Those hoping to stock up on “Welcome to Myrtle Manor” memorabilia on Monday may have been disappointed when they arrived at Patrick’s Mobile Home Park.
The Patrick family, who is among the cast members featured on the TLC “docu-drama” series filmed last year at the park located on Highway 15, will have to wait more than a week to set up their souvenir shop.
Becky Robertson, a cast member and daughter of park owner Cecil Patrick, said they are hoping the NASCAR-like merchandise trailer will arrive by April 12. But that’s not going to stop the park from selling merchandise.
“Hopefully the merchandise comes tomorrow,” Robertson said Monday afternoon.
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She said they would hopefully be able to sell the merchandise out of the office or somewhere in the park.
“Wherever [the city tells] us we can sell it,” she said.
The Myrtle Beach City Council approved a resolution March 26 that designates the trailer park as a “film district,” allowing it to operate commercial businesses inside the residential zone.
In addition to creating the Myrtle Manor Film District, the council approved a special event permit that allows the sale of show souvenirs and concessions, and the operation of a hair salon for 90 days, from April 1 to June 29. Patrick could then re-apply for subsequent special event permits 90-days at a time that would allow the commercial activity to continue.