BURGAW, NC — After 37 years of serving good eats and camping fun, one well-known Burgaw restaurant and campsite may never open its doors, again.
Holland’s Shelter Creek owner Stephen Holland says his restaurant, nine cabins and a camping ground were completely underwater. He says the water rose about twelve feet.
Even though the restaurant stood through Hurricane Floyd, which brought 5 1/2 feet of water inside. Holland says this time the restaurant floated up and moved off it’s foundation.
Holland says he has reached out to FEMA but, he was told they do not help businesses.
“The more successful you are the less help there is for you so, I don’t know if we are going to be able to build back or not,” said Holland. “[I’m] getting ready to turn 71 years old. I can’t afford to go but so far in debt.”
Holland says he can’t afford the million dollar rebuilding project.