Recent Comments

Recent Posts

Categories

Archives

Meta

Archive for the ‘Sunset Boulevard’ tag

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

Posted at 1:20 am in business

p1090327_tn.jpg

p1090328_tn.jpg

p1090330_tn.jpg

p1090331_tn.jpg

p1090332_tn.jpg

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

Tagged with , , , ,

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

Posted at 10:02 pm in stores

p1060891_tn.jpg

p1060893_tn.jpg

p1060894_tn.jpg

p1060895_tn.jpg

p1060897_tn.jpg

p1060898_tn.jpg

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

Tagged with , , , , ,

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

Posted at 5:17 pm in stores

p1050100_tn.jpg

p1050101_tn.jpg

p1050102_tn.jpg

p1050103_tn.jpg

p1050104_tn.jpg

p1050105_tn.jpg

p1050521_tn.jpg

p1050524_tn.jpg

p1050525_tn.jpg

p1050526_tn.jpg

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

Tagged with , , ,

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

Posted at 2:03 am in business

p1040419_tn.jpg

p1040420_tn.jpg

p1040421_tn.jpg

p1040422_tn.jpg

p1040423_tn.jpg

p1040433_tn.jpg

p1040437_tn.jpg

p1040438_tn.jpg

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:

p1120236_tn.jpg

p1120237_tn.jpg

p1120238_tn.jpg

Written by ted on July 18th, 2013

Tagged with , , , , , ,

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

Posted at 11:47 pm in business

Written by ted on July 10th, 2013

Tagged with , , , , ,

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

Tagged with , ,

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

Tagged with , , , ,

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

Posted at 11:16 pm in restaurants

p1170226_tn.jpg

p1170227_tn.jpg

p1170228_tn.jpg

p1170229_tn.jpg

p1170230_tn.jpg

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

Tagged with , , , ,

Judy's Cafe & Bakery, 5135 Sunset Boulevard Suite A: March 2013   4 comments

Posted at 10:57 pm in restaurants

p1160950_tn.jpg

p1160952_tn.jpg

p1000344_tn.jpg

p1000345_tn.jpg

p1000347_tn.jpg

Judy's was the follow-on operation to Baker Brothers American Deli in this outparcel building at the Target shopping center in Lexington.

I hadn't really checked the building out since dong the Barker Brothers closing, so I wasn't sure when I took the daylight pictures here whether Judy's was coming in or going out -- there was certainly some sort of activity inside.

Commenter Russ later pointed out that it was in fact a closing, and the later nighttime pictures show the place with real-estate info in the windows.

(Hat tip to commenter Russ)

UPDATE 20 August 2013 -- Work on becoming Chicken Salad Chick has begun:

p1050427_tn.jpg

p1050428_tn.jpg

p1050429_tn.jpg

p1050430_tn.jpg

p1050433_tn.jpg

p1050434_tn.jpg

UPDATE 10 March 2014 -- Chicken Salad Chick is open:

p1120537_tn.jpg

p1120532_tn.jpg

Written by ted on April 10th, 2013

Tagged with , , ,

Big Thursday, 5135 Sunset Boulevard: 28 February 2013   7 comments

Posted at 11:45 pm in stores

p1160941_tn.jpg

p1160942_tn.jpg

p1160946_tn.jpg

p1160948_tn.jpg

p1160949_tn.jpg

The name Big Thursday refers back to an old Columbia tradition of hosting the Carolina/Clemson game at USC on a Fall Thursday. It was before my time, but apparently was quite the thing and schools would even get the day off. (We used to get a day off for the State Fair too -- go figure). I'm not sure if it dated back to my Grandfather's time, but Thursday or not I know he swore he would never give Clemson one red dime because they made him come to Columbia and sleep in a tent on game day when he was there. (Clemson was basically a military school at the time, I believe).

You have to wonder if naming a store after something that fewer and fewer people can actually remember is a good idea, and in the event, perhaps not as this USC and Clemson memorabilia chain closed shop at the end of last month.

(Hat tip to commenter TahoeChic)

Written by ted on March 10th, 2013

Tagged with , , ,

Tags

Recently Updated Posts

Blogroll