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City closes on property needed for planned children's museum in downtown

Google Street View image of the Escape property on 9th Ave. (Source: Google) Google Street View image of the Escape property on 9th Ave. (Source: Google)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – The Myrtle Beach Downtown Development Corporation has closed on one of the final properties needed for the proposed site of the South Carolina Children’s Museum, which is planned for the Superblock area of downtown Myrtle Beach.

The building that currently houses Myrtle Beach Room Escape was closed on by the DRC, which was the final property on the south side of 9th Avenue North needed for the museum site, according to Lauren Clever with the MBDRC.

The city is waiting on property directly east of the DRC officer to clear up probate, and that property will close at a date still to be determined, Clever said. There are two properties in continued negotiations.

There are also properties that need to be acquired to complete the library project that are currently in negotiations, Clever added.

Myrtle Beach announced in January plans to relocate the Chapin Memorial Library and the Children’s Museum of South Carolina to the Superblock area near Nance Plaza.

The Myrtle Beach City Council last month approved the use of eminent domain to acquire two other Superblock properties needed for the museum and library project: 503 9th Avenue North, which is the building that houses Jack Thompson Photography, and 801 Kings Highway, which is House Parts.

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