Rumors, Openings, and Closings

RumorsThis post needs your help! Let me know in the comments what you have heard so I can add it to the post!

Rumors, Planned Openings, New Openings

    • We have Uber and Lyft in Florence!
    • New Hyatt Place Hotel Being built as we speak!
    • The Birds Nest in the old Clay Pot Location (I LOVE APPLE ANNIES!)
    • SC Real Foods has moved to Celebration and it is GREAT!  I got some pimento cheese and other goodies there the other day!
  • Dairy Queen next to WF Wal-Mart (open)
  • Sleep Number Bed?
  • Da Massimo is back in Florence… just saw it with my own eyes.
  • The Square Meal Market 
  • Rumor:  Steak and Shake
  • Stride Rite is NOT closing and that was a rumor- actually it DID move into the Toy Shop
  • Browns BBQ has opened in Florence– has anyone tried it??
  • Trampoline Park in the old Piggly Wiggly on Second Loop
  • Clean Eatz moved to the Pita Pit Location on W. Palmetto

Not as New Openings and Movings but Places we Love!

  • Seminar Brewing has moved to Hwy 52 near 95
  • Town Hall
  • The Dispensary Rooftop Bar
  • Aldi has opened a second location and redone their original location!
  • SNIP has moved to Second Loop
  • Palmetto Pharmacy on Celebration
  • HOMEGOODS!!!!
  • Five Below- wish it would be open in time for stocking stuffers!
  • Lidl a German Grocery
  • King Jefe Taco Bar: downtown (love it!)
  • H & M coming to Magnolia Mall (SCNow confirmed)
  • The Pharmacy
  • Zoe’s Kitchen to open at 2100 West Evans, suite B. (June 2017:  OPEN)
  • Local Motive Brewery
  • Mi Tierra has moved to their new location on Celebration (so nice!)
  • Bojangles is open near the end of Damon on Second Loop

Closings

  • Fiasco
  • Orange Leaf
  • 1031 Burger
  • Cast Iron Waffles
  • Struttin Turkey
  • Cruise the View
  • Applebees
  • Corona has a new name
  • Kmart
  • Opened:  Pee Dee Bicycle (downtown) (Sigh.) And its closed.
  • Clay Pot
  • Fox’s Pizza is back and I think it closed again?
  • Boxcar Market (Mercantile and Grocer downtown) (I am super excited about this one!!) (I saw yesterday it is open!  I need to check it out!) (I have shopped here many times, PLEASE support it!)
  • Old South Seafood and more (near SFHS)
  • Pita Pit

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    • Flossip…no way can I thank you enough for taking on this burden for those of us who faithfully follow it. I always hope it will grow and think it still will. Thank you tons for all you have done!

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  1. Drove down Dargan today and in the Bicycle Shop that closed there was sign up in the window The Loft Sports Bar and Grill. Also finally, the Bird’s Nest sign is up over the door of the Clay Pot.

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  2. Old South Seafood and more that closed on Irby has a sign on the building. Tin Tap Surf and Turf. Can’t tell if anything has been done besides the sign.

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  3. This isn’t a opening or closing but more a question—is anyone else on the City of Florence water system having trouble with muddy water?

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  4. I was downtown this morning. The Kitchen on Dargan that closed there was work being done in there. Anyone know what it is going to be? There is also another store down from there that sold. Hopefully some good places will open.

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  5. Went to mall tonight and a White Barn by Bath and Body Works is opening

    I’m not sure if Bath and Body Works is moving to that location also, but it looks like it is moving and adding a White Barn by where American Eagle is,

    Construction started on Forever 21 by the Food Court beside Rue 21

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  6. Little Caesar’s is coming to the plaza where Fitness World and Food Lion is on West Palmetto.

    *not sayin that Little Caesar’s is any good though.

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  7. BI-LO #5550, Independence Center, 500 Pamplico Highway, Florence, South Carolina 29505-6012, was not among the ninety-four BI-LO, Fresco y Más, Harvey’s Supermarket, and Winn-Dixie stores Southeastern Grocers announced to close Thursday, 15 March, in its restructuring announcement. (https://www.segrocers.com/restructuring)

    I am hearing more stores will be announced to close in August.

