Extensive fire damage to long standing downtown gay club (Update)

Photo by Christopher Lee, Chief Fire Inspector
The second floor of the Time Out building is where most of the fire burned and caused damage.

Update February 22nd, 2013: After months of cleaning up after the fire, the damage has been determined to be too great. 

WMBF News is reporting that due to the fire, the building will be torn down. Hop on over to WMBF for the full story which will be updated later today

First Report October 25th, 2012: The Time Out Gay Bar & Nightclub has endured for over 23 years in downtown Myrtle Beach but an early morning blaze has left the future of the establishment unknown.

According to WMBF News, city fire fighters were very concerned about the fire spreading to the rest of the downtown area known as the "Super Block". Read more details here. The fire has done significant damage to the Time Out building and the investigation to determine the cause is underway. The Sun News has a photo gallery of the incident here.

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