NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - While the winter months might be a quieter time for tourism along the Grand Strand, it’s often one of the busier times for new projects to start.
When you travel down Main Street in North Myrtle Beach, you’ll see a lot of work taking place before the spring-breakers roll into town.
From a full renovation to the old Pirates Cove to a new family owned business being built from the ground up, all in hopes of reviving a family friendly beach town destination.
Simon Dadush, 28, is the owner of the new shop on Main Street and was born and raised in North Myrtle Beach.
“This is the future here, it’s so hard to find locations that are even available for businesses so for this to be available to us on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach, it’s a great investment,” said Dadush.
Simon’s father has been a business owner in this area for over 30-years and said strong family friendly values have always been important to them.
“I’ll do everything I can in my power to make Main Street a family atmosphere and just make it better for North Myrtle Beach,” said Dadush.
Simon isn't ready to reveal what the new business is going to be, but hopes North Myrtle Beach can become a competitive marketplace for businesses big and small.
“Big chain businesses, something like The Cheesecake Factory or Bahama Breeze, something Myrtle Beach continues to get that we’re lacking up here,” said Dadush.
For property owner and Horry County councilman Harold Worley, whose first job was on Main Street, it excites him to see there’s still passion about downtown.
“The only way we’re going to keep Ocean Drive alive is have these young people come and open businesses, work hard and raise their families,” said Worley.
Dadush hopes to have the new business open by the beginning of March and plans to keep the business open all year-round on Main Street.