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Studebaker's, 2000 North Kings Highway (Myrtle Beach): 9 Jan 2010   2 comments

Posted at 11:24 pm in entertainment,grand-strand,nightclub

Studebaker's was something of a Myrtle Beach landmark, from the same era as Mother Fletcher's and Xanadu (which both predeceased it). The club started in 1981 and celebrated their 28th anniversary in 2009.

I'm not much of a club person, but I was vaguely aware of Studebaker's as a Shag venue where the National Shag championships were held.

As of now, the web site is still up (they must have paid for a full year..) and has a number of videos taken inside the club. This story from the Sun News gives some details of the closing and blames it (or the owner does) on the anti-bike rules Myrtle Beach instituted a few years ago. I can certainly see the we want peace & quiet residents' point -- the annual rallies certainly are noisy and obnoxious, but on the other hand it's probably a bad idea for a tourist town with no industry to take steps to keep people away..

The storefront is in the process of being converted to a Dollar General.

Written by ted on November 10th, 2010

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  1. Not sure if it has mentioned here before, but there used to be one on Decker Blvd. It was in the old Olive Garden location in the early 1980s.

    Tom

    11 Nov 10 at 7:06 am

  2. Hmm. Well, the Sun News story says:

    The Myrtle Beach location of Studebaker's was one of two dozen nightclubs across the country of the same name that was operated by different owners and franchisees between the late 1970s and mid-1990s, Cauthen said.

    ted

    11 Nov 10 at 12:36 pm

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