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Terry's Diner / Liberty Income Tax, 2604 Augusta Road: 2017 etc   3 comments

Posted at 11:19 pm in closing

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If you look closely at the marquee underneath the Pepsi sign, it almost looks like it says DINER, something that would make sense with that advertiser. What the diner, next to the current TitleMax, might have been called, I can't determine, or exactly when it closed. Google Streetview goes back to 2007, at which time it was already Liberty Income Tax. Also going by Streetview, it appears that Liberty closed or moved sometime between August 2015 and March 2017.

I am not sure what is currently going on here. There appeared to be a lot of food trucks parked in the back lot, and there has been a Mexican looking emblem put on the the front of the building, but judging by the furniture piled up against the windows and lack of a sign, it does not appear to be a retail restaurant.

UPDATE 19 October 2021: Changed first part of post title from Diner to Terry's Diner based on the comments.

Written by ted on October 13th, 2021

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Fred Anderson Toyota, 2136 Sunset Boulevard: May 2021   4 comments

Posted at 10:42 pm in closing

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Some time ago, the Toyota Center franchaise moved from Airport Boulevard to Sunset Boulevard and branded as Fred Anderson Toyota. As reported by commenter Alan, the franchaise is now Peter Boulware Toyota. I can't find any media stories about this online, but it apparently happened around May of 2021. Fred Anderson appears to still have dealerships in at least Charleston & Raleigh.

(Hat tip to commenter Alan)

Written by ted on June 30th, 2021

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Boost Mobile, 623 12th Street: 2020(?)   no comments

Posted at 11:01 pm in closing

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There are very few google reviews of this Triangle City cellphone store a block or so down from Zesto, so I can't really say when it closed, other than after the summer of 2019. Given every thing, 2020 seems like a reasonable guess.

Written by ted on May 27th, 2021

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Havoline Xpress Lube, 1705 Sunset Boulevard: Spring 2021   1 comment

Posted at 10:46 pm in closing

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Apparently this Havoline Xpress Lube was officially C & T Automotive LLC. I don't really have much to say about this closing, as I wasn't really aware this place existed. It's a nice little building with pretty easy access on and off of Sunset (although there is no light). Given the design, whatever comes next will probably be car oriented as well.

(Hat tip to commenter MB)

Written by ted on May 19th, 2021

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Pelican's Snoballs, 4510 Augusta Road: Spring 2021 (Moved)   no comments

Posted at 11:51 pm in closing

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Pelican's was the follow-on in this building to a number of operations, including San Jose and Tomlinson's Used Furniture. They opened here in in 2016, but have now moved downtown to 442 Meeting Street.

In the meantime, this building seems to have been split into two units, with the righthand side now occupied by a financial services company.

Written by ted on May 10th, 2021

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Food Lion, 3975 Platt Springs Road: April 2020 (Moved)   no comments

Posted at 10:32 pm in closing

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Here's another consequence of the Bi-Lo/Food Lion deal: The Food Lion on Platt Springs road has vacated its original location and has moved into the old Bi-Lo site on Emanuel Church Road. As of yet, there is nothing in the building.

UPDATE 10 May 2021 -- Here is the relocated store in its new location at 2916 Emanuel Church Road:

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Blossom Buffet, 2515 Sunset Boulevard: 2020 (Now Open)   2 comments

Posted at 10:39 pm in closing

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I have written about this spot twice. Once when it was no longer a Quincy's and again when it was no longer a Maurice's BBQ.

After Maurice moved out, the original building was razed, and a new building was run up. It was to be a Blossom Buffet, and clearly looks stylistically similar to the Jasmine Buffet on Two Notch.

However COVID happened, and that fell through (that's my guess, anyway) and now the new, mostly finished, building is for sale.

UPDATE 29 June 2021 OK, mea culpa, this place is now in fact open as noted in the comments. The real estate sign that confused me and made me think the whole building was up for sale without the buffet opening is apparently for prospective retail space on the south side of the building:

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Written by ted on May 5th, 2021

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Sunshine Cafe & Catering, 2250 Sunset Boulevard Suite M: March 2021   no comments

Posted at 10:42 pm in closing

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Sunshine Cafe & Catering was the follow-on operation in this Sunset Boulevard storefront to Carolina Cafe. Judging from the google reviews, the last of which was dated from a month ago, they seem to have made it through the worst of the pandemic and then closed down somewhere around the end of March.

Here is a ColaDaily story on the opening of this place from January 2020.

Written by ted on May 4th, 2021

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Latino Express, 505 Meeting Street: 2020 (Moved)   no comments

Posted at 10:31 pm in closing

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I've made some pretty bad mistakes about Spanish language businesses here before, but I *think* Latino Express offers a variety of services including insurance, tax preparation and vehicle registration assistance.

It appears that they have relocated from this strip mall on Meeting Street, to 1735 Augusta Rd.

It appears that Always Original Bakery is setting up to occupy this spot.

Written by ted on April 12th, 2021

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Hibachi Grill, 2343 Augusta Road: 2020   1 comment

Posted at 10:50 pm in closing

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While I was checking out Bi-Lo, I noticed that this Hibachi storefront in the same plaza was vacant. I can't find out much about it -- there is only one Yelp review, but I'm going to guess it was another COVID-19 casualty.

Written by ted on March 11th, 2021

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