(COLUMBIA, SC) May 15, 2013 – Joined by Columbia City Council Moe Baddourah, Matt Kennell of the City Center Partnership, Tiffany Boyce of the Greater Irmo Chamber of Commerce and a full house of Midlands media, business & political leaders, Arnold Companies President Ben Arnold cut the ribbon for Marina Bay – Lake Murray’s new lakefront lifestyle destination.
Marina Bay is one of the latest projects from real estate developer Ben Arnold. The resort-style development includes 216 luxury apartments (1br, 2br & 3br), a 7,800 square foot two-tiered deck restaurant, Liberty on the Lake, a convenience & ship store, “Ahh..Licious!” Ice Cream Shop, Better Boat Rentals and The Boat Club. With over 40% of the 216 apartments leased by InterMark Management before the ribbon was cut, this new development is already bringing new energy to Lake Murray. The anticipation of this new development has been building since last spring, and it has proven to be well worth the wait!
Lisa Arnold welcomed over 400 of the Midlands’ most stylish attendees at a private, poolside soiree where guests were welcomed with Marina Bay gifts including towels, koozies, sunscreen, lip balm and a few special give-away’s from each Marina bay partner - all important items for a day on the lake! The ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Saturday, May 11th outside the entrance of The Residence at Marina Bay located at 1600 Marina Road in Irmo. Afterwards, guests were invited pool-side to taste featured summer-time entrees and appetizers catered by Liberty on the Lake. Private tours of The Residence’s model unit and the amenities, including the clubhouse, Body Shop fitness center, upper-level veranda, theater and game room were given, along with group pontoon rides so guests could see the new development from the lake.
Luminaries in attendance included real estate heavyweights like Don Tomlin and his wife Rachelle, and Charles Kahn. Teresa Wilson, Columbia City Manager, and Executive Director of Trustus Theater, Larry Hembree, stopped in to mingle by the pool with guests, who enjoyed Caribbean themed food and beverages, and Liberty’s signature Banana Foster cheesecake for dessert (all served on sustainable bamboo plates).
After the event, guests were invited down to the Marina Center to see the Ship Store, “Ahh..Licious!” Ice Cream Shop and The Boat Club office, as well as Liberty on the Lake. The party continued as guests enjoyed cocktails on Liberty’s outdoor deck, overlooking the spectacular deep water views while listening to the band, Mystic Vibrations.
About the Marina Bay Partners:
The Residence at Marina Bay offers 216 lakefront rental apartments (1br, 2br & 3br) with heated resort-style pool, fire pit, cabanas, grilling deck, poolside beverage and food from Liberty on the Lake, stainless steel or black appliance packages, tile backsplash, granite countertops, elevators and Energy Star rated appliances, including tankless hot water heaters. Many apartments also include wrap-around porches with spectacular views of the pool and the lake. Other resident amenities include an indoor movie theater, Body Shop Fitness Center and club lounge. Having the marina, restaurant, ship store, and boat club on-site are all added benefits of The Residence.
Liberty on the Lake is Marina Bay’s on-site restaurant and the waterfront outpost of Liberty Tap Room. This full-service restaurant, grill and bar is operated by the TBonz Restaurant Group. Residents, marina members, Lake Murray boaters and visitors from around the lake will be pleased with this new cuisine and the elevated outdoor seating with killer lake views.
The Boat Club and Better Boat Rental is the one stop shop for all your boating needs. Lake Murray Boat Club is the Midlands’ only Boating Country Club® and a carefree alternative to the hassle and expense of traditional boat ownership. Members get UNLIMITED USE of our entire fleet of new recreational boats PLUS complimentary wake boards, skis, knee boards, tubes, and kayaks. Better Boat Rental is Lake Murray’s only source to rent 20-foot deck boats, pontoons, tri-toons, fish-ski pontoons, and a double deck pontoon boat with a water slide on the back!
