Recent Comments

Recent Posts

Categories

Archives

Meta

Archive for the ‘Village at Sandhill’ tag

Bi-Lo, 120 Forum Drive: 19 September 2020   1 comment

Posted at 10:42 pm in closing

p1660803_tn.jpg

p1660804_tn.jpg

p1660805_tn.jpg

p1660806_tn.jpg

p1660807_tn.jpg

p1660808_tn.jpg

p1660809_tn.jpg

p1660810_tn.jpg

p1660811_tn.jpg

p1660812_tn.jpg

p1660813_tn.jpg

p1660814_tn.jpg

p1660815_tn.jpg

p1660816_tn.jpg

p1660817_tn.jpg

When commenter Sidney tipped that this store was closing on the 19th, I thought I would have the whole day to get out there and get some inside pictures. In the event, I think they closed for good at 5, and I got there around 6. I have to say that just from what I can see through the doors, it does not look as picked-over as I expected.

This store was part of the initial troubles faced by Sandhill, as the chain went bankrupt during the great recession, along with another Sandhill anchor (Sofa Express iirc) leaving the shopping center hurting for rent income. Bi-Lo eventually came out of bankruptcy, though it certainly has not had smooth sailing since then. I have forgotten all the details about who bought whom for all the Bi-Lo locations , but the plan is for this one to become a Lowes Foods.

(Hat tip to commenter Sidney)

UPDATE 14 October 2020 -- That was fast! This place is now open as a Lowes:

p1670173_tn.jpg

p1670174_tn.jpg

p1670175_tn.jpg

p1670176_tn.jpg

Written by ted on September 25th, 2020

Tagged with , , , , , ,

New York & Company, 470 Town Center Place Suite 11: September 2020   no comments

Posted at 10:56 pm in closing

p1660339_tn.jpg

p1660340_tn.jpg

Apparently we have another COVID-19 casualty here. New York & Company announced on 28 July 2020 that:

store closing sales have begun at all New York & Company retail locations across the United States. The firms are conducting liquidation sales across approximately 380 store locations in connection with the recent bankruptcy filing of New York & Company's parent company, RTW Retailwinds, Inc. ("RTW").

New York & Company is a specialty women's fashion retailer which offers modern, multi-functional wear-to-work apparel at affordable prices. As part of the sale, customers can expect initial discounts of up to 60% off original prices for all in-store merchandise including women's clothing, accessories and shoes.

USA Today provides a bit more detail:

"The combined effects of a challenging retail environment coupled with the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic have caused significant financial distress on our business, and we expect it to continue to do so in the future," Sheamus Toal, RTW Retailwinds CEO and chief financial officer, said in the release.

So, things weren't great before the plague, but that was the tipping point.

Frankly, I was not aware this store, or the chain, existed, so I can say very little else about it. It is definitely another hit on Sandhill, which really does not need any more problems.

Victoria's Secret, 481 Town Center Place Suite G-100: June 2020   15 comments

Posted at 12:32 am in closing

p1640399_tn.jpg

p1640400_tn.jpg

p1640401_tn.jpg

p1640402_tn.jpg

p1640403_tn.jpg

p1640404_tn.jpg

p1640405_tn.jpg

p1640406_tn.jpg

p1640640_tn.jpg

p1640641_tn.jpg

I don't think Victoria's Secret is officially bankrupt, but apparently a planned buyout fell through leaving the chain in desperate straits. Of course the COVID-19 crisis didn't help any either, and they are now in the process of closing 250 some stores.

This Sandhill location apparently closed in June as reported by commenter Bethany, but when I drove by then, the signage was still up, and the merchandise was still inside -- the "Lock the doors" order must have come down very quickly. When I got back in early July, the storefront was cleaned-out and blank.

I see from the label-scar that they were neighbors with a maternity store called Motherhood which pre-deceased VS and for which I never did a closing.

(Hat tip to commenter Bethany)

Panera Bread, 631 Promenade Place: April 2020   1 comment

Posted at 12:45 am in closing

p1630124_tn.jpg

p1630125_tn.jpg

p1630126_tn.jpg

p1630127_tn.jpg

p1630128_tn.jpg

p1630129_tn.jpg

p1630130_tn.jpg

I first wrote about this place back in 2007 in one of the earliest posts on this site. At the time, I was noting that it had ceased to be an Atlanta Bread Company. At some point after that, Panera moved in.

I ate there a number of times over the years, and considered it fairly well managed, especially compared to some of the other local locations, but looking at Yelp suggests it had begun to slip some lately.

The last reviews seem to be from the early April timeframe, which would put it during the current crisis. The door sign does not give that as a cause, just noting that they have "relocated" to Killian Road. Perhaps that was the plan all along. Certainly Sandhill is not a hot location now, especially in comparison to that area. In point of fact, I have eaten at the Killian location, and while it is more "modern", if that is the future direction for Panera, I really did not care for it.

