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Waffle House, 1036 South Lake Drive: Early 2022 (Temporary)   2 comments

Posted at 11:38 pm in closing

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I've never been to this Waffle House at I-20 & South Lake Drive, but I assume it was, you know, a Waffle House, reliable for what it does. It appears that this one is getting the same gut & refit treatment that the one by Texas Roadhouse on Two Notch is getting.

(Hat tip to commenter Payne)

Written by ted on March 10th, 2022

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Hanson Brick, 5100 Brickyard Road: Fall 2021   2 comments

Posted at 10:45 pm in closing

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The brickyard which used to be Richtex Bricks, then Hanson Brick and possibly a few others in there somewhere has changed again, this time to Watsontown Brick.

It's a more volatile industry than I might have thought.

(Hat tip to commenter Gypsie)

Written by ted on January 19th, 2022

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Columbia World Outreach Church, 1801 Bush River Road: December 2020   1 comment

Posted at 11:04 pm in closing

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This one surprises me.

Fuddruckers closed in February 2020, and and was quickly sold to Columbia World Outreach Church for $452,500.

They worked several months getting the place gutted and rebuilt. According to LoopNet

Upgrades include a new roof, all new interior finishes, restrooms, sanctuary to accommodate 192 chairs, classrooms, children's nursery and a large outdoor area.

Unfortunately they did not have long to enjoy it, and the property went back on the market in mid-December 2020.

UPDATE 20 October 2021 -- As mentioned in the comments, this is to become The Gala Event Center:

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UPDATE 15 December 2021 -- Looks like The Gala Event Center is up and running, and they have leveraged the very neglected patio area of Fuddruckers with new construction:

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Written by ted on February 23rd, 2021

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Woodspring Suites, 4920 Augusta Road: Fall 2019   3 comments

Posted at 11:53 pm in closing

Written by ted on September 23rd, 2020

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Fuddruckers, 1801 Bush River Road: 6 February 2020   19 comments

Posted at 12:13 am in closing

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Well, I am saddened by this one, but not surprised. I have been going to Fuddruckers for many years, and it has been obvious over the last several that there was minimal money for anything more than basic upkeep on the store. There was never a real update to the fixtures, and certain booths would break and never be fully repaired. Starting perhaps ten years ago, the hours dropped off a bit, one side of the burger condiment bar was retired, and the patio was basically abandoned.

Still I stopped in every six weeks or so because I did enjoy the burgers (and the buns!). I noticed that over the years the same faces would be there month after month -- something that is pretty uncommon in the restaurant business these days. The story in Cola Daily makes the point that the manager had been there since the store opened.

As I said, I have gone many times over they years, but some people take it to another level. The Fuddruckers model is you place your order at the register, take your drink, sit down, and then come back to the counter when your name is called. Last year I heard: "Bob, your 25th anniversary dinner is ready!"

This was Columbia's only Fuddruckers. There are at least two on the coast, and apparently several in the upstate.

(Hat tip to commenter Heath)

UPDATE 13 February 2020 -- Here are some post-closing pictures:

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UPDATE 17 June 2020 -- This place has now been sold, and construction is starting. Commenter
Mike Dodds
says a church as bought the property:

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Written by ted on February 8th, 2020

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S-Mart, 4301 Sunset Boulevard: August 2019   3 comments

Posted at 12:00 am in closing

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When the Hardee's co-located with this S-Mart closed last year, I figured it was some sort of issue specific to that franchaise, or Hardee's in general, but with the closing of the S-Mart as well, it seems more like perhaps the restaurant lease was just up first and there are plans to re-purpose the whole property.

Looking at the work going on, it appears to be an extensive re-model, but not a demolition and re-build.

(Hat tip to commenter Ed)

UPDATE 4 February 2020 -- Now open as a 7-11/Exxon/Burger King:
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Written by ted on October 15th, 2019

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Shell Food Mart, 911 South Lake Drive: August 2019   4 comments

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Written by ted on August 20th, 2019

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Hardee's, 917 South Lake Drive: Circa Late 2007 / Early 2008   14 comments

Posted at 11:24 pm in closing

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Noticed this abandoned Hardee's on South Lake Drive/SC-6 at the I-20 intersection the other day. From what I can tell, Hardee's of Red Bank has relocated to 1910 South Lake Drive, inside a service station. I'm not sure when this happened, but judging from the codition of the building, it was a good while ago.

It sits on a surprisingly large lot, LoopNet says 2.09 acres of which apparently 1.6 acres is included with the building (which, would, I think, have to be razed at this point).

UPDATE 13 March 2018 Updating the closing date in post title from 2000s to Circa 2005 based on the comments.

UPDATE 21 July 2018 Updating the closing date again.

UPDATE 19 August 2019 -- Some new pictures in advance of the tear down to build a truck stop:

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UPDATE 19 June 2021: Adding tags.

Written by ted on March 12th, 2018

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Piggly Wiggly #189, 1123 South Lake Drive : 11 November 2017   9 comments

Posted at 11:02 pm in closing

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Well, another day, another Pig. I wasn't even aware there was a place called Red Bank in the Midlands until I started this blog, but there's actually a good bit of commercial activity there near the I-20 intersection. Although now there's a little less..

As commenter Homer mentions, with the closing of this store, the only footprints the chain has left in the area are the North Main Street & Devine Street stores, and with the adding of this closing, I will have, if I am counting correctly, 19 closings for Piggly Wiggly. How have the mighty fallen.

(Hat tip to commenter Jimmy)

UPDATE 12 January 2018: Add store number as found by commenter Andrew to post title.

Written by ted on November 28th, 2017

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Yogo Novus, 110 Clemson Road: May 2017   4 comments

Posted at 12:23 am in closing

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I used to eat frozen yogurt from time to time, but have pretty much quit. If I am getting a cold treat, I don't want a "fat free" anything, I want a "fat full" experience. Be that as it may, if froyo is your thing, it's not your thing here anymore.

(BTW, you always hear that the three most important words are 'I love you', but really it's 'Hot Doughnuts Now').

(Hat tip to commenter Mr. Hat)

Written by ted on May 18th, 2017

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