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Decor & More, 497 Sunset Boulevard: 2010   2 comments

Posted at 12:31 am in stores

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Capitol Square is across Sunset Boulevard from the Chicken Plant, and more or less adjacent to the old Dairy Queen.

I don't know much about Decor & More other than it presumably sold decorative home accessories and closed around 2006.

Written by ted on December 13th, 2013

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A-1 Auto Sales, 800 Sunset Boulevard: 2012   6 comments

Posted at 12:59 am in business

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If this auto lot, just south of the New Brookland Baptist Church, had an office, it must have been in a trailer.

Seems like it would be a good place to sell Christmas trees, but it's too late for this year, I guess.

(Hat tip to commenter James)

Written by ted on December 10th, 2013

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Columbia Screen & Awning, 935 Sunset Boulevard: 2011   1 comment

Posted at 1:20 am in business

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I was surprised when I went looking in old phonebooks and found that 2011 was the last listing for Columbia Screen & Awning -- This is a place I remember being advertised on the radio when I was growing up, so I figured somehow that I would hear when it closed. The marquee on this little West Columbia storefront (next door to Maunz Electronics) says they had been in business since 1959, which is a pretty good run. Archive.org has some of their old site snapshots archived here.

I hate this time of year -- not only do I really dislike cold weather, but it gets dark so early that I really can only get daytime pictures on weekends. And even here, I missed my window for getting over there and ended up having to crank up the ISO or use flash.

(Hat tip to commenter James)

Written by ted on November 27th, 2013

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Cartridge World, 5343 Sunset Boulevard Suite J: 24 June 2013   6 comments

Posted at 10:02 pm in stores

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I mentioned a few days ago that the Forest Drive Cartridge World had moved.

I'm not sure which happened first, but in the same general time frame, the one on Sunset Boulevard in Topspin Plaza closed, although it is still listed on the plaza marquee. (Interestingly, everything on that marquee is a store, except Eggs Benedict..)

(Hat tip to commenter James)

Written by ted on October 16th, 2013

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Goody 2 Shoes, 5175 Sunset Boulevard Suite 6: Mid August 2013   no comments

Posted at 5:17 pm in stores

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According to the Lexington Patch, Goody 2 Shoes is a family owned and operated shoe store that specializes in children's footwear.

As commenter James mentioned a while back, they have been holding a very coloful going-out-of-business sale in recent weeeks. It appears that they went to the bare walls, and are now closed.

(Hat tip to commenter James)

Written by ted on August 26th, 2013

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car, 5184 Sunset Boulevard: 2013   1 comment

Posted at 2:03 am in business

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Here's another case of Enterprise Rent-A-Car shifting locations, something they have done several times recently in the Columbia area.

In this case, they have moved from a location at the corner of Sunset & Hope Ferry near Uno to a location close to I-20 at 4835 Sunset, the former Sunset Tatoos.

UPDATE 17 February 2014 -- The original building (along with the adjacent Bike To Nature building) has now been demolished for construction:

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Written by ted on July 18th, 2013

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Lexington Landscape Supply, 3808 Sunset Boulevard: late June 2013   no comments

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Written by ted on July 10th, 2013

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Bath America & More, 1809 Sunset Boulevard: Summer 2013   4 comments

Posted at 1:49 am in business

I don't know anything about this bath store on Sunset, but nonetheless I can say

This Place Rocks

(Hat tip to commenter James)

Written by ted on June 20th, 2013

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Eagle Cleaners / My Best Cleaners, 922 Sunset Boulevard: 2010 (moved?)   2 comments

Posted at 1:48 am in business

Here's another rainy day set of pictures...

This little dry-cleaning building is more or less across from the old Maunz Electronics and just down from the former Sub Cabin. Judging from the sign, it was also an Eagle Cleaners at one time as well. It appears that they did a bit of light office support as well as cleaning. The sign suggests that they moved, but I am unable to find another location for them in the phonebook.

Written by ted on June 19th, 2013

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Osaka Japanese Steak House, 1720 Sunset Boulevard: March 2013   2 comments

Posted at 11:16 pm in restaurants

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Osaka replaced San Jose Express in Sunset Center near the zoo botanical garden sometime after June 2011, though the space really looks too small for a Japanese Steakhouse.

Apparently a Greek restaurant is coming soon, though that puts them rather close to Grecian Gardens. I see from looking back at the San Jose closing that the Italian restaurant has changed over too, from Tony's to Delucca's (and the tasty looking ice-cream cone is gone).

(Hat tip to commenter James)

Written by ted on April 11th, 2013

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