Recent Comments

Recent Posts




Archive for the ‘charity’ tag

Oliver Gospel Thrift Store, 10012 Two Notch Road: Summer 2021 (Temporary)   2 comments

Posted at 11:07 pm in closing





I've only been in this charity thrift store once that I can recall. I needed a replacement VCR for one that had given up the ghost, and it was some years since they were a common item. I was pleased and surprised to find a whole shelf of them here, paired with the correct remotes. I picked up one and we got several years of good service from it.

I'm not sure if this closing is COVID related, or if they are remodeling or what, but the signs announce that they will return.

UPDATE 27 August 2021: Commenter Andrew reminds me that this was the former site of Spring Valley Ace Hardware, something I had completely forgotten, despite having done a closing on it.

Written by ted on August 26th, 2021

Tagged with , , , ,

Goodwill, 2736 Decker Blvd Suite E: 15 September 2011 (moved)   1 comment

Posted at 12:39 am in Uncategorized

I was picking up some printer paper at Staples today, and noticed that the Goodwill in Fashion Place on Decker Boulevard at Trenholm Road Extension will be moving from the East (back) wing of the plaza to the North wing. The grand opening is slated for 15 September, and they have a moving sale going on now.

Their destination is, of course, the former Phar-Mor / Superpetz location.

UPDATE 30 September 2011 -- The move is done:

Written by ted on September 10th, 2011

Tagged with , , , , ,

White Way Laundry / Habitat Store, 910 Harden Street: 2000s   3 comments

Posted at 12:48 am in Uncategorized

This rather handsome brick building on Harden Street in Five Points was, according to the Historic Columbia Foundation, built as a laundry in the 1930s (this city property valuation report claims it was actually built in 1930). I'm sure it has been many things over the years, but most recently, it seems to have been a used furniture store called Habitat Store which was associated with The Habitat For Humanity charity. I used to love going to used furniture stores, back when they were "junk stores" rather than "antique stores", but I can't ever recall this one, so I'm guessing it probably started after I left town in the mid 80s.

Written by ted on April 27th, 2010

Tagged with , , , , ,


Recently Updated Posts