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Marpie's Antiques & Collectibles, 910 Meeting Street / 2040 Augusta Road: May 2014   3 comments

Posted at 12:00 am in stores

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Commenter James reports the closing of Marpie's Antiques & Collectibles on Augusta Road.

This is an interesting location in a building which is shared with Avon and has nice little family plot outside. The peeling marquee sign reveals part of the name of a previous business underneath, but I am unable to make it out. It appears to be

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(Hat tip to commenter James)

UPDATE 24 June 2014 -- Here's some pictures of the previous location at 910 Meeting Street:

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Written by ted on June 24th, 2014

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Church's Chicken, 455 York Street Aiken: mid 2000s   7 comments

Posted at 10:26 pm in out-of-area,restaurants

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Well, there was some chatter on Have Your Say the other day about Church's Chicken, so I thought I would bring out these Church's pictures from Aiken. They were taken on a fairly recent visit this March, but I believe the restaurant has been vacant since before I left Aiken around 2005 or so. The place is on the stretch of US-1 (York Street) between I-20 exit 22 and downtown proper. Or perhaps you can consider Hampton Avenue to be the start of downtown (and Aiken's weird double streets). LoopNet says the building is in the city limits proper. (They also seem to be saying it can be reused, but the current state is a good bit more decrepit than the picture they use, and I have my doubts).

Written by ted on June 19th, 2014

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Taqueria Mi Pueblito II, 2410 Augusta Road: November 2013   1 comment

Posted at 12:04 am in restaurants

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This little Mexican hole-in-the-wall got mixed reviews on the online sites, but seemed to have something of a following as a more authentic cusine choice than the standard Columbia mini-chains.

The LoopNet listing and indeed the roadside sale sign mention the slot is still a "fully equipped restaurant", and you can still see elements of the prvious decor through the windows. To me this says that a) the equipment was owned, not leased and b) the end came unexpectedly.

Written by ted on May 20th, 2014

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Piggly Wiggly #86, 4360 Augusta Road: 11 October 2013   4 comments

Posted at 11:38 pm in stores

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Here's another Pig closing from last year. This one is on the East side of US-1 not too far from the Barnyard flea market. Interestingly, the address is Lexington, though I did not think Lexington started that far South.

Though several recently closed Pigs have become Bi-Los, there is no sign of another tenant for this one yet.

(Hat tip to commenter Andrew)

Written by ted on May 12th, 2014

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Kotas Sandwiches, 5423-B Augusta Road: 2013   1 comment

Posted at 11:13 pm in restaurants

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This little sandwich shop is attached to a convenience store / gas station on the West side of US-1 heading into Lexington. I had driven past it a number of times in the previous months, but had never really seen it. This time, when I stopped at the store, I noticed that it was there, and that it was closed. What reviews I see online are positive, and indicate it was open at least into June of 2013.

Written by ted on May 2nd, 2014

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Rec Warehouse, 2814 Augusta Road: 2013   4 comments

Posted at 11:59 pm in stores

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Commenter James points out that this recreational equipment and fixture store on US-1 near I-26 has closed. I have to admit that it was never on my radar screen as I can't imagine buying anything along those lines. I guess this was not a sentiment unique to me..

(Hat tip to commenter James)

Written by ted on April 2nd, 2014

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Super Suds Car Wash, 3150 Augusta Road: 2012   1 comment

Posted at 12:10 am in business

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This "No Longer A Car Wash" is on US-1 next to the Woodberry Plaza Wendy's.

Google StreetView shows it still in operation in 2011, but by sometime in 2012, the suds had blown away..

Written by ted on January 30th, 2014

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Family Dollar, 3234 Augusta Road: 2013 (moved)   2 comments

Posted at 10:44 pm in stores

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Woodberry Plaza is on US-1 West of I-26 and East of the Flea Market. I believe the last time it figured here was a mention for the old Winn-Dixie. Family Dollar was to the left of that store, and appears to have closed sometime in 2013 (or, at least it is still listed in the February 2013 phonebook).

There seems to have been a good bit of activity in this general type of store lately, with Dollar General making a big push, and Fred's largely giving up.

UPDATE: Commenter Andrew remarks that this store relocated, so I have added "moved" to the post title.

Written by ted on January 26th, 2014

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The Wild Hare Sports Cafe, 5474 Augusta Rd: 6 January 2014   6 comments

Posted at 12:52 am in nightclub,restaurants

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Based on the available evidence, it appears to me that Monday 6 January was the last day of operation for the Lexington Wild Hare, on US-1 north of I-20. This closing leaves the chain with two restaurants: one in the Vista and one on the Western segment of Bush River Road near the former Irmo Kmart.

(Hat tip to commenter badger)

Written by ted on January 15th, 2014

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Taco Cid / San Jose Restaurante Mexicano, 604 Columbia Avenue: 2007 (moved)   7 comments

Posted at 11:40 pm in restaurants

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Here's an interesting little restaurant building in Lexington. It was last a San Jose until that operation relocated to 115 North Point Drive, but the building obviously predates that. It has a familiar look, but I can't quite place it. I would say the front extension was not part of the original building.

The building looks a bit forlorn now, but the murals are a nice touch.

UPDATE 22 April 2013: Added Taco Cid to the post title based on the comments and the 1985 phonebook.

Written by ted on March 27th, 2013

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