Update 8/16/12: Besides the strip mall we talked about below, there is going to be even more shopping centers built around Coastal Grand Mall.
Developers say that these shops have been the plan all along, but due to the economic downturn the projects were put on hold. The second shopping strip is slated to be 35,000 square feet and will take up on of the vacant lots around the mall.
WMBF News has the full write-up, so hop on over and give it a read.
First Report 8/3/12: A new shopping strip is scheduled to start construction soon at Coastal Grand Mall.
The new shopping area will feature a restaurant with a patio and two other shops. No word on what the restaurant might be or the two shops or when the shopping strip will open.
For more head to the source at The Sun News
The question is, do we need more shopping centers when there are numerous spaces vacant in some of Myrtle Beach's most visited shopping areas? Broadway, Myrtle Beach Mall, and in and around Coastal Grand itself.