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Bath America & More, 1809 Sunset Boulevard: Summer 2013   4 comments

Posted at 1:49 am in business

I don't know anything about this bath store on Sunset, but nonetheless I can say

This Place Rocks

(Hat tip to commenter James)

Written by ted on June 20th, 2013

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Eagle Cleaners / My Best Cleaners, 922 Sunset Boulevard: 2010 (moved?)   2 comments

Posted at 1:48 am in business

Here's another rainy day set of pictures...

This little dry-cleaning building is more or less across from the old Maunz Electronics and just down from the former Sub Cabin. Judging from the sign, it was also an Eagle Cleaners at one time as well. It appears that they did a bit of light office support as well as cleaning. The sign suggests that they moved, but I am unable to find another location for them in the phonebook.

Written by ted on June 19th, 2013

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Modern Lighting Center, 633 Meeting Street: 30 November 2012   6 comments

Posted at 1:32 am in stores

It was pouring down rain today when I noticed that Modern Lighting Center on Meeting Street was closed. I have always liked the big carraige light they had by the street (the link shows a nice picture of it). According to their sign, lights out was on 30 November of 2012.

Written by ted on June 18th, 2013

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Sunbelt Properties, 2332 Airport Blvd: late 2012 / early 2013   11 comments

Posted at 12:17 am in business

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I've always liked this little extreme 'A' Frame building on Airport Boulevard just east of the airport entrance.

It appears that it switched real estate businesses from Sunbelt Properties to Lindy, Inc. sometime late last year or early this year as Sunbelt is still listed in the February 2013 phonebook.

I know the building predated Sunbelt by a good deal, but don't know what it was originally built for. The only other 'A' frame in town I can think of was a Mr. Swiss on Beltline but the look isn't really that similar.

Written by ted on March 22nd, 2013

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First Citizens Bank, 700 Charleston Highway: circa 2006   1 comment

Posted at 12:58 am in business

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My first thought at seeing this former First Citizens branch at the corner of the Charleston Highway and Platt Springs Road was that there must be some sort of sporting event in the area as the lot was packed full of cars taking advantage of the Sunday bank closure to park there.

A closer inspection revealed the actual facts, which are that the bank is gone, and the lot is being used as an impromptu (I could see no business sign at least..) used car lot. I've heard the old GM described as a bank that sold some cars, perhaps the concept is spreading...

Written by ted on March 7th, 2013

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Chiva Auto Sales, 1040 Meeting Street: 2012   no comments

Posted at 12:55 am in Uncategorized

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I already did a closing on this building on Meeting Street in West Columbia near Triangle City for when it was Bell's Hamburger Drive-In, but I noticed a while ago that the follow on operation (which was not the immediate follow-on!) Chiva Auto Sales is now gone as well.

That gave me a chance to get some more shots of this place, without all the cars parked outside, and the guy wondering what the heck I was doing sitting inside. However, the place is tightly fenced off now, so I still can't get any close shots through the building windows. It will be a shame if the next owners tear down the building and marquee which absolutely scream of a certain era, but I can't imagine it being suited to much other than used-car office these days..

Written by ted on March 5th, 2013

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Used Car Lot, Sunset Boulevard: 2011-ish   4 comments

Posted at 1:20 am in business

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I don't have a street number and so couldn't find out the name, but this little vacant lot adjoining Sunset Court was a used car operation in the not too distant past, though as you can see, their stock is now rather limited:

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Written by ted on March 1st, 2013

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Burger King, 2514 Sunset Boulevard: 1 January 2013   5 comments

Posted at 12:44 am in restaurants

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While I agree in theory that flame cooking burgers the way Burger King (and now Cookout) does is superior to griddle-frying them, for some reason that has never actually translated into my liking BK, or at least hasn't since I was in middle school or so. Perhaps I should give them another try as its been probably twenty years or so since I've had a burger there. At any rate, that won't be an option at this store on Sunset Boulevard by the Waffle House and I-26. Unlike the many remodeling BKs in Columbia, this one seems gone for good.

(Hat tip to commenter William)

Written by ted on January 28th, 2013

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Vista Windows & Doors, 1074 Sunset Boulevard: 2012   no comments

Posted at 1:03 am in stores

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I noticed this "stuff for the holes in your house" store driving on Sunset last weekend. They are listed in the February 2012 phonebook so apparently they closed up shop sometime last year.

Presumably they meant "Vista" in the scenic sense as they aren't really close to the Congaree Vista..

Written by ted on January 24th, 2013

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Maunz Electronics, 931 Sunset Boulevard: 12 October 2012   14 comments

Posted at 12:14 am in business

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I've noticed Maunz Electronics off and on over the years as I drove down Sunset. The building has some nice retro touches (which may have been current when it was built), and it would catch my eye, as would the strong blue of the roadside sign.

The notices on the door list 12 October 2012 as the last day here, with the nice touch of referring people to another local business for future work.

(Hat tip to commenter MB)

Written by ted on November 13th, 2012

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