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2 Myrtle Beach resorts face ownership changes; Surfside Beach surf shop to move | Myrtle Beach Company


MYRTLE BEACH – A hotel at the north end of the Grand Strand recently changed hands, while a longtime vacation spot in Myrtle Beach is slated for the auction block.

The Myrtle Beach National Company has purchased a controlling interest in the Monterey Bay Suites located at 6804 North Ocean Boulevard.

Founded in 1971, the company’s portfolio also includes two vacation rental companies – Beach Vacations and Lachicotte – as well as The Breakers Resort, The Strand, Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort and seven Starbucks locations in the area.

The terms of the contract are not disclosed.

MB National said it has additionally selected local operator Brittain Resorts & Hotels as the on-site management company which will handle all revenue management, strategic operations, owner services, food and beverage, resource human resources, information technology and sales and marketing services.

“Monterey Bay’s exciting amenities and prime location make it a welcome addition to our hotel family,” said Patrick Norton, vice president of sales and marketing for Brittain Resorts & Hotels in a statement. “We look forward to implementing our service philosophies and best practices as we get to know our new team members, guests and owners.”

Meanwhile, the Yachtsman Resort, which has been in downtown Myrtle Beach for decades, faces an uncertain future on the auction block with an asking price of nearly $5 million.

According to Ten-X, an online commercial real estate broker, bids for the 153-suite hotel will start at $4.7 million from Feb. 13-15.

Located at 1304 and 1404 North Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach, the deals are for the two towers, four parking lots and one shared parking lot.

Formerly a timeshare property, the broker’s website said a “complete bed and breakfast-focused overhaul will allow it to better compete with its competitive set and the market.”

The Surfside Beach surf shop is moving

The Good Vibes Surf Shop, in business in Surfside Beach for nearly two years, has announced that it is moving to Myrtle Beach as part of the Grand Strand tourist hub downtown revitalization project.

Myrtle Beach officials hope to restore downtown to a thriving destination, particularly in areas and west of Kings Highway from 11th Avenue South to 22nd Avenue North, near the location of the old park. of amusement Pavilion.

This is what most tourists see before starting their vacation when driving on US Highway 501.

“18 months ago we opened Good Vibes Surf Shop in Surfside Beach,” the owners said in a recent social media post. “It’s been just amazing and we’ve met some really great people along the way. We grew as a family, learned a lot about retail, and created a foundation for Surf Dreams Foundation so the organization could continue to grow.

Company officials said the new location will be announced in the coming weeks.

Restaurant in the forest of New Carolina

A New York-style pizzeria is set to open next month in the new Market Square of the Mill Mall, off River Oaks Drive and Carolina Forest Boulevard.

Located at 154 Sapwood Road, Unit 107, the restaurant – owned by four brothers originally from New York – will join Publix Super Markets, which opened in November.

“In the 1980s, our dad, Kole, started out as a baker in the Little Italy section of the Bronx,” a recent social media post said. “His passion for the art of dough and baking bread was what sparked his interest in the pizza business. In 1998 he bought his first pizza place in the Bronx, and since then we have expanded to the New York metro area and beautiful Myrtle Beach as a family.

Featured pizza menu items will include the Cup ‘N Char, which features mini cuts of pepperoni atop fresh mozzarella and homemade tomato sauce on the family’s crispy, airy crust and vodkarita pie , which is topped with chicken breast tossed in homemade vodka sauce. , finished with fresh mozzarella, basil and freshly grated parmesan.

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