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Which nightclub occupied the El Scorpion building before Country Music USA?

Mike Voorheis
StarNews
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Dancers show off their two-stepping ability at Country Music USA in 2000. (StarNews file photo)

We’re so glad you asked.

The spot at 5523 Oleander Drive, Wilmington [Map this], became Country Music USA in 1980, which just happens to be the same year that “Urban Cowboy” hit theaters.

It was a drastic change, apparently, because in 1978 and 1979, the place was called Boom Boom’s Disco.

In 1977, the Wilmington City Directory lists The Zodiac at that address. From 1971-1976, it was Paul’s Lounge. In 1970, it was Heritage Dinner Theater, and in 1969, Four Seasons Supper Club operated at that address.

The property next door at 5525 Oleander Drive, Wilmington [Map this], now J Martin Motorsports, was once home to the Hideaway Lounge and during the early 1970s, it was the Safari Club.

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4 Responses to “ Which nightclub occupied the El Scorpion building before Country Music USA?”

  1. On January 25, 2012 at 10:44 pm Denise Merritt wrote:

    My husband, Jim, was a DJ at Boom Booms with George Davis and Muhammad somebody.

  2. On January 26, 2012 at 6:32 am Stanley Outlaw wrote:

    When it first opened in El Scorpion was know as the Rathskeller and the building connected was a par 3 golf course. The course was well lighted for play at night.

  3. On January 26, 2012 at 12:00 pm Billy wrote:

    Does anyone know what was there in the summer of 1968?

  4. On January 27, 2012 at 12:49 am Deb wrote:

    What age group goes to City Limits. Anywhere in the are for us older folks?



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