HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Stein Mart completed an application to build a new store at the South Strand Commons.
Horry County received the application on January 14, 2015. According to the permit application, the one-story building will be 31,000 square feet, and the construction will cost $2,754,520.
M.B. Kahn Construction Company is listed as the contractor. Myrtle Beach Farms Company Inc. is the owner and e3 Studio is the architect.
Small businesses at South Strand Commons said they're excited for another big-name store to make the growing shopping center home because they see the direct result of more shoppers in the area.
"People go shopping, they want to stop for lunch or they might be getting a quick dinner then go shopping," said Kevin Levine, executive chef at Scatori's Pizza and Italian Restaurant. "And especially during the Christmas season. We'll definitely get a bump from that."
Walk-ins make up 75% of Planet Hair's daily customers, said Brittany Jones, a hair specialist and cosmetologist, so being right next door to the Stein Mart should help keep the salon busy.
"A business like that coming brings in more walk ins and a lot of clients so it's better for everybody," Jones said.