According to the latest conceptual plans for the more than 45,000 square foot outdoor store from the Horry County Planning Department, it may not stand alone for long. More could develop on the empty stretch of land between the Tanger Outlets and the Forest Square Shopping center. There's certainly enough space, with three available designated land plots next door, plus more than 105 open acres of land behind it.
The entire area is zoned for commercial business, so the county has reserved it for a mix of restaurants and businesses. No construction permits have been pulled yet, but Horry County planners say once the Gander Mountain store opens, the area should get plenty more interest from developers.