Recent Comments

Recent Posts

Categories

Archives

Meta

Archive for the ‘restaurants’ tag

Sub Station II, 7101 Parklane Road: February 2024 (Branding)   1 comment

Posted at 10:12 pm in closing

p1300687_tn.jpg

p1950988_tn.jpg

p1950989_tn.jpg

It looks like the Sub Station II on Parklane has disaffiliated from the chain and struck out on their own as Leo's Deli.

As nearly as I can tell from looking at the google reviews, this happened sometime around February 2024.

Written by ted on June 14th, 2024

Tagged with , , , , ,

Zesto, 1250 Chapin Road: 3 May 2024   1 comment

Posted at 10:43 pm in closing

p1950489_tn.jpg

p1950490_tn.jpg

p1950491_tn.jpg

p1950492_tn.jpg

p1950493_tn.jpg

p1950494_tn.jpg

p1950496_tn.jpg

p1950497_tn.jpg

p1950498_tn.jpg

p1950499_tn.jpg

p1950500_tn.jpg

p1950501_tn.jpg

p1950502_tn.jpg

p1950503_tn.jpg

p1950504_tn.jpg

p1950505_tn.jpg

p1950506_tn.jpg

p1950508_tn.jpg

p1950509_tn.jpg

p1950510_tn.jpg

p1950511_tn.jpg

p1950512_tn.jpg

p1950513_tn.jpg

p1950514_tn.jpg

p1950515_tn.jpg

p1950516_tn.jpg

p1950517_tn.jpg

p1950518_tn.jpg

p1950519_tn.jpg

The wonder of Zesto is not that one closed, but that any are still open: Each location is like a step into 50 years ago, and we are lucky to still have such portals.

That said, this location, in Chapin is actually fairly new as such things go, having opened "only" 18 years ago. As for the reasons this one closed, WIS quotes the owner:

It’s just time for me to have a normal life. Same struggles as all mom-and-pop [stores]. Can’t get decent employees, food cost, etc. Times are changing.

There is also a State story here.

(Hat tip to commenter Heath)

Written by ted on June 4th, 2024

Tagged with , , , , , ,

Schlotzsky's, 1305 Knox Abbott Drive: May 2024   2 comments

Posted at 11:39 pm in closing

p1950444_tn.jpg

p1950445_tn.jpg

p1950446_tn.jpg

p1950447_tn.jpg

p1950448_tn.jpg

p1950449_tn.jpg

This Schlotzsky's looks less "closed" than the Dutch Square location, especially given that they still have their parking lot placards out, but still, given what happened there, I would be surprised to see it open again.

(Hat tip to commenter BrianTR)

Written by ted on May 23rd, 2024

Tagged with , , , , ,

Eastern Buffet, 5424 Forest Drive Suite 122: February 2024   no comments

Posted at 10:52 pm in closing

p1950583_tn.jpg

p1950584_tn.jpg

p1950585_tn.jpg

p1950586_tn.jpg

p1950587_tn.jpg

p1950588_tn.jpg

p1950589_tn.jpg

I was at East Forest Plaza this evening, and noticed a construction bin in front of Eastern Buffet. Looking online, it appears to have been closed since sometime around February. Apparently there is something happening to the property, at the least all the benches have been pulled out, but to what end is not yet apparent.

Written by ted on May 22nd, 2024

Tagged with , , , , ,

Schlotzsky's, 529 Bush River Road: May 2024   9 comments

Posted at 10:26 pm in closing

p1950470_tn.jpg

p1950471_tn.jpg

p1950473_tn.jpg

p1950474_tn.jpg

p1950475_tn.jpg

p1950476_tn.jpg

p1950477_tn.jpg

p1950478_tn.jpg

p1950479_tn.jpg

p1950480_tn.jpg

p1950481_tn.jpg

p1950482_tn.jpg

p1950483_tn.jpg

p1950484_tn.jpg

When Schlotzsky's was on Parklane I made it a point to eat lunch there once a week. It wasn't that the veggie sandwich was that good in and of itself (it was ok), but the fact that I really liked the sourdough buns, which were always a nice change from other sandwich places.

When that location closed, I noticed that some of the staff had made it to this location abuting Dutch Square, on the corner of Bush River & North Arrowwood Roads. In the event given how far it was from home, this location never made it into my regular rotation, and I probably only ate there a half dozen times over the last ten years. I liked the fact that they had a Cinnabon concession, though I think I only partook once.

Driving by lately, I had noticed that the Cinnabon part of the sign looked to have been painted over, and recent reviews suggest the place was having other problems, but it's still a shame to see them go (though Google marks the closing as temporary, so we'll see).

Looking at the other closings for the chain, it appears that at some point they dropped the word "Deli" from their name, something I just noticed.

