MURRELLS INLET, SC (WMBF) - Late last year, Murrells Inlet 2020 helped put in the Jetty View Walk with the hopes of bringing new foot traffic to the restaurants on the water. Business has been good for places like the King Street Grille, but Murrells Inlet 2020 sees a brighter future.
Zeke Springs, Manager of King Street Grille, says he could look off the restaurant's deck everyday and be content.
"I think we have the best view in the inlet," explains Springs.
Unfortunately, the best business in the inlet is at the popular Marsh Walk.
"I think it's a good sign and I think it does get the public down there," said Renee Williamson, Executive Director for Murrells Inlet 2020.
Williamson says she sees the jetty walk becoming a mini marsh walk. She believes they gave the restaurants on the walk the tools they need to attract new customers, and now it's their turn to put them to use.
"As they begin to promote it and their advertising and to the public, then they can build that business that way," said Williamson.
The Jetty Walk connects the King Street Grille with Hot Fish club, so customers can walk between them like the Marsh Walk. It also connects the restaurants with the Morse Park landing's crab deck.
This area is no longer lone restaurants with nothing else to do.
"It's getting people out there, now they have something to come down for," said Springs.
The King Street Grille also told us there are already plans to improve the new walkway. This fall they are planning to connect their deck with the jetty walk in two locations.
The jetty walk could be extended as well. They believe the changes will help the walkway mirror its role model up the road.