Business owners voice concerns of ‘parking lot parties’ on Memorial Day weekend

A small group of business owners and residents voiced concerns over the policing of “parking lot parties” on Memorial Day weekend during a meeting with local law enforcement Wednesday morning.

Horry County officials hosted the meeting with business owners near Restaurant Row to share information and answer questions about safety plans in place during Memorial Day weekend.

Tens of thousands of people travel to the Grand Strand during Memorial Day weekend for Atlantic Beach Bikefest or to enjoy a three-day weekend at the beach. Three people died and seven were injured in eight shootings last year along Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach.