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Cricket Wireless, 10149 Two Notch Road Suite D: 2021   no comments

Posted at 10:53 pm in closing




I noticed the other day that this cellphone shop on Two Notch up towards Sandhill was vacant, and I don't have a lot more to say about it than that.

Written by ted on December 9th, 2021

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Sprint, 825 Knox Abbott Drive: Late 2019   2 comments

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This pebbly building on Knox Abbott was a Sprint cellphone store until apparently late last year (judging by online review dates). If you look closely in the window you can see a sign that says, I think, that they have moved, and to check Garners Ferry or another location that I can't make out. Anyway, since they give two locations, I think it's more of a consolidation than this operation actually having moved.

I have it in the back of my mind that the building reminds me of a chain style I have seen, but I can't quite place it.

Written by ted on May 19th, 2020

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Metro By T-Mobile, 4464 Devine Street Suite G: Late September 2019   no comments

Posted at 12:08 am in closing


I don't have much to say about this Metro By T-Mobile (formerly Metro PCS) storefront other than once it was here and now it is gone.

You can see the site with branding still up on Google Maps for now.

When I went to take this non-descript picture, I noticed that construction is now ongoing at the old Ruby Tuesday lot and that there is another vacancy in this strip by Bi-Lo, so things are still in flux here.

(Hat tip to commenter Rashaad Egister)

Written by ted on October 4th, 2019

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Cricket Wireless, 5343 Sunset Boulevard: Early 2018   no comments

Posted at 11:00 pm in closing




Here's another vacant Cricket Wireless storefront, this one in Topspin Plaza in Lexington.

I noticed as I was getting the pictures that Topspin Plaza actually has two marquees and street addresses. I'm not sure if they are separate developments or not, but the other is at 5341 Sunset Boulevard:


(Hat tip to commenter James R)

Cricket Wireless, 1801 Taylor Street: Winter 2017 (moved)   1 comment

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This is rather an odd building to have a cellphone store in, as you can see from the rollup door in front and the reinforced door on the side. It seems a much better fit for the scooter company in the other half. Maybe Cricket thought so too, as they have moved to 4121 West Beltline, not far from the old Piggly Wiggly.

Written by ted on January 31st, 2018

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Phone Tech 4 Hire, 1202 Sunset Boulevard: Fall 2017   no comments

Posted at 11:47 pm in closing


Commenter James R mentions that this former Golden Wireless location is vacant again after having been another cellphone operation in the interim. Judging from this this Carolina Panorama article, I think that operation must have been Phone Tech 4 Hire.

Looking at the article, they handled a wider range of electronics & electrics other than just phones. Intriguingly, barber shop clippers are mentioned. I never even considered that those might be fixed rather than replaced.

(Hat tip to commenter James R)

Written by ted on October 18th, 2017

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Verizon Wireless, 10110 Two Notch Road: 5 December 2016 (moved)   2 comments

Posted at 12:14 am in closing








Amusingly, one of the google search suggestions that came up as I was typing this address was "convert to decimal". (Which would be 22 for those who care..)

Anyway, here's another phone store on the move. This one from this building to a brand new building constructed after the demolition of the former buildings at 10202 Two Notch.

(Hat tip to commenter mike)

UPDATE 27 March 2017 -- The new location:





Written by ted on March 22nd, 2017

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Boost Mobile / Sprint, 7360 Two Notch Road: 2015   no comments

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Can you hear me now?

Written by ted on April 19th, 2016

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Midland PCS, 3910-C Two Notch Road: 2012 (moved)   2 comments

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This little cell-phone storefront is in the Food Lion shopping center at the corner of Two Notch & Pine Belt Roads.

Judging from the Facebook page, they opened in late May of 2012 and closed possibly as early as late June 2012, or at least that's when the updates to the page stopped. At any rate, I don't think they made it into 2013.

There are currently several other vacancies in this plaza, despite Food Lion drawing fairly well.

Update 22 November 2013: It turns out this place has moved. The current address is 3950 West Beltline Blvd, Columbia, SC 29204, phone: 803-363-1353.

Written by ted on October 15th, 2013

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T-Mobile / First Cellular, 549 Knox Abbott Drive #B: 2011   no comments

Posted at 12:50 am in Uncategorized

Well, here is yet another cell-phone store closing, featuring both reversed and reversed-upside-down name placards. (This is not uncommon, apparently you want to keep the sign-boxes closed to the elements, without having to buy blank signs). I'm not sure exactly when this place closed, but it is in this year's phonebook (Feb-2011/Feb-2012), so I'm going to just say "2011". This little strip mall is on Knox Abbott a little west of Parkland Plaza, and just about across the street from Silver City.

Written by ted on September 23rd, 2011

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