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      • Food Lion is acquiring four BI-LO stores in South Carolina:

        * BI-LO #5104, Surfside Beach Commons, 1610 Highway 17 South, Surfside Beach, South Carolina 29575-6037

        * BI-LO #5116, Plantation Point Plaza, 1241 38th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577-1313

        * BI-LO #5218, Spring Valley Commons, 9003 Two Notch Road, Columbia, South Carolina 29223-5800

        * BI-LO #5550, Independence Center, 500 Pamplico Highway, Florence, South Carolina 29605-6012

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      • I assume Food Lion will use BI-LO #5550 to replace Food Lion #618, South Florence Market, 2600 South Irby Street, Florence, South Carolina 29505-3432. If BI-LO #5550 is in good condition without much aesthetic work required, Food Lion should open soon. The Independence Center store could help Food Lion open its first pharmacy in Florence.

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      • I thought this location may replace the old Food Lion on Second Loop but this article says there are no plans to close any nearby Food Lions.

        “There are no plans to close any Food Lions in Florence, Smith said, including two near the Pamplico Highway location. One store is two miles south at 2600 S. Irby St., and another one is 3.6 miles west at 1307 Second Loop Road.”

        Source: http://www.scnow.com/news/business/local/article_923ef520-4cbf-11e8-810e-0b8d330b584d.html

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      • I do not see Food Lion’s need for an additional store in Florence via BI-LO #5550 unless it is replacing an existing store.

        I wonder if Publx Super Markets pursued acquiring BI-LO #5550, or has another location under consideration nearby.

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    • Bilo 550 Pamplico hwy will close sometime in June, they have stopped receiving grocery and will start closing sale on May 2.

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      • Food Lion sucks indeed. It is great for extra high prices, lack of necessities in food and pharmacy, bad customer service, and bad quality products.

        BI-LO has declined like Food Lion. I doubt it will be missed.

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      • I agree don’t like Food Lion and we don’t need another one! I’ll miss them cause Harris Teeter is too expensive besides there sales and not crazy about the pig. Choices are getting less and less.

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      • There are becoming fewer supermarkets indeed. I do not known when Publix may come. I would not mind seeing Ingle’s if it expands across South Carolina.

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  9. Toys R Us is closing,
    What would you like to see in that spot?

    Marshall’s? Nordstrom Rack? Michaels?

    Also, theater wanting to come to downtown Florence with bar, saw an article I Facebook from WMBF but cannot find it anymore

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  10. Before this all goes away, I want to thank you Flossip for your efforts and contribution to our community by creating this site. Many of us have enjoyed it for a long time and, though I hate to see you give it up, I certainly understand your need to do it. You’ve kept it going a lot longer than I think I could have done it! Anyway, thanks again and best wishes to you in 2018 and the years to come!

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  11. Learned last night that Subway and a Miyabi Express will also be going in the building on Beltline along with Dairy Queen and Steak n Shake.

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  12. Flossip just posted on FB that this page is going away. If anyone starts another like this I would love to know except I’m not sure how. I’ll miss this page and wish her much happiness and health with whatever she does in the future.

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  13. What’s going on with The Dispensary? They closed for a weekend before Thanksgiving for “repairs”–but never reopened. The facebook page isn’t active, either. I think they’ve gone the way of Fiasco. Anyone know anything?

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  14. Ok any news what’s going to be on Irby? From Green Acres across the highway to where the first house is being totally cleared all the way over to John Paul Jones Road. It’s a huge lot.

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  15. Ok any news what’s going to be on Irby? From Green Acres to where the first house is being totally cleared all the way over to John Paul Jones Road. It’s a huge lot.

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  16. Anybody know what happened to the Kitchen on Dargan? Apparently it closed suddenly. What’s the story?

    Not sure what will happen to the Indian restaurant that was there on Friday and Saturday. Too bad. Both places were great.

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    • What? I was just there this past week and the guy that runs it was talking as if there was nothing about to happen. Like he commented that I hadn’t been in a while and he hoped I would be coming back more. Weird. And a shame…good food.

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      • A friend of mine who knows the owner just posted that they closed their door at 4:00 today for good. I will be seeing her tomorrow night and asked what happened.

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      • Interesting. Wonder what’s behind all these small restaurants not making it downtown? Fiasco’s, the Kitchen, 1031, Clay Pot, the Thai restaurant….is there a common denominator? Just a thought.

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      • Clay Pot closed because the owners wanted to retire. They have sold the building, but I don’t know who they sold it to, or what will be in there next.

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      • Fiasco building was going to be a pizza place before Fiasco, due to health issues the owner backed out, so there was a building with pizza ovens. Easy choice to make it an Italian place. Their pizza was pretty good. Their Italian really sucked.

