Archive for the ‘Sumter Highway’ tag
It seems to be a well organized liquidation -- I even got a flyer in the mail.
With this closing, the big back building, which looks to be a former grocery to me, will be completely vacant, at least for the nonce.
Hot Sub Stop was the follow-on operation to Subway in this Eastover location way out on the Sumter Highway. The first picture above was taken on 15 December 2013, and I know the place was closed when we drove back from cutting a Christmas tree in December 2016, so the closing was in the rather generous range between those dates. I'm just going to say 2015.
Well, this has already been discussed extensively on Have Your Say, but Eric's San Jose on Garners Ferry closed on Thursday 22 December 2016.
I believe I may have eaten in the building a few times when it was a steakhouse, but can only recall eating at Eric's once, when I found it of a piece with the Columbia Mexican restaurant scene: perfectly acceptable, but nothing special.
According to The Free Times:
Owner Eric Leon has sold the property to some developers who plan to build a cellular store and other retail shops...
UPDATE 8 February 2017 -- As mentioned in the comments, this building has been razed:
This kid's activity center moved into this old NAPA Auto Parts building some time late in 2012. I'm not sure exactly when they closed -- I just noticed the empty building and the real estate sign a few weeks ago, but I see that the LoopNet listing for the property was created on 17 October 2014, so I'm just saying "2014".
The building has been sold, so we should have something else here soon.
This Shoney's on Garners Ferry Road is closed for remodeling. I used to eat there now and again when I worked out on Bluff Road. It was a typical Shoney's with a decent salad bar and burgers. I'm not sure exactly what the remodel will entail. Newer Shoney's stores are bigger and boxier, but it doesn't look yet like they plan to tear down the existing building.
(Hat tip to commenter Kenneth)
UPDATE 2 May 2016 -- As reported in the comments, this place is open again:
This Subway was way out on Garners Ferry in Eastover, next to the Hot Spot. Restaurants are pretty thin on the ground in this area, especially national chains, so I was a bit surprised to hear they had closed, yet not too surprised because customers are pretty spread out as well.
(Hat tip to commenter Gary)
UPDATE 19 February 2016 -- It's now Hot Sub Stop:
Here's another Landmark Square storefront, this one a framing and gifts operation.
According to their referral sign, they moved to 4339 Fort Jackson Boulevard in late 2011, and according to the February 2013 phonebook, they are still there.
I really can't remember the Columbia East Theaters. I think their heyday was when I was living in Fayetteville, and when I came home during that period, I had plenty of go-to theaters closer than these. Various commenters have described how they started out as a twin theater, later expanded to a quad-plex and ended life as a $0.99 cent venue.
Commenter Dennis mentions that the building pre-existed the theaters and was once The New South Music Hall, a live music club.
Currently the building, and surrounding defunct shopping plaza, is part of the Word Of God Ministries, a church which has also rehabilitated the old Intersection Center / Sam Solomon plaza on Diamond Lane.
7351 Garners Ferry Road is an approximate address, taken from a listing for former plaza business The Talk Of The Town Hair Gallery.
(Hat tip to commenter Brent Carter)
Originally, I was describing CanMan Dew's as being in the same location as Casa Linda.
This was confusion on my part engendered by looking at some closeup pictures of Mushi Mushi and noting that the storfronts and lighting looked the same, which it naturally would in the same strip mall.
So, anyway, I have taken the CatMan Dew's text out of the Casa Linda entry and put it here.
Thanks to commenter badger for setting me straight.
CatMan Dew's was the follow on operation to Mushi Mushi in this strip mall adjoining the Garners Ferry Wal-Mart. It came and went rather quickly, and I never actually saw it in operation. Commenter badger describes is as a burger and wing joint, and WLTX did a video story on it. (I don't have flash working right now, so I haven't been able to watch it yet).
Originally, I had a section on CatMan Dew's here, but as commenter badger pointed out, that was a different storefront.
You can see in this long-shot that this wing of the strip mall does have some similar locations, and I let the red awning and placement of lights to either side of the entranceway fool me:
Anyway, I have moved CatMan Dew's to its own post.
The Casa Linda location here was operating until quite recently, and seems to have closed at about the same time as their Lexington location. Currently the place is still a Mexican restaurant, Taco Time.