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Burndales history filled with tenants
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This clipping from the a 1966 edition of The Camden Chronicle shows the interior of the Rowlarena, the bowling alley at Burndale Shopping Center operated by John Rowland. The caption reads: Rowlarena. Fun for the entire family, features 12 Brunswick A-2 automatic lanes and meets the American Bowling Congress standards. Burndales second owners, Burndale Associates, sold the bowling alley to Royal Z Lanes in 1992. - photo by Camden Archives & Museum
Contractors are now in the process of removing asbestos from and demolishing the old Burndale Shopping Center. Even before work began -- currently focused on the old bowling alley at the center’s north end -- people started talking about Burndale, which has been an East DeKalb Street landmark in Camden for 60 years. According to John Burns, whose family owned the property until 1988, Burndale was Kershaw County’s first-ever shopping center.

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