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Thu Apr 12, 2018
Author: RV News Staff
Halfway through the official groundbreaking speech, the generator that powered the speaker system went dead, reports the Horry County News.
“That’s going to be our one construction hiccup, right?” joked Sun Communities president John McLaren, as he addressed the crowd before officially breaking ground on Carolina Pines, the new luxury RV resort located on S.C. 90 near the intersection at S.C. 22.
McLaren, who resides in Michigan, said that his family has enjoyed vacationing in the Myrtle Beach area for the last dozen years, and decided this would be a good location for the RV resort.
“We have four kids and when we ask them where they want to go [on vacation], they always want to come back here,” McLaren said.
The first phase of Carolina Pines, which McLaren hopes will be open for business before Memorial Day in 2019, will include approximately 470 RV sites and cabins. In a few years, they hope to double that number of sites.
Carolina Pines plans to provide a one-of-a-kind getaway experience, including a waterpark, pools, Jacuzzis, dog park, playgrounds, walking trails, a pet-friendly environment, mini golf, bistro dining, bowling, and more.
Read the full article HERE.