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

Posted at 2:12 am in closing

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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

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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

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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

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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:
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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

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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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Agape Primary Care & Agape Therapy, 2318 Sunset Boulevard: 23 March 2015 (moved)   no comments

Posted at 11:04 am in closing

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I was eating lunch at Grecian Gardens the other day, and noticed that the building next door (North) was vacant. It turns out that this was the former location of Agape Primary Care & Therapy who have now moved down the road into Lexington at 4711 Sunset Boulevard.

Written by ted on August 17th, 2015

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Ms. B's Southern Kitchen, 1213 Sunset Boulevard: 28 June 2015   4 comments

Posted at 12:45 am in closing

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Here's another home-cookin' type restaurant I never got around to trying, this one in the old Southern Skillet location in West Columbia across from New Brookland Baptist.

I like comfort food but I tend to eat lunch later than they were open, and it's a long way to drive..

(Hat tip to commenter Scott W)

Written by ted on August 4th, 2015

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Comic Nirvana, 5135 Sunset Boulevard: April 2015 (moved)   1 comment

Posted at 1:02 am in closing

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I had meant to do this post before Free Comic Book Day which was
2 May 2015, but that was not to be.

At any rate, as reported by commenter James R, Comic Nirvana has moved from in front of Best Buy in Lexington to
The Smith Centre just south of the I-20 Waffle House.

I have to say it's not an easy location to find. They have listing on the roadside marquee for the office plaza, but actually
locating the store is a bit of a puzzle. In the event, you can't see it from the default parking area in front, you have to dri
ve around back and duck into a little back nook. Hopefully they will have some more directional signs up soon, along with their
main storefront sign. In fact, they may by now as these pictures are a week or two old.

(Hat tip to commener James R)

Written by ted on May 7th, 2015

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Mr. Hibachi, 5225 Sunset Boulevard: Late February 2015   no comments

Posted at 11:47 pm in closing

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Commenter Megan reports this Lexington Hibachi spot as closed around the start of the month.

But you can still get some dogs..

(Hat tip to commenter Megan)

UPDATE 8 September 2016 -- It appears the follow-on operation, Clean Eatz is now in operation:

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Written by ted on March 17th, 2015

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Monkey Joe's, 109 Park Place Court: 2 November 2014   9 comments

Posted at 1:05 am in closing

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I think we're all Bozos on this bus.

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Written by ted on November 21st, 2014

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