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Moosehead Saloon, 2020 Devine Street: 2021   no comments

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This restaurant/club space which fronts on both Devine & Santee will always be Monterrey Jack's in my mind, but of course it has been many, possibly dozens, of other places over the years. I believe the most recent predecessor to Moosehead Saloon that I have a closing for is Elbow Room but I think I could have missed a couple in between there.

As far as I can tell, this was a country-rock bar with a mechanical bull and a somewhat rowdy atmosphere. I know they got some bad publicity back in 2018 but they apparently continued on into the COVID age until they were caught up in the Great Five Points Bar Bassacre last April.

Written by ted on April 2nd, 2022

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Substation II, 2015 Devine Street: 4 March 2022   3 comments

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Substation II was the follow-on operation in this storefront to Jimmy John's, and opened in 2019. I know that going there would be an issue for me because of parking, but I'm not a student without a car. Then of course there was the pandemic, which can't have helped. For whatever reason though, this storefront is now again vacant.

(Hat tip to commenter Larry).

Written by ted on March 31st, 2022

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Pavlov's, 2000 Greene Street: August 2021   5 comments

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OK, I'm going to say this. The current practice of using lawfare in Five Points, weaponizing South Carolina's idiosyncratic liquor statutes against businesses you don't like, is wrong. Yes, Five Points had a problem, but shooting the patient is not a cure. I guess in this case the fact that there were prior legal troubles was a factor, but the empty storefronts speak for themselves.

The State has more details on this, and on who will still be open.

(Hat tip to commenter Tom)

Written by ted on August 11th, 2021

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Nicky's Pizzeria, 2123 Greene Street: Summer 2021   3 comments

Posted at 10:16 pm in closing


As far as I can reall, I have only eaten at Nicky's once, when I was in need of a late-night pizza. I don't remember anything specific about it other than it was fine.

The place has recently announced they will not renew their lease for this location, although the Lexington store will remain open. Asked for further information, they responded Frankly, as you can see at the link..

(Hat tip to commenter Heath)

Written by ted on June 8th, 2021

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Wells Fargo, 705 Saluda Avenue: 24 February 2021   2 comments

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The State puts this upcoming closing down to cost cutting:

Wells Fargo, the fourth-largest bank in the U.S., has been on a cost-cutting spree after reporting billions of dollars in losses this year for the first time since 2008, The Charlotte Observer reported. Over the summer, the bank said it would close 65 branch locations across the country, on its way to eventually downsizing to 4,000 locations from its current 5,400, according to The Observer.

I'm sure large parts of that are due to changes in the banking industry, but I think Wells Fargo is still dealing with self-inflicted wounds from the 2016 scandal as well.

According to The State there are no definite plans for the property, but, of course, there is once again talk of a parking garage.

(Hat tip to commenter Sidney)

UPDATE 7 June 2021: Add "Wells Fargo" tag.

Written by ted on January 7th, 2021

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Grilled Teriyaki, 748 Harden Street: December 2020   no comments

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Well I hope everybody had a great holiday season, and wish you all a Happy New Year! I know *I* am not sad to see 2020 in the rearview mirror, and now as the new year starts, it's time to ramp up to a more normal posting volume again.

Grilled Teriyaki in Five Points proves how wrong my intuition can be: I recall thinking when it opened that it would never last a year. In the event, while I'm not sure exactly when they opened anymore, I know it was closer to twenty years ago than one!

The State has a rather terse article noting the closing. Apparently few details are available, but I'm going to guess that COVID-19 played a big role here. As of yet, there is no new tenant in the offing.

(Hat tip to commenter Sidney)

UPDATE 5 January 2021: Added the map icon, which I forgot initially.

UPDATE 8 February 2022: -- The State reports this spot is to become Furusato Bento Japanese Restaurant.

Written by ted on January 4th, 2021

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Tic Toc Candy Shop / Get Your Gear On / Sunrise Artisan Bath and Body, 730 Santee Avenue: 2019 (Moved)   no comments

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This little storefront across from the former Yesterday's on Santee Avenue has been a number of things over the years. Most recently, it was Sunrise Artisan Bath and Body, until they moved into the old Portfolio Art Gallery space on Saluda back in early 2019.

Here is The State story on that move.

Written by ted on November 5th, 2020

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Cover 3, 711 Harden Street, 31 August 2019   no comments

Posted at 11:25 pm in closing


Sometimes I lose track of all the names a storefront in Five Points has had, and whether I have done a closing on it, but it appears I have never done one for any incarnation of 711 Harden Street.

Cover 3 was another one of the local bars caught up in the rule tightening last year, and decided to close when their permit ran out on 31 August rather than continue to contest the new restrictions. The Post & Courier has the story, along with a nice photo of Cover 3 in full operation. The State has basically the same story.

I note that the place has now been vacant for over a year, which to me argues that the city has allowed itself to be shot in the foot. Of course, once the pandemic hit, probably it was going to remain vacant for a while in any event.

UPDATE 8 February 2022 -- The State reports this is to be Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint and will open on 21 February 2022.

Written by ted on October 14th, 2020

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Creech & Creed Serrus Real Estate Services, 718 Santee Avenue: 2019   1 comment

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Creech & Creed were in the old Five Points Bookshop storefront on Santee Avenue. You can see their branding in this shot at a somewhat out-of-date area directory. Their Yelp page, suggests they may have moved in here around 2014 (the bookstore closed in 2012). Google Streetview shows the sign gone by August of 2019, however, the inside picture above (which is really too blurry to tell too much) looks like it may have been more like some sort of antique shop moving out when I took the pictures back in March of 2020, so there may have been another store in here at one point.

Written by ted on June 26th, 2020

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Pet Supermarket, 818 Harden Street: June 2020   2 comments

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Sunrise Florida chain Pet Supermarket opened in the old Eckerd's / Rite Aid on Harden Street in the fall of 2017, and The State had the story here.

Now, three years later, the place is having a liquidation sale prior to shutting down.

Interestingly, The State story mentions that the building was subdivided with about 25% left for another business to occupy, something, which as far as I know, never happened.

(Hat tip to commenter Justin)

Written by ted on June 17th, 2020

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