Monday, March 08, 2010

New Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is on the Way

According to the Sun News, the new Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is 99% finished on the north side, from Mr. Joe White Ave to 14th Ave North.

City Manager Tom Leath says people are so excited about the new boardwalk that the construction workers are having a problem keeping them off the unfinished decking.

Downtown store owners are remodeling their storefronts that meet the walkways, and trying to spiff everything up to take advantage of the visitors - hopeful that they will get some traffic in their establishments as well. Some have hired area architects to really make them shine.

Leath says the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk should be mostly completed by Easter, and plans are in motion for some sidewalk cafes to bring it to life.

The boardwalk is costing the city of Myrtle Beach Six million dollars, but it won't take long before tourist revenues will make that up. In the last few years, North Myrtle Beach condo rentals have seen more business than Myrtle Beach itself, and they need to do something like this to keep up with their "little sister city" who is beginning to outshine them. North Myrtle Beach real estate is going full guns as well, and if you check some of the search engine phrase counts right now, North Myrtle Beach is beating them in internet searches across the board.

As well, the Second Avenue Pier is being remodeled, with a new gift shop and pier building going up in the next several weeks. The pier owners intend to build a new two-story parking and retail establishment to add competition to Cherry Grove's Prince Resort and shiny new pier. Let the competition begin! The better things are, the better it is for both cities and the entire Grand Strand area.

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