This building, at the intersection of Broad River & Saint Andrews Roads is apparently Mr. Bingo now (it seems to have an attached strip with a number of little businesses as well), but I'm pretty sure it was originally a skating rink, and I believe it was the last place I put on a pair of skates. This would have been in 1979, when I was a senior in high school. I distinctly remember going out with a group of friends to a rink somewhere near Irmo. I had never been before and didn't go again, so I can't absolutely say this was the place, but it seems to fit.
I had never been much of a skater because I never figured out how it was done. Oh, I could put on the skates, and "walk" around in them, but the "knack" of it -- actually using leg sweeps to move had always escaped me until this particular night, when I finally figured it out. Maybe that's why I never went back -- after figuring out the whole "propulsion" thing, what else was there to do on skates?
I think the building went through a number of incarnations after the rink closed. I seem to remember both a strip club and a C&W bar there, and some signage on the corner seeems to indicate it was a "Smoke House" restaurant as well.
UPDATE 18 Feb 09: The post was initially titled "Skating Rink". Tom in the comments identifies it as a Red Wing, and I have chaged the post title to reflect that.
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