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Hey everyone. We are very happy to announce that we will be opening a new location in The Village at Sandhill this summer. We will be located at 226 Forum Drive, Columbia, SC 29229. As you can see from the pictures, we will be sharing space with the Gold's Gym so now you can get your workout in while you get your device repaired. So no more excuses for not working out or walking around with a cracked iPhone screen. We will be doing iPhone repairs, iPad repairs, iPod repairs, BlackBerry repairs, Android repairs (HTC, Motorola, Samsung) and so much more. We are very excited to offer a more convenient service experience to our Northeast Columbia customers. Stay tuned for more details...
Wow this piece turned out great. Thanks Tyler from WACH Fox for asking us to do something like this. Eric did a great job on camera repairing that iPhone 4. Tell us what you think. And remember, if you have a damaged device contact SmartPhone MD today!!
Kristy Rupon from The State came by to talk about our move to 1801 Gervais Street this summer. We are very excited about the unique space they have designed for us. Can't wait till the Grand Opening!! Read the full article below. We are still open for business at 902 Harden Street in Five Points if you need a repair.
Friday, Mar. 30, 2012
Retail center to open in Vista
Kroger on St. Andrews closing after nearly 20 years in business
A new retail center will open on Gervais Street this summer with two new tenants and space for two more.
If It’s Paper and SmartPhone Medic will move into the 9,000-square-foot, two-story center at 1801 Gervais St.
Bobbitt Design Build recently began transforming the building – formerly a Michelin tire shop – and plans to wrap up construction by July, a spokeswoman said. The new tenants will move in July 1.
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If It’s Paper will move to the more centrally located downtown site from North Main Street, taking a 4,000-square-foot chunk of the Gervais Street building, developer Cubby Culbertson said. Culbertson also owns a piece of each of the two stores that are moving into the spot.
“Both of them are tired looking stores,” Culbertson said. The new site will give them a fresh look in a good location, he said.
For SmartPhone Medic, it is much-needed space, he said.
The store, which repairs smartphones, has been operating out of a 200-square-foot spot nearby on Devine Street since August 2009, when it opened with a single employee. The new location will have about 1,100 square feet, Culbertson said, and employ nine.
The new store will have an iPad lab for repairing tablet computers and will include more display space. “iPad’s becoming a huge market for us,” Culbertson said.
The building also will include a 1,200-square-foot retail space upstairs, which Culbertson said would be a good fit for another tech business, such as computer repair or printing, or a business geared toward women, the target customer for If It’s Paper.
The building’s downstairs will have another 4,000-square-foot space that could be used for retail, office or warehouse space, Culbertson said.
Kroger to close St. Andrews store
Kroger will close its grocery store at 817 St. Andrews Road in Columbia in about a month.
“This particular location has experienced declining sales and negative profit over an extended period of time, and its closing will help Kroger operate more efficiently,” spokesman Glynn Jenkins said in a statement.
The store is selling off the last of its merchandise. Its final day of operation will be April 27.
The store’s 90 employees “will be considered for reassignment to other Kroger locations as outlined in the company’s collective bargaining agreement,” Jenkins said.
The store opened at the site on Feb. 3, 1994.
The grocer’s store in Irmo is not affected.
Forever 21 expands
Forever 21, which opened last year at Columbiana Centre, recently finished a 3,000-square-foot expansion and has a grand re-opening set for 10 a.m. Saturday.
The upgrade will allow the women’s apparel retailer to offer a larger selection of merchandise in more than 15,000 square feet of retail space, including its Heritage 1981 and Love 21 brands, as well as cosmetics, lingerie and shoes.
Want free clothes or accessories? Line up Saturday. The first 300 people in line at 10 a.m. will get a free gift card. One winner will receive an outfit valued up to $150.
Wow. Time sure does fly by when you are having fun. I can't believe that we have been at 902 Harden Street for almost two years now. We started off with just two techs and now we are up to five. So as you can see we have outgrown this space and we are looking forward to our move this summer to 1801 Gervais Street. It use to be the Michelin Service Center but it is being converted into retail space. We will keep you updated on the progress. Check out the article below.