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Hot Spot, 10111 Garners Ferry Road: March 2012 (Closed again)   6 comments

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Well, another day, another closed gas station on The Sumter Highway. This one is recent though, closing some time in March I think, though it can probably be figured accurately from the gas prices.. While I was taking these shots, the guy from the adjacent Subway came over and wanted to know if I was looking to buy the building. I'm not sure I ever did convey exactly what I was doing (which really doesn't make much sense to any rational person).

I like the canopy here, and the way it slightly "vees" rather than being completely flat as most new ones are. I think most modern construction has lost something. Notice too that the pumps have analog/mechanical displays. The one for 89 octane looks as though it was not happy to get up into the $3 range. Also note, one of the common features of a recently closed business: The new phonebook parked against the door.

As an added bonus, the drive home from here was very scenic:



(Hat tip to someone whose comment I can no longer find)

UPDATE 24 November 2014 -- The Hot Spot is open again (and apparently has been for some time):


UPDATE 22 January 2017 -- This place has now re-flagged as O M Mart:


UPDATE 31 January 2023: Adding map icon.

Written by ted on April 21st, 2012

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6 Responses to 'Hot Spot, 10111 Garners Ferry Road: March 2012 (Closed again)'

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  1. Given its style, I would say the awning is from the 1960s. It look similar to that of the old SOC stations.


    21 Apr 12 at 5:27 am

  2. The Hots Spot was the only game in town if you wanted gas in Lower Richland in the eighties. I'm really surprised it closed, because it is still one of very few options in the area.


    23 Apr 12 at 6:29 am

  3. Loved the "on the way home" scenery with the two rainbows. Totally cool.

    Miz T

    21 May 12 at 12:35 pm

  4. This has station has just closed it's doors. Has yellow caution tape across doors and around gas pumps... anyone know what's up ???


    15 Jan 23 at 5:58 pm

  5. Speaking of the old S.O.C Gas Stations, when was the last year they were around? The only one I can remember off hand was on the Augusta Highway back in the early to mid or so 1960's. I'm surprised anyone remembers that place.


    17 Jan 23 at 11:46 pm

  6. This might be open again. The prices have been updated, and I think I saw the "OP N" sign lit up.

    BTW, while the sign actually read "O M Mart," I always read it as "Om Mart." I guess that explains why I never having found any specials on that service when I've been stopped it.


    13 Feb 23 at 9:44 am

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