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Garden Shop, Richland Mall Rooftop: 2014 (?)   no comments

Posted at 12:24 am in closing

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Given that we are several days into Spring at this point, I think it is safe to say that the rooftop garden shop at Richland Mall is not just closed for the season, but is apparently closed for good.

Forest Acres still has several sites for garden supplies including the Ace Hardware nearby in the old Ritz building and the garden shop in the old First Citizen's bank at Forest Lake Shopping Center.

Written by ted on March 27th, 2015

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Case Plants, Old State Farmers' Market / 2720 North Main Street: late 2012   2 comments

Posted at 12:37 am in Uncategorized

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With the closing of the State Farmers' Market (seen in the first picture), Case Plants relocated from there to North Main Street on the former site of Jacob's Automotive Group, and next to the old Varsity Restaurant. It's certainly a good drive from their old location, and that may have made a difference.

(Hat tips to commenters Justin & Matt)

Written by ted on February 6th, 2013

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Rebekah's Garden, Inc., 927 Leesburg Road: 8 December 2012   no comments

Posted at 12:27 am in closing

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This garden center behind the old Parklane Seafood/Flamingo Club building started off in the South Carolina Farmers' Market on Bluff Road, and moved over to Leesburg when the Farmers' Market was redeveloped.

(Hat tip to commenter Badger)

Written by ted on December 19th, 2012

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West Columbia Plants & Produce, 1102 Charleston Highway: Fall 2010   no comments

Posted at 12:07 am in Uncategorized

This small nursery was on The Charleston Highway before it joins up with Knox Abbott Drive. These pictures are from mid September, and the going out of business sign is already up, but it seems to me that activity continued there for several more months -- I had some later pictures, but I can't put my hands on them right now.

The few times I've wanted to buy some plants, the first thing that always occurs to me is the garden department at Lowe's or Home Depot, and I suspect those big-box operations have really hurt these independent operations.

UPDATE 13 July 2012 -- Here's a few more pictures of the place I just found hiding on my drive:

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Written by ted on April 14th, 2011

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Bloomin' Idiots Garden Market and Plant Shoppe, 626 Meeting Street: summer 2009   3 comments

Posted at 12:17 am in Uncategorized

I'm not sure when this plant store on Meeting Street closed -- there was a sign on the door, but none of my pictures of it came out because of glass reflections and light ink. According to their website though, they opened (or planned to open) in the Spring of 2009, so I'm guessing they were there about a year. Again, from their site, the place was to be more than a nursery, with local peaches and other produce as well as plants and trees. It sounds a little like the niche that Grice's was in.

To me it seems like a pretty good location (It's true that there are big-box stores (and Wal Mart) not too far away, but you have to go through the bottleneck of lights in Triangle City and the big merge on Augusta Road to get to them), but apparently in the event, not good enough.

UPDATE 9 Sept 2010: Changed closing date in post title from 2010 to 2009 based on comments.

UPDATE 20 July 2011 -- It's now a drumming studio:

Written by ted on September 2nd, 2010

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