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Stores and shopping trends, 2023 - Myrtle Beach and across the USA! Whats happening now and in the future of shopping malls and outlets?

Retail stores are changing the way we live
Going out-of-business, stores closing and
no one seems to notice the many currently
available jobs needing help
at so many stores

Malls and discount shopping have closed their doors forever
By Patricia Blackstock

What is the future of shopping malls and stand-alone
stores in Myrtle Beach and in the USA?

Macy stores are closing their doors. The closures are part of a previously announced plan by Macy's to shut 125 locations by 2023, which the retailer outlined last February.

Sep 19, 2022 - Andrew Martins, Staff Writer, Business News Daily Staff:
The pandemic changed the retail landscape in a big way. Find out what retail industry experts have to say about the trends that will continue and what's coming next for retailers:

2023 - Time to say goodbye to these 12 retail chain stores. Some are calling this past year a brutal one for business. Take a look at some of the stores!

Popular retail stores closing in 2023: Walgreens

Many chains closed their doors in 2020; read more like this Here.

The Myrtle Beach Mall has been dying for years. J.C. Penney, Bath & Body Works and Hallmark left it in the spring, their closures announced in January. Foot Locker closed in February. Three Justice stores, one at Coastal Grand Mall are still unknown. The Myrtle Beach Mall opened in 2004. The company said in a statement that customers, tenants and partners can expect business as usual on their properties through the process. In 2020 The company behind Myrtle Beach Mall— and other shopping centers in South Carolina has filed for bankruptcy. CBL Properties, which is based in Tennessee, filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Texas federal court on Monday. FederalCourt bankruptcy allows a company to have a reorganization plan and continue to operate throughout with a stronger financial future Read more here:

According to Forbes, more than14,000 store closings in 2020 and this number is rising.

MoneyWise announced up to 1,200 store closings in 2023.

Empty malls. Closed stores. Will the coronavirus change the way we shop forever? The prognosis for restaurants and other retailers forced to close by the coronavirus outbreak is so bad many will never recover or reopen. The economic pain - especially for laid-off workers - will be unprecedented, LA Times

If you like shopping, you need to hurry to your favorite stores NOW while they are still in business. Endangered stores in 2020? Rite Aid, Walgreen, Sears, Neiman Marcus, Kmart, Pier 1, Forever 21, plus…. Retail group announced in 2019 that would shutter 544 stores in its Discount Dress Bar brand by the end of the year, part of the New Jersey based retailer's nearly 3,400 locations. Other brand names include Ann Taylor loft, Lane Bryant, Catherines plus the Justice 'tween brand.

I have lived in Myrtle Beachc since1998, and I love t oshop, just like you! Please tell me your favorite places to shop. That "one of a kind" item you found? Please join the Myrtle Beach Message Board where you will find many others who love Myrtle Beach. I have no affiliation with any of these local stores but I have shopped them all! :-)

What's happening with these closings?

2020 has not been kind to retail stores, then came back the closings due to Coronavirus starting in March 2020.

Feb. 2020 - After closing 125 stores, Macy's will have about 400 remaining stores. About 100 of those stores will get what Macy's calls "growth treatment" in 2020, which includes improvements to the physical store and investments in merchandising strategies, technology, talent and local marketing: Read more here

NEW The following stores will be closing this year

Retailers have confirmed at least 1,700 store closings for 2020 and are expected to close thousands more, following the record high rates of closings in 2019

Retail Trends that will Transform the Industry in 2019 The Internet has made shopping easier, cheaper and more convenient.

More than 9,300 retail stores closed in 2019 as the retail apocalypse drags on - here's the full list!

Across the USA including Myrtle Beach, real concern is that stores and entire malls will become extinct and the declining numbers of vendors are unwilling to take vacant units. The future if shopping malls looks bleak in many ways. There is really not a lot to do in a mall other than get a little exercise and spend money. And today, the shoppes' attention span is short. If you want to grab their attention, then on-line is the way to do this! It's easy to order online and have items delivered at home of work.Add the fear of crime plus pickpockets, robberies and assaults, and you have a location that holds no attraction for a growing number of Americans. Read more here

* The "retail apocalypse" is not over. Thousands of stores were obliterated in 2018. Research firm CoStar says a record 145 million sq. ft. of retail space got emptied --the same as shutting down the massive Pentagon 22 times over. And now, retailers are working on wiping more stores off the map in 2019. Here are 20 chains that are already closing stores this year, counting dowen to the retailer who may lose their U.S. locations.

