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OfficeMax, 10204-A Two Notch Road: 2006   12 comments

Posted at 8:33 pm in Uncategorized

I've written before about OfficeMax pulling out of the Columbia market. I had forgotten that they had the store on Two Notch as well as the one on Bush River Road until I drove by and saw that a new tenant was going in.

I don't have any problem with a Haloween store, per se. I don't know that it's happening as much around here, but in some places at least, Haloween is becoming quite the big adult party holiday. I remember spending one Haloween in DC, and taking the Metro to Dupont Circle for supper. Now, I won't say the escalator into the Dupont Circle station is long, but I will say that after you're on it for a while, you expect to see an Abandon All Hope, Ye Who Enter Here sign. Of course, what goes down also comes up, and being on that escalator behind 20-somethings costumed as naughty nurses and "wicked" witches is, um, inspiring.

So, anyway, I'm fine with a Haloween store, but I do have to cavil a bit about the timing. I mean, come on Haloween is the last day of October -- that's two and a half months from now! If you're in the mood to pick out a Haloween costume now, you're probably one of those annoying folks who already have all your Christmas cards written..

And oddly enough, this was the second Haloween store I saw today. There's one setting up on US-1 out near I-26 as well!

"I got a rock".

UPDATE 11 March 2011: Updated the closing date based on the comments. Also added full street address.

Written by ted on August 16th, 2008

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  1. These Halloween stores are everywhere. They have one on Harbison too, every year it has halloween stuff then it switches to christmas stuff.

    Mr Bill

    18 Aug 08 at 8:57 am

  2. They have this since 2007 and the christmas one only in 2007 too


    13 Sep 10 at 8:22 pm

  3. office max closed in 2006


    20 Oct 10 at 7:49 pm

  4. Found this that confirms Javier's notion that OfficeMax left Columbia in 2006:

    From Staff and Wire Reports
    Columbia's three OfficeMax stores will be among 110 locations closing nationwide.

    The nation's No. 3 office supplies retailer announced Thursday that the Columbia stores - on <a href="; Bush River and Two Notch roads, and Harbison Boulevard - will shut their doors by April 1.

    OfficeMax's six other stores in South Carolina will remain open, including stores in Greenville, North Charleston, Spartanburg, Myrtle Beach, Orangeburg and Greenwood.

    Published on 2006-01-27, Page D1, State, The (Columbia, SC)


    11 Mar 11 at 7:24 pm

  5. sry this is the fixed link to the Bush River Road store page


    11 Mar 11 at 7:25 pm

  6. OK, 2006 it is..


    11 Mar 11 at 11:16 pm

  7. Throughout the post, I noticed that Halloween is missing an l...


    7 Aug 11 at 5:50 pm

  8. folks, the storefront that once had the OfficeMax signage is being replaced (no word what for just yet)


    20 Jan 12 at 5:59 pm

  9. This is actually going to be the new Dick's (not where the old Linens-n-Things was.


    22 Jan 12 at 1:50 pm

  10. So the mystery remains now: What is the former LnT going to be


    22 Jan 12 at 2:23 pm

  11. Ok folks, now that Micheal's has firmly moved into the former Linens n Things, the wall that seprated Micheal's old space between where OfficeMax was originally appears to be in the process of being knocked out so that Dick's Sporting Goods takes over both the former OfficeMax and where Micheal's was...

    (not 100% sure but that is my current assessment)


    24 Feb 12 at 4:18 pm

  12. folks, the grand opening for Dick's Sporting Goods in Northeast Richland has been set for:


    August 22, 2012

    This marks the culmination of the following rearrangement in the Target Center in NE Richland over the course of the past year:

    Sept/Oct. 2011: former Linens n Things storefront replaced

    Jan 2012: OfficeMax storefront removed

    Feb. 2012: Micheal's moves into former LnT and their storefront is removed shortly thereafter

    Feb/March 2012: wall that once separated Micheal's and OfficeMax knocked out

    March-Aug 2012: Dick's Sporting goods constructed in old Micheal's and OfficeMax spaces

    August 22, 2012: Dick's Sporting Goods at 10204 Two Notch Road is open for business


    13 Aug 12 at 6:09 pm

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