July 23--North Myrtle Beach officials announced 12 additional stores that will be opening in a new shopping center expected to open by the end of the year.
City spokesman Pat Dowling said that the new stores include Menchie's Frozen Yogurt, the first location on the Grand Strand, as well as Dickey's Bar-B-Que, Which Wich and Chipotle, which have only one other location nearby.
Construction began in October on the the massive Coastal North Town Center, which is being built at the former Robbers Roost Golf Course. The course sat vacant since it closed in 2003 and the new shopping center was announced last fall. The complex is anticipated to open in late fall or early winter.
Other stores announced Wednesday include: Super Cuts, Lee Nails, Coastal North Vision Center, McAlister's Deli,
The 348,000-square-foot center is expected to have a total of 10 restaurants. City manager Mike Mahaney also mentioned that restaurants such as Red Lobster and what would be the Grand Strand's first Panera Bread had expressed interest in opening at Coastal North.
Leases for the restaurants have not yet been finalized, city spokesman Pat Dowling said.
"Many of the restaurants are close by [on the Grand Strand], but they're not here," Mahaney said.
Several stores were announced in the fall and include the Grand Strand's first Hobby Lobby and Publix Super Market, as well as other stores that already have a presence along the Grand Strand: TJ Maxx, Ulta Beauty,
Construction on Coastal North Town Center started in October and is part of a pickup of commercial building in pockets along the Grand Strand.
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Contact MAYA T. PRABHUat 444-1722 or on Twitter @TSN_mprabhu.