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What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for November 19, 2015

Tourism News
What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for November 19, 2015



What's Trending is a weekly rundown of the hottest tourism news being shared on social media using #myrtlebeach. For even more updates on what’s happening around the beach check out our weekly events rundown and our photos of the week or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for daily updates!

This week we saw the unfortunate destruction of a favorite local restaurant, learned about a new golf gadget, and heard about some new restaurants coming to the area.

Here’s a look at the tourism news for November 19, 2015:

Fire Destroys Big D's Bar-B-Que Barn

Fire Destroys Big D's Bar-B-Que Barn

Unfortunately, a fire broke out at Big D's Bar-B-Que Barn on Wednesday morning. Thankfully, there were no injuries from the fire, but the cause of the disaster is still unknown. A Myrtle Beach favorite since 1982, Big D's Bar-B-Que Barn is known for tasty Southern cuisine. At this time, the owners say it is too soon to know whether or not the restaurant will be rebuilt in the same location.

Carolina Ale House Coming to Broadway at the Beach

Carolina Ale House Coming to Broadway at the Beach

Ever since Planet Hollywood was torn down a few weeks ago, people have been wondering what may be taking its place. Rumor has it that Carolina Ale House will be opening in the old Planet Hollywood location. So far, no opening date has been announced, but plans have been submitted to the city.

Carolina Ale House is headquarted in Raleigh, NC, and is home to food such as wings, burgers, pizza, and more. Also, Carolina Ale House boasts a variety of games like arcade games, pool tables, and more.

*UPDATE*

Myrtle Beach officials have denied the application from Carolina Ale House. The look of the proposed building did not have enough “character” for the area. However, Carolina Ale House will have the option to resubmit another revised application.

True Blue Golf Club Introduces GolfBoards

True Blue Golf Club Introduces GolfBoards

GolfBoards?! What is that? True Blue Golf Club is the first golf course in the Myrtle Beach area to bring in a new alternative to golf carts. GolfBoards look sort of like a skateboard, surfboard, and snowboard all in one, featuring bigger wheels that allow golfers the ability to ride on grass. True Blue Golf Club brought in the new contraption to offer their clients a new, hip, and fun way to get around the golf course other than utilizing the traditional golf cart.

New England Style Seafood Coming to the MarshWalk

New England Style Seafood Coming to the MarshWalk

Murrells Inlet will soon be welcoming a new restaurant to the MarshWalk. The Claw House will be opening in March 2016 next to Dead Dog Saloon. While Murrells Inlet is already a seafood town, the owners of The Claw House hope to bring a different twist to the area with New England inspired seafood.