Former Freestyle Music Park land sold to Myrtle Beach company run by attorney

    File photo of Freestyle Music Park after it was closed. (WPDE file photo)

    A Myrtle Beach attorney created an LLC and recently purchased the land where the former Freestyle Music Park was located in Myrtle Beach, according to state documents.

    Robert S. Guyton created FTPP Bishop Parkway, LLC. in October 2018, according to the South Carolina Sec. of State.

    Guyton is the former chairman of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and had 167 ethics violations filed against him from campaign donations made in 2009, according to court documents.

    ABC 15 has reached out to the State Ethics Commission to find out the status of the case against him.

    FPI US, LLC. sold the land to FTPP Bishop Parkway, LLC. earlier this month for $3.5 million, according to deeds filed in Horry County.

    The deed states that “several parcels” were sold.

    Freestyle Music Park was originally called Hard Rock Park.

    Hard Rock Park opened in 2008 after many years in the works. It was touted as a 55-acre theme park boasting more than 50 attractions for rockers of all ages, including roller coasters, live shows and entertainment, children's play areas, restaurants and retail stores.

    In September 2008, HRP Myrtle Beach Holdings, LLC., the parent company of Hard Rock Park, filed for bankruptcy.

    In February 2009, Hard Rock International removed all mention of the failed theme park from its corporate website.

    It opened as Freestyle Music Park in 2009. The theme of the park was celebration of that revolutionary phenomenon rock n' roll but also encompasses other genres of music including country, reggae, beach music, pop, R&B, alternative, Christian and disco, according to a previous news release from 2009 sent by FPI MB Entertainment, LLC.

    The park closed after only one season.

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