MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A unique entertainment venue in downtown Myrtle Beach is one step closer to opening.
The new venue, ROAR, will transform the abandoned, historic First Presbyterian Church off North Kings Street into a 1920s-themed attraction.
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Thursday afternoon, developers got the final green light from the City of Myrtle Beach’s Community Appearance Board.
During the meeting, several members of the board said they were excited about the new business.
“Everybody likes to see something new, try something different,” said City of Myrtle Beach Board Chairman Mayur Jeram, “so that’s a positive I think for the market.”
ROAR will have a bar, bowling alley and even a beer garden. All attractions board members hope will bring in more business downtown.
“I think it’s something that’s going to be exciting for local people to participate and try to see the downtown area a little bit more,” Jeram said.
While ROAR will feature several new ideas for Myrtle Beach, developers say it’s important to preserve the historic 1940s church.
“I think it’s part of the history of Myrtle Beach. I think of a lot of the local residents,” Jeram said.
The board hopes that there is something for everyone.
Developers will soon begin renovating the church, but they have not yet set an official opening date.
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