Archive for the ‘Two Notch Road’ tag
It's curious since I drive this stretch of road several times a week that I have no memory of ever seeing this building in operation as Gandy Auto Sales, but Google Street View has the image, and the phonebook confirms they were there at least since 2008.
There appears to be some sort of land clearing going on in the lot just adajacent to this one on the east.
As I believe I've said before, I think the name of this Two Notch couples' store is about a syllable short..
I remember once finding a whole joke book of "Ford" (ie: Model-T) jokes at my aunt's house once. At this remove, I can only recall two of them:
Q: Why do all new Fords now have to be painted red?
A: Because the law says any tin can filled with gasoline must be red.
Q: Why is the Ford the only car to be mentioned in The Bible?
A: Because no other car can ascend to Heaven "on high".
I'm not sure new cars are better than the Model-T, but jokes have come a long way.
This is another place I had meant to go by in the daytime, but I was there when I was..
The Ape Hanger was the leftmost of the three very similar buildings in this little hardluck plaza on Two Notch a bit east of Fontaine. It was the followup operation to The Bargain Warehouse.
From what I can tell, they were a moped, motorcycle and ATV store. The Bargain Warehouse signage was still up late in 2011, so apparently they opened in 2012, and their last Facebook posting is 20 November 2012, so I'm going to say they closed early in 2013.
It seems a number of toner refill stores have closed recently. This one, at the corner of Two Notch Road and O'Neil Court closed, I believe, late in 2015. I am pretty sure it was not flood related as this side of Two Notch was relatively unscathed.
The last time I needed toner for my LaserJet 1300, I had the cartridge refilled at Forest Park, but when I needed it again last week, I found a new cartridge on Amazon for under $30, so perhaps the business model works less well than it used to.
I noticed a real estate sign in front of this Two Notch building the other week and in checking further found an old Administrative Law Court decision that established this building was once The Locker Room, a name that sounds somewhat familiar to me, though I could not have placed it in this area.
The decision is somewhat interesting in that it is a denial of an ABC permit, mostly for the reason that the club's only idea for parking was a cockamayme scheme for valet parking to a lot two miles away.
I'm not sure if this The Locker Room was associated with the one in Eastover.
I'm not sure if this place on Two Notch next to Tiffany's is closed yet, but it was in the final stretch when I took these pictures a few weeks ago. Apparently the owner is retiring. They opened on 4 April 2006, so that's a ten year run, not bad at all.
(Hat tip to commenter Amy)
I did not know this:
Wicker is a general classification of woven furniture and accents, not a specific material. The term is used broadly for any item woven from natural or synthetic hard fibers such as rattan, cane, bamboo, seagrass, even synthetic vinyls and resins.
I just always figured wicker meant woven with those pencil sized plants.
At any rate, this longtime Two Notch stalwart will be closing soon.