        1031 had the worst service in Florence.

        Clay Pot had a lot of potential, but the owners took random days and it was open at super wonky hours sometimes. Dolce Vita is a better version of it now at least.

        I enjoy the Thai Restaurant, but I am betting that since they’ve been down there for so long, the price of operating in downtown has risen significantly and the margins are meeting.

        The Kitchen was open a few months too early in my opinion. It was open a long time ago on the bad strip of downtown. I guess they just didn’t make it over the financial hump.

        I think some of the closings have to do with the culture here in Florence as well. There’s a pretty divisive line in the culture that would actively seek a $15 plate of foreign influenced cuisine, and people that would rather take their family to CiCis for all you can eat low cost low end food. The people that would go to downtown need to be marketed to a bit more. We brought some people down there just this last weekend and they had no idea that we even had most of this stuff downtown.

        Lastly, Town Hall is way too dang expensive, and my food was not good. If they don’t reform they may be next.

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      • Report back! I’m more upset about the Indian place than the kitchen proper, to be honest.

        Not sure the Thai restaurant is actually closing. Heard that a while back–but they seem to still be open. As far as Fiasco, heard there were some management issues or something, which is a shame considering I liked Fiasco better than Townhall.

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      • In my experience the downtown restaurants usually lack good servers and service, the food is usually subpar, and it’s overpriced.

        The only restaurant that actually feels like a real restaurant is King Hefe and I’d bet that’s because they have lots of restaurant experience.

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    • What a shame. Great food and very reasonable prices. We just met the family doing the Indian on the weekends. They asked what we’d like to see on the menu. I don’t think they saw this coming. Hope they find another place.

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  17. Ok, the Smokey Oaks sign on the building is gone and the sale sign is gone too.
    Anyone know what’s going on there? They going to tear it down or did someone buy it?

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    • I hope they tear it down. Seems to have had bad mojo. lol
      Can’t wait to find out what it will be. That is such a good location for a restaurant with all the parking and everything; just hope it’s a good one….if it’s a restaurant at all.

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  18. The way Burlington is set uo, if Homegoods and Five Below are sharing the old Sears spot, I’m not sure how or if you would be able to get into this stores unless they are only accessible outside (like Florence Mall) with no interior entrance.

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    • I’ve messaged the mall on Facebook and have been told by them that Homegoods and Five Below will only be accessed from the outside and will not have interior entrances into the mall

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  19. Does anyone have any information on a possible Pep Boys coming to Florence? I have seen a few postings on Indeed with a delivery driver, and now a Parts counterperson.

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  20. Seminar Brewing announced they are shooting for an August 26th opening date. Also Alan Cooke from Rebel Pie is going to open his 2nd place called Kanza inside the brewery. Other food than pizza.

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  21. What happened to the bar on 2nd Tavern on the loop. I see they are cleaning up that plaza. Does anyone know what the plans are for that area.

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  22. Does anyone know anything about Brown’s Smokehouse Barbecue that is coming to the old Angelo’s Seafood Restaurant? Is it the same Brown’s that is in Kingstree? I haven’t eaten there in a while, but I remember it being very good.

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    • Supposedly it’s the daughter of the people who own Browns but I will tell you that I went and 7 people who were there and already eating told me it wasn’t worth the money and to leave before I ever went through the line. I listened and left. One thing I can attest to is the fact that you couldn’t pay when you went through the buffet line; you could only pay after you ate. The problem with that was you had to go back through the buffet line to pay so that means you have to wait in line all over again with people waiting to get food. Made no sense.

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      • I ate there last weekend and the set up to make your plate does stink. The food is ok but I agree with the price for it being a bit high. Not a place that is going to be my me regular.

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  23. this morning i heard that costo is coming out near skateland by west florence

    also when they expand chick-fil-a on the WF side of town they will add a new restaurant between Burger King and the new CFA building.

    and lastly apparently cookout is considering a location on the west side of town

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    • Not saying what you heard is weong, but is there enough room by skatepark for a Costco? I’ve heard for years that the Costco was rumored to go in the field at Ebenezer and Hoffmeyer

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    • It doesn’t seem possible for there to be another business between CFA and BK; not enough room. A CFA employee told me awhile back that the BK would be closed and the new CFA/parking lot will take up some of that space.

