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Demolition of the Palace Theatre begins

Demolition of the Palace Theatre began Thursday. (Source: WMBF News) Demolition of the Palace Theatre began Thursday. (Source: WMBF News)
Demolition of the Palace Theatre began Thursday. (Source: WMBF News) Demolition of the Palace Theatre began Thursday. (Source: WMBF News)
Demolition of the Palace Theatre began Thursday. (Source: WMBF News) Demolition of the Palace Theatre began Thursday. (Source: WMBF News)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – The demolition of the Palace Theatre has begun.

On Thursday, WMBF News’ SkyCam showed that crews had started tearing down the building.

On Wednesday, a demolition permit for the building was issued by the city of Myrtle Beach. It allows for demolition down to the property's slab and is good for six months.

"Right now, it looks like a mess," said Salvatore Bisulca, project manager. "We got in there and pretty much got a lot of stuff out of there and we had the SWAT and police enforcement in here the other day doing drills. So, it looks kind of like a bomb went off."

According to Bisulca, demolition is expected to be completed before the end of June.

In October, the Palace Theatre was damaged significantly during Hurricane Matthew. It has remained closed ever since.

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