Lake Murray Marina has been operating throughout the construction process and they remain the “Best Marina on Lake Murray!” The marina has the newest and most exceptional open-water and covered boat slips, with 24-hour security, a new ship store and ice cream shop, gas dock, and a robust dockside community. Slips range from side ties, half-slips, covered slips and 26-foot dock slips to 90-foot outside tie slips on the Marina’s multiple docks.
About Arnold Companies
Arnold Companies is one of the most diverse owners and developers of commercial and multi-family properties in the Southeast. The organization designs and builds properties that vary from traditional commercial real estate to mixed-use entertainment complexes, to neo-traditional town centers, elderly housing and marinas. For more information, contact Darcy Earhardt, Arnold Companies’ Marketing Manager, at (803) 731-4321.
April 26, 2013 - Midlands Life Article on Liberty on the Lake
We visited Liberty on the Lake at Marina Bay in Irmo yesterday to see what all the hype was about. It turns out they don't just have a ton of cool beers on tap...
April 17, 2013 - In 2002, Ben Arnold acquired 12 acres of land, a marina, and 250 boat slips on beautiful Lake Murray in Columbia, SC. This spring, the developer of 4 blocks in the the Vista, The Vista Lofts, Renaissance Plaza, and The Palms on Main, delivers another amazing project - Marina Bay.
Marina Bay is Lake Murray's new contemporary lakefront lifestyle destination, with luxury-casual rental residences and the following partners: Lake Murray Marina; Liberty on the Lake restaurant; Lake Murray Boat Club & Better Boat Rental.
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- August 24, 2012 - 2:56 pm
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Irmo, S.C. (August 25, 2012) – Lake Murray Marina at Marina Bay is reporting an increase in boat slip leasing contracts at its lakefront facility, located 25 minutes from Columbia, South Carolina. The marina and neighboring boating facilities have continued to function smoothly during the construction of Marina Bay, the Arnold Companies’ new lifestyle destination with resort-style rental apartments at The Residence at Marina Bay and a new waterfront Liberty Tap Room scheduled to open in phases throughout Fall 2012 and Spring 2013.
“Current boat slip occupancy at Marina Bay is increasing quickly, and we expect that we will be near capacity by the time The Residence at Marina Bay is completed,” says Tammy Wright, General Manager at Lake Murray Marina at Marina Bay. “The smaller slips, in particular, have been very popular.”
Lake Murray Marina at Marina Bay is a full-service, private marina offering excellent customer service and a friendly, secure dockside community with state-of-the-art, concrete-decked docking facilities, a ship store and gas dock, 24-hour security, and slips ranging from side ties, half-slips, covered slips and 26-foot floating dock slips to 90-foot outside tie slips on the marina’s multiple floating docks.
“We anticipate being able to increase amenities for our slipholders on an ongoing basis,” notes Wright. “Once the new Marina Center building opens at Marina Bay, we’ll be in an even better position to offer services like delivering ice to our members at their boats, stocking slipholders’ favorite beverages in the Ship Store, and running to the grocery store for them.” Wright continues, “This past July 4th, one of our staff got word that a slipholder was in dire need of a special flavor of ice cream, so we made a quick trip to the store for them. We are very proud of our reputation as ‘the friendliest marina on Lake Murray!’”
Other amenities will be available to slipholders at Lake Murray Marina, such as dockside food delivery by Liberty on the Lake, the waterfront bar and grill being opened by Liberty Tap Room at Marina Bay. Lake Murray Marina at Marina Bay plans to host member events like an annual holiday party, a fun gathering in the spring, and a late summer party in 2013.
“Flournoy Construction Corporation and its subcontractors have done an incredible job to help keep business running smoothly at Lake Murray Marina during construction on The Residence at Marina Bay and Liberty on the Lake,” notes Ben Arnold, Arnold Companies President and CEO. “We’ve been so impressed with their professionalism and efforts to ensure that our marina can serve our slipholders well during this transition period.”
