1 comment

Posted at 12:31 am in business

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There are only a few words in English that change meaning (and pronuciation) when capitalized, and Polish Distribution is vague enough and capitalized enough that either meaning could apply here, so the little nail polish bottle in logo is a nice disambiguation touch.

Written by ted on June 4th, 2013

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Leon's Bookstore / Moxie Gift Gallery / The Oops Company / Five Points Nails and Spa: December 2011 (etc)   4 comments

Posted at 12:41 am in stores

Well, this little Harden Street storefront has had more activity over the years than I was really aware of.

I vaguely recall Leon's Bookstore and think I went in there once or twice, though I can't recall actually buying anything. It seems that Leon was a last name, not a first name and technically has an acute accent over the 'o'. This record from the Secretary of State's office indicates that the store set up shop (or filed papers at any rate) in December of 1989, and dissolved through forfeiture in November of 1994.

I know nothing about Moxie Gift Gallery other than it comes up in google searches for "631-C Harden"

The Oops Company is a catalog clothing store which apparently moved to 601 Harden Street, and is still there. I figured from the name that it was a factory-seconds store, but that appears not to be the case.

Finally, the current vacancy is due to the closing of Five Points Nails and Spa. According to The Columbia Star they filed for a zoning variance on 8 September 2009, giving them a run of a bit over two years in this spot.

(Hat tip to commenter Mike D)

Written by ted on January 21st, 2012

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PC Nails, 1569 Broad River Road #B: 2011   1 comment

Posted at 7:34 pm in business

This nail salon was in Boozer Shopping Center right next to the new location for Hook 'n Needle.

I'm not sure what "PC" stood for in this context as presumably their work was Mac compatible as well..

Written by ted on November 11th, 2011

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Pic 'N Pay Shoes / Top Nail, 9710 Two Notch Road Suite 5: 2000   5 comments

Posted at 12:07 am in stores

Well, it's back to Park Centre at Two Notch & Polo Roads for this former Pic 'N Pay Shoes. You can pretty much make out the label-scar with the name if you look at it with charity, though there seems to be some issue with the street address. The Feb 1997 Bellsouth phonebook lists the Pic 'N Pay at 9714 Two Notch while the pasted letters clearly mark this unit as "9710 STE 5". However, Park Centre apparently encompasses 9710 through 9714, so it's all the same property whether they may have moved down a unit at some point.

They won't have moved after 2000 though, as the whole Pic 'N Pay chain filed for bankruptcy in March of that year. Apparently this was their second trip into Chapter 11, after one in 1996, and this one ended up in liquidation (and selling a lot of assets to Shoe Show).

Google says that 9710 #5 was also Top Nail nail salon at some point. I would say after Pic 'N Pay as nail salons seem to specialize in making a go out of failing properties.

Written by ted on April 20th, 2011

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