(Hat top to commenter BrianTR)

Poogan's Southern Kitchen: 4605 Forest Drive Suite 1: 19 May 2024   3 comments

Posted at 11:36 pm in closing

p1950543_tn.jpg

p1950544_tn.jpg

p1950545_tn.jpg

p1950546_tn.jpg

p1950547_tn.jpg

p1950548_tn.jpg

p1950549_tn.jpg

p1950550_tn.jpg

p1950551_tn.jpg

p1950552_tn.jpg

p1950553_tn.jpg

p1950554_tn.jpg

p1950555_tn.jpg

p1950556_tn.jpg

p1950557_tn.jpg

p1950558_tn.jpg

p1950559_tn.jpg

p1950560_tn.jpg

p1950561_tn.jpg

p1950562_tn.jpg

p1950563_tn.jpg

p1950574_tn.jpg

p1950575_tn.jpg

p1950576_tn.jpg

Set013from_p1950565_tn.jpg

Set023from_p1950568_tn.jpg

Set033from_p1950571_tn.jpg

p1950421_tn.jpg

p1950422_tn.jpg

This is another place I always meant to get to, and I really have no excuse as it is exactly in my area, and I had seen early-on that it had exhibited Sign #1 that it probably wouldn't last too long. In the event however I did not, and if I ever catch them, it will have to be in a Low Country location.

Commenter Jimmy provides their closing message:

Dear Guests,

We're saddened to share the news that Poogan's Southern Kitchen in Forest Acres will be permanently closing its doors after our final brunch and dinner service on Sunday, May 19th.

We want to express our heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you for your patronage and support since our opening in 2022. Your presence has made our journey truly special.

To the people of Forest Acres, your support has been incredible, and we're grateful for the warmth and community you've shown us.

Before we say goodbye, we invite you to join us over the next week, where we can reminisce and share our favorite Southern dishes with you once more.

For those venturing to the Lowcountry, our locations in Charleston and Summerville will continue to serve our signature cuisine with the same hospitality you've come to love.

Thank you for being a part of our story. We hope to see you soon.

Warm regards,

The Poogan’s Southern Kitchen Team

(Hat tip to commenter Larry)

Written by ted on May 20th, 2024

Tagged with , , , , ,

Amora / The Retreat: 5122 Bush River Road: 2024   2 comments

Posted at 11:16 pm in closing

p1940862_tn.jpg

p1940863_tn.jpg

p1940864_tn.jpg

p1940865_tn.jpg

p1940866_tn.jpg

p1940867_tn.jpg

This is one of those places that I was never sure if it were still open or not. It certainly appeared not, but there are reviews up until a few months ago.

At any rate, it appears to be closed now, joining a long line of former restaurants in this building on the spur of Bush River Road sometimes known as Old Bush River Road.

Written by ted on April 29th, 2024

Tagged with , , , , , ,

Belly's Southern Pride, 2508 Augusta Highway: Spring 2024 (Temporary?)   3 comments

Posted at 10:42 pm in closing

p1940871_tn.jpg

p1940872_tn.jpg

I don't know anything about Belly's other than that it is a barbecue place, and is currently listed by Google as "Temporarily Closed". Their Facebook hasn't been updated since 2023, so there's no clue there, but according to commenter Beth reporting on some other Facebook traffic, they may not be coming back.

(Hat tip to commenter Beth)

Written by ted on April 26th, 2024

Tagged with , , , , ,

Social Grill & Tiki Bar, 1002 A. J. Amick Road: 9 March 2024   2 comments

Posted at 11:02 pm in closing

p1940836_tn.jpg

p1940837_tn.jpg

p1940838_tn.jpg

p1940840_tn.jpg

p1940841_tn.jpg

p1940842_tn.jpg

p1940843_tn.jpg

p1940844_tn.jpg

p1940845_tn.jpg

p1940846_tn.jpg

p1940847_tn.jpg

p1940848_tn.jpg

p1940849_tn.jpg

p1940850_tn.jpg

p1940851_tn.jpg

p1940852_tn.jpg

p1940853_tn.jpg

This is quite a way from my usual rounds, so I was not really aware that Social Grill existed until commenter Robert mentioned that they were closing down for a QT to be built on the lot. 9 March was their last day, and looking at their Facebook, they have already had an auction for the restaurant equipment.

The owners plan to open a pizza restaurant called Cheesy Pint in the former B's in the Publix Plaza on North Lake Drive.

(Hat tip to commenter Robert)

Written by ted on April 24th, 2024

Tagged with , , , , , ,

Michael's Bistro & Cafe, 3001 Broad River Road: 2023   no comments

Posted at 10:02 pm in closing

p1940819_tn.jpg

p1940820_tn.jpg

p1940821_tn.jpg

p1940822_tn.jpg

p1940823_tn.jpg

p1940824_tn.jpg

p1940825_tn.jpg

p1940826_tn.jpg

p1940827_tn.jpg

This building is the former home to The Ballistic Cener, TJ's and Videos & Beyond, the last of which closed in 2011.

I don't recall anything being here between that and Michael's, but I could be wrong. At any rate, Michae'ls was here by 2019. Judging by the Google reviews, they had decent food, but it tended to come a bit slowly, and they weren't filling up the whole space (though room rentals were available).

I can't pinpoint the closing time from the reviews, but commenter Gypsie suggests it has been around a year by now. As she also notes, there is some sort of construction or gutting going on with the building, so perhaps we will see something new soon.

(Hat tip to commenter Gypsie)

Written by ted on April 23rd, 2024

Tagged with , , ,

Tags

Recently Updated Posts

Blogroll