Barefoot Landing is a large shopping complex located in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It consists of several divided sections of stores and attractions located on filled land over top of Louis Lake, next to the Intracoastal Waterway. Barefoot Landing was previously known as the Village of the Barefoot Traders which was a collection of 15 unusual gift shops that was located on 3½ acres along a natural marsh and in 1988 was rebuilt and opened as Barefoot Landing.
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Barefoot Landing was originally a residential area that had its own private marina, that was developed in the 1970s into a quaint "village" of shops. The Village of Barefoot Traders opened in March 1972 on 3-1/2 acres of shops, was surrounded by Louis Lake, and had 15 different shops. The entire area was redeveloped as well as expanded into a much larger complex and consolidated under a single owners and was rebranded from The Village of Barefoot Traders to Barefoot Landing, which opened in 1988 and has become one of South Carolina's most impressive tourist destinations.
Today Barefoot Landing has over 100 stores and restaurants, on all sides of a small lake, plus it has adjoining areas with Alabama Theatre, House of Blues and Alligator Adventure, which is one of the largest reptile zoos in the world and provides a plethora of activity for both tourists and locals alike. Several unexploded bombs were unearthed during the construction of the resort. The bombs were left over from when the property was used a part of a bombing/gunnery range for the military.
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Purchase by Burroughs and Chapin
On December 12, 2012 Burroughs & Chapin along with an investment firm, put in a bid to purchase Barefoot Landing and a memo was sent out to the merchants of Barefoot Landing, notifying them of the potential sale.
On April 2, 2013 it was reported that B&C would take control of Barefoot Landing that month and a holding company called "Barefoot Landing Commercial, LLC" filed for incorporation in late January. The purchase was finalized on March 31. Current tenants would not notice any notable changes to the property or its administrative staff.
On April 15, 2013 it was also reported that Burroughs & Chapin paid $43 million for Barefoot Landing and the sale closed on March 1, with Barefoot Landing Commercial, LLC paying $43 million for the 64-acre complex which is according to the Register of Deeds office of Horry County. According to tenants, small improvements are set to be made at Barefoot Landing in the next month including installed fountains, playing music throughout the center, and replacing some of the aging boards in the wooden walkways.
On April 14, 2014, The Sun News reported that Barefoot Landing would be getting a fresh look, as well as 10 new stores. Work included redecking the pedestrian bridges, renovating and expanding the restrooms, freshening up landscaping and resurfacing the parking lots. The article also announced that around 10 new stores will be moving in that include some store who already have stores located at Broadway at the Beach, which is also owned by Burroughs & Chapin. M.R. Docks that sells casual wildlife apparel store, My Mobile, that sells accessories for electronic devices, Geneva Time Exchange that sells watches, Yours and Mayan that sells jewelry, masks, and wood carvings, and TrickMaster Magic Shop had already opened, while It's Sugar, Auntie Anne's pretzels, Hat Fanatic, The Silver Shack and Crabby Jack's General Store expected to open the next month.
By Spring 2018, LuLu's will open with 400 seats, live music performances, rope climbing and its own beach, as the anchor to a restaurant district called Dockside Village.
On December 15, 1998, Silver Carolina Development and Barefoot Landing Inc. presented plans to the North Myrtle Beach city council for the $812 million 2345-acre Barefoot Landing Resort, which would be built over 12 to 15 years. The resort would have four golf courses, two hotels, a marina, and 5000 housing units, along with commercial, office and retail space. Late in 1999, the city annexed the area, a move expected to double the population in the city limits. In March 2000, a renovated swing bridge built in 1934 was moved from Edenton, North Carolina to cross the Intracoastal Waterway, connecting the resort to the shopping center. The golf courses opened in April, though the bridge was not ready, after a delay caused by damage from Hurricane Floyd.
The Resort's section of greenway is a part of the East Coast Greenway, a 3,000 mile long system of trails connecting Maine to Florida.
The International Association of Golf Tour Operators named Barefoot Resort 2016 North American Golf Resort of the Year.
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