MYRTLE BEACH -- An iconic nightspot on the coast will soon be a Dollar General store.

The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports renovation has begun on the former Studebaker's nightclub in Myrtle Beach and should take about two months.

For almost three decades, Studebaker's was part of the Myrtle Beach entertainment scene and had been home to most of the annual National Shag Dance Championships.

The nightspot closed in January.

Owner Don Cauthen said Studebaker's was a victim of the troubled economy and fewer bikers during the spring after Myrtle Beach tightened its motorcycle laws.