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Old 01-16-2016, 06:54 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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About that same time, TG&Y, yes in Copeland plaza, closed.
I remember when Copeland Plaza (29496 United States Highway 76 East, Clinton, South Carolina 29325-6206) had Belk and Winn-Dixie #1229.

Belk was located at the end closest to United States Highway 76 East. It relocated to 911 East Main Street, Laurens, South Carolina 29360-3601 in the mid-1990's.

Winn-Dixie #1229 was located on the opposite end closest to A.B. Jacks Road. This was the last store in the chain to have only grocery, meat, and produce departments. It did not have bakery, delicatessen, floral, pharmacy, and seafood departments. I visited Winn-Dixie #1229 in 1998. It closed in 1999.

Copeland Plaza was razed in the early 2000's.
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Old 01-16-2016, 07:10 PM
 
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SIAP. Steak-Out on East North Street is closed. That whole chain has seemed to close except for their Alabama locations.
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Old 01-16-2016, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Outskirts of Gray Court, and love it!
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I remember when Copeland Plaza (29496 United States Highway 76 East, Clinton, South Carolina 29325-6206) had Belk and Winn-Dixie #1229.

Belk was located at the end closest to United States Highway 76 East. It relocated to 911 East Main Street, Laurens, South Carolina 29360-3601 in the mid-1990's. Winn-Dixie #1229 was located on the opposite end closest to A.B. Jacks Road. This was the last store in the chain to have only grocery, meat, and produce departments. It did not have bakery, delicatessen, floral, pharmacy, and seafood departments. I visited Winn-Dixie #1229 in 1998. It closed in 1999.

Copeland Plaza was razed in the early 2000's.

Both the Laurens and Clinton Belks stores were merged into the old KMart building. The Laurens store is now the big Palmetto Bank building. I'm still trying to remember the exact chain of stores that has been I the old WinnDixie/Foodlion/Roses building at Hillcrest Square in Laurens. The only one I'm 100% sure on is the other big store area, once was Edwards until it flooded. I was wrong about the BigLots in Clinton, wife said it was TG&Y when she worked there, but I do know Biglots was in Laurens at another location other than its current location. I am almost 100% sure it was in one of the big store buildings at Hillcrest. (THe old Edwards is now divided up into smaller stores, but I cant recall whats there.)
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Old 01-16-2016, 07:30 PM
 
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I remember when Copeland Plaza (29496 United States Highway 76 East, Clinton, South Carolina 29325-6206) had Belk and Winn-Dixie #1229.

Belk was located at the end closest to United States Highway 76 East. It relocated to 911 East Main Street, Laurens, South Carolina 29360-3601 in the mid-1990's.

Winn-Dixie #1229 was located on the opposite end closest to A.B. Jacks Road. This was the last store in the chain to have only grocery, meat, and produce departments. It did not have bakery, delicatessen, floral, pharmacy, and seafood departments. I visited Winn-Dixie #1229 in 1998. It closed in 1999.

Copeland Plaza was razed in the early 2000's.
Domino's was one of, if not the last tenant in that place. They built, or moved into, a 2 business building right up the road from it before it was torn down.

As I recall.. The Winn-Dixie actually closed, not because of doing bad business, but because the building wound up being condemned or the roof collapsed or something like that.

The only thing that remains there now is the old Bailey bank outparcel.

I believe that Copeland Plaza was around longer than you think. Abandoned, but around. It was listed in the City of Clinton's 2007 "Clinton Challenge" plan as a building to be demolished. And, that jives up better with my memory as well, it being torn down in 2007 or 2008.
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Old 01-16-2016, 07:37 PM
 
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Default Winn-Dixie #1229, Copeland Plaza, 29496 United States Highway 76 East, Clinton, South Carolina 29325-6206

I do not know when Winn-Dixie #1229 opened. It had to be sometime in the 1960's. Winn-Dixie stores in the early 1970's were adding bakery and delicatessen departments in new stores. At the time of the store's closure, Winn-Dixie was already in decline.
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Old 01-17-2016, 01:44 AM
 
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I do not know when Winn-Dixie #1229 opened. It had to be sometime in the 1960's. Winn-Dixie stores in the early 1970's were adding bakery and delicatessen departments in new stores. At the time of the store's closure, Winn-Dixie was already in decline.
#1229 was and wasn't in decline. The building itself certainly was, which you no doubt saw if you went around '98.. That particular store still did great business, however. It served a need there for the Lydia Mill community, much like the Food Lion over in Laurens did for the communities there.

Communities with a fair number of people who didn't have cars and couldn't drive a couple of miles to grocery stores.
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Old 01-17-2016, 08:01 AM
 
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Default Winn-Dixie #1229, Copeland Plaza, 29496 United States Highway 76 East, Clinton, South Carolina 29325-6206

I do not know if Winn-Dixie considered replacing store 1229 with a new store. A new store would have likely been a Marketplace store.

Winn-Dixie #1036 (507 North Caroline Street, Laurens, South Carolina 29360-3456) and Food Lion #806 (Laurens Plaza, 241 Hillcrest Drive, Laurens, South Carolina 29360-2341) were located in the middle of town between Bi-Lo #5267 (Western Square, 1500 Western Square Drive, Laurens, South Carolina 29360-6137) and Ingle's #44 (901 East Main Street, Laurens, South Carolina 29360-3601). Winn-Dixie may have had a store at Laurens Plaza prior to store 1036. Winn-Dixie #1036 closed in 2005 when Winn-Dixie exited South Carolina. Food Lion #806 closed in 2012.
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Old 01-17-2016, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Outskirts of Gray Court, and love it!
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#1229 was and wasn't in decline. The building itself certainly was, which you no doubt saw if you went around '98.. That particular store still did great business, however. It served a need there for the Lydia Mill community, much like the Food Lion over in Laurens did for the communities there.

Communities with a fair number of people who didn't have cars and couldn't drive a couple of miles to grocery stores.
Bingo! And that's whats happening in Gray Court with the Walmart closing. Damned shame they are choosing to flood Simpsonville with Wally Worlds and the Markets, and leave those who actually depend on WalMart out in the cold. I wont be going to WalMart again any time soon.
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Old 01-17-2016, 08:11 AM
 
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I do not know if Winn-Dixie considered replacing store 1229 with a new store. A new store would have likely been a Marketplace store.

Winn-Dixie #1036 (507 North Caroline Street, Laurens, South Carolina 29360-3456) and Food Lion #806 (Laurens Plaza, 241 Hillcrest Drive, Laurens, South Carolina 29360-2341) were located in the middle of town between Bi-Lo #5267 (Western Square, 1500 Western Square Drive, Laurens, South Carolina 29360-6137) and Ingle's #44 (901 East Main Street, Laurens, South Carolina 29360-3601). Winn-Dixie may have had a store at Laurens Plaza prior to store 1036. Winn-Dixie #1036 closed in 2005 when Winn-Dixie exited South Carolina. Food Lion #806 closed in 2012.

WinnDixie was in Hillcrest Plaza, not Laurens Plaza. Laurens Plaza was where WalMart was.

THIS IS WHY WE NEED A LAURENS SUBFORUM!!!!!!
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Old 01-17-2016, 08:24 AM
 
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Default Food Lion #806, Laurens Plaza, 241 Hillcrest Drive, Laurens, South Carolina 29360-2341

The retail center at the southeast corner at Hillcrest Drive and North Carolina Street where Food Lion #806 was is currently called Laurens Plaza. It may have been Hillcrest Plaza in the past. Retail centers do undergo name changes.
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