New Shopping Center – First Shops Opened in 2014
If you are new to the North Myrtle Beach area, you may not have heard about the shopping center being built near the Cherry Grove end of the beach off Hwy 17. If you have visited the city of NMB recently, you can’t really miss it. There is a lot of excitement going on with the new stores and restaurants being added. The new shopping area will give more choices to the locals and vacationers coming to the beach. Some of the bigger stores are expected to draw both residents and visitors from the south to this area for shopping that is not available in other parts of the Grand Strand. The current list of restaurants does not include any fine dining establishments. There are several bigger chains already in the area just across the street.
A few new businesses as well as well-known stores and restaurants are coming to the new shopping center.
So far the merchants that have been announced are as follows;
Hobby Lobby – NOW OPEN
Dick’s Sporting Goods
Rack Room Shoes
Ross Dress for Less
Publix Food Market
Restaurants and Dining
Bojangles Chicken and Biscuits – OPEN
Dickie’s Barbeque Pit
McAlister’s Deli – Sandwiches and more
Which Wich Superior Sandwiches
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Coastal North Vision Center
Stores have started opening – Some are still under construction
There have been discussions about a medical center facility. Nearby residents, are of course, opposed to the 24/7 Emergency medical clinic being located in the new shopping center. The NMB Town Officials are supposed to vote on the zoning in August. This would certainly add a lot of traffic to the center with emergency vehicles coming in and out 24 hours a day seven days a week. With the growth of the NMB, eventually more care centers will be needed. I guess we will wait to see if this is the next location or if it will get voted down.
Early on, it was reported that Red Lobster and Panera Bread Company were also looking to open at the new Coastal North Town Center, but they have not committed at this time.
Apparently there is still some room for more stores at the new shopping center.