MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- It appears that rides and games will not be returning to the site of the old Myrtle Beach Pavilion after all this summer.

The city of Myrtle Beach received an application this month from Strates Shows of Orlando, Fla., to operate a summer-long carnival on vacant land at the former Pavilion site.

But the Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports that city council members don’t like the idea.

They say they don’t want an out-of-state business to benefit from the work the city has put in to build a boardwalk and improve the oceanfront in recent years.

Council members also say that allowing rides in the area would undermine the revitalization that has happened in recent years. The Myrtle Beach Pavilion closed seven years ago.