Spring is right around the corner and we are super excited! Here’s your March update on what’s going in Cherry Grove Beach!
North Myrtle Beach Info
Progress continues to be made on the new Shops on Main buildings. These new shops are located on Ocean Drive across from the former BI-LO shopping center. A variety of businesses will be moving in over the coming months and we wish them much success.
Also underway is construction of a new Kohl’s store. This will be located next to Williams Carpet and Flooring on 17. There was no information as to an anticipated open date.
Paid parking in North Myrtle Beach begins (once again) on March 1st with a few changes in place this year. One change is the City is allowing Horry County residents to apply for one of 200 parking decals. The cost is $200 and decals will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. The city began taking parking decal applications on February 24th. Another change is the addition of paid parking on certain side streets (also beginning March 1st). The City will charge a $2 per hour parking fee on certain side streets. For a complete list of these side streets and further information, click here.
After meeting for a budget retreat, the City has shared information on its proposed budget for fiscal year 2021. Included in this proposed budget is a property tax increase designed to help cover the cost of expansion at the NMB Sports Complex. The proposed increase will equate to a $79 property tax increase on a $250,000 owner-occupied home and 50% more on a nonresidential property of equal value (still one of the lowest in Horry County). Also included in the proposed budget are funds for a new Emergency Operations Center, funds for the construction of a new ocean outfall at 18th Avenue North, and new routes in NMB offered by Coast RTA. For more information, you can visit the Facebook page for the City of North Myrtle Beach.
March 8th is the day we all get to “Spring Forward” and turn our clocks ahead one hour. This rite of passage marks the beginning of longer days and, for many, signifies the start of spring. It also means a big adjustment for some of us who struggle losing that precious hour of sleep.
The 32nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and festival will take place on Ocean Drive on Saturday, March 14th beginning at 9:00 am. The 32nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade will be held on Main Street on Saturday, March 14, 2020. This one-day event will be held rain or shine and is expected to attract nearly 40,000 people. In addition to the parade, there will be three stages of live music, a children’s area with rides, and approximately 150 vendors! For more information, click here.
The North Myrtle Beach Community Band is having a concert event on Sunday, March 22nd. The event will take place in the auditorium at North Myrtle Beach High School at 3:30 pm. This is a free even that is open to the public. Comprised of members of all ages from NMB and surrounding areas, this group of musicians got together because of their love of playing. Concert attendance has grown over the years and typically ranges from 450 to 750 attendees.
Saturday, March 28th, the Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach will partner with the City of North Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand Running Club to host the fourth annual “Run for the Shelter” 5k and 1 mile Dog Walk. For the first time this year, this event will be combined with The Doggie Bone Hunt which is a twist on the traditional Easter Egg Hunt. Bones are hidden around the park and pet parents must collect as many bones as possible before their canine companions consume the bones. For more information, click here.
Although Easter is not until next month, we’ve had several requests for information on services (particularly sunrise services) in our area. Unfortunately, at the time of writing this article, none of the local churches had published their schedules for Easter services. We do know that there have been sunrise services in the past (oceanfront) at both Ocean Drive and The Point. We promise we will share that information in our April blog post.
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