The city of North Myrtle Beach will now allow you to walk around a big section of Barefoot Landing with a glass of beer or wine in your hand.
City Council on Monday voted to approve a festival zone application for Barefoot Landing. The festival zone designation means that patrons can walk around much of Barefoot landing with a beer or wine, as long as it’s in a clear plastic cup.
The zone doesn’t include all of Barefoot. It’s predominately located in the back end of Barefoot Landing, bordering most of the businesses near LuLu’s and the Dockside Village restaurant district. The Barefoot Landing businesses facing Highway 17 are not included in the festival zone.
In compliance with the festival zone ordinance passed by the city council in early March, Barefoot will have checkpoints at the zone’s exits with trash cans and signs that say “No Alcoholic Beverages Allowed Beyond This Point,” to make sure no alcohol is carried past the boundaries of the festival zone.
Barefoot Landing promised in its application that the boundary would be enforced by security personnel during their standard patrols, and that the security guards would require anyone caught with alcohol outside the zone to discard it immediately.
Although the city has approved the festival zone designation for Barefoot Landing, Burroughs and Chapin did not immediately responded to a request for comment about when they plan to take advantage of the new privilege.