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Firestone, 7204 Parklane Road: April 2022   no comments

Posted at 11:37 pm in closing

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I actually went to this Firestone location once some years ago when I had a slow-leak I needed fixed, and could not get in that day at the place I usually used. I was pleasantly surprised that as a walk-in, I got the whole thing over with in under an hour and was able to get on with my Saturday.

As you can see here, the branding is already down on this store, but the label scars are still clearly visible, and there hasn't been enough time to get the vending machines picked up.

(Hat tip to commenter Haley)

Written by ted on April 11th, 2022

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Advance Auto Parts, 7613 Garners Ferry Road: Early 2022 (Moved)   no comments

Posted at 11:43 pm in closing

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As pointed out by commener Justin S., the Advance Auto Parts store across from the Aldi at 7613 Garners Ferry Road has now moved just a little up the street to 7531 Garners Ferry. In the meantime, this, very checker-boarded, storefront is empty.

(Hat tip to commenter Justin S.)

Written by ted on April 4th, 2022

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AAMCO Transmissions, 520 North Lake Drive: 2021   no comments

Posted at 1:30 am in closing

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To me, AAMCO always brings to mind a distinctive radio ad from the 60s or 70s. It went like:

Double-AY (beep! beep!) EM-CEE-OH!
AAMCO

That said, I've never been to a place that specialized in transmissions, though I might have if my '96 hadn't ended up getting totaled again. Anyway, this building is in Lexington at the point where US-378 splits away from North Lake Drive, and is now Tint World, which does "Automotive Styling and Window Tinting".

(Hat tip to commenter James R)

Written by ted on February 19th, 2022

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C & J Automotive, 6336 Saint Andrews Road: 2022   no comments

Posted at 11:37 pm in closing

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C & J Automotive is nestled on a narrow strip of land in between the train tracks and Saint Andrews Road in the Seven Oaks section of Irmo. It is not too far past Sno Biz.

It appears to me that the lot remains in business while they are looking for a buyer, so I am just putting an indifinite "2022" as the closing date.

(Hat tip to commenter Gypsie)

Written by ted on December 21st, 2021

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Hudson Brothers LLC, 4779 Sunset Boulevard Suite B: Fall 2021   1 comment

Posted at 10:16 pm in closing

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I don't know anything about this used car lot in Lexington, other than it was in a nice little legacy brick house, and they had somebody with a sense of humor doing their art.

Currently the lot is for sale -- and will be, I'm sure, another bit of development for this burgeoning corridor.

(Hat tip to commenter JohnR)

Written by ted on November 23rd, 2021

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Midlands Mazda Showroom, 655 Broad River Road: September 2021   1 comment

Posted at 11:22 pm in closing

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Commenter Gypsie mentioned that this place was being razed. As far as I can tell, it is just the showroom, shown in the main pictures here, and the rest of the dealership remains in business (although at some point the name changed to Mazda Of Columbia. I'm not sure what the issue with the showroom was. I never paid it too much attention driving by, but it looks to have been an attractive building.

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Written by ted on September 24th, 2021

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Palmetto Auto Repair & Performance, 7032 Two Notch Road: 2020   1 comment

Posted at 10:04 pm in closing

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For those of us of a certain age, this building is best know as the home of Continental Sound: That building that looks like a car radio with the "Sounds Real Good!" girl...

Since then it has been a number of things, with this most recent incarnation being an auto repair shop.

Given the street address on the county notice, and the specified size of the lot, I'm not sure if perhaps this property doesn't include the adjacent, defunct, nightclub as well.

Written by ted on September 14th, 2021

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Fred Anderson Toyota, 2136 Sunset Boulevard: May 2021   4 comments

Posted at 10:42 pm in closing

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Some time ago, the Toyota Center franchaise moved from Airport Boulevard to Sunset Boulevard and branded as Fred Anderson Toyota. As reported by commenter Alan, the franchaise is now Peter Boulware Toyota. I can't find any media stories about this online, but it apparently happened around May of 2021. Fred Anderson appears to still have dealerships in at least Charleston & Raleigh.

(Hat tip to commenter Alan)

Written by ted on June 30th, 2021

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Chris Polson Automotive, 1618 Lake Murray Boulevard: Spring 2021   no comments

Posted at 10:50 pm in closing

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I did not see any sign on the door, and google doesn't know anything about it, but there are no cars on the lot, and the website is down, so I believe commenter Robert is correct that Chris Polson Automotive on Lake Murray Boulevard has closed its doors.

(Hat tip to commenter Robert)

Written by ted on June 22nd, 2021

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Havoline Xpress Lube, 1705 Sunset Boulevard: Spring 2021   1 comment

Posted at 10:46 pm in closing

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Apparently this Havoline Xpress Lube was officially C & T Automotive LLC. I don't really have much to say about this closing, as I wasn't really aware this place existed. It's a nice little building with pretty easy access on and off of Sunset (although there is no light). Given the design, whatever comes next will probably be car oriented as well.

(Hat tip to commenter MB)

UPDATE 22 March 2022 -- Now Vivid Finish And Films:

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Written by ted on May 19th, 2021

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