Am I the only one who remembers the time BEFORE Kenny’s?

Today, we have a couple of letters, and our newsroom had a section-front story, that discuss what is to happen with the former Kenny’s Auto Supply site in Five Points, behind Yesterday’s.

And I find myself thinking, as I often do — am I the only one who thinks of that property as where the Winn-Dixie used to be? I still think of Kenny’s as the new thing. I’m like, way disoriented, as the young folks might say.

Or — and this would be worse — am I dreaming this? Did I never go there to buy my groceries, then walk with them all the back uphill on Blossom to the Honeycombs, which, come to think of it, also don’t exist any more?

And if not, where was I really back in the fall of 1971? Somebody give me a reality check here…


3 thoughts on “Am I the only one who remembers the time BEFORE Kenny’s?

  1. Harden Gervais

    Wasn’t Kenny’s in the Winn-Dixie building? I seem to recall such a thing when I flipped through a several-decades-old copy of the Garnet & Black yearbook.
    You may also remember a time when you could get a free beer with a meal, or maybe I just hallucinated that advertisement while looking through The Gamecock archives.

  2. bud

    Brad, I not only remember the Winn-Dixie but the 5-Points theater, a drug store where Yesterdays now sits, Don’s, Frank’s Hot Dogs, Wilson Motors, Lums, Sears, Peaches Records, The Villa italian restaruant, The Parthenon and The Cyclist. Not to mention free, and plentyful parking.

  3. Jim B.

    The former Kenny’s was a Winn Dixie, and a small one, when I moved here in 1970. Essentially a big convenience store for USC, and within walking distance. Kenny had a smaller shop behind the Winn Dixie. I had a trailer hitch installed there.
    Anyone remember the A&P on Devine, in the lot where Za’s is?


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