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Lynlee Hall, 1140 Bush River Road: 2014   10 comments

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I believe the only reason this former banquet hall is counted as being on Bush River Road is that it predates the massive re-working of the area which was entailed by I-26 coming through. (If I'm right, the same work eventually put paid to Boardwalk Plaza). At any rate it is certainly not "on" Bush River Road now.

I don't know much about the place other than the the LoopNet listing says it was built in 1975, and it was listed in phonebooks up through the February 2014 one.

I would have thought that there would have been enough traffic going to the Days Inn to keep the taggers and vandals mostly off of this property, but apparently not.

Written by ted on June 26th, 2018

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  1. I always wondered about this place when I saw the sign on Bush River Road. The pictures make it look abandoned much longer than 2014.

    James R

    27 Jun 18 at 10:03 am

  2. I have a vague memory of this originally being a restaurant called the Matador. This would have been in the 70's before the interstate was reworked. I wasn't old enough to go somewhere nice like this but I seem to remember an exterior sign with a Spanish matador complete with cape and hat. That might be what was were that large vertical sign is now.

    Does anyone else remember this?


    27 Jun 18 at 12:19 pm

  3. I did find references beginning in 1971 to the 'Matador Motor Inn,' which did feature a restaurant near I-26 and I-126. Didn't see a specific street address, but definitely in that area.


    27 Jun 18 at 12:53 pm

  4. @James R -- Someone was asking here in 2013 if it were still open, so it could have closed then I guess, after the phonebook listings were closed.


    28 Jun 18 at 12:28 am

  5. This was originally the Matador Motor Inn and Restaurant, an independent who used to advertise heavily on the radio. When the state redid the exit, the location became hard to get to and the original owners sold out. I went to a wedding there about ten years ago and at the time the place was owned by the people who own Corley's Lock and Key.


    28 Jun 18 at 6:55 am

  6. We have been looking at the building, call alford Reed at 8034795915

    Alford reed

    4 Dec 19 at 12:13 pm

  7. I used to live in Matador Square apartments which was right next door, 1978-80 as a little kid. The Matador Inn and restaurant occupied this building and had the sign Ed is talking about. This was back when Bush River Mall was thriving with the Movie Theater, Richway (then Gold Circle, now Target) and Kroger as its anchors.


    12 Jul 23 at 3:16 pm

  8. Absolutely remember the sign when we were making a left off of 26 going to Dutch Square as a little boy. If you went straight across Bush River and didn’t make a left, you would have run into Tez’s.


    12 Jul 23 at 4:17 pm

  9. In 1968 when we moved from Cayce to Whitehall, there was nothing at all on Bush River Rd. to speak of. There was Howard Johnson's, Thrifty Mart that became Food town, then Food Lion, then some kind of office or book store? then whatever else it's been. There was Mr. Donut, some small used car place next to it. But going towards the future sight of Dutch Square Mall, there was the old "EZ Mart", a Texaco station, then nothing until you got to Boozer Shopping center. The old Boozer house was still there in the middle of of what would become Dutch Square, along with Burger Chef. I can't remember anything else off hand since that was 55 years ago. Anyone else remember what other places were around that side of town back then?


    12 Jul 23 at 6:14 pm

  10. This was before my time, but I do understand that Dutch Square opened in 1970 while Bush River Mall opened in 1977.

    Bush River Mall closed during the 1998/99 timeframe as the last of what was there moved out and was demolished in early 2006. I do remember that Target from my Elementary years (same with the Woodhill one of that era).

    I also remember when Circuit City & Kinko's were on Bush River Road in the 90s (where Hamrick's is now) as well as Medi Home I have remember eating at Fuddricker's and Key West Grill.

    As the Carolina Crossroads project unfolds over the next several years (due to be finished in 2029) this stretch will undergo some major overhauls and it's going ot be interesting to see how it impacts this area...


    18 Jul 23 at 11:20 pm

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