Slipholders at Lake Murray Marina as well as renters at The Residence at Marina Bay can use the boat launch ramp at Lake Murray Marina at their convenience. There are numerous public boat launches near Marina Bay, including the SCE&G North Recreation Area at Lake Murray Dam.
Notably, a limited number of boat slips with power and water are available for nightly rentals at Lake Murray Marina. “It’s a great way to get to know the culture here on our docks before committing to a year lease,” says Wright. “When the restaurant at Liberty on the Lake opens at Marina Bay, our transient boat slips will be an even greater benefit to those who would like to boat up and enjoy Liberty Tap Room’s fabulous menu and full bar.”
About Marina Bay
Marina Bay is Lake Murray’s lakefront lifestyle destination, which will offer luxury-casual rental apartments at The Residence at Marina Bay; boat slip leasing at Lake Murray Marina; waterfront dining at Liberty Tap Room on the Lake; memberships at Lake Murray Boat Club and pontoon & deck boat rentals at Better Boat Rental, all 25 minutes from downtown Columbia, SC. The motto? Eat, Boat, Live! For general inquiries about Marina Bay, contact Darcy Earhardt at the Arnold Companies via phone at 803.391.3221 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- August 21, 2012 - 4:47 pm
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Columbia, SC (August 10, 2012) – “Eat, Boat, Live!” is the order of the day at Lake Murray’s newest lifestyle destination, Marina Bay, the latest project from The Arnold Companies. Located on the site of Lake Murray Marina in Lexington-Richland School District Five, Marina Bay will feature luxury rental residences with resort-style amenities at The Residence at Marina Bay, a new waterfront restaurant by Liberty Tap Room, as well as the existing Lake Murray Marina, Lake Murray Boat Club and Better Boat Rental companies, which continue to serve customers daily.
Situated 25 minutes from downtown Columbia, S.C., near the retail, dining and entertainment complexes at Harbison, Marina Bay enjoys a prime waterfront location in a quiet cove off of Dutch Fork, convenient for downtown commuters. "If you want to live on the waterfront in a friendly, stylish community, Marina Bay is an obvious choice," notes developer Ben Arnold. "Marina Bay is loaded with resort-style amenities such as an enormous, heated outdoor pool, a Body Shop Fitness Center, an indoor movie theater for residents, and more. In addition, Marina Bay has a state-of-the-art, on-site marina and ship store, as well as the new restaurant, Liberty on the Lake." Adds Arnold, "The minute you get home, you're on vacation."
Lakefront rental apartments at The Residence at Marina Bay (1br, 2br & 3br) will include upscale amenities like a heated resort-style pool, fire pit, cabanas, grilling deck, poolside food and beverage service from Liberty on the Lake, Energy Star-rated stainless steel or black appliance packages, tile backsplash, granite and wood, elevators, tankless hot water heaters, wrap-around porches, an indoor movie theater, Body Shop Fitness Center, club lounge, and spectacular deep water views, with warm, comfortable color tones and a Miami-contemporary design sense. Pre-leasing is underway, with buildings coming online in phases throughout Fall 2012.
The formidable Liberty Tap Room, operated by the regional TBonz restaurant group, will open a waterfront bar and grill – aptly named Liberty on the Lake – during before boating season 2013, with designated slip parking for boat-up guests.
Members of Lake Murray Marina and the Lake Murray Boat Club, well-loved keystones of Lake Murray culture, continue to hit the water on a daily basis, since all boating options are running full speed ahead while the Residence and restaurant are being built. A limited number of boat slips are still available for rent at Lake Murray Marina, ranging from side ties, half-slips, covered slips and 26-foot floating dock slips to 90-foot outside tie slips on the Marina’s multiple floating docks.
"Columbia, South Carolina has become a leading quality-of-life destination," notes Arnold. "With Marina Bay, we're proud to take Lake Murray living in a direction that is in step with the way the Columbia region is growing."
