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      Restaurant developer plans extension of Myrtle Beach boardwalk

      A developer has the go-ahead from the city of Myrtle Beach to build an extension of the boardwalk.

      Developer Chip Smith told city council Tuesday his company will pay for extending the boardwalk by 425 feet, so it will go in front of his new upscale Mexican restaurant.

      He said the restaurant will be named Bandito's and he hopes to have it open by this May.

      The location will be on Ocean Boulevard at 15th Avenue North, the site of the former Breakwater Inn and two other old motels.