COLUMBIA, S.C. — Challenges, of Richland Fashion Mall in Columbia, S.C., closed in 1997.
Opened in 1988 at the same time as the mall’s opening, Challenges was tucked away in the complex layout of the mall. Though the arcade had modern-at-the-time releases such as Mortal Kombat 4 and X-Men: Children of the Atom, the arcade was not well attended and once the mall began to decline along with the advent in home consoles and video games, the arcaded shuttered its doors.
Graveside services were held at Richland Fashion Mall.
Putt-Putt Fun Center
COLUMBIA — Putt-Putt Fun Center, formerly of 105 Sparkleberry Lane, closed permanently in 2007 after several years of failing health.
Putt-Putt opened near Clemson Road in 2002 and quickly was the site of many of Columbia’s Dance Dance Revolution tournaments in the early 2000s with access to Dance Dance Revolution 4th Mix later and Dance Dance Revolution Max 2.
Putt-Putt Fun Center is survived by Harvest Church – Northeast Campus, which was established circa 2008.