For pre-leasing at The Residence at Marina Bay, contact email@example.com or 803.744.9252.
For information on boat slip leasing, contact Lake Murray Marina directly: firstname.lastname@example.org or 803.781.1585.
PARTNERS AT MARINA BAY
“Eat, Boat, Live!” is the order of the day at Marina Bay, Lake Murray’s stylish new waterfront lifestyle destination, incorporating The Residence at Marina Bay, Liberty Tap Room on the Lake, Lake Murray Marina, Lake Murray Boat Club, and Better Boat Rental.
1600 Marina Road, Irmo, SC 29063|803.391.3221| info@MarinaBaySC.com
Website: http://www.MarinaBaySC.com | Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MarinaBaySC
Twitter: @MarinaBaySC http://www.twitter.com/MarinaBaySC
The Residence at Marina Bay - Pre-leasing now for Fall 2012
Lakefront rental apartments (1br, 2br & 3br) with heated resort-style pool, fire pit, cabanas, grilling deck, poolside beverage and food from Liberty on the Lake, stainless steel or black appliance packages, tile backsplash, granite and wood, elevators, Energy Star rated, tankless hot water heaters, wrap-around porches, indoor movie theater, Body Shop Fitness Center, club lounge, and spectacular deep water views. Pre-leasing is underway with buildings coming online in phases throughout Fall 2012.
Lake Murray Marina at Marina Bay - Slips available now
Exceptional floating & covered boat slips, 24-hour security, ship store, gas dock, and a robust dockside community. Slips range from side ties, half-slips, covered slips and 26-foot floating dock slips to 90-foot outside tie slips on the Marina’s multiple floating docks.
1600 Marina Road, Irmo, SC 29063 | 803.781.1585 | email@example.com
Liberty on the Lake at Marina Bay - Opening prior to boating season 2013
A waterfront outpost of Liberty Tap Room, a full-service restaurant, grill and bar with elevated outdoor seating and killer lake views, operated by the TBonz Restaurant Group.
1602 Marina Road, Irmo, SC 29063 | 843.769.0350
Lake Murray Boat Club at Marina Bay - Memberships available now
The Midlands’ only Boating Country Club®.
Better Boat Rental at Marina Bay - Rentals available now
Lake Murray’s only source to rent 20-foot deck boats, pontoons, tri-toons, fish-ski pontoons, and a double deck pontoon boat with a water slide on the back.
- August 1, 2012 - 11:11 am
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Need a little help navigating the Marina Bay experience? Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about this lakefront lifestyle destination on Lake Murray, near Columbia, South Carolina. First, you'll find responses to general questions about Marina Bay, then you can read in further detail about living, boating and dining at Marina Bay.
Marina Bay - General FAQs
What is Marina Bay?
Marina Bay is Lake Murray’s newest lakefront lifestyle destination, with luxury-casual rental residences and resort-style amenities at The Residence at Marina Bay, as well as the following partners: Lake Murray Marina; Liberty Tap Room on the Lake; Lake Murray Boat Club & Better Boat Rental. The motto? Eat, Boat, Live!
Where is Marina Bay located?
Marina Bay is 25 minutes from downtown Columbia, SC, on the east side of Lake Murray near the Harbison shopping, dining and entertainment district. Address is 1600 Marina Road, Irmo, SC 29063. From I-26 W take exit 101 A and merge into 176 W towards Ballentine/White Rock. Go approximately 3 miles and keep left at the fork. In about 1.5 miles turn left onto Marina Road. Marina Bay is on the right.
May the public dine at the restaurant?
Yes! Liberty on The Lake is the sister restaurant to Liberty Tap Room. Guests will enjoy a lakefront view, indoor and outdoor seating, full bar, wide selection of beers on tap, and lunch & dinner service.
Who owns Marina Bay?
