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What's next for Conway?

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – The study on downtown Conway development revealed that a hotel was not recommended, and now officials are working for other ways to develop the area.

One in every four customers that come to Conway are from the outside area, so people are noticing the riverfront town, it's just the matter of getting more to visit. One of the areas officials want to focus on is dining, which seems to be pulling the customers from the beach.

The city of Conway wants to have public and private partnership to keep pushing downtown forward, and there will be a meeting with business owners and people to talk about what's next. This meeting will be crucial in talking about what's to come in the next five-to-ten years.

Some business owners think it's good to have these conversations, but they want to focus on existing business as well.

Officials are tossing the idea around to help make Conway standout with dining options, one of which is the Waccamaw Food Hub, which is an expansion of a farmers market, storage and display kitchen. They would partner with HGTC and have a large outdoor center for people to get local food and bring it to their own tables.

Other ideas are in the mix of discussion for Conway, from more dining ideas to additional  housing options.

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