Following the announcement that the City of Myrtle Beach will acquire the property on U.S. 501 that was the former location of the Bunny Ranch, Brad Dean, president and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, issued the following statement:

"We applaud the City of Myrtle Beach for taking ownership of this dilapidated property, which has long been an eyesore on the main thoroughfare into our beach destination. By taking possession of the property and using the space in a manner more visually appealing to visitors, the city has signified its commitment to revamping and cleaning up the corridor and enhancing its family-friendly image. We remain supporters of their efforts and stand at the ready to assist where we can."