By Becky Billingsley
Friday, July 27, 2012, Myrtle Beach – A former unsuccessful Myrtle Beach restaurateur tries again in Florida, a new bakery is opening in Surfside Beach, a grand opening is scheduled for Saturday in Murrells Inlet, and much more restaurant news.
Former Local Restaurateur Tries Again in Florida
Ron LeGrand of real estate flipping infomercial fame, who formerly owned LeGrand’s Prime Alaskan Seafood & Steaks in North Myrtle Beach from May 2008 through October 2009, has opened a new restaurant in Jacksonville, Fla.
When LeGrand’s closed in North Myrtle Beach, some local businesses filed legal action against LeGrand and/or his companies, Heritage Foods, Inc., and LeGrandes Alaskan Prime Seafood and Steaks. Plantation Federal Bank filed a 420 Foreclosure, Flagstar Bank FSB filed for breach of contract, Regions Bank filed a foreclosure, and Tyson Sign Co. won a debt collection judgment for $28,964.76.
In July 2011, LeGrand was fined $150,000 by the Securities and Exchange Commission over misrepresenting risks to investors who gave LeGrand and a partner some $9.5 million to purchase a West Virginia oil and gas company.
The Web site for LeGrand’s new restaurant is HERE.
If Pink Pineapple Bake Shop gets a lease as planned the first week of August, minor remodeling will take place at the former site of Surfside Subs at 810 3rd Ave. S., and the bakery could be open by mid-August or early September. This business is in front of Benjamin’s Bakery.
Friday nights may be devoted to great live jazz at Travinia Italian Kitchen at The Market Common in Myrtle Beach, but on Tuesday nights, all bottled wines are discounted by 25 percent.
Grand Opening at 19th Hole
At 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 28, Wesley Rundle and his partners, brothers Joshua and Bradley Lentz, will open their new restaurant and bar called The 19th Hole Grill & Sports Lounge. It’s at 4378 U.S. 17 Business in Murrells Inlet, and the evening will include a live radio broadcast from 7-9 p.m. by deejay Nick Summers and live party music from local band Dysconnected.
There will be food and drink specials all night. The menu includes burgers, fish or chicken tacos, waffle fries topped with blue cheese and wings in mild, hot, barbecue and teriyaki flavors.
Old School Reunion
To celebrate “The Glory Days of the Myrtle Beach Nightclubs from The 80s and 90s,” 2001 Night Club at 920 Lake Arrowhead Rd. in Myrtle Beach is holding a Myrtle Beach Old School Reunion starting at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 16 and Friday, Aug. 17. “All your favorite clubs from back in the day are participating,” says 2001 partner, Missy Davisson. “It’s time to disco down!”
On Saturday, Aug. 18, the reunion will wrap up at The Boathouse at 201 Fantasy Harbor Blvd. in Myrtle Beach.
On June 29 we reported Fueguo Mexican Grill & Cantina at 4871 U.S. 17 Business in Murrells Inlet would open in about three weeks, but that has been pushed back a little. The latest news is that it will be about another 10 days to two weeks.