New resort will lead to longer boardwalk in the future

New resort will lead to longer boardwalk in the future

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) -

There is nothing left of what used to be the site of the Palmetto Shores hotel at 17

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Avenue North, but pretty soon the empty lot will turn into a major construction zone as crews start building what the city describes as a new, 240-foot-high resort, which will include some type of water park.

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In addition to a brand new resort, the surrounding area is also getting a face lift. The developer is required to pay the city about $1.7 million, to use to make road and public improvements. The money will also let crews move and renovate alleyways through the area.

Eventually, the city said it will get another $1.4 million.  One million of that will pay to extend the boardwalk some 950 feet further north where it will stop just north of the new resort.

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I think it absolutely is it

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s going to be a positive impact for every business along the boardwalk and the further they extend it the better for everyone cause it

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ll bring more people walking,

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said Banditos GM Chad Griffin.

Currently the boardwalk stops at Banditos

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back patio.  Griffin said no matter where the boardwalk eventually ends up, everyone can take advantage of it because the boardwalk is really about one thing and that is access.


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The reason people come here is for the beach so the beach is the star,

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added Griffin.

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Having that access you know being able to walk right on the boardwalk and through our patio to access the beach and the boardwalk is a win win for us.

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Construction on both the resort and the boardwalk extension should start in a few months and should both wrap up at the same time to be ready to open in spring 2017.


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