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Saint Andrews Center, 300 Saint Andrews Road: 16 January 2023 (Fire)   11 comments

Posted at 11:09 pm in closing

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Shopping center St Andrews Center (the former Clusters of Whitehall) suffered a fire during the night of 16 January 2023. I have not seen any update on the cause, but the initial reports were fairly sketchy. Here is one from The State with a picture of the blaze in progress.

Looking at the buildings on 21 January, it appeared to me that the damage was mostly confined to the west building, on the side that fronts Bush River Road. Basically that comes down to two businesses, a night club, Sugar Daddy's Jazz Cafe / Red Beans & Rize Jazz Cafe and a hair salon, Hair Power. The next storefront away from those two is a church, which was reported by commenter Gypsie as planning to go ahead with their next service as scheduled.

(Hat tip to commenter Homer)

Written by ted on January 27th, 2023

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Wells Fargo, 6119 Saint Andrews Road: 3 August 2022   1 comment

Posted at 11:10 pm in closing

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Well, here's another bank branch closure. This one is at the corner of Saint Andrews Road and Old Bush River Road in Irmo. The real estate listing is here.

About the only other thing I know about it is that it was robbed in early 2018.

(Hat tip to commenter Gypsie)

Driggers Photography, 6291 Saint Andrews Road: 2020s (Moved)   5 comments

Posted at 11:24 pm in closing

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I've noticed this mid-century ranch house in Seven Oaks a number of times over the last year or so, but saw lately that there was a for-sale sign on the property. From what I can tell, Drigger's Photography has moved, or perhaps gone to a primarily online presence.

Given the location I would not be at all surprised to see this place razed after it sells with some sort of professional building going in, but time will tell.

UPDATE 20 October 2022 -- As mentioned in the comments, this is now Modern Roofing:

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Written by ted on June 27th, 2022

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Russell & Jeffcoat / Coldwell Banker, 459 Saint Andrews Road: 2021   no comments

Posted at 1:05 am in closing

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Buildings of this distinctive pattern were built as Russell & Jeffcoat locations, with Coldwell Banker acquiring the properties when they bought the firm in 2016 after the passing of founder Bob Russell. Since then, there have been a number of closings and consolidations of the offices, and this Saint Andrews Road building is currently vacant.

(Hat tip to commenter Gypsie)

Written by ted on June 16th, 2022

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Railroad Crossing / Train Tracks, Old Bush River Road / Saint Andrews Road: 2021   2 comments

Posted at 12:46 am in closing

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Driving Old Bush River Road between Saint Andrews Road and North Lake Drive, I noticed that the train tracks which used to cross the road between Kiawah & Bilton are now gone. My surmise is that this has something to do with the changeover in Lake Murray operations from SCE&G to Dominion since the old tracks seem to go to a big facility, but that's a total guess.

UPDATE 14 June 2022 -- As mentioned by commenter Homer, here is the other end of this rail spur, also now taken up, which used to cross Saint Andrews Road near C&J Automotive:

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Also adding "Railroad Crossing" to the post title as that seems more descriptive than "Train Tracks". Adding "Saint Andrews Road" as well.

Written by ted on February 12th, 2022

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C & J Automotive, 6336 Saint Andrews Road: 2022   no comments

Posted at 11:37 pm in closing

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C & J Automotive is nestled on a narrow strip of land in between the train tracks and Saint Andrews Road in the Seven Oaks section of Irmo. It is not too far past Sno Biz.

It appears to me that the lot remains in business while they are looking for a buyer, so I am just putting an indifinite "2022" as the closing date.

(Hat tip to commenter Gypsie)

Written by ted on December 21st, 2021

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Red Beans and Rice Jazz Cafe / Sugar Daddy's Jazz Cafe, 300 Saint Andrews Road Suite 10: 16 January 2023   2 comments

Posted at 11:05 pm in closing

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I admit to being a little confused about the status of this place. I have never seen any cars there, and the Facebook page shows no recent activity. Furthermore, I recently drove by there at 10pm on a Saturday night and everything was dark. But there is no indication on the door that they are out of business, the street sign seems fairly new, and there are recent google reviews.

Can anyone confirm whether they are open or closed?

UPDATE 27 January 2023 -- Initially this post was a request for information as I could never tell if the place were open. (One commenter supplied the tidbit that they did not open before midnight). Now it is a closing, as the shopping center has suffered a fire, centered on this club.

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Cecilia's Mexican Restaurant, 6169 Saint Andrews Road: 25 November 2020   2 comments

Posted at 10:43 pm in closing

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I never got around to eating at this little Mexican place in Seven Oaks Shopping Center as it was really just too far away to be on my radar. Looking at their Facebook, there is a nice little closing note which cites the challenging times and leaves some hope for a phase two sometime in the future.

UPDATE 27 June 2022: Setting up to be By The Fire Pizza:

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Pivotal Fitness / Fit413 Health Club, 4350 Saint Andrews Road: 2020   4 comments

Posted at 11:03 pm in closing

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Pivotal Fitness was the follow-on in this Seven Oaks location to Piggly Wiggly. I'm not sure when it closed, but it was Fit413 by 10 November of 2018 (although the sign was till temporary). Fit413 either recently closed, or re-affiliated, and is now Empire Barbell.

Written by ted on May 20th, 2021

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Top China Buffet, 1215 Saint Andrews Road Suite 3: Summer 2020   3 comments

Posted at 10:41 pm in closing

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I don't know much about this place, and the pictures were all kind of against the sun and not so great, but Top China Buffet at the top of Saint Andrews Road is closed.

As near as I can tell from the google reviews, this happened sometime in the August 2020 timeframe, so past the start of the pandemic, though that certainly cannot have helped things, especially with a buffet.

As I took these pictures, there were indications that some sort of upfit was ongoing, but I didn't see any indication of what it is to be.

(Hat tip to commenter Mr. Bill)

UPDATE 28 February 2022 -- Now Truth:

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Written by ted on May 18th, 2021

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