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The Market Common takes away vacation rentals for more long-term rentals

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The Market Common has expanded it's long-term rental properties by taking over 70 vacation rentals. 

The Market Common's Management noticed something out of the ordinary last winter, and realized they had to come up with a solution, and fast. 

"Last winter, what happened was, we started having a demand for these long-term annual rentals,  and we didn't have availability of apartments to rent," General Manager Heather Gray said.

Gray says their 125 units, just weren't enough. The solution, dipping into the 70 other weekly vacation rentals, "and we are now converting those weekly rentals to annual rentals," Gray said.

Similar to many properties and businesses up and down the grand strand. Gray explains their vacation rentals would be slow in the off season and she believes filling the area with full-time residents, could eliminate that season all together for the Market Common.

"That will then bring, more foot traffic, shoppers, restaurant diners, people that are going to the movies on an annual basis, instead of a push in the summer,  and then a slow down in the winter," Gray said.

An idea, restaurant and business in the area were very fond of. Elisha Miksa, The bar manager at Tupelo Honey, says making people feel at home every day is their goal. 

"We like to have a nice, inviting environment where you feel comfortable at home, and that's where people are going to be home, right around here... makes sense," Miksa said.

The last day the units will be vacation rentals is September 8th and they are not just the units above Barns and Noble.

"The units above Anthropology, Hand-Picked,  and Distinctive Eye-wear, those are the units," Gray said.

Eye-wear is excited to see the units fill up with those who've kept the restaurant going. Locals. 

"I think it's one of those things where we've always been embraced by our locals,  and now this will only perpetuate an ongoing trend of embracing our locals and them doing likewise," Miksa said.

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