Hard Rock Park Will Never Shake, Rattle, Or Roll Again

noah | January 7, 2009 2:00 am

Hard Rock Park, the $400 million rock and roll theme park in South Carolina that struggled from almost the moment it opened last year, is converting its bankruptcy to a Chapter 7 proceeding, which means that all the park’s assets—from Phonehenge to its Eagles-themed roller coaster—will be liquidated. According to the bankruptcy trustee assigned to the case, most of those assets already have liens against them, so anyone who has an outstanding invoice with the park is probably out of luck as far as getting their debts paid back. Who would have thought that a curdling tourism economy and a growing indifference toward pop music would have resulted in such an ignominious end? I ask you. [Myrtle Beach Online]