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  24. From PREIT’s Website

    At Magnolia Mall, the former department store space is fully leased. PREIT has executed leases for the 28,500 square foot remainder portion of the former Sears location – Five Below and an off-price home furnishings and accessories retailer, both first-to-region retailers and leaders in the value category, to join Burlington in the former Sears box. The 20,000 square foot off-price home furnishings retailer and the 8,500-square foot Five Below will open in Spring 2018. As the value retail segment continues to grow, these additions strengthen PREIT’s strategy to attract in-demand retailers and drive foot traffic at its properties. Also at Magnolia Mall, popular fast fashion retailer H&M will open a 20,000-square foot store in Fall 2017, illustrating PREIT’s continued commitment to diversifying its tenant base and bringing new-to-market options for its customers. Following this remerchandising initiative, Magnolia Mall occupancy is forecast to exceed 99.0%.

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  25. Pee Dee Bicycle is now open on Dargen Street, a couple doors down from Local Motive Brewery. Some community rides in conjunction with Local Motive.
    Downtown is coming right along!

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    • Denny’s recently reopened its Greenville restaurant under corporate control and after a remodel. It could be possible for more corporate-operated locations to open across South Carolina.

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  26. Just saw tonight that Corona Mexican restaurant is no more. I forget what the name is now but it’s still a Mexican restaurant so bit could be just a name change.

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  27. Just heard that they are going to tear down the old Winn-Dixie and put in a Publix. And also put in a Whole Foods on Celebration. Can anyone verify?

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      • Was posted on our HOA’s message board. Their source was speaking to someone who was in town to help with Bi-Lo’s closing.

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    • Winn-Dixie had two stores in Florence when it exited in 2004:
      Winn-Dixie #2115, 124 South Cashua Drive, Florence, South Carolina 29501-4002
      Winn-Dixie #2116, Freedom Square, 1611 South Irby Street, Florence, South Carolina 29505-3411

      I have heard Harris Teeter #124, Cashua Place, 1930 West Palmetto Street Florence, South Carolina 29501-4051, may undergo an update soon to add a pharmacy and a Starbucks kiosk.

      I could see Publix opening its first Florence store at the former Kroger/Winn-Dixie #2115 site.

      BI-LO #5550’s lease should be up in 2019. Publix could acquire that store, update the store to its standards, and reopen it as its second Florence store.

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      • The Kroger/Winn-Dixie #2115 site fails to meet the Publix Site Selection Team’s median income criteria.

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      • Why bother locating at Freedom Square when residential growth is southeast along Pamplico Highway?

        If Harris Teeter #124 can do well in its trade area, it should not be a problem for Publix to locate in that trade area also. Publix could enter the trade area if it opens a store at the Grove at Ebenezer.

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      • Harris Teeter is located farther south excluding more of census tract 9 (median income $18k) from its trade area and adding more of census tract 13 (median income $45k). There is also the question of if the population in the area is large enough to support an additional store. I agree there is little reason for Publix to locate at Freedom Square. I concur with either waiting for the Bi-Lo lease to expire or The Grove at Ebenezer.

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      • I am yet to see a site plan for the retail component of the Grove at Ebenezer. There are many residences in the southwest quadrant of Interstate 95 and Interstate 20.

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  28. So I heard we are getting a boardgame store near the Julia cinema on Irby. I know we’ve had a few in the past – hope this works well for them and that we can support it, firefly in cola is alot of fun

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  29. Ok, last night Flossip posted on FB that Steak & Shake, Jersey Mikes will also be where Dairy Queen and Good Will will be in front of Walmart.

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  30. Has anybody ever heard what the other 2 stores are supposed to be at Magnolia Mall along with Burlington? I think an Escape Room place is supposed to be there too so I wonder if that’s one of the two. Not exactly a ‘store’ but we don’t know anything for sure do we?

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  31. Heard today that a Steak and Shake and a Jersey Boys are also going in with the Goodwill and Dairy Queen grouping. Anyone else hear that? Don’t know if there’s any truth to it or not.

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  32. Flossip posted on fb that the BiLo on palmetto is closing. Someone said the one on pamplico is too but they haven’t announced it yet. 😦

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    • BI-LO #5550, Independence Center, 500 Pamplico Highway, Florence, South Carolina 29505-6012, may be in the process of closing. It closed some service departments, including pharmacy, in 2016.

      With BI-LO #5593, 2640 West Palmetto Street, Florence, South Carolina 29501-5928, closing, I would not be surprised to see BI-LO exit Florence County.

