MURRELLS INLET, SC (WMBF) - SBB Four Corners, a popular biker bar in Murrells Inlet, has sold its land on 17-Bypass to a local property owner. The property owner is W. Lee Guy III, according to property records obtained by WMBF News. The owner is leasing the bar out to the previous owner for the May Bike Rally.
"We'll go in there in early May and start getting the building prepped and everything cleaned up and ready to go so we can put on a good show for the Grand Strand," the Original SBB General Manager Bill Barber said.
Barber said the ability to lease the building will be less of a financial stress than paying its mortgage was in years past.
"It was a financial thing, you know, we've been carrying that building for so long and it's the first time we can do the rally there without the mortgage on our back so it's a no-brainer," Barber said, "plus we really wanted to do one last hoorah and celebrate that building - there's been a lot of good times there, a lot of great rallies there."
According to the public records, Guy III bought the property from SBB in December 2012. Barber said there's been a lot of speculation on what the new owner will do with the property.
"I don't think he even knows what it's gonna be. We don't know what it's gonna be. We've heard everything from Publix and all that. Publix has never been on the table," Barber said.
Barber said after this May's Bike Rally, he thinks the owner is planning to demolish the building because the property is worth more than the building. But, as of Tuesday, a demolish permit had not been requested to Horry County for the lot.
Barber said he hopes opening the SBB Four Corners bar after it has already been sold will draw a big crowd of people who want to celebrate the 10-plus years the bar has hosted bike rallies.
SBB Four Corners will be open for May's Bike Rally, as will the Original SBB on 17 Business in Murrells Inlet.