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Domino's Pizza, 5362 Sunset Boulevard: January 2019 (moved)   3 comments

Posted at 11:41 pm in closing

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Domino's would not be my go-to for pizza unless I were in a strange city and needed something likely to be acceptable delivered to the hotel. That said, when I've had it, it has largely been OK, and certainly better than some of the other things the boss could order for a working lunch.

This location was in a fairly pizza-ed area of Lexington -- next to a Mellow Mushroom and not far from an Uno. It looks like the new location at 205 Columbia Avenue is also near to a number of other pizza places, but I guess, where isn't these days?

(Hat tip to commenter Andrew)

UPDATE 12 May 2019 -- Little Caesar's signage is up:

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Written by ted on February 7th, 2019

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Eagle Cleaners, 5341 Sunset Boulevard Suite A: January 2019   no comments

Posted at 10:28 pm in closing

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Here is another Sunset Boulevard location of Eagle Cleaners. They also had a location in West Columbia at one time.

Just going by my experiences of getting in and out of Topspin Plaza taking pictures of things, I suspect drop off and pickup might have been somewhat difficult during rush hours.

The sign is referring to the 3010 Rosewood Drive location, which is right beside Dano's Pizza

(Hat tip to commenter Beth)

Written by ted on February 4th, 2019

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Rue 21, 5135 Sunset Boulevard Suite N: January 2019   no comments

Posted at 11:18 pm in closing

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I was not really aware of Rue 21 in Lexington as I'm not in the target young women demo, and don't like shopping for clothes anyway. After commenter Jimmy mentioned that this store was closing, I did a little research and found that the store was in Chapter 11 bankruptcy from May to September of 2017 and closed 420 stores during that period. They also took on a new CEO as of 25 June 2018 who 'resigned' mid-November 2018 after less than a half year tenure. Apparently the teen apparel sector continues to flail, and Rue 21 continues to shed stores.

(Hat tip to commenter Jimmy)

Written by ted on December 12th, 2018

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BB&T, 6089 Garners Ferry Road: Fall 2018 (remodeling?)   no comments

Posted at 11:27 pm in closing

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I'm not sure exactly what is going on at this BB&T next to Panera Bread on Garners Ferry Road, but it seems to be some sort of renovation.

What really needs renovation is the parking lot by the old Postal Depot, which has one of Columbia's more impressive potholes (which is saying something).

Written by ted on December 3rd, 2018

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Chandler Chiropractic, 3119 Sunset Boulevard: 2018 (Moved)   4 comments

Posted at 10:47 pm in closing

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I noticed this vacant house/office on Sunset a few months ago. It seems that Chandler Chiropractic moved from this location sometime after April of this year to their new office at 3681-D Leaphart Road.

This building was obviously a ranch style residence when it was built, and was on a nice little plot of land. Of course that was probably when US-378 was a sleepy two lane road, and I don't see a family moving back here any time soon. The building is for sale, so we will see what happens next.

Written by ted on November 13th, 2018

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Ultra Tan, 7546 Garners Ferry Road Suite 600F: 2016   no comments

Posted at 10:25 pm in closing

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I think my dermatologist would prefer I dig a tunnel to the mailbox and not come out into the sunlight at all, so I have never really understood the allure of tanning studios, but there are still a number of them around. This one is next to the former Springleaf Financial Serveices at Garners Ferry Crossing, and you can see it in operation in the first picture above. They listed in the Feb 2016 phonebook, but not more recently, so I'm guessing this storefront has now been vacant for at at least two years. (And the same plaza Hibachi Grill P&G Buffet has now been vacant over five years.)

Chick-fil-A, 5560 Sunset Boulevard: Fall 2018 (Open Again)   no comments

Posted at 9:02 pm in closing

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Commenter Beth noted a while back that this Chick-fil-A location was being torn down and rebuilt with double drive-through lanes.

The last time I looked at it, it was still open, though with some lot construction going on. Now they have definitely gotten into the rebuild phase.

Eat mor bef!

(Hat tip to commenter Beth)

UPDATE 26 April 2019 -- Last time I drove by, the rebuild looked nearly done:

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UPDATE 12 May 2019 -- Open again:

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Written by ted on November 5th, 2018

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Tijuana Flats, 5318 Sunset Boulevard Suite H: 27 October 2018   4 comments

Posted at 10:22 pm in closing

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Tijuana Flats closed their Forest Acres store back in March. Apparently the Greenville stores closed in March as well. This store opened after the Forest Acres one, and soldiered on for a few months longer, but with this closing, it appears the chain has totally left the state, which is a shame as I rather liked it (though their salsa policy was rather odd).

These pictures were taken shortly after the closing date, and the store was still being stripped.

(Hat tip to commenter TahoeChic)

Written by ted on November 2nd, 2018

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Cedar Terrace Hardware, 6420 Garners Ferry Road: 28 November 2018   2 comments

Posted at 12:24 am in closing

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Old time hardware stores are a vanishing breed. As a kid, I remember visits to the old Forest Lake Hardware at Forest Lake Shopping Center, the old Hiller downtown, and Hiller in Five Points, and various stores at the beach and in Fernandina. They were mysterious places with big revolving bins of loose nails and odd brackets, and men behind well worn wooden counters who knew how to do stuff.

After Thanksgiving, there will be one less in Columbia, as Cedar Terrace Hardware is packing it in. The State has the story, and it's a case of the owner's well deserved retirement with nobody else willing to take the store on.

To the best of my memory, I have never been to this store. It's quite tucked away in the back of the plaza, and a case of out-of-sight-out-of-mind, but there's always something I need from a hardware store so perhaps I'll take a look before it's too late.

(Hat tip to commenter Sidney)

Written by ted on October 27th, 2018

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Springleaf Financial Services, 7546 Garners Ferry Road Suite 500-E: 2018   no comments

Posted at 12:12 am in closing

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This storefront in Garners Ferry Crossing was once Springleaf Financial Services, as you can see in the first picture (especially if you click through to the large version). At some point recently, Springleaf was acquired by One Main Financial, at which point it seems they consolidated offices leaving a vacancy here. (Actually there are two adjacent vacancies at this time; I'll do the other one at some point).

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