The newest Margaritaville venture is on track to open in three weeks. The Landshark Bar & Grill and the adjoining Skywheel are nearing completion and will serve as the anchor to the new Oceanfront Boardwalk development in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Crews were busy last week building the other part of the attraction, Jimmy Buffett’s LandShark Bar & Grill. They have about three weeks to finish so the restaurant and ride can meet the scheduled May 19 opening.
“We are on track,” Trout said.
The work hasn’t been without its challenges. The wheel and restaurant are being built on about a half acre, which doesn’t leave much room for cranes and other heavy equipment, Trout said. They’ve had to schedule lighter work late at night so that could be done and another set of workers arrive first thing the next day.
Inspired by the great “beach joints” that once dotted the Atlantic coast, LandShark Bar & Grill will be the perfect blend of ocean breezes, boardwalk action, spectacular views, great food, generous drinks, your favorite beach tunes and good old fashion fun. The LandShark Surfshack will offer an array of merchandise themed around the popular beer brand, LandShark Lager, as well as a selection of Sky Wheel souvenirs. LandShark’s laid back atmosphere, casual dining, bar and entertainment will soon be a favorite with both tourists and the Grand Strand’s local residents.
“We love Myrtle Beach and are thrilled to bring our new concept LandShark Bar and Grill to this exciting project,” said Tamara Baldanza, Director of Marketing for Margaritaville Hospitality Group. “The beach location will be the perfect spot to take a ride on the new SkyWheel, grab a bite to eat, listen to some music and hang out for a while.”