MURRELLS INLET, SC (WMBF) - Recent development on and around the Marshwalk in Murrells Inlet has business owners talking about the benefits of new dining options.
Marshview Seafood Kitchen and Bar opened early September, and almost next door, construction on another new spot will begin soon. Businesses nearby are thrilled to see some new variety come to the area and boost the economy.
"It was an empty lot, it was kind of an eye sore on the south end of Murrells Inlet," Adam Wiseman, owner of the Marshview Seafood Kitchen and Bar, said of his restaurant. "And developing the property and going from a pile of dirt to what you have here... And you know it translates into jobs for the community. We have 35 employees."
Marshview is just south of the Marshwalk. It opened at the beginning of the month with what the owner calls, the best view in the inlet.
Some of the vacant land between Marshview and Dead Dog Saloon is where Claw House will be going.
Restaurant owners on the Marshwalk say the plot of land has been waiting to be developed, and the owners of Dead Dog are stepping up to build an elevated seafood restaurant.
Marshview and Claw House bring to the table two new places for locals and tourists to enjoy. With more choices, businesses believe there will be more interest, and the crowds that come to the inlet will grow.
But, parking is what many business owners worry about with the area expanding. It is an issue that's been around for a while, and none of the businesses believe it should affect development.
Construction on Claw House is expected to begin as early as this week. The owners hope to have it ready to open early 2016.