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Irmo, SC (WLTX) -- In the next few months, residents, guests, and boaters will have a new hotspot on Lake Murray.

That's because construction on the new Lake Murray Marina will finish in the coming months. The goal is to infuse lake living with a nightlife atmosphere.

"Right now we are standing on B dock which in the near future will be our restaurant and fuel dock," said Tammy Wright, General Manager of the Marina."Really excited about the upcoming renovations."

Wright says the marina will feature 200 slips, boat rentals, and a brand new fuel dock for boaters.

"Moving our fuel dock to a much better location for customers to come in and eat at the restaurant and for customers to come in and fuel up."

Vista nightlife goers will also be familiar with the addition of the Liberty Tap Room restaurant and bar, boasting two story patio seating right on the water.

"There's nothing else like this in Columbia," Eve Garcia manages the Residents at Marina Bay. She says by summer, Marina Bay will have 216 luxury apartments.

"Lake Murray has really needed this facility," Garcia says. "With the new Liberty restaurant coming in we are very excited to be able to offer that on Lake Murray."

The Marina Center will bring another first to the lake, a convenience store.

"We will have all types of items that you can pull up to our dock and purchase in our Marina store."

New additions to Lake Murray that hope to entertain guests for years to come. "Once this construction is complete, this will be the destination place on Lake Murray," said Wright.

The new marina center and restaurant are expected to open by April or May of this year. Some apartments are now available to rent.

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