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Boardwalk Bills Bar & Grill will close Nov. 25

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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Boardwalk Bills, a popular bar and grill on the Myrtle Beach boardwalk will close November 25.

"They announced that they are going to close. Right now we're just looking for the best business to go in there," Gay Dolphin Office Manager Michelle Kerscher said. Gay Dolphin's Owner, Buz Plyler also owns the Boardwalk Bills location. Kerscher spoke to WMBF News on behalf of Mr. Plyler on what the plans are for that location.

"Nothing's been decided yet. We're still looking at people that are interested in what would be the best fit for the area and what would really bring in some great business to this area," Kerscher said.

Kerscher said Boardwalk Bills' owner, Bill Walls, chose not to renew his lease because there was an increase in rent. Kerscher said Walls chose to retire instead.

Kerscher said several business owners have shown interest in the soon to be vacant spot on the boulevard.

"When the Pavilion left, no one really knew what was going to happen down here. It was really kind of an uncertain time for the boulevard. The boardwalk came in; the Skywheel came in [and] Landshark came in. It's really brought a lot of people down here. We have seen positive increases in growth in the past few years and we just hope that continues," Kerscher said.

There's also a small shop just doors down from Boardwalk Bills that's also up for rent and owned by Plyler. It was a candy shop, but it shut down in September. Jimmy Waldorf has owned Fun Plaza for several decades, he says people often approach him asking to rent out areas of his arcade.

"Every week I have 10 or 12 people asking to rent something," Waldorf said.

Waldorf said he'd like to see another restaurant take place of Boardwalk Bills.

"I would definitely like to see another restaurant go in. I think we need more restaurants down here in the boardwalk area because the restaurants down here get so busy and full, the people don't have anywhere to eat when it's dinnertime so they leave the area and they don't tend to come back," Waldorf said.

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