Wal-Mart plans to build its first smaller Neighborhood Market store in the Myrtle Beach area off U.S. 17 Business across the street from Ocean Lakes Family Campground.
The Neighborhood Market stores are much smaller than the massive Wal-Mart Supercenters which are 182,000-square-feet and the aim of the Neighborhood Market stores are to make it more convenient for shoppers to snag some groceries that includes organic and even natural items, or pick up prescriptions at the pharmacy.
The Neighborhood Market store that is planned for the Myrtle Beach Area is roughly 46,000-square-foot and is aimed to opened in the summer of 2014, according to Wal-Mart spokeswoman Amanda Henneberg.
Horry County has already approved the site work for the Neighborhood Market which will be located on the corner of S.C. 544 and U.S. 17 Business, but no building permits have been issued yet according to a planner in Horry County’s Planning & Zoning department.
The Neighborhood Market stores will average about 95 workers and will feature a a pharmacy and a grocery area that will offer fresh produce, meats, dairy products and even bakery and deli items.The store also sells household supplies and health and beauty products.