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  33. Cafe Soule is now open next to King Jefe.

    Just a nice little coffee shop. Spent a nice relaxing evening here.

    They open at 7am, and they stay open until 11 which is nice.

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  34. And…does anyone know what is being built beside the new fire station on Hoffmeyer at the entrance to Lucy Davis School?

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    • Twin Church Road is being re-aligned to form a ‘+’ intersection with the soccer complex entrance. The traffic light will be moved to the new intersection.

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  35. Tried the Los Amigos restaurant on glad I seen the comments on here. It was really great food. Would recommend everyone who likes authentic food give it a

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    • It a try and the flan is the best in town. Prices were great for the amount of food you get. I will be back the tortias where handmade awesome. 🌮🌮🌮🌮🌮

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    • I think the BP on Ebenezer across from Ebenezer Park is adding on a little hibachi takeout place saw a sign for it a couple of days ago.

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  36. The new taqueria, Los Amigos on second loop is now open (beside heat street) and the food is amazing. If you’re looking for authentic Mexican you should definitely try them!

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    • Came here to ask this as well.

      Also noticed Ruby’s Corner has had a lot of work going on. Probably just dressing it up real nice for a potential buyer though.

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  37. With all the new hotels and growth of the civic center and growth on the west side, I hope Magnolia Mall could renovate and restore itself to keep up.

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  38. What would you like to see downtown?

    I would love to see the red wolves move to downtown with a nice stadium!

    A general store would be nice and it also would be great if they could make a dine in movie theater that serves full meals while you watch your film.

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  39. Seminar Brewing:

    We’ve been hinting for a while, and now we’re ready to make our announcement official: We’re moving to 551 W Lucas St, also known as the old Young’s Pecan Building! With over 13,000 square feet of space, we will expand our brewing space and tasting room to include food service, ample seating, games and a dog-friendly, outdoor beer garden!

    Beginning Sunday, March 5th, we will begin the process by shutting down our location next to Red Bone Alley in order to pack up. This means the Tasting Room will be closed after Saturday – so get your growler fills now! Our goal is to resume brewing in late March and open the Tasting Room by early May. As with any construction project, timelines change, so keep your eyes on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates.

    I think this is great…filling up an empty place and maybe it will help clean up that part of Florence!

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  40. Tubbs is opening their new place soon. King Jepe Taco Bar. It is at 134 S. Irby. They were advertising for help on FB.

    Nice to see places are expanding onto Irby near downtown to clean that area up too!

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  41. Did Sweet change owners? Or are under new management? I ask because I didn’t recognize anyone last time I went in and the place was full of teens and the menu was different. The old (current?) owners were great.

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  42. This isn’t rumors post, but what is up with the apartments on 2nd loop with the blue tarps? They have been that way since the hurricane and it looks awful! I know this complex has always look unkempt, but it’s truly an eyesore.

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  43. Work has started in the grassy area between West Florence High and Walmart. This will be the Goodwill Store and Dairy Queen along with a few other retail spots.

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  44. I think it would be great for an Irish Pub to go into 1031 American Grill or Mia Terra both empty places. We would love to have one in Florence. We go to Flynn’s anytime in MB.

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  45. Struttin Turkey on Irby has a For Sale sign up.

    Also, anyone know what’s going onto the lot next to the West Oil Gas Station on 2nd loop and Irby. Last week I saw a bunch of guys out there and today there was a Sold sign up on the lot.

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  46. This isn’t an opening or closing post so much as it is a question—has anyone else but me been approached by panhandlers in local shopping areas? It’s happened to me 3x at Target and about that many times at the Florence Mall.

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      • I’ve seen security at the Target and Magnolia Mall but I can’t ever say that I’ve seen security at the Florence Mall. The cops need to step up their patrols in that area for sure. A few days after I posted this, I was in the middle of Magnolia Mall and watched about 5 cops take down a suspect! They need to get a handle on this stuff now before it gets any worse!

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  47. Wouldn’t it be nice for Florence to have a really nice park? One that was well maintained, safe, large, full of flowers and nicely landscaped. With benches and areas where one could spread out a blanket and have lunch. One where special events could be held from time to time, maybe even small craft fairs. A place where one might go to play a little guitar? One like you might see in a bigger city. Am I the only one who would like to see this happen?

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    • Yes, how about some sort of “central park” located in the center of the city with flowers and shrub sculptures, plenty of benches and open areas, a gazeebo or two, splash pad for kids (and kids at heart) to cool off on hot days. A place where you can have free concerts in the park to bring people together. I would love to see this happen.