Hundreds of malls and stand-alonw stores hace shuttered in the last decade and many more will close in the next 10 years. One of the most recent chain stores to go down was a jewelry chain named Claire's which filed for bankruptcy in March. Sears also said that it is closing 63 stores on top of 60 locations closed last year. Learn more here


Overall, shopping in Myrtle Beach has remained strong when you compare it to other cities of the same size. It is also one of the top reasons tourists visit Myrtle Beach - along with affordability, the beach, good weather, live entertainment shows, hundreds of restaurants and family attractions.

* Myrtle Beach Mall shut their doors indefinitely Fri. March 20, 2020 - Myrtle Beach Mall will close its doors Friday night for the foreseeable future. The closure is being done "out of an abundance of caution due to the COVID-19 crisis," mall officials said. The interior will close at 7 p.m. Friday and remain closed until further notice. Upon its closure, mall management says a deep cleaning will commence; another deep cleaning will happen before the facility is reopened to the public. Exterior entrances ffrom the parking lot: Bass Pro Shop, Books-a-Million, and JC Penney. These stores will remain open as long as they can..

* Local Ryan's Buffet. At least two Ryan in North Myrtle Beach is still open. s buffet restaurant locations in the Grand Strand has closed due to the parent company filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

* Ulta's 2nd location is at Sayebrook Town Center. This is the shopping Center where you will see a Marshalls, Target, Rack Room, Ulta, and Kirkland. Click the link to view them all!

* Stein Mart at Inlet Square (Murrells Inlet) isclosed. Their new location is ner Kohl's in South Strand Commons (Hwy. 17 Bypass)

* Grand Strand Vendor Mall It is a small flea market, not what you would consider a "mall." It is located just off Kings Hwy. (off Farrow Parkway.) You'll find a good assortment of low-priced products, but unfortunately it can't hold a candle to Hudson's. However, this smaller flea market offers AVON booth, glass engraving, book-trading, custom wig fitting and a surprisingly large area in the back tht includes Sugar Gliders, Hernit Crabs and more.

* Carolina Pottery is located in what used to be the K-Mart building at 1403 N. Market Common District, There is also a 2nd location at Broadway at the Beach.

2nd location at Broadway at the Beach

* Here's a list of all the stores to shop

Arcadian Commons is located across from stores at the 17 N. Outlet Mall. Here you'll find Marshall's, Ross Department store, Kirkland's and even a Wal-Mart! When I shopped at the large Kirkland's, I found some good bargains. The nice thing about this Kirkland's is that it is a hugh store, and you can park your car right in front. Fabric Showcase has an excellent choice of fabrics plus helpful employees. We covered our dining room chairs with some material we purchased there. You'll find a Coldstone Creamery and a hugh Dollar Tree! Across the street from the Arcadian Commons you'll spot the Steak & Shake aas well as the North Tanger Outlet Mall.

Barefoot Landing - Brefoot Landing offfers many specialty shops carrying many items, factory stores, restaurants, entertainment and shows. You will also find coupons on Barefoot Landing's website.

Broadway at the Beach -This is the #1 shopping and entertainment venue. You do not want to miss Broadway at the Beach when you visit Myrtle Beach! Specialty Shops, Boutiques and restaurants. A 23 acre lake is in thecenter of the "Villages" - Caribbean Village, Charleston Village, the New England Shopping Village, plus lots more.

Coastal Grand Mall opened in March, 2004,a joint venture by Burroughs & Chapin Company and CBL & Associates Properties of Tennessee. CBLis one of the largest mall developers in the U.S. Coastal Grand Mall is the largest mall in South Carolina. The anchor stores are Dillard, Sears, Belks and JCPenney. On the out-parcels you'll find Ulta, Books A Million , PetSmart, furniture stores and many restaurants including Abuelo's Mexican Restaurant, Texas Roadhouse Grill, Red Robin, Longhorn Steakhouse, Red Lobster, Sticky Fingers, Cracker Barrel and more.

Hammock Shops at Pawleys Island - This is the birthpl;ace of the world-famous hammocks with the Pawleys Island name branded on the structure. Many unusual shops sre loved by locals, including me! This is another shopping venue that, in my opinion, should not be missed by visitors to Myrtle Beach. (And you can enjoy genuine Southern cooking at any of the Hammock Shop restaurants.)

Inlet Square Mall in Murrells Inlet (17 Bueiness and l7 Bypass) struggles to stay in business. Renovations have been completed. The mall looks almost new, with marble tile in soft gray and blue colors, plus lots of skylights. But they need some tenants! Visit Books-A-Million and Belk's. Note: K-Mart, JC Penney and SteinMart are closed at this location, and many other stores are closed. Frank Theatres and Cine Bowl in Myrtle Square Square Mall are also closed. News article from Aug. 2018. This mall is transitioning into a  consignment locations with vendors offering consignment items

The Market Common is Myrtle Beach's upscale shopping district and it is doing quite well. Take in a movie at Grand 14, the most popular movie theater on the beach .Links to stores, shopping and restaurants. There is always something happening at The Market Common.

