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Legendary country music bar to close doors in MB

Myrtle Beach, SC -

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - It has played host to some of country music's biggest stars, and now The Beach Wagon will be taking its final bow after nearly 30 years in business.

"We held on for as long as we could," said Roger Davisson, the owner of the Beach Wagon Bar. "We've had it on the market for the last six months but nobody wanted to buy it." said Davisson.

The bar, a staple in Myrtle Beach, could be another victim of the rough economy.  The owners said that a shortage of bikers played a big role in their business shortage

Roger, Missy and Steven Davisson made the announcement on BeachWagonNightlife.com this week, as the trio prepares to close the Myrtle Beach landmark on a high note. The Beach Wagon will play host to a goodbye party on June 30, packed with live music and drink specials.

"If you look out on the dance floor on any given night, you may see someone [who is] 20 dancing beside a [70-year-old]," the announcement read. "Country music knows no boundaries and is one genre loved by many."

"My girlfriend we met here, there are so many couples on this beach who met their spouses at this bar" said bartender Boyd Cooke.

More than 200 artists have taken to The Beach Wagon's stage, including Kenny Chesney, Garth Brooks, Jason Aldean, The Dixie Chicks and Little Big Town.

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