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New York Hi Style, 6908 Two Notch Road Suite G: Summer 2021 (Moved)   no comments

Posted at 11:41 pm in closing






This men's clothing store has moved up Two Notch several blocks East, from this strip across from Columbia Mall to a storefront next to Nick's. As far as I can tell, the move came around June of 2021.

Written by ted on September 17th, 2021

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Hannah Beauty Supply, 2526 Forest Drive: 2021   no comments

Posted at 10:48 pm in closing



As far as I can tell, Hannah Beauty Supply was open into 2021. I don't know if there was a change of ownership in the property, but the adjacent Forest Drive Market closed somewhere in the same timeframe.

At any rate, the place is now setting up to be a Kim's Beauty Supply, so perhaps it was just a matter of Kim's buying them out.

Written by ted on September 16th, 2021

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Food Mart & Grocery / Secret's Convenience Store, 11409 Garners Ferry Road: 2019   1 comment

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I'm guessing this building was at one time a "country store" type place that made the switchover to "convenience store". As near as I can tell from google reviews, it was Food Mart & Grocery as recently as three years ago, and the roadside sign suggests it reopened as Secret's sometime after that, though the length of the grass suggests that incarnation didn't last too long.

Written by ted on September 9th, 2021

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Anyday Inn, 2770 McCords Ferry Rd (Eastover): 2019   no comments

Posted at 11:07 pm in closing


This legacy motel on US-601 at the Sumter Highway interchange has been here many years, and had a certain amount of fame as the Coronet Motel, which was the home of the The Circus Room -- A nightclub in an old circus bigtop tent.

In more recent years it has been a generic family run motel with a convenience store added in the office to bring in a bit more business (which has been in decline ever since Interstates became a thing). The only time I ever stopped was for a much needed comfort break on my way to the beach. I had previously been to the gas station on the other side of the intersection, and had been well less than impressed. In the event I probably should have take that option again. It turned out that the bathroom was unisex, and despite the fact that it had a perfectly good door lock, the exceedingly large woman on the pot when I opened the door had not engaged it. It was an encounter which I don't think did either of us much good..

I noticed a year or so ago that the place had finally given up the ghost and took these pictures a few months ago. Unfortunately many were taken against the sun, but since I doubt I will ever get by there in the morning, so it is what it is.

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Written by ted on September 8th, 2021

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Sally Beauty Supply, 2720 Decker Boulevard Suite B: August 2021   no comments

Posted at 10:00 pm in closing



Sally Beauty Supply in Fashion Place on Decker has closed. One google review of the place suggested that it was moving to "Garner", which I would take to be Garners Ferry, but I did not see any sign on the door, nor any listing on the company website

However, I do note that the Two Notch location at Sparkleberry Square is still in business.

(Hat tip to commenter Sidney)

Written by ted on September 7th, 2021

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Rice Music House, 470 Town Center Place Suite 16: Summer 2020 (Moved)   no comments

Posted at 11:15 pm in closing








Apprently this move took place sometime around June of 2020, but I never noticed it until quite recently. Rice Music House moved from their old Devine Street location to near the traffic circle at Sandhill in 2012, and have now moved an additional block or so to 486 Town Center Place, Suite 1.

As you can see above, as of yet there is nothing in the storefront they vacated.

Written by ted on September 2nd, 2021

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Wood True Value Hardware, 1332 Broad River Road: September 2021   3 comments

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This old-school hardware store on Broad River Road between Bush River & Greystone, has started its final closing sale.

I think it's interesting how this one fairly small strip has three totally different facade styles. I like this one the best; the ziz-zag roof-line puts me in the mind of the 60s.

(Hat tip to commenter Justin)

Written by ted on September 1st, 2021

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Lowes Foods, 120 Forum Drive: 31 August 2021 (Temporary)   8 comments

Posted at 7:37 pm in closing



Anyone know what is going on with Lowes Foods at Sandhill? They are apparently having a two day closure this week for some reason. The store has only been open a few months, it seems kind of early for a remodel.

Written by ted on August 30th, 2021

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Oliver Gospel Thrift Store, 10012 Two Notch Road: Summer 2021 (Temporary)   2 comments

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I've only been in this charity thrift store once that I can recall. I needed a replacement VCR for one that had given up the ghost, and it was some years since they were a common item. I was pleased and surprised to find a whole shelf of them here, paired with the correct remotes. I picked up one and we got several years of good service from it.

I'm not sure if this closing is COVID related, or if they are remodeling or what, but the signs announce that they will return.

UPDATE 27 August 2021: Commenter Andrew reminds me that this was the former site of Spring Valley Ace Hardware, something I had completely forgotten, despite having done a closing on it.

Written by ted on August 26th, 2021

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Kirkland's, 4400 Fort Jackson Boulevard: July 2021   5 comments

Posted at 11:08 pm in closing









Frankly, I had no idea at all what kind of place Kirkland's is. Looking at their web site, it appears they are a home decor store, something which comes onto my radar with vanishing rarity.

This particular store was in the new strip creating by redeveloping the old Kmart complex. They seem to have closed without fanfare -- I can't find any stories about it online, and google seems to think it is still there.

According to their store locator, there are still two locations in the Midlands, one in Harbison, and one on Two Notch Road.

(Hat tip to commenter Joe Shlabotnik)

Written by ted on August 25th, 2021

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