Myrtle Beach Mall - (formerly Colonial Mall - ad prior to that named Briarcliff Mall) Myrtle Beach Mall shuttering doors indefinitelyFriday, March 20th 2020. It is located just a few miles north, in North Myrtle Beach on US-17. Bass Pro Shop is located just ourside the mall. Belk, Bass Pro Shops, Books-a-Million, and JC Penney will remain open as long as those retailers continue to be open to the public.

Tanger Outlets are a major developer of off-price shopping. We have 2 outlets in Myrtle Beach. Tanger on Hwy 501 and Tanger Outlets North located on Hwy. 17 at Hwy. 22 (Conway Bypass) These outlets are loved bt locals and tourists for the best prices on the brands we love.

More Good Shopping

Bed, Bath and Beyond, in Coastal Grand Mall
Burks Outlet - Surfside Beach
Chico's in Barefoot Landing, Tanger Outlet Center (north) and The Market Common
City Mac - Authorized Apple Service in The Market Common
Coastal Grand Mall
Costco in Myrtle Beach
Dillard's Coastal Grand Mall
Funky Fringe Store Surfside Beach
Hamrick's Savings on brand names - Surfside Beach and North Myrtle Beach
Kohl's Across from the Surfside (Beaver Run Rd.) Wal-Mart near Lowe's Foods
Lazy Gator, Murrells Inlet
Lowe's Home Improvement several locations

Marshall's (2 locations) Arcadian Commons and Saybfrook Town Center, off S.C. 544 at U.S. 17
Old Time Pottery Surfside, one block south of Hewy. 544, on your right.
PetSmart Pet Smart offers two location: near Coastal Grand Mall and near Target S. Commons Dr
Petco Sayebrook Town Ctr. off at U.S. 17
Rooms to Go
Stein Mart - South Strand Commons (near Kohl's) and 76th Ave. N.
Ross in Seaboard Commons, Surfside Beach and Arcadian Commons
Sam's Warehouse Club, Myrtle Beach
Target - Seaboard Commons and Sayebrook Town Center, off S.C. 544 at US 17
TJ Maxx -Seaboard Commons, Myrtle Beach
Tomlinson Outlets - Surfside Beach and North Myrtle Beach
ULTA Beauty, Near Old Navy, just behind Coastal Grand Mall and at Sayebrook
World Market Seaboard Commons

Flea Markets, Baargain Stores and Flea Markets

Find Bargains Savings, hundreds of vendors and stores (listed alphabetically.) Remember that most flea markets close earler than individual stores or malls. To be on the safe side, visit the Flea Markets early in the day. These vendors close up around 3 PM, so it's best to plan an early arrival

Everything Under The Sun North Myrtle Beach 811 Hwy. 17 N. in North Myrtle Beach, 9 AM - 6 PM -Memorial Day - Labor Day

Carolina Forest Flea Market Open Thurs. Fri., Sat. & Sun. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Located on Hwy. 501 at the light, between Dollar General and Dick's Pawn

Goodwill Stores in Myrtle Beach. You will findsome great bargains here!

Hudson's Flea Market
Located in Surfside Beach, just before you enter Garden City Beach, over 300 vendor spaces. Hudson's Flea Market is next to Wild Water.

Myrtle Beach Flea Market
Just north and across the highway from The Myrtle Beach State Park. Indoor vendors.

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet 2 locations:Carolina Forest at 100 Oakheart Rd. and Surfside Beach, 17 Business,

Plato's Closet 1399 S. Common Dr. and a 2nd location on Beaver Run Road near the Surfside  Wal-Mart, catering to the younger crowd.

Consignment Shops and Boutiques - Beacuse you never know until you look!

Coastal Home Makeover (Surfside Beach)  Consignment
Beach Bum's Thrift (North Myrtle Beach Consignment)
Consigning Women on Broadway (Myrtle Beach)
Upscale Resale - (North Myrtle Beach) Consignment
Funky Fresh Fringe (Surfside Vintage Store)
Finders Keepers - (Myrtle Beach) consignment
Konsignment Korner (Myrtle Beach Consignment)
Goodwill Stores(Grand Strand area)
Mother Goose (Myrtle Beach)
Children and Maternity re-sales
Once Upon a Child (Surfside Beach in the same strip as Wal-Mart (Beaver Run Rd.)
Consign at 5th (Surfside Consignment store
All About the Dress (Surfside Beach) briddal and formal onsignments
Vintiques (Myrtle Beach - Vintage antiques and re-purposed items.
Clothes Mentor ( Myrtle Beach) Woman's Resale
Salvation Army Thrift Stores (all Grand Strand locations)
You can also find thift shops HERE!

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