Archive for the ‘West Columbia’ tag
I had meant to do this post before Free Comic Book Day which was 2 May 2015, but that was not to be.
At any rate, as reported by commenter James R, Comic Nirvana has moved from in front of Best Buy in Lexington to The Smith Centre just south of the I-20 Waffle House.
I have to say it's not an easy location to find. They have listing on the roadside marquee for the office plaza, but actually locating the store is a bit of a puzzle. In the event, you can't see it from the default parking area in front, you have to drive around back and duck into a little back nook. Hopefully they will have some more directional signs up soon, along with their main storefront sign. In fact, they may by now as these pictures are a week or two old.
(Hat tip to commener James R)
As commenter James R reports, Super Dollar in Sunset Court across from Grecian Gardens has closed shop. This store was the follow-on operation to Fred's which closed in June of 2012. I'm not sure when Super Dollar opened, but I believe the storefront was vacant for a good while.
(Hat tip to commenter James R)
UPDATE 3 May 2015: Commenter Brandon Brown reports this store as not closed, so I am going with that in the title as an update.
I was driving to Parkland Plaza the other day, and noticed this old house on State Street had closeout signs up. It had never caught my eye before, so I wasn't sure what business had closed, but the Christmas tree in the upstairs window is a pretty good clue. This was local Christmas decor shop 'Tis The Season, and their Facebook page announced the closing for 1 Feburay with the note that the business is going online.
This small building in Capitol Shopping Center at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Meeting Street in West Columbia has been a number of things over the years.
Judging from the look of the place, it started as some sort of fast food chain outlet, but I am unable to recall which. Sometime after that, I believe I recall a Greek restaurant setting up there. Most recently it was Dish & Desing Catering until sadly the owner passed away and they had to close.
These pictures were taken not too long after Halloween, as you might infer from the deflated Jack O'Lantern somebody left in the parking lot.
The Free Times reports that this State Street loft has closed as of early December.
I really like comedy and make the trek to Charleston fairly often for improv, so I don't know why I never made it across the river. It's funny, I guess.
Technesis at 536 Meeting St in West Columbia has closed.
This was the followup operation to Microprice around 2010.
The owner sold the customers to another IT company out of Charlotte and closed the doors.
It is nice that the customers were taken care of in the closing.
(Hat tip to commenter Frank)
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
(Hat tip to commenter James)
UPDATE 24 June 2014 -- Here's some pictures of the previous location at 910 Meeting Street:
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)
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..
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.