Marina Bay and Lake Murray Marina are developed by The Arnold Companies. Pegasus Residential professionally manages The Residence at Marina Bay. Lake Murray Boat Club and Better Boat Rental are managed independently.
Is there a public beach at Marina Bay?
No, there is no public beach or swimming beach at Marina Bay. The Marina is exclusively for boating and watersports.
May I launch my boat at Marina Bay?
There is no public boat launch at Marina Bay. The nearest public launch is at The Haven (6 miles away). Slipholders may launch boats and other watercraft, however. To inquire about leasing a boat slip at Lake Murray Marina, call 803.781.1585. To join Lake Murray Boat Club, call 803.407.2828. There will be boat parking slips for visitors who would like to boat up to enjoy the food and beverages at Liberty on the Lake.
How much parking is available?
There are over 500 total spaces for cars, with over 300 reserved for The Residence, which will include more than 150 gated and 175 non-gated spaces, plus more than 15 garages with remote access. There are 125 parking spaces for the boating facilities. An additional 75 public parking spaces will be dedicated to the restaurant.
How can I stay informed on Marina Bay?
Visit us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/marinabaysc
Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/marinabaysc
Live at Marina Bay - FAQs
Are these condos? Are they for sale?
No, The Residence at Marina Bay is an upscale rental apartment community. Rentals range from $1100 to $1650 per month. For more info, visit http://www.livemarinabay.com.
What is the style of The Residence at Marina Bay?
Marina Bay has a comfortable, upscale interior design sense with beautiful outdoor living spaces and stylish furnishings in communal spaces like the pool deck, indoor theater, club lounge and grilling deck. Residents can choose from stainless steel and black appliance packages and will find details like granite and wood throughout the community. The feel of The Residence at Marina Bay is inspired by resort designs found in Miami, South Florida, and California – when you get home, you're on vacation.
What types of apartments are available to rent?
There are 1 – 3 bedroom homes available. For more information on 1br, 2br and 3br homes, call us at 803.732.1322.
Can residents keep a boat at Marina Bay?
Yes! Marina Bay residents have the opportunity to rent a boat slip from Lake Murray Marina! Call 803.781.1585 to discuss options.
When will The Residence at Marina Bay open for occupancy?
The Residence is now open and leasing! For more information please call 803.732.1322. To visit The Residence at Marina Bay on Facebook, visit http://www.facebook.com/livemarinabay.
Boat at Marina Bay - FAQs
What is the price of a boat slip?
Boat slip prices vary at Lake Murray Marina at Marina Bay. Slip sizes and types range from side ties, half-slips, covered slips and 26-foot floating dock slips to 90-foot outside tie slips on the Marina’s multiple floating docks. Please contact Lake Murray Marina at Marina Bay to find out more. Call 803.781.1585 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I rent a boat at Marina Bay?
To schedule a boat rental, please contact Better Boat Rental at 803.407.2929 or visit http://www.betterboatrental.com.
What can I rent at Better Boat Rental?
Deck boats (a.k.a. speed boats or powerboats), pontoons, double-decker pontoons, tri-toons, kayaks and soon, paddleboards.
How do I get information on Lake Murray Boat Club?
To learn more about joining the Midlands' only boating country club, please contact Lake Murray Boat Club at 803.407.2828 or visit http://www.lakemurrayboatclub.com.
Can Lake Murray Marina slipholders use the pool at The Residence?
Limited memberships to the pool may be available. Please call InterMark Management to find out more at 803.744.9252.
Can slipholders eat at the restaurant?
Yes! Liberty on the Lake is open to everyone, including the general public.
Do you have dry storage?
No, there is no dry dock storage, although there are covered slips at the Marina.
Eat at Marina Bay - FAQs
Is the restaurant at Marina Bay related to Liberty Tap Room?
Yes! Liberty on the Lake is part of TBonz Restaurant Group and is a sister restaurant to Liberty Tap Room & Grill and Pearlz Oyster Bar, both located in the Vista of downtown Columbia, SC. For more information on this family of bar and grill restaurants, visit http://www.tbonz.com.
