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Ship On Shore / Timex Social Club / Club Rolex / N-21 Plaza, 8400 Wilson Boulevard: 1990s(?)   5 comments

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North Main Street becomes Wilson Boulevard as it heads out to Blythewood, though perhaps more to the point here, it is also US-21. I noticed this defunct little plaza on the South side of Wilson at the corner with Pisgah Church Road this weekend. There are no numbers on the buildings, but a bit of web searching suggests that this property is 8400 Wilson Boulevard (and is much more extensive than the two buildings in the plaza).

The only business name that comes up is Armstrong Equipment Company which looks to have been a trucking firm, and would, I guess, be somewhere else on the 4 acres. As for the plaza itself, to me the two buildings appear to have been a bar and convenience store.

This Loopnet listing shows the whole property, with the plaza area listed as "under contract". This property valuation seems to be for a home somewhere on the property, but you have to admire the lake name given in the accompanying graphic.

UPDATE 29 October: From the comments, it appears that one of these was a seafood restaurant in the 80s and also one was a bar called Timex Socal Club and Club Rolex so I have added those to "N-21 Plaza" in the post title.

Written by ted on October 27th, 2013

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  1. I THINK this is the same building that was once Club Rolex in the early 90's. An "urban" club.


    28 Oct 13 at 5:25 am

  2. Yep. Previously, it was a seafood restaurant in the late 80s called the "Ship on Shore." Also seems that Club Rolex was briefly called the "Timex Social Club," (like the one-hit wonder group in the early 80s)--but I could be wrong about that. If my memory on that is accurate, they upgraded from Timex to Rolex.


    28 Oct 13 at 10:07 am

  3. I had forgotten about the seafood place. But you are totally right about Club Rolex. I always got a kick out of that name!! I think there was also a little motel in the general area. It sat back from Hwy 21 sort of hidden up on a hill. A bunch of us at work used to wonder just what happened up there....


    28 Oct 13 at 8:22 pm

  4. I recently returned to Columbia after spending 20 years in Denver. From 1983 to 1988 I worked near this location at the Richland County School Bus Maintenance shop so I drove past this location daily. It was abandoned back then and I never recall it ever being an active business.

    Richard Carson

    19 Nov 13 at 8:48 pm

  5. Spent a lotta time at Club Rolex. Once had a friend that was supposed to have Poison Clan perform there but it was a no show. He had me pass out flyers around USC.

    One night I was there someone took a shot at someone and the damn security locked the doors on us! A few tried breaking the door down but the chairs just bounced off the plexiglass.

    Loved that place.


    8 Jan 20 at 2:53 pm

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