Marvin McHone, who owned Marvin’s bar off of Ocean Boulevard for nearly four decades, died Tuesday after a battle with cancer.
McHone retired from the bar and restaurant business in 2011 after owning his bar known for its burgers, tacos and beers for 37 years.
Originally opening in the mid-1970s near the former Mother Fletcher's nightclub, it moved a couple of blocks away in the early 1980s to become Marvin’s on the Boardwalk at 918 Ocean Boulevard facing the ocean. The location is now Moe Moon’s Beach Bar and Grill.
Since moving to that location, neighboring mom-and-pop hotels have been demolished, Plyler Park emerged next door and the city built the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Promenade that runs right in front of what was Marvin's, an addition that McHone said in 2011 did wonders for the business.