Barefoot Landing

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Barefoot Landing
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Location North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA
Coordinates Coordinates: 33°48′3″N 78°44′32″W / 33.80083°N 78.74222°W / 33.80083; -78.74222
Address 4898 U.S. 17
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Opening date 1988
Management Burroughs & Chapin Commercial Leasing

Barefoot Landing, Inc. / Barefoot Properties Limited Partnership (lLast trademark owners)[1]

Burroughs & Chapin Company, Inc through its newly formed holding company Barefoot Landing Commercial LLC
No. of stores and services 100 shops, 15 restaurants plus several entertainment venues[2]

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.


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.[3][4][5]

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 as part of a bombing/gunnery range for the military.[3][5]

Musicians/bands that have played House of Blues in Myrtle Beach (since 1997-based on their T-shirt (for 21 years)) include: '97: Cypress Hill, Spin Doctors, Veruca Salt, Bloodhound Gang, James Brown (from Augusta), Johnny Cash, Bo Diddley '98: Green Day, Wyclef Jean, Creed, Joe Cocker (d. 2014) '99: Goo Goo Dolls, Outkast, Britney Spears, Eminem, Kid Rock '00: Stone Temple Pilots, Hanson, 311, 3 Doors Down, Marshall Tucker Band (from Spartanburg), and blues singer Koko Taylor '01: Blues Traveler, Marilyn Manson, Counting Crows, Snoop Dogg, Hootie & the Blowfish (from Columbia), Beach Boys, The Monkees '02: Bush, No Doubt, John Mayer, Canada's Nickelback, Australia's Keith Urban, Earth, Wind & Fire '03: Norah Jones, Maroon 5, Montgomery Gentry '04: Slipknot, Kanye West, Train, Collective Soul (from Atlanta), Widespread Panic, Velvet Revolver (with Scott Weiland) '05: Backstreet Boys, The Killers, Kings of Leon, My Chemical Romance, Crossfade (from Columbia), UK's Robert Plant, Mudvayne, UK's Keane, Jacksonville NC's Ryan Adams, Weezer, 30 Seconds to Mars, Jimmy Eat World, Fall Out Boy, Queens of the Stone Age '06: O.A.R., Panic! at the Disco, Hawthorne Heights, B.B. King (d. 2015), Gregg Allman (d. 2017) '07: Incubus, Daughtry (from NC), The White Stripes, Chris Cornell (d. 2017) '08: Taylor Swift, Pitbull, Natasha Bedingfield '09: Katy Perry, Darius Rucker (from Charleston), Silversun Pickups '10: 50 Cent, Adam Lambert, Ke$ha, '11: Wiz Khalifa, Eric Church (from NC), Dierks Bentley '12: Shinedown, Lee Brice (from Sumter), Jake Owen, 2 Chainz '13: Florida Georgia Line, Third Eye Blind, Jane's Addiction '14: Fitz and the Tantrums, Jason Derulo, Chevelle '15: Breaking Benjamin, Sam Hunt, SOJA '16: Future, Disturbed, Awolnation, Kane Brown '17: Cole Swindell, Big Sean, Snoop Dogg, 21 Savage, 311, The Revivalists '18: Fetty Wap, The Avett Brothers (from Charlotte), Papa Roach, Blue October, Canada's Theory of a Deadman, and Tech N9ne.

Purchase by Burroughs and Chapin[edit]

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.[6]

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.[7] The purchase was finalized on March 31. Current tenants would not notice any notable changes to the property or its administrative staff.[8][9]

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.[10][11][12]

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.[13][14]

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.[15]


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.[16][17][18] 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.[19] The golf courses opened in April, though the bridge was not ready, after a delay caused by damage from Hurricane Floyd.[20]

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.[21]


  1. ^ "Barefoot Landing Trademark Record". US Patent and Trademark Office. Retrieved 16 April 2013. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Barefoot Landing". Discover South Carolina. Retrieved 16 April 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "North Myrtle Beach". HTOMC. Retrieved 20 April 2013. 
  4. ^ Kelley, Amanda (8 January 2014). "Combustibles near space heater caused clothing store fire in North Myrtle Beach". The Sun News. Archived from the original on 9 January 2014. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Hulen, Jim. "North Myrtle Beach Times‚" thirty five years of service". North Myrtle Beach Online. Archived from the original on 9 January 2014. Retrieved 20 April 2013. 
  6. ^ Byers, Melissa. "Burroughs & Chapin bids to purchase Barefoot Landing". The Digitel Myrtle Beach. Retrieved 20 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "South Carolina Secretary of State Record for Barefoot Landing Commercial, LLC". South Carolina Secretary of State. Retrieved 20 April 2013. 
  8. ^ Reynolds, Paul. "B&C officially takes over Barefoot Landing this month". The Digitel Myrtle Beach. Retrieved 20 April 2013. 
  9. ^ "Horry County Deeds Public Index". Horry County Government. Retrieved 20 April 2013. 
  10. ^ "Burroughs & Chapin Co. Inc. pays $43 million for Barefoot Landing". The Sun News. 15 April 2013. Archived from the original on 19 April 2013. Retrieved 20 April 2013. 
  11. ^ "Burroughs and Chapin finalize purchase of Barefoot Landing". WBTW. Retrieved 20 April 2013. 
  12. ^ Grim, Casey. "Burroughs & Chapin Co. Inc. pays $43 million for Barefoot Landing". The Digitel Myrtle Beach. 
  13. ^ Bryant, Dawn (14 April 2014). "Barefoot Landing getting upgrades, new stores for summer". The Sun News. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  14. ^ Mishkin, Leah. "Barefoot Landing adding 10 new stores to its location in North Myrtle Beach". WBTW. Archived from the original on 16 April 2014. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  15. ^ Hudson, Audrey (27 March 2017). "Major transformation planned at Barefoot Landing with new restaurant district". The Sun News. Retrieved 27 March 2017. 
  16. ^ McLean, Chandra L. (16 December 1998). "NMB Thrilled by Plans for New Resort". The Sun News. Myrtle Beach, SC. p. A1. 
  17. ^ McLean, Chandra L. (16 November 1999). "NMB Tables Discussion on Changes". The Sun News. Myrtle Beach, SC. p. C1. 
  18. ^ Nicholas, Nick (30 January 1999). "Golf Is Major Attraction at Giant Barefoot Resort". The Sun News. Myrtle Beach, SC. p. A1. 
  19. ^ McLean, Chandra L. (4 March 2000). "Bridge from Afar Nears New Home". The Sun News. Myrtle Beach, SC. p. A1. 
  20. ^ McLean, Chandra L. (15 April 2000). "Ferries Bridge the Gap for Strand Golfers". The State. Columbia, SC. p. B5. 
  21. ^ Blondin, Alan (17 November 2016). "Barefoot Resort named North American Golf Resort of the Year by international group". The Sun News. Retrieved 17 November 2016. 

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