Old Myrtle Beach inn will be mini-golf, restaurant
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — One of oldest oceanfront inns in Myrtle Beach will be replaced by a rooftop restaurant and a miniature golf course.
The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reported (http://bit.ly/L73VF3) the closed Chesterfield Inn will be torn down soon to make room for the new development.
The three-story brick building has been at the beachfront location since the 1940s.
The owners said most visitors are attracted to modern high-rise hotels with features such as in-room kitchens and lazy rivers on the grounds.
The inn is on the National Register of Historic places but co-owner Karon Mitchell says it wasn't feasible to renovate.
The Southern-style restaurant and 36-hole miniature golf course should be open next March.
Supporters say the plan could help redevelop the area near the former Myrtle Beach Pavilion Amusement Park.
Information from: The Sun News, http://www.thesunnews.com/
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