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  48. In response to Taylor from post on 11/26, I asked the manager at the IGA today what was going to be built on that corner and he said nothing. Said they only cleared the land because they had the opportunity to get it done cheaply. I will say, however, that I have just the slightest feeling he could have been deliberately evasive. Guess we’ll see sooner or later.

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    • Do we really need another discount grocery store in Florence? We’ve got 2 walmarts and a neighborhood Walmart. Two Aldis. Doesn’t seem like it would be a good fit.

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    • Goodwill is confirmed, per McCrory Bidding Website, and Dairy Queen as well per their website. When it starts though I am not sure.

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  49. http://eprretailnews.com/2017/01/05/preit-announces-its-proactive-efforts-to-replace-sears-stores-in-capital-city-magnolia-and-woodland-malls-783635456/

    Sears is closing, and leasing documents are being finalized for its replacement. I’ve noted on the last website (old rumor thread) that it had leaked on the site plan and leasing documents through PREITS website that Dillard’s is coming where Sears is. The Site Plan no longer states this but I would count on a Dillards going where Sears is..

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    • The land on the corner of Evans and Palmetto beside Jiffy Lube has a sold sign on it now. I believe that is where it is supposed to be built.

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  50. Charlie Grainger’s has shown Florence,SC as a future location on their web page for well over a year now. Does anyone know if and/or when this is supposed to happen?

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  51. Anyone have more info on the progress of the “Grove at Ebenezer”?

    I see land is being cleared just down from the Jiffy Lube looks like they might be getting ready to cut a new road.

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  52. so I hear the gas station at FMU intersection is being torn down and either a waffle house or chickfila is being built out there ? anyone heard of this?

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  53. City of Florence building a three-court basketball gym next to the Barnes Street Activity Center.

    also parking deck is open now.

    I’m hopefully we’ll eventually replace the memorial stadium with something closer to downtown – if we could get the highschool games in walking distance of the businesses down there it would be very helpful

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    • I don’t understand this draw for so many brewery’s. I find it a little disheartening that rather than trying to build a downtown we can be proud of there is instead a push for more alcohol. Am I missing something?

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      • Like it or not, breweries and the like draw a young, professional crowd, and that is what it takes to generate excitement about downtown, at least from the onset. I think that once downtown takes off, you will see more diverse offerings there.

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  54. Tubbs just posted they are working on a new venture downtown – original location stays- they say new one will be “affordable, fun and delicious”

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    • Gezz..just happened upon this page thankfully! Really missed the old page. Welcome Back Flossip!!!

      I think I heard that the place downtown was going to have all types of taco’s?

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  55. See some land being cleared and developed across from Goosie Ganders on Palmetto. Anyone know anything about this? There’s also an ad on indeed.com for a position with a ‘casual dining’ restaurant in Florence. Something new maybe?

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  56. Good news for Blizzard lovers, according to their web site, Dairy Queen is coming soon, across from West Florence High, beside Walmart.

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  57. Driving by McAllisters Deli today I noticed an ‘AVAILABLE’ sign in front window yet there was also a sign that said ‘NOW HIRING’. Wonder if they may be leaving?

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    • Stopped by there for the free water at Academy Sports today.

      One of their employees said that a nail salon is going in, but didn’t know anything other than that.

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  58. Does anyone know if Sweet (the cupcake store) is still owned by the same people? There seemed to be expansion into Columbia, then several places in Florence and now it is also a café. Just wondering if the original owners are still operating the business. Thanks.

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  59. last i heard the chickfila near the mall was getting a remodel – anyone know news of that? same location or nearby I assume .. i don’t see any work in that diection

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    • This will take some time to complete. The access road behind Magnolia Mall’s Chick-fil-a will be closed by SCDOT, transferred to the City of Florence, then transferred to the REIT that holds Magnolia Mall. This will give Chick-fil-a the additional land required to build one similar to the south Irby St. location.

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  60. They are starting construction on something across from GE and next to the Holiday Inn Express. The soccer complex off of 76 and 95 is also making progress. Really glad to see this back! Felt lost without it.

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    • We sure could use some more good restaurants around those hotels. The property looks large enough to accommodate more than just a hotel.

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  61. There is a specialty yarn shop in town! First one in over 20 years! Ole South Yarnworks is located at 1434-c South Floyd Circle near Time Warner Cable.

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