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Shoppers encouraged to shop local during 'Myrtle Beach Shopping Days'

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - From Friday until the end of the weekend, the city is allowing businesses to have sidewalk sales, an extra 32 square feet of signage, and on-site customer camping in a campaign called Myrtle Beach Business Days.

The owners of Kalbacher & Lee, the Unique Boutique say this is another instance of how the city and their neighbors have been supportive of their new store, which opened in August.  Owner Peter Kalbacher says big chains, which he calls “big box stores,” do not have the ability to tailor hours and product selection to customers in the way his boutique and other small businesses can.  He says his store has had success in the few short months it’s been open, and expects even more when a new apartment complex and other nearby properties are finished being built. 

Still, he would like to see more signage and cross walks by the city to attract more visitors to what he calls the Soho community, where he is established.  Amongst the stores participating in Myrtle Beach Shopping Days are Charming Charlie, It’s All About You Consignment, and Kalbacher & Lee, the Unique Boutique where Barbara Rowen is an avid shopper.

“Local merchants buy things you’re not going to see in other places, number one," Rowen said. "Secondly, I get to shop in my community so that we can keep our merchants going. They need our business.”

According to the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce website, discounts and participating stores include:

Charming Charlie
3085 Howard Ave.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Discount: $10 event. Find select items for $10, two for $10 or $10 off. Exclusions may apply. Valid while supplies last through Nov. 29.

It’s All About You Consignment
2834-B Howard Ave.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Discount: 15 percent off of purchase over $20. Valid through Dec. 24.

Kalbacher & Lee, Unique Boutique
2834-D Howard Ave.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Discount: Black Friday Sale - 20% off entire store merchandise. Valid Nov. 27 - Nov. 29.

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