When will Liberty on the Lake be open?
The restaurant is open now. For call ahead seating please call 803.667.9715.
What type of cuisine will be served at Liberty on the Lake?
The menu includes the best of Liberty Tap Room in the Vista, as well as a raw bar and a few favorites from Pearlz Oyster Bar. The menu is sure to please any palate, paying homage to quintessential American cooking with familiar favorites like Certified Angus Beef® burgers and specialty steaks, Blue Ribbon Chicken Salad, hearty sandwiches and house-made pizzas. Comfort food and bold flavors marry perfectly with a mix of hearty to healthy items. We will also offer the best and most extensive collection of brews on tap, including microbrews and the restaurant’s own line of award-winning draft beer, the Liberty Ales.
Do you have to be a resident or member to eat at the restaurant?
No! Everyone is welcome to dine at Liberty on The Lake.
Are there other food and drink options at Marina Bay?
The ship store at Lake Murray Marina stocks an assortment of snacks, ice, groceries and soft drinks.
Will there be events at Liberty on the Lake?
There are private banquet facilities for special occasions and space for large party accommodations. They also have two beautiful outdoor decks to enjoy the sunsets and have events. Periodically, Liberty on the Lake hosts live music and special promotions, which will be advertised and posted on their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/libertyonthelake
- July 10, 2012 - 10:15 pm
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To celebrate Independence Day Weekend, Liberty Tap Room on the Lake hosted a giant, outdoor party at Marina Bay on the future site of the restaurant (opening prior to boating season 2013), famous for its burgers and classic Americana cuisine. With the steel drum band Pantasia as well as Parrot Heads in Paradise providing live tunes throughout the day and into the night, the boating destination was a hub of activity.
Though the new lakefront lifestyle destination outpost is slated to open in 2013, Liberty on the Lake brought the crowd out early for burgers, hot dogs, corn dogs, pulled pork BBQ, an oyster roast, the Budweiser Mobile Bar and more! The restaurant is slated to feature a full service kitchen, grill and bar with elevated outdoor seating, entertainment and killer lake views.
Attendees were able to rent pontoons and deck boats at Better Boat Rental, learn more about the boating country club at Lake Murray Boat Club, and get serious about boat slip leasing at Lake Murray Marina.
The crew from The Residence at Marina Bay had an amazing day, first participating in the big July 4th boat parade on Lake Murray, then socializing at Marina Bay. Pre-leasing is underway on luxury-casual rental apartments at The Residence at Marina Bay, with its lakefront, contemporary resort-style residences located only 25 minutes from downtown Columbia, SC. Check out the event photos, below, and feel free to share on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and more!
Images: John P. Dawkins
- June 27, 2012 - 1:27 am
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Liberty on the Lake at Marina Bay invites you to celebrate your independence on Saturday, June 30, 11am-7pm, at the future site of the new Liberty Tap Room on Lake Murray, in the new Marina Bay waterfront development. This big, outdoor party features music by live bands Pantasia (steel drums) & Parrot Heads in Paradise, pulled pork BBQ, oyster roast, the Budweiser Mobile Bar and the Budweiser girls at Marina Bay.
Liberty on the Lake is hosting a giant, outdoor party at Marina Bay (next to Lake Murray Marina) to kick off the 4th of July weekend from 11am - 7pmon June 30, 2012. Enjoy Liberty’s famous burgers, hot dogs, corn dogs, pulled pork BBQ, an oyster roast, the Budweiser Mobile Bar, and more. Live music will be performed by the steel drum band, Pantasia, from 1-4pm, and by Parrot Heads in Paradise from 4-7pm, and the Budweiser Girls will be on site. The official Lake Murray fireworks displays launch from Spence and Dreher Islands at 9:15pm.
