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Wigs & Things, 1639 Main Street: 2011   18 comments

Posted at 10:40 pm in stores

This storefront, on the same block as the new Mast was until recently one of Columbia's improbable number of wig stores. I'm not as surprised that it closed as I am at how long it lasted in what has been a pretty poor location for retail since at least the mid 1970s. In fact, though I wish everybody well, I am sceptical of a long term "Mast effect" on this area, especially given that a number of the closings on this block are fairly recent.

Written by ted on October 17th, 2011

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Elegante Wig Gallery, 3223 Devine Street: March 2011   1 comment

Posted at 1:09 am in stores

It looks like Elegante Wig Gallery, in the old Electrolux location on Devine Street has closed. I'm the wrong gender (and still have my hair so far..) so there's not much more I can say about it, other than it was not there too long as seemingly it started around 2008.

Written by ted on March 24th, 2011

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Kim's Beauty & Variety, 3922 West Beltline Boulevard: early 2009   1 comment

Posted at 11:51 pm in stores

I've never really been in the market for a wig, but I have noticed this store on Beltline between Two Notch and Farrow off and on over the years. The name never really registered with me, but this time when I saw it closed, I finally made the connection with the store which took over the Two Notch location of Floor It Now -- I'm pretty sure it moved from here to there.

Guess you could say it flipped its wig..

UPDATE 27 Feb 2013 -- It's now One Love convenience store:

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Written by ted on June 12th, 2009

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