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Sandy's Escorts / BJ Motors, Inc. / Nationwide Insurance, 5201 Two Notch Road: March 2009 (moved)   8 comments

Posted at 11:40 pm in business,entertainment,historic

I noticed a few months ago that this little building on Two Notch Road, at the bottom of the hill between Pinestraw Road and Pine Belt Road, was now a Nationwide Insurance office. I see this month that they are moving to another location on Two Notch, leaving the building vacant again.

Insurance is usually a pretty staid business (unless you are AIG..), but this location has a somewhat racier past. In particular, back in 1987, you might have found the address listed under Escort Services:

The next iteration was a perfectly normal used car lot, except I always found the name, still on the shed out behind the main building, just a bit ironic:

UPDATE 20 December 2011 -- The Tonya D. Parks Nationwide has now moved into this place, following the other Nationwide office:

Written by ted on March 15th, 2009

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  1. LOL @ an escort service whose main selling point is its proximity to the interstate.

    IrmoJeff

    18 Mar 09 at 12:36 am

  2. When I first came to Columbia, the sign outside this establishment touted "The Atlantic Social Club." What I'm not real sure about is whether the sign was blue or the building--or both. But I do have a blue memory about this blue business. Later, the sign was changed to "Sandy's," but I don't recall whether or not they kept "Social Club" on the new sign. The car businesses have been there since about 1990.

    badger

    16 Jul 09 at 9:09 am

  3. Another Nationwide Insurance office has opened here.

    Amanda

    7 Jul 10 at 9:47 am

  4. @ above - Luis Vuitton with the Gucci guitar
    Johnny Ryall, Who do you think you are?

    Jonathan

    28 Jul 11 at 8:04 am

  5. Okay, now my above post makes even less sense than it did before, which was very little to start with. I guess it was an inside joke to myself.

    Jonathan

    29 Jul 11 at 9:48 am

  6. i had a girlfriend that lived in this house. the one next to it was a massage parlor . the building behind it was put there by the current owner . he needed a address for his wholesale car buissness , he use to have a retail lot in the front building.
    across ferrell dr was a barbershop. i was a shoe sine boy there in the late 60's

    carl

    7 Aug 11 at 9:04 am

  7. Using the links Ted provided under Tonya's Nationwide Insurance post I ended up here.

    As Homer mentioned in an earlier post, I am just as twisted as he is. With that said one may or may not find the humor that I see here.

    I find it amusing that this was once a escort service and then it became BJ Motors. The name had changed but obviously the service was the same.

    Rick

    24 Aug 14 at 10:52 am

  8. THANK YOU RICK!! I was just about to post the same thing!!!!!!

    Homer

    24 Aug 14 at 9:42 pm

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