Posted September 16th, 2013 in Blog by Rick Hill

Barefoot Landing -House of BluesBarefoot Landing, a lifestyle and entertainment shopping center, located in Myrtle Beach, SC, was sold in April to a subsidiary of Burroughs and Chapin for a reported $43 million.  The waterfront village, consisting of approximately 100+ shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues was developed by Sam Puglia.


In late 1987, Sam approached me to help him plan and lease a small specialty retail center he wanted to develop in North Myrtle Beach, SC.  I drove down to South Carolina from Charlotte, NC and was impressed by the natural beauty of the location, a 27 acre lake between tidal basins of the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, and the sight of Boss Hog, a 14 foot alligator sunning himself on the lake’s shore.  At the time, I thought the market was too seasonal and declined the assignment.  Sam moved forward without me, and proved the wisdom of his vision and later convinced me to join him in subsequent phases. Continue Reading »