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Any word as to the fate of the Freestyle Music Park, formerly the Hard Rock Park, in Myrtle Beach?

Ken Little

Visitors walk past ‘Nights in White Satin: The Trip’ at the Hard Rock Park on April 26, 2008, in Myrtle Beach, S.C. AP Photo.

Q. Any word as to the fate of the Freestyle Music Park (formerly Hard Rock) in Myrtle Beach, which was recently used in filming the local TV series ‘Revolution’?

A. The former Freestyle Music Park does not appear to be reopening any time soon.

The owner on record of the property off U.S. 501 near the Intracoastal Waterway in Horry County, S.C., is FPI US LLC, according to information on the South Carolina Secretary of State website.

“They have not pulled any permits regarding renovations (or) demolition or have a current business license,” said Lisa H. Bourcier, Horry County spokeswoman.

“Their real property taxes are current and we received payment on Jan. 14 from FPI US LLC,” Bourcier said.

Hard Rock Park opened in the summer of 2008 and closed after just one season. The property reopened in 2009 as Freestyle Music Park. Like its predecessor, it was open for one season before declaring bankruptcy.

Theme park investors experienced a bumpy ride, spawning lawsuits filed after it closed in 2009. Mortgage holder FPI US LLC, a foreign corporation incorporated in Delaware, ended up back with the property following a foreclosure auction in 2011.

Land earmarked for a proposed Hard Rock Park hotel that was never built was sold last year at a foreclosure auction.

According to a February posting on www.screamscape.com, “From time to time, some activity is spotted inside Freestyle Music Park as there are said to be approximately 10 employees still on the payroll there.”

Employees include “a couple of maintenance types who run the rides and equipment every so often to keep them from just rusting away (and) there is said to be one HR/desk jockey person keeping the paper trail in motion and the rest are said to be security guards,” the website said.


Does anyone know the fate of the carousel and other rides at Seabreeze Park in Carolina Beach?

Does anyone remember the train at Greenfield Park?

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