City takes another look at adult entertainment laws

Myrtle Beach considers new law on adult entertainment

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The City of Myrtle Beach wants to tighten up some of its adult entertainment laws, following the lead of Horry County, which beefed up its laws in 2013.

"Horry County made changes to its adult entertainment ordinance, the city said in light of that, 'Let's take a look at ours,'" said city spokesperson Mark Kruea.

For the most part, there's little change to the proposed ordinance, but it does clarify and restrict where adult clubs can set up within the city limits.

"This was a health check to make sure it's still doing what it needs to do, and it does," Kruea said.

The ordinance was placed on Myrtle Beach City Council's consent agenda Tuesday, said Kruea, after a general consensus was reached before the weekly meeting.

In 2013, Horry County amended its adult zoning and conduct laws, giving the county more leverage over adult businesses.

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