Thursday, February 15, 2007 12:57 PM
The condo project has gone belly up, and now the bank is foreclosing on the land.
Read more here...
Thursday, February 15, 2007 1:20 PM
People who pre-order condos before they are built usually put down a large deposit. I hope they get their money back.
Thursday, February 15, 2007 2:01 PM
Good thing they got that amusement park torn down, eh?
Bell's, SFAW, MSAP...I hope these communities start seeing the pattern soon. They're losing alot more than they see at first glance... :(
Thursday, February 15, 2007 3:05 PM
Idiots. And serves them right. Maybe stuff like this will give people reason to appreciate what they have before it's gone. But it's not like this is an isolated incident. The site of Bertrand Island in Lake Hopatcong- demolished in 1983- didn't see the condos built until two years ago.
Thursday, February 15, 2007 6:00 PM
Looks like the same thing is going on with the old astroworld site.
Thursday, February 15, 2007 6:17 PM
Well the thing is, is that Miracle Strip's Attendence was down in recent years and costs were up. The owner wanted out of the Dry Park anyway.
I mean, Im totally sad it's gone.. Im glad I got to spend a day there.
Thursday, February 15, 2007 6:35 PM
Chuck mentioned Whalom on the other thread, one of the parkls I'm really sorry I never got to visit. What's happening on that property right now?
Libertyland, can't imagine that land's going to any great use either...
Thursday, February 15, 2007 7:03 PM
I found a cool site that shaows whats left of rocky glen park today. Its really interesting.
Thursday, February 15, 2007 10:34 PM
Crazy Horse you mean Rocky Point in Warwick RI, not Rocky Glen..
And Whalom just a month ago was completly demolished. Coaster and all.. There are lots of pictures out there as i've seen them. Very Sad!
And At rocky Point a few months ago there was a very large fire there that destroyed some buildings and the mayor of Warwick wants the remains torn down.
Thursday, February 15, 2007 11:23 PM
It'll be interesting to see if MSAP's absence has any effect on tourism in PCB. Granted they do have the beaches and other things to do there, but if it's anything like our loss of Opryland, Nashville still has not recovered from OL's demolition which was almost 10 years ago.
Friday, February 16, 2007 7:12 AM
This is a positive outcome as far as we are concerned because it could temper that condo-mania that has killed or threatened so many parks. Long live Moreys, Trimpers, Family Kingdom, Kemahs, and SCBB.
There are so many other beachfront parks that have gone over the years. We are losing three more with MB Pavilion, Astroland, and Steel Pier. And what about Revere Beach, Paragon, Rockaways, Buckroe Beach, Ocean View, Lake Pontchetrain, The Pike, Venice Amusement Pier, Pacific Ocean Park, and Playland on the Beach.
Friday, February 16, 2007 8:54 AM
I think the condo boom in general is starting to bust. In Wildwood a lot of the old motels were sold and demolished to make room for condos and now there are so many of them, the developers are having a hard time selling them, even at discounts. It's not a good thing for anyone. Now the city is missing motel rooms that it needed for the new convention center as well as regular tourism and they're stuck with a bunch of half-empty buildings that no one really wanted in the first place. Development is a good thing, but too much development starts putting the nails in the coffin, unless you're talking a ghost town like Asbury Park.
Friday, February 16, 2007 9:49 AM
TO: City of Myrtle Beach
SUBJECT: Demise of Pavilion
Be Afraid, Be VERY Afraid!
Friday, February 16, 2007 11:23 AM
Yeah it sux that the Pavilion is gone. At least they still have Family Kingdom down the street at least for the time being and the new Hard Rock Park will draw a lot of people to the area.
As far as taking little parks down for condos...yeah in Wilmington we had a little beachside style park at Carolina Beach caled Jubilee Park. Closed in 2004 to be demolished for new condos and office buildings....yeah they still haven't built them yet. The only thing they have built is two small offices that occupy less than an acre of land.
Friday, February 16, 2007 11:30 AM
People are so eager to get rid of an amusement park but then complain about starting at empty lots. Um, hello?
Friday, February 16, 2007 12:30 PM
K. I lived in Myrtle Beach. The impact of losing the Pavilion can't be stated enough. For generations of kids growing up in the area, that flashy Pavilion sign was how you KNEW you were finally there. It was the face of the Strip. Personally, I love MB in its current seedy tourist hell state. If Burroughs and Chapin (who own most of the city) wish to change it to a Family Friendly PG tourist hell, I wouldn't be on board.
Also HRP is nice and will help the city, but it's not beachfront. Hurricane was a horrid coaster but the views were nice. GOTTA THROW UP ANOTHER FAKETECH MODEL 742 CONDO!!!1
Friday, February 16, 2007 10:37 PM
Yeah, i think they will realize they made a huge mistake in a few years once they realize that the reason they removed it for didn't pay off as much as they thought it would. I think they really should consider placing rides near myrtle waves and broadway at the beach...I mean I know the hard rock park is coming in but it is going to be really heavily themed from what I have seen in conecpt art and a traditional amusement park near one of those locations I think would be good. i would visit both.