HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – The building, which is formerly known as Thee Dollhouse on Highway 17 in Horry County is starting to look a little different after the property owner began making improvements to the building.
An attorney for the county, Arrigo Carotti, said the property owner is in the process of fixing up the building after a settlement was reached between the property owner and the county.
According to court documents, the settlement was signed back in 2016. It is a result of an appeal between Restaurant Row Waterway LLC and the Horry County Board of Zoning Appeals.
Officials said the property owner and the county have been engaged in this process now for some time, but it's almost complete.
Nothing is definite yet, but the property owner said he thinks a restaurant is the most sensible business to go on that property because it sits right on the water. Lynn White, manager of Restaurant Row Waterway LLC, said he thinks the outside deck is a very valuable feature because it's right on the water. He said there are some buyers who are interested but couldn't say who they are.
Carotti said the county wants to get the whole thing resolved and he thinks a restaurant would be a good thing for the area. Rob Shelton, an attorney for the property owner, said the location is great and the view would be ideal for restaurant should that be the kind of business that ends up taking over the building.