We have received numerous requests from our social media fans to share information about what’s happening in our area. To that end, we will begin sharing a monthly blog post with news from in and around Cherry Grove Beach. We hope you enjoy our first edition!
This month, we’ll start with not so good news. Beginning June 15th, all of the city-provided free parking will become paid parking. Parking fees will be $2.00 per hour and will be in effect beginning June 15th (through October 31st) between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm. Each parking lot will have numbered spaces with kiosks that will collect payment. You can also download an app called “The Passport Parking App” to pay. Cash is not accepted onsite – only credit/debit cards.
Those who reside in the City of North Myrtle Beach can visit City Hall with their vehicle registration and SC driver’s license and apply for a free parking decal. There is a limit of two decals per address. According to the City of North Myrtle Beach the goal is to invest “parking revenue back into the community to improve service to patrons” for years to come. The city is outsourcing enforcement of these regulations to a company called Lanier Parking. For more information about this new initiative, visit www.parknorthmyrtlebeach.com.
Parking in the vicinity of Boulineau’s has also undergone some changes. Many of you have been asking about what has changed so we’ll attempt to address that here. The large lot behind the strip mall containing Basil’s Pizza, Babaka’s Pizzeria, and Ocean Treasures Resort Wear is no longer available for beach parking. The lot has been fenced off and will now be designated for employees and patrons of these businesses and Boulineau’s (Atlantis Restaurant, Basil’s Pizza, Babaka’s Pizzeria, Hurricane’s Seafood, Ocean Treasures, Snooky’s Oceanfront). These businesses are listed on signage throughout the area. The good news is there are still approximately 150 spaces in the surrounding area that will be available for FREE beach parking. These spots are next to the strip mall and in the surrounding grassy areas. Signage will denote where visitors can park. These complimentary spaces were provided by the Boulineau family.
New Businesses Coming:
Many of you have asked about the construction taking place oceanfront where Aloha Water Sports used to reside. Snooky’s Oceanfront is currently under construction and is located next to Murphy’s on the ocean side. Completion is anticipated sometime this summer (barring weather and other delays). Parking for patrons of this new restaurant will be available in the fenced lot mentioned in the previous section. We will update you with more information as we get closer to the anticipated opening date. Aloha Water Sports will continue to operate on its designated section of the beach, only now; guests will visit the tent for information on pricing and to sign up for one of their fun excursions.
Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse is now open in North Myrtle Beach. This one-of-a-kind dining experience is a great option for those that like to try new things. This is their third location with others in Columbia and Myrtle Beach. We welcome them to North Myrtle Beach and wish them continued success.
There is a new shopping center proposed to be built between BB & T Bank and Barefoot Church on Main Street. According to the plans, there will be about 29 single family homes, 22 multi-family homes, and 22 spaces for new businesses. From the looks of things, it appears to be similar to Market Common (only on a much smaller scale). Construction has not yet begun and we have no further information on the projected timeline for completion.
A new Hampton Inn has been approved to be built in the parking lot that used to be designated for those visiting the Cherry Grove Pier. This new hotel will be a six story building with approximately 127 units. No further information is available as to an estimated completion date.
We hope you will enjoy these monthly updates and find the information helpful. If you have suggestions for other topics you would like us to include, please email Anna Bowers, our communications director (email@example.com). As always, we thank you for being a Boulineau’s follower and supporter!