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Norton Car Stereo, 3326 Two Notch Road: October 2020   7 comments

Posted at 11:23 pm in closing






I thought about going to Norton a few times, but they weren't open on Saturday, and Best Buy was, so that was the deciding factor there. I was a bit surprised to notice that there was a closing sign on the door (which I thought I took a picture of) saying they were shutting down temporarily due to COVID-19, but when I did a google search, I found that the building went on the market in October.

As far as I know the Broad River Road location is still open.

UPDATE 22 March 2021 -- Here are the pictures of the door sign I mentioned:



Written by ted on March 19th, 2021

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7 Responses to 'Norton Car Stereo, 3326 Two Notch Road: October 2020'

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  1. In the 80’s this place used to be busy.
    Their was a room where they sold used home equipment.
    Bought some Bose 301’s and a marantz receiver that I used for a long time.


    20 Mar 21 at 9:41 am

  2. I bought my Technics 1200's and mixer there in 1989. Classmate's family owned the place.


    20 Mar 21 at 12:38 pm

  3. There is one in West Columbia that seems to be open.


    20 Mar 21 at 4:49 pm

  4. Man, that's a shame. They've been around forever. I went in there a couple years ago to get a big inline fuse holder. They didn't seem to have any home stereo stuff anymore, just auto.

    Dan R

    26 Mar 21 at 6:58 am

  5. Always used the store on Broad River for most of my car stereo stuff. They’d even test an amp for $10 if you bought one used in the Carolina Trader. Back then, your vehicle came stock with four speakers, and decks were pretty common sized, and you HAD to have aftermarket with an amp and replace the speakers if you wanted decent sound. Nowadays, you have touch screen, eight speakers, USB inputs, and subs built in, and that’s not even counting Pandora and XM.


    26 Mar 21 at 12:50 pm

  6. Notice how the building resembles a fortress: that because the place was continuously getting broken into. I heard Old Man Norton might have spent a night or two there with a shotgun by his side. Fort Norton on Two Notch. Sad to see it go.


    4 May 21 at 8:59 pm

  7. Staple Car Audio store just like Roger's stereo. Mr. Norton has built a legacy and strong foundation for his business. From Columbia to Florence to Myrtle Beach he has done it. Even with their own line of Sub woofers/Amps (ZSTAT) they have been cranking them out. I have been shopping with them since the late 80s to purchase wires, subs and BASS TAPES LOL
    Ms. Jessica at this location is such a nice and wonderful person. Always a joy to greet her even if I did not buy anything. They were the staple of Car audio in the midlands if you ask me.
    Shouts out to Yergin, Ms. Jessica, Mr. Norton, Scott, John, etc...


    27 Aug 21 at 11:07 pm

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