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Buddy's Saucy Dogs, 5225 Sunset Boulevard: 27 August 2016   2 comments

Posted at 12:33 am in closing




If you look way in the back left in the first shot above, you can vaguely see the Buddy's storefront. For some reason, when I went by this little Lexington plaza the other night, I was thinking Buddy's was in the slot next to Brueggers and did not take any pictures of the right storefront. (I certainly should have known better, as I did a closing for Mr. Hibachi which was the real former tenant next to Brueggers..)

Anyway, the reason I was there at all (aside from pizza at Uno) was this little article from The State, noting that Buddy's Saucy Dogs had closed down, and is to be replaced by an "artisan taco restaurant, One Taco, Two Taco".

I like hotdogs; I don't know why I very rarely get them from a restaurant. I guess I automatically think of cooking them over a fire on a stick, or over the burner on a fork..

Written by ted on September 8th, 2016

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Compton's Kitchen, 5343 Sunset Boulevard Suite L: August 2016   1 comment

Posted at 12:52 am in closing






This small Southern breakfast and lunch restaurant opened in April of 2013 as an extension of the original West Columbia location. Given the location and the fact that I rarely make it up in time for breakfast when I'm on my own schedule, I never had an opportunity to stop by though I do hanker for grits every now and then.

According to the linked article, Compton's replaced another breakfast oriented place, so it will be interesting to see if that trend continues with the next tenant.

(Hat tip to commenter James R)

Nutrition Warehouse, 5609 Sunset Boulevard Suite D: 2016   2 comments

Posted at 11:42 pm in closing




I mentioned a while ago that the Forest Drive location of Nutrition Warehouse had closed, along with its contract Post Office. I was unaware of this Lexington branch of the chain, but it seems to have closed recently as well. I am happy to report the Colonial Life Drive Boulevard and Post Office is still open, though that's a bit far for me to bring my packages.

Written by ted on July 18th, 2016

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Army Navy Store, 1621 Main Street: 2 April 2016 (moved)   1 comment

Posted at 11:45 pm in closing









Longtime Main Street stalwart the Army Navy Store has moved into the old ReStore location in Capitol Square at 463 Sunset Boulevard.

This story in The State when the move was just a possibility recounts some of the store's history including:

But the store soon became known for more than just military surplus.

"When Michael Jackson was in town and his car pulled up out front and he came in shopping for jeans," Zalkin said, "I remember you couldn't even see the sunlight coming in through the front windows of the store for all the faces that had crowded around for a look in at him."

This story at Cola Daily describes the actual move.

The Main Street building was bought by Agape Senior, headquartered across the street.

(Hat tip to commenter Justin)

Written by ted on July 10th, 2016

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Golden Wireless / Quick Stop, 1202 Sunset Boulevard: Spring 2016   1 comment

Posted at 1:22 am in closing




Commenter James R points out that both businesses in the former Doza Rizen building on Sunset Boulevard are now gone.

I don't know anything about them except that Quick Stop apparently was listed as Stop & Shop in some cases, and that Golden Wireless was a mobile phone operation.

(Hat tip to commenter James R.)

Written by ted on June 9th, 2016

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Skip's One Hour Cleaners, 1312 Sunset Boulevard: 2011   3 comments

Posted at 2:12 am in closing







I remember driving past this building some years ago and being pleased that such a classic design was still in service. I'm a sucker for anything with gull wings, and whatever this related type of design is called. The aerodynamics make it look like with a good headwind, it would hover like Sally Field.

Written by ted on May 25th, 2016

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Pancho's Restaurante Mexicano, 5141 Sunset Boulevard: February 2016   1 comment

Posted at 1:56 am in closing







This Lexington Mexican spot on a Target outparcel was originally a Casa Linda.

As this closing is close to events in the news, I want to be very careful what I say, but you can read some background in The State here.

As of a few days ago, the Forest Drive Pancho's was still open.

(Hat tip to commenter ED)

Written by ted on March 12th, 2016

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Ryan's Grill, Buffet & Bakery, 5579 Sunset Boulevard: February 2016   1 comment

Posted at 12:09 am in closing







There's not much to say about the closing of the Lexington Ryan's that hasn't been said elsewhere. I will note that I am a little surprised that this store, and the Two Notch Store both still have all the branding and signage up. Usually when a company that is still active closes a store, they like to get that down quickly to avoid associating the chain with failure. In my mind that means things are perhaps even worse than they seem, if that's possible.

(Hat tip to commenter ED)

Written by ted on March 11th, 2016

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China Dragon, 1607 Fairlane Drive: Winter 2015   3 comments

Posted at 12:24 am in closing






I'm not sure when this little takeout storefront co-located with the garage on Fairlane closed, but it's in the February 2015-2016 phonebook, and I think I would have noticed it previously if it had been closed longer than a few months, so I'm tagging it as winter 2015. Reviews are rather mixed, but they'd been there for a good while, so they must have been doing something right.

UPDATE 25 May 2016 -- Now Saffron, an Indian/Chinese/Mexican takeout storefront:



Written by ted on February 22nd, 2016

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Bike To Nature / Bike Street USA, 5175 Sunset Boulevard: November 2014   no comments

Posted at 12:13 am in closing





As shown in the first picture, the main suite for Bike Street USA was what is now Jackie's Uniforms, but the Bicycles signage remains on the second suite they had to the right of that. As you can also see from the firt shot, the store started as Bike To Nature, which moved here from across the street when its original building was slated for demolition.

After moving, the store was bought by the Bike Street USA chain, which went bankrupt in November 2014 as described here.

Written by ted on August 22nd, 2015

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