(Hat tip to commenter Mr. Hat)

Written by ted on May 5th, 2020

Tagged with , , , , ,

The Peanut Man, 481 Town Center Place Suite 3: Fall 2018 (Consolidated)   1 comment

Posted at 12:00 am in closing

p1620109_tn.jpg

I was looking for some spicy peanuts for an upcoming gathering, and decided to stop by The Peanut Man at Sandhill. In the event, I found it gone.

A little digging established that they have closed their Sandhill and downtown stores, and have consolidated into a new space on Fernandina Road, in the old Prestige Appliance location. In fact, I had seen the banner for Chocolate Factory & Coffee Shoppe from the Interstate, but I did not realize it was The Peanut Man. The new spot is a restaurant as well as a sweet & nut shop, serving a breakfast & lunch menu:

p1620135_tn.jpg

p1620136_tn.jpg

p1620137_tn.jpg

Here is a State article on starting the new location, and here is one about closing the downtown location to focus on this spot.

Cost Plus World Market, 210 Forum Drive: Late January 2020   2 comments

Posted at 11:41 pm in closing

p1590992_tn.jpg

p1590991_tn.jpg

p1610810_tn.jpg

p1610807_tn.jpg

p1610808_tn.jpg

p1610809_tn.jpg

Google calls Cost Plus World Market a "furniture store". I had never thought of it that way. The only time I went inside this (or any World Market), I was attracted by the food aisles, and didn't really notice any furnishing. Indeed, I think the only thing I've ever had from the chain was a gift of some exotic chocolate bars one birthday.

Commenter Rashaad Egister pre-called this closing back in September of 2019. Apparently World Market was bought by Bed, Bath & Beyond back in 2012, and is caught up in a round of closings for that chain.

(Hat tip to commenter Rashaad Egister)

UPDATE 29 January 2020: Added the first two daytime pictures from 6 October 2019 at top.

UPDATE 14 October 2020 -- This space is not setting up to be an American Eagle:
p1670168_tn.jpg

p1670169_tn.jpg

p1670170_tn.jpg

p1670171_tn.jpg

p1670172_tn.jpg

Written by ted on January 21st, 2020

Tagged with , , , , , ,

Frame Warehouse, 130 Forum Drive Suite 5: Late December 2019   no comments

Posted at 11:23 pm in closing

p1600994_tn.jpg

p1600990_tn.jpg

The last time I was at Sandhill, this frame shop in the Bi-Lo wing, was planning to work through the holidays and close at the end of the year. With H. Rubin and Rita's, there are now a number of vacancies on this side.

Written by ted on January 15th, 2020

Tagged with , , , , , ,

H. Rubin Vision Center, 130 Forum Drive Suite 12: 2019   1 comment

Posted at 10:29 pm in closing

p1600989_tn.jpg

p1600995_tn.jpg

This H. Rubin Vision Center at Sandhill appears to be closed and For Lease, though as with the Bush River Road location, there is no notice on the door, and there is still stock inside. I believe this means that all the Columbia stores are closed, and the main website is down.

Written by ted on December 17th, 2019

Tagged with , , , ,

Kitty's Hallmark, 130 Forum Drive Suite 4: 21 September 2019   no comments

Posted at 10:43 pm in closing

p1600991_tn.jpg

p1600992_tn.jpg

p1600993_tn.jpg

I don't really get over to this side of Sandhill very often, and I didn't actually remember that there was a Kitty's here. My favorite's were always Hallmark Lite: 1/3 Less Serious Than Regular Cards, and I was disappointed when they discontinued them years ago. I still do like the Shoebox label, albeit not quite as much.

This closure leaves Kitty's without a store in Columbia, though they are still in the Midlands with Irmo & Lexington locations.

(Hat tip to commenter Sidney)

Written by ted on December 11th, 2019

Tagged with , , , , ,

Yogen Fruz, 480 Town Center Place: August 2019   2 comments

Posted at 11:21 pm in closing

p1600535_tn.jpg

p1600534_tn.jpg

I'm not going to attempt the metal umlaut in the post title, but Yogen Früz is a froyo franchaise operation which is still in operation, though this closure leaves the nearest store in Florida or possibly Virginia. I guess it's not too surprising that if an ice cream or froyo shop is going to close, the start of colder weather is a trigger [this was wrong: see note below].

This location is on the same "block" with the former corner Starbucks (and in fact you can somewhat see it in those pictures), and across from the centeral traffic island/venue at Sandhill.

(Hat tip to commenter Sidney)

UPDATE 6 November 2019 -- Ref commenter JB, I was wrong that this was a fall closing. I have changed post title date to from Fall 2019 to August 2019.

Written by ted on November 5th, 2019

Tagged with , , , , , ,

Tags

Recently Updated Posts

Blogroll