Loco for local logos. Say that 3x fast.
If you’ve been around the Cola block a few times, you may recognize a few local logos like The Carolina Gamecocks with the big, beautiful blocked-letter C and the fighting gamecock in the center.
Or when someone says, “Hotel Trundle” does a magical, purple line-work unicorn pop in your head?
You may know Cola pretty well, but do you think you could recognize other local biz logos? Put your local logo knowledge to the test and see if you can identify them all.
No cheating. After you take the quiz, see a little peek into the businesses to learn a little more about your local city happenings.
Hotel Trundle is Columbia’s first boutique hotel handcrafted out of 3 historic buildings. Western Auto, Powell’s Furniture, and Rose Talbot were reconstructed and refurbished to bring you 41 unique rooms that have an eclectic, 20s-era Art Deco style.
Indah Coffee is handcrafted coffee that lives in the historic Cottontown neighborhood. Indah Coffee is ethically-sourced, roasted in-house, and you can read more of their story here.
F2T Productions (aka farm to table productions) is a management and catering company that produces events, manages venues, and provides catering all while supporting local farms, chefs, artisans, and businesses. They have a hyper-local catering menu to offer local and sustainable options throughout the year.
Ever crave a donut burger? Greedy Rascals is Columbia’s first gourmet hotdog restaurant but also serves fun dishes like, donuts, donut burgers, and donuts with crazy toppings. They are located at 1900 Rosewood Dr and are open 9 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
Bierkeller Columbia exclusively serves German beer and culture in Columbia. They have a wide range of traditional German lagers in an authentic beer garden setting and host traveling pop-up events. They are located at 921 Brookwood Dr. off of Rosewood Drive.
Boca Grande Burritos is 1 of Columbia’s newest burrito restaurants located at 4525 Forest Dr. across from Trader Joes. They are a locally-owned + operated restaurant that serves up fresh signature, build-your-own, gluten free, and vegan burritos.
Market On Main is located downtown on Main Street. They are a kitchen, market, bar, and host bands to play on their stage or show movies from time to time on the big screen. They offer Al Fresco dining to offer a wide array of menu options, cocktails, and experiences.
Lettuce tell you a little about Vertical Roots. They sustainably grow fresh and flavorful hydroponic greens with the planet in mind. They produce leafy greens year round for restaurants, corporations, education, and over 1,600+ grocery stores.
The Nickelodeon or locally-known as “The Nick” is a nonprofit organization that supports the arts in the form of Indie movies on Main Street. They claim to be a destination for enjoyment, enrichment, and education of arts and movies. ProTip—they also sell local beers on tap with homemade popcorn.
Transmission Arcade is a local arcade bar located on at 1712 Main Street. Have fun with friends playing all the classic arcade games while you have dinner + a drink. They are open for dine-in, carryout, delivery, and have brunch on Sundays. Guests must be ages 21+ after 7 p.m.
With 10+ locations, Richland Library is a contemporary organization that provides resources + information to advance the Midlands. The library’s mission is to help customers learn, create, and share while the vision is to enhance the quality of life for the entire community. The library hosts events, art, uses state-of-the-art technology, and encourages locals to get involved by learning through experiences.
ZVerse is a 3D content creation company that helps manufacturing and supply chain teams solve creation + scale challenges. They have a 2D to 3D automation-assisted program to help convert 2D drawings into usable 3D Computer Aided Designs. They help with all things prototyping to production.
The SC State Museum is a 4-floor, state-of-the-art facility of stimulating exhibits from prehistoric times to future endeavors. The goal of the museum is to feature educational environments to entertain, inspire imagination, creativity, and enrich the lives of visitors. They aim to drive diversity and serve as a catalyst for cultural and educational development of South Carolina.
One in 6 South Carolinians struggle with food insecurity, and Harvest Hope Food Bank is a nonprofit that distributes 27 million pounds of food each year throughout the state. They rescue, pack, transport, and deliver nutritious food to the people across South Carolina. TryThis — They have 3 locations across the state, and are always happy to host volunteers. If you have a little time on your hands, the local food bank could use them.
Krumware is a software development and strategic technology advisory company that designs, builds, and implements next generation enterprise software. Their goal is to help companies get to the next level by leveraging technology. It was launched out of SOCO in 2016 and has rocketed into a company that even got the attention of a Fortune 500 company.