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Rust Business Social Club, 918 Gervais Street: May 2010 (Open Again)   8 comments

Posted at 11:25 pm in Uncategorized

This place is tucked about a building's length off of Gervais Street, and I was completely unaware of it until commenter Mike D mentioned that it might be closed (and commenter Jeff suggested that the building was for sale).

I haven't verified that with 100% certainty as there was no sign on the door, or other indication of defunct-itude. However, when I took these pictures, the place was locked tight and it was a Saturday, and after their posted opening hours, so I'm pretty sure it's gone. (Also, the last events mentioned on the "upcoming" page seem to be Christmas themed).

The web site pitches it as sort of a networking hub for Columbia's upcoming movers & shakers, with a whiskey & cigars subtheme.

(Hat tip to commenter Mike D).

UPDATE 4 June 2010: Updated closing date in post title to "May" based on comments.

UPDATE 19 Nov 2010 -- Looks like the place is open again. They have events scheduled during Vista Lights:

UPDATE 28 March 2011: Apparently it's not actually open to the general public again yet.

UPDATE 19 October 2011: Ok, now they definitely are open again. The new web site is

Written by ted on June 3rd, 2010

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8 Responses to 'Rust Business Social Club, 918 Gervais Street: May 2010 (Open Again)'

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  1. I was there in April, and they indicated they'd be closing around the first of May to completely remodel and reinvent themselves as a Tapas bar and restaurant.


    4 Jun 10 at 10:04 am

  2. Yes supposedly they are closed for remodling. I work next door at Motor Supply Co. and that is what we were told.


    4 Jun 10 at 1:12 pm

  3. I'm pretty sure this building was at one time a Ducati motorcycle dealership.


    5 Jun 10 at 11:04 am

  4. The entire complex is for sale. It's on loop net.


    5 Jun 10 at 11:05 am

  5. It was Downtown Ducati until sometime in 2002 I think, and opened as Rust around September 2003.


    5 Jun 10 at 1:13 pm

  6. I'm certain that this was a bar as early as May 1996 and probably before that, as we used to go there and my wife threw me a graduation party there in 1996. I'm pretty sure it was Rust at that time.


    7 Jun 10 at 11:59 am

  7. Rust is still closed for renovations. Currently only doing private parties. Hope to be re opened to the public soon.


    26 Mar 11 at 6:42 pm

  8. Thanks for the info!


    28 Mar 11 at 1:21 am

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