North Myrtle Beach restaurant forced to close on busy 4th of July due to flooding

Buoys on the Boulevard had to close on 4th of July after heavy downpours caused flooding in the...
Buoys on the Boulevard had to close on 4th of July after heavy downpours caused flooding in the restaurant.(Source: WMBF News)
Published: Jul. 4, 2022 at 2:55 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 5, 2022 at 12:24 PM EDT
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NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) – A North Myrtle Beach restaurant had to make the tough decision to close on the busy Fourth of July holiday after intense storms hit the area.

Weldon Boyd with Buoys on the Boulevard said the restaurant flooded pretty bad after heavy downpours hit.

“One of our biggest days of the year but we have to make the call to close the rest of the day,” he said in a Facebook post. “Tough call to make but cleanliness is a top priority.”

Boyd said on a normal day, the restaurant has about 1,000 customers, but on a busy day like the Fourth of July, they were expecting to serve about 1,500 customers.

“We can’t operate, because the whole dining area is waterlogged and we’ve got fans running and if we don’t do that then we’ll have bigger problems tomorrow. So we’ll just have to bite the bullet,” Boyd said.

He told WMBF News that they are actively repairing the restaurant and hope to open Tuesday morning.

He said the restaurant needs time to dry out and get a deep clean before it can be opened up to customers.

Boyd added that other stores along North Ocean Boulevard and Main Street also dealt with flooding as storms dumped massive amounts of rain along the Grand Strand.

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