Slated to open prior to boating season 2013 at the Arnold Companies' new lakefront lifestyle destination, Marina Bay, Liberty on the Lake will be a waterfront outpost of Liberty Tap Room on Lake Murray. The restaurant will feature a full service restaurant, grill and bar with elevated outdoor seating, entertainment, and killer lake views. The June 30, 2012 party is being held at Marina Bay to introduce the public to Liberty on the Lake, a new outpost of the TBonz Restaurant group, in a fun, lakefront setting for the July 4 holiday. Attendees will be able to ask about renting a pontoon or deck boat at Better Boat Rental, joining Lake Murray Boat Club, leasing a boat slip at Lake Murray Marina, or pre-leasing at The Residence at Marina Bay.
Saturday, June 30, 2012, 11am-7pm.
Liberty on the Lake at Marina Bay, on the site of Lake Murray Marina. 1600 Marina Road, Irmo, SC 29063. Marina Bay is 25 minutes from downtown Columbia, SC, near the shopping, dining and entertainment at Harbison. Map: http://bit.ly/MarinaBayMap
For more information on Marina Bay visit: http://www.marinabaysc.com
About Marina Bay
Marina Bay is Lake Murray’s new contemporary lakefront lifestyle destination, located 25 minutes from downtown Columbia, South Carolina, with luxury-casual rental residences and resort-style amenities, as well as the following on-site partners: The Residence at Marina Bay, Lake Murray Marina; Liberty Tap Room on the Lake; Lake Murray Boat Club; & Better Boat Rental.
1600 Marina Road, Irmo, SC 29063|803.391.3221| info@MarinaBaySC.com
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- June 22, 2012 - 6:36 pm
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For their innovative new "Deep Open" series, which features kitschy remakes of vintage TV show intros like "Laverne & Shirley," "The Jeffersons," and "Three's Company," ABC Columbia's "Good Morning Columbia" show descended on Lake Murray recently to recreate the iconic "Love Boat" feel at Marina Bay.
Amidst laughs from cast, crew and staff, Anderson Burns and Jonathan Oh - both ABC Columbia anchors - shot scene-for-scene recreations of the classic "Love Boat" TV show at Lake Murray Marina, Lake Murray Boat Club, and Better Boat Rental at Marina Bay, catching glimpses of the construction on The Residence at Marina Bay, which debuts Fall 2012.
Andy Burns in a snooty ascot, the morning show crew in multiple roles, double-decker pontoon action shots on the water, a cameo by Lake Murray Boat Club owner Jon Dukes, spot-on graphics, and the "Love Boat" theme make for quite an enjoyable viral video moment.
The clip will air on "Good Morning Columbia" on the Columbia, SC ABC affiliate television station, WOLO, for three weeks until the next deep open has its premiere.
For a bit of boating yourself, drop by Marina Bay and rent a pontoon from Better Boat Rental, join Lake Murray Boat Club, or if you have a boat of your own, then you can lease a boat slip from the Lake Murray Marina. It's all about getting out on that big, beautiful lake of ours, 25 minutes from downtown Columbia, South Carolina.
Coming soon: Liberty Tap Room on the Lake will open at Marina Bay prior to boating season 2013.
Meanwhile, Liberty is hosting a big June 30th parking lot bash with BBQ, the Bud Columbia mobile bar, and live bands so that you can Celebrate your Liberty on the Lake. Here is a link to the Facebook event for this Annual July 4th Celebration: http://www.facebook.com/events/460044134023960/
The Residence at Marina Bay crew will be on site with quite a few cool party gifts to hand out, so do stop by and see them! If you're considering living on Lake Murray, these are going to be the only luxury, contemporary rental apartments on the lake. Resort-style amenities, waterfront location, heated pool, and more. Marina Bay is the *it* place to be if you are renting and love the lakefront lifestyle. For pre-leasing info, call InterMark Management at 803.744.9252 or email email@example.com.