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Second Avenue Pier nearing completion

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By Chandi Lowry - bio | email

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - After months of hard work people will now be able to walk along the boardwalk and make a stop at The Pier House restaurant for the Fourth of July weekend.

On Friday, workers were putting the finishing touches on the Second Avenue pier along with the restaurant. They also completed the last concrete section of the boardwalk.

Pier House Restaurant owner Teak Collins is anxious to see everything fall into place and he wants to have the restaurant and pier open for the holiday weekend.

"We are ready. We got our food in and we are ready to go," Collins said. "A lot of people would be scared to try and open up on the fourth but we are excited."

The Pier House Restaurant overlooks the ocean and will seat 118 people. Collins says the location is what really sets it apart because the new two-story pier is a rare sight. He's hoping it will draw more people to the Grand Strand.

"I feel like we can help the whole neighborhood and help downtown Myrtle Beach doing this and we plan on being a good family environment," he said.

The 900-foot0long fishing pier underwent a makeover, as well. It now features a tackle shop, retail area and bar where more than 100 people can sip cocktails and watch the waves or possibly fireworks this weekend.

Collins explained on Friday he's waiting for the final OK from the city before he opens the attraction.

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