It’s a story we first reported in January 2018. https://myrtlebeachsc.com/margaritaville-hotel-coming-myrtle-beach/
If city leaders have their way, cruising Ocean Boulevard will soon be a thing of the past.
Myrtle Beach City staff and business leaders have been quietly meeting in Market Common for months now planning what they call Ocean Boulevard re-alignment.
In actuality, it is the closing of Ocean Boulevard at the former Myrtle Beach Pavilion site. Most all of the meetings have intentionally left out key members of Myrtle Beach City Council.
The meetings, called “Walkability Studies” involve an Oceanfront Margaritaville Hotel being developed on the former site of the old Myrtle Beach Pavilion.
Sources inside the city tell us that the largest Myrtle Beach oceanfront property management firm will be involved in the hotel which will be located on Burroughs and Chapin land.
Sources also state that the investment group has refused to close the deal unless that portion of Ocean Boulevard is entirely closed to all traffic, except foot traffic.
Several existing Margaritaville Hotels are casino hotels. Local leaders would need state legislation passed, in order to build a casino hotel on the site.