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The Oasis, Fountainbleu, The Lancer, and Pedersen

The Oasis, The Fountainbleu and the Lancer are three motels in Myrtle Beach that date back to a long gone construction era. The mom and pop motels are all outdated.

The land that the properties are built on is certainly much more valuable than the buildings themselves.

The three are treated quite differently, however.

As we reported August 2019, “After a season of weaponizing the Myrtle Beach police department to drive off and eliminate merchants from the Myrtle Beach Superblock, Myrtle Beach city government attempted to use the same police department to shut down one local motel. Myrtle Beach City Government labeled the Lancer Motel as a nuisance property and set in motion a process to close the motel in 30 days.”

The owners of the Lancer Motel, Chandrakant Patel and his son Sanchin Patel, appealed that decision. They said in court filings that all, if not most, of the evidence submitted during a hearing was based on 911 calls made in the general area and not at the motel itself. They said it was the responsibility of the city and not the business to police crime in the neighborhood.

The properties with the most combined nuisance calls on the report were the Oasis and The Fountainbleu.

Case Dismissed

A judge looked at the city’s claim and dismissed it. The Lancer won.

THE OASIS AND FOUNTAINBLEUA

The Oasis and Fountainbleua are among properties, throughout the city of Myrtle Beach, placed in multiple shell companies managed by Noam Pyade. Pyade is a former board member of the now defunct DRC (Downtown Redevelopment Corporation). The DRC was supposedly created by the City of Myrtle Beach in 1998 to redevelop the downtown area.

In truth, the DRC was largely funded to harass local businesses the city wanted sold, bought by the city, or closed. The city would harass a property through the DRC, the police, and other city services (example – Inspections). The city’s private buyer or DRC member Pyade, would then show up to help the troubled owner “out” with a distressed purchase offer. [Out being the key word.]

VIDEO EVIDENCE – CITY HARASSING FORMER OASIS HOTEL OWNER. PYADE PURCHASED THE PROPERTY SHORTLY AFTERWARDS.

Video evidence of former Oasis Motel owner Shai David’s issues with the city, can be seen by clicking the link here.

NEW OWNERSHIP – MORE PROBLEMS – NO PROBLEMS WITH THE CITY, HOWEVER

As the former Mayor, Mark McBride reports below, someone was recently stabbed at the Oasis Motel. The motel has experienced drug raids and crime ongoing since Shai David sold the property to Noam Pyade.

The property is now a city favorite, however.

Former mayor reports stabbing at Oasis Motel

JOHN PEDERSEN’S REVENGE

Myrtle Beach City Manager John Pedersen recently announced he would retire in November. However, his interest in closing the Lancer are a cause he intends to fight to the bitter end.

In news reported by WBTW just today,

The City of Myrtle Beach is taking the owner of a motel to court after they say the hotel allegedly has been operating without a business license for over a year.

According to a court summons, the City of Myrtle Beach suspended the business license for operation of the Lancer Motel, after they failed to follow the cities code of ordinance. The city suspended the license after labeling the business as a nuisance under the city’s code of ordinances.

MULTIPLE WAYS TO SKIN A CAT

The city revoked the license when calling the motel a nuisance property. The city lost the nuisance suit. The city now says the property should be closed because it has no license.

Do the presumption of all rights in America now belong entirely to the government?

Will the City of Myrtle Beach continue to be allowed to pick winners and losers in the private sector after John Pedersen retires?

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About David Hucks

Born in 1961, David is a 12th generation descendant of the area we now call Myrtle Beach, S.C. David attended Coastal Carolina University and like most of his family, has never left the area.David is the lead journalist at MyrtleBeachSC.com

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