Recent Comments

Recent Posts

Categories

Archives

Meta

Archive for the ‘Sunset Boulevard’ tag

Sandy's Famous Hot Dogs, 5175 Sunset Boulevard Suite 13: 31 December 2019   3 comments

Posted at 11:09 pm in closing

p1620087_tn.jpg

p1620084_tn.jpg

p1620085_tn.jpg

p1620086_tn.jpg

p1620088_tn.jpg

This Sandy's was in Lexington in the same plaza as McAlister's Deli. I never ate at this one -- If I'm going to drive out to this area to eat, it's probably Uno.

Here again is a story on the owner's retirement.

I believe I have now covered all of the Sandy's locations that were open until the end. As I recall, there was a location on Parklane once, maybe I'll try to find that building someday.

Saffron, 1607 Fairlane Drive: Early 2020   2 comments

Posted at 12:00 am in closing

p1620077_tn.jpg

p1620078_tn.jpg

p1620079_tn.jpg

p1620081_tn.jpg

p1620082_tn.jpg

I never ate at Saffron, but their mix of cuisines (Indian, Chinese & Mexican) intrigued me. I figure there was a family story in there somewhere. Yelp reviews indicate that the place changed hands last year, and you can see on the marquee sign, that the Mexican aspect has been elided.

Now the place has closed, and the follow-on will be a (fully) Mexican restaurant: La Cienega.

Written by ted on February 7th, 2020

Tagged with , , , , , , ,

Jewelry Warehouse, 5134 Sunset Boulevard: 2 May 2019   2 comments

Posted at 11:13 pm in closing

p1600840_tn.jpg

p1600835_tn.jpg

p1600836_tn.jpg

p1600837_tn.jpg

p1600838_tn.jpg

p1600839_tn.jpg

This store closed at the same time as the Parkland Plaza store, but I kept forgetting to get pictures of it until it caught my eye the other night. As of now, six months later, the building is still to be re-purposed. WLTX has the story of the chain's foreclosure.

Written by ted on December 2nd, 2019

Tagged with , , , , ,

S-Mart, 4301 Sunset Boulevard: August 2019   2 comments

Posted at 12:00 am in closing

p1530468_tn.jpg

p1530484_tn.jpg

p1530485_tn.jpg

station_tn.jpg

p1600033_tn.jpg

p1600034_tn.jpg

p1600035_tn.jpg

p1600036_tn.jpg

p1600037_tn.jpg

p1600038_tn.jpg

p1600039_tn.jpg

p1600040_tn.jpg

p1600041_tn.jpg

When the Hardee's co-located with this S-Mart closed last year, I figured it was some sort of issue specific to that franchaise, or Hardee's in general, but with the closing of the S-Mart as well, it seems more like perhaps the restaurant lease was just up first and there are plans to re-purpose the whole property.

Looking at the work going on, it appears to be an extensive re-model, but not a demolition and re-build.

(Hat tip to commenter Ed)

UPDATE 4 February 2020 -- Now open as a 7-11/Exxon/Burger King:
p1620097_tn.jpg

p1620098_tn.jpg

p1620099_tn.jpg

p1620101_tn.jpg

p1620102_tn.jpg

Written by ted on October 15th, 2019

Tagged with , , , , , , ,

Circle K, 5500 Sunset Boulevard: June 2019   4 comments

Posted at 11:29 pm in closing

p1590283_tn.jpg

p1590284_tn.jpg

p1590285_tn.jpg

p1590286_tn.jpg

p1590287_tn.jpg

When commenter Brad mentioned

Circle K/BP at the corner of Old Cherokee and 378 in Lexington is permanently closed.

I had a hard time finding it because as far as I could tell from Google Maps, Old Cherokee Road didn't intersect with 378. I resolved to just keep my eyes open the next time I was out in Lexington, and did see the store as shown in the pictures above (not very good as I was going the wrong way and was too late to turn in).

Anyway, for whatever reason, unless you zoom way in, Google identifies this stretch of Old Cherokee only as State Rd S32-485, though it has no problem with correctly labeling stretches of the road to the west.

As for Circle K, they have been razing and updating a lot of their stores recently. We'll see if this one gets the same treatment.

(Hat tip to commenter Brad)

Mattress Firm, 5061 Sunset Boulevard: Fall 2018   no comments

Posted at 11:58 pm in closing

Written by ted on May 10th, 2019

Tagged with , , , , , ,

Wells Fargo, 2806 Sunset Boulevard: March 2019   4 comments

Posted at 11:29 pm in closing

p1570299_tn.jpg

p1570300_tn.jpg

Here's another Wells Fargo branch closed, this one by the Lexington Medical Center on Sunset Boulevard.

My sister is a WF customer, so she got word early and I took these pictures before it actually closed. Commenter JB later confirmed that it had taken place. Eventually I will get some pictures of the empty building if I can remember.

Written by ted on May 1st, 2019

Tagged with , , , , ,

Capital Bank, 5075 Sunset Boulevard: 2017-ish   no comments

Posted at 8:01 pm in closing

p1580229_tn.jpg

p1580230_tn.jpg

p1580231_tn.jpg

p1580232_tn.jpg

p1580233_tn.jpg

p1580234_tn.jpg

p1580235_tn.jpg

p1580237_tn.jpg

p1580238_tn.jpg

Here's another closed bank branch, this one on Sunset Boulevard near Target. I like the view out of the back of the lot. Even though the area has built up considerably, there are still large undeveloped areas in Lexington County.

(Hat tip to commenter JamesR)

Written by ted on April 29th, 2019

Tagged with , , , ,

Russell & Jeffcoat / Coldwell Banker, 5599 Sunset Boulevard: 2018   no comments

Posted at 11:50 pm in closing

p1580208_tn.jpg

p1580210_tn.jpg

p1580211_tn.jpg

LoopNet says this old Russell & Jeffcoat building is off the market, but there was still a real estate sign out front when I drove by a few weeks ago. These buildings have such a distinctive look that it always seems odd to see non Russell & Jeffcoat tenants in them.

Written by ted on April 26th, 2019

Tagged with , , , , ,

Smashburger, 5449 Sunset Boulevard: March 2019   7 comments

Posted at 8:32 pm in closing

p1320186_tn.jpg

p1580227_tn.jpg

p1580217_tn.jpg

p1580218_tn.jpg

p1580219_tn.jpg

p1580220_tn.jpg

p1580221_tn.jpg

p1580222_tn.jpg

p1580223_tn.jpg

p1580224_tn.jpg

p1580225_tn.jpg

p1580226_tn.jpg

p1580228_tn.jpg

I like Smashburger burgers, and their choice of buns (espically the chipolte one), but the fries are so bad that it's not really a competitor to Five Guys in my mind. Nonetheless, every few months I do eat at the Devine Street location.

This particular location is in the new shopping center that was built after tearing down the old Cherokee Trail Veterinary Hospital. I believe that Smashburger was the initial tenant in this suite, and the first tenant of the strip to exit. (Even its Mattress Firm still survives).

(Hat tip to commenter ED)

Written by ted on April 24th, 2019

Tagged with , , , , ,

Tags

Recently Updated Posts

Blogroll