An official from the town of North Myrtle Beach in South Carolina is looking forward to more jobs and tourist income from the expansion of a shopping center in the beach resort area.
RealtyLink, a developer of power centers in the Southeast and Midwest, is about halfway done with its phase three expansion of the Coastal North Town Center & Village Shoppes on Highway 17. The 147,000-sq.-ft. addition will take the center size beyond 540,000 sq. ft.
“The types of stores that are there draw not only from North Myrtle Beach year round, but Brunswick County. It has stores that Myrtle Beach doesn’t have, so it tends to draw from Myrtle Beach as well,” town spokesperson Pat Dowling told WBTW News 13.
Tenants at the center include Publix, Ross Dress for Less, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Hobby Lobby, and Ulta.
Dowling said town administrators were excited about resultant job growth, as well.
“They’re year-round jobs. We need more of those in North Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand in general,” he said.