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What’s New in Myrtle Beach for 2017


Happy New Year! So much has taken place in Myrtle Beach over the past year and now that 2017 has begun, we finally get to see all the new and wonderful changes that have been happening. If you are curious about all of the new and exciting things that Myrtle Beach has in store, check out our annual recap of what you can expect!

Changes to Broadway at the Beach

The very popular Broadway at the Beach has been under construction for quite some time and we are finally able to see all of the new additions that have been put in and all the finished renovations to the previously existing buildings. Here are some of the finished additions:

Newest Broadway Additions

Broadway has recently signed new agreements with several exciting new restaurants and shops. Take a look at some of the most recent additions that now officially open for business!

Wahlburgers: A fast casual burger concept by Alma Nove founders, Executive Chef Paul Wahlberg and brothers Mark & Donnie Wahlberg. cheeseburger and fries

American Tap House: A chef-driven American Gastropub united by craft beers and craft food. Dedicated to the “art of fine food and beer.

Extreme Pizza: Innovative pizzas made with fresh ingredients and mouthwatering crust.

Beef Jerky Store: The very best selection of premium jerky.

Oz The Experience: Myrtle Beach’s newest and most intriguing nightclub

New Location For The Hard Rock Cafe: Out with the old and in with the new! The ever popular Hard Rock Cafe has moved from their iconic pyramid building into a sleek new spot on the bustling corner at Celebrity Square.

Broadway Changes… Coming Soon!

fried chicken plate Carolina Ale House: A new sports bar franchise is opening up at the former Planet Hollywood location next to Legends in Concert. Carolina Ale house already has several locations throughout the state and is a popular spot for families and sports enthusiasts!

Dave & Busters: The highly anticipated Dave & Busters is finally under construction at the former Hard Rock Cafe location. This wildly popular restaurant, bar, arcade combination is sure to be a huge hit with both families and groups looking for great food and entertainment at Broadway!

Paula Deen Restaurant: A brand new Paula Deen restaurant concept is in the works for Broadway at the Beach at the old Carlos’ n’ Charlies’s location. The two story, 21,000 square foot restaurant and retail space is in the approval stage now and construction should begin soon!

The recent renovations and additions are sure to be a big hit with guests this summer! Even if you have been to Broadway at the Beach before, be sure to stop by this bustling outdoor center to enjoy all of the new additions.

New Restaurants to the Grand Strand

Broadway at the Beach is not the only spot in the Myrtle Beach area to be receiving some awesome new additions! There have been several new restaurants popping up all over the Grand Strand and stirring up some excitement to the community.

These restaurants include:

  • Panera Bread located off of Hwy 544 in Myrtle Beach: Counter-serve bakery/cafe chain serving sandwiches, salads & more, known for its bread

  • Amazing Z’s in North Myrtle Beach: Bright counter-serve operation offering sandwiches, soups & salads, along with craft beers & wines.

  • RIPTYDZOpening this Spring on Ocean Blvd. in Myrtle Beach: Oceanfront Grille & Rooftop Bar

  • Claw House located in Murrells Inlet: Casual, upbeat lobster house & raw bar with some non-seafood options, a large deck & water views.

  • El Cerro – Opening this Spring across from Broadway at the Beach: The departure of Carlos’ n’ Charlie’s at Broadway left a void for fresh south of the border cuisine. Thankfully, El Cerro is renovating the former Mykonos building and will be opening their new location this Spring.

With the highly anticipated Panera Bread finally open for business and the construction of RIPTYDZ Oceanfront Grille & Rooftop Bar soon coming, there is no doubt that the Grand Strand is booming with several new and adventurous restaurants. Along with all of these new restaurants, there are rumors of a second Wicked Tuna restaurant opening up on Ocean Boulevard near the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk – stay tuned for updates!

New Area Attractions

Besides the opening of new restaurants, there are also several new attractions to the area that are sure to keep people of all ages entertained while in town! Some of the new attractions include:

go-kart trackPirate Ship Adventures in Murrells Inlet: This recent addition to the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk has been a huge hit with families! The new interactive pirate ship is a true adventure where children come to experience the magic of sailing away in search of sunken treasure.

The Track Recreation Center: This new family recreation center is a one-stop action-packed fun for the whole family. The Track features two multi-level elevated go-kart tracks, a rookie track, a kiddie track, and an expansive indoor family arcade.

Children’s Museum & Library: The downtown Myrtle Beach area has plans for a brand new area for children. The new museum and library will combine the existing Chapin Library and the Children’s Museum of South Carolina into the innovative new space.

East Coast BrewBoat: The Murrells Inlet MarshWalk is getting an exciting new attractions this spring! The East Coast BrewBoat is an 8-person, foot powered paddle boat experience where guests are invited to bring their own beverages and snacks for a one of a kind inlet experience.


Other Updates

Some other exciting additions to the Myrtle Beach area are the new owners for the Cooper House Dinner Theatre and Library, and rumors of Aldi Grocery Stores to be opening up in North Myrtle and Myrtle Beach this upcoming Spring.

Stay tuned for any and all updates on the Grand Strand's newest and most exciting restaurants, attractions, and construction in the area!