Murrells Inlet Real Estate- Front Door Colors

 

The great front door color debate has been ongoing for the last few months.  My fiancé and I purchased a beautiful new construction home, and I was able to pick out the colors of most things like the siding, the front door, the flooring, and the cabinets.  I love the color gray and that it is on-trend.  I do love a good pop of color, but I feel like the neutrals allow you to change the look of your space by changing less expensive items such as curtains and rugs instead of cabinets and flooring.  Before any of my personal items were inside of the home, it was bland.  Everything was gray!  Except for the front door.  The builder had an option for us to have a red front door, and I ran with it.  Growing up, I always (and still do) loved the look of the traditional colonial style home in all-white complete with columns, black accents, and a bright red door.  I was excited to have a red door of my own.  I had always believed that it was a sign of welcome.  In early America, if a family had a red door that meant that weary travelers were welcome to stop and rest along their journey.  The 6 months of construction goes by, and I finally have my red door.  Yay!  But then I realize that everyone else building in the community was just as excited as I was and also chose a red door.  If I look out from my front porch, you can see 12 other houses with the same front door color.  All the houses have a similar look.  I suppose you could say, “That’s what to expect when purchasing in a new home community.”  And you would be somewhat right.  But that doesn’t mean that I can’t do something to change it, right?  So, with my very gray exterior, I started to think about door colors that would add a pop of color.  I need something with a little personality, but not anything too over the top.  My mother suggested teal, but it just doesn’t fit my style.  My mind immediately turned to yellow.  It is my favorite color after all.  And not a light pastel yellow.  I was thinking more along the lines of a rich golden yellow.  I was thinking that with changing the door to yellow, I could paint my darker gray shutters black giving the home good contrast and creating a look that is a little different than my neighbors' homes.  I went onto Paint 3D and changed the shutters to black and the front door to yellow and sent the picture out to all my close friends and family to get their feedback.  Everyone overwhelmingly voted for the red door.  I am aware that it is my front door, and I can do whatever I want to it, within the confines of the ARB board, of course, but you value your friends and loved one’s opinions.  And that brings us here.  I have the picture that I sent out added so you all can weigh in.  Which one do you like better?   

Front Door Color Change        

Oct. 21, 2021

Murrells Inlet MarshWalk Halloween Celebration is on Oct. 31

Murrells Inlet is once again hosting its popular Halloween on the MarshWalk event! Adults and kids alike are invited to wear their best costumes on Sunday, October 31st, beginning at 5 pm, and join the community for the annual spooky and spectacular festivities. Trick or treating for the little ones occurs from 5 pm to 6 pm and leads into a costume contest in front of Drunken Jack's at the Pirate Statue. Prizes will be given out to kids ages three and up for Most Creative, Best Group, Funniest, and Scariest costumes. Meanwhile, children ages two and under can participate in the Awes Applause parade. Prizes include trophies, ribbons and yummy candy bags! The stakes get raised at 7 pm when the MarshWalk's Adult Costume Contest begins. Categories include People's Choice, Best Duo/Group, Best Individual, Big & Bulky, Murrells Inlet Themed and Honorable Mention. In total, up to $4,000 in cash prizes are slated to be awarded! Participants are asked to check in at the event's registration table from 7 pm to 8:30 pm between Wahoo's and Drunken Jack's. Final judging happens at 10 pm! Don't forget to enjoy some food and drinks from nearby eateries on the Marshwalk. Popular spots include Bovine's, Wahoo's, Drunken Jack's, Creek Ratz, Dead Dog Saloon, The Claw House, The Wicked Tuna, and Mojo's Marina Bar and Grille. For more info about the Halloween-themed fun happening along the MarshWalk, see https://marshwalk.com/events/.

 

Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk Halloween

Oct. 21, 2021

Salt Life Outlet Brings Brand's Apparel & Gear to Myrtle Beach

Recently, Myrtle Beach welcomed a new retailer devoted to a love for the ocean. Now open in Myrtle Beach's Tanger Outlets off U.S. 17 is Salt Life, located in Suite 720 of the shopping destination. Salt Life introduced the Myrtle Beach market to its mix of casual beachwear, accessories and performance gear in 2020 as a pop-up shop. Following that, the brand quickly moved to establish a brick-and-mortar location in Myrtle Beach's popular outlet mall compound. Salt Life is a subsidiary of Delta Apparel Inc., a company that mainly designs and manufactures athletic and active apparel under the brand names Salt Life, COAST, Soffe and Delta. Salt Life was founded in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, in 2003 by four water and outdoor enthusiasts who sought to celebrate surfing culture and an active aquatic lifestyle. Originally sold in surf shops, sporting goods stores and specialty boutiques across the U.S., Salt Life now operates 13 branded stores in mainly coastal towns, recently debuting a new store in Galveston, Texas. The Myrtle Beach outpost is stocked with a variety of T-shirts, swimwear, board shorts, sundresses, sweatshirts, fishing hats, surfboard decals, and SLX UVAPOR water gear, all "engineered for comfort, durability and performance." If you'd like to learn more about the brand and what they offer, visit https://www.saltlife.com/.

 

Myrtle Beach Coast

Posted in Myrtle Beach
Sept. 17, 2021

Vintage Shop in Murrells Inlet Looks to Fill Local Art Void

Sep 7, 2021

Who knows what you will find inside Fringe? This new shop in the Myrtle Beach area is looking to fill a local need for a thriving art scene while combining a love of vintage with exhibition space for nearby artists. The husband and wife duo Randy and Burke Daniel have created a dream scene for this in their Murrells Inlet store. Five years ago, the pair opened Funky Fresh Fringe, A Vintage Shop in Surfside Beach. However, when a space became available in Murrells Inlet, the Daniels knew it was destiny. Fringe sits next to the popular Murrells Inlet restaurant Smuggler's Den and a future bakery, making the destination all the more appealing to tourists. Since moving to the new spot, they've noticed traffic from Charleston now reaches their store and Fringe's mission is able to impact a considerable number of art lovers in the area. Randy has transformed part of the Fringe into gallery space and has a waitlist that features more than a dozen artists. The gallery is curated by black and white portraitist Steven White, a grade school classmate of Randy's. When the gallery first debuted, Fringe held a party in July and interest from both buyers and artists was tremendous. Currently, Fringe is planning another exhibition for October. In the meantime, Randy reveals he feels Funky Fringe has "hit a sweet spot" in Murrells Inlet, where both shoppers and the surrounding neighborhoods appreciate its "Funky Fresh" vibe and dedication to showcasing creativity. To learn more, see https://fringevintageshop.com/ or head to 4650 Hwy. 17 Bypass in Murrells Inlet when Fringe is open.

 

Vintage

Sept. 17, 2021

Dagwood’s Deli & Sports Bar Coming to North Myrtle Beach in Early 2022

Aug 19, 2021

By early next year, a popular local deli with Myrtle Beach and Surfside locations will debut a third establishment in North Myrtle Beach. Dagwood's Deli has become a fixture after opening in Downtown Myrtle in 1988 and spilling over into Surfside as Dagwood's Deli and Sports Bar back in 2006. Now, the iconic destination for mile-high pastramis sandwiches and cold beers is moving into North Myrtle Beach. Have no fear: Dagwood's Blondie-inspired theme original is staying put, but owner Jon Staton feels it's time to introduce the rest of the beachside community to the local concept. Dagwood's third location will also be named the Dagwood's Deli and Sports Bar, and is slated for an opening sometime in early 2022 at 4200 Highway 17 South in North Myrtle Beach, the former location of a Sticky Fingers. The menu will feature all the downtown fan favorites that made Dagwood's a hometown sensation with staying power. Hungry patrons can look forward to chicken fritters, Buffalo shrimp, blackened shrimp, blackened mahi, Southwest chicken egg rolls, wings, potatoes, and of course, deli sandwiches! The space will also feature multiple television screens for game day, a full-service bar and restaurant, servers, and family dining. One guest recently reflected, "Great sports bar! Every booth has a TV...food was generally delicious...was very happy with the experience." To learn more or view a menu, visit http://dagwoodsdeli.com/.

 

 

Food

Posted in Myrtle Beach
July 21, 2021

Crumbl Cookies Coming Soon to Myrtle Beach

Jul 20, 2021

Sweet news! In the coming months, a new cookie store will open in the Myrtle Beach area. Let's be honest, we all love to indulge our sweet tooth cravings. Well, with the new Crumbl Cookies location coming to the Sayebrook Town Center by this September, you'll have a new nearby option for baked goodies. Entrepreneur and franchisee Heather Nelson became enamored with Utah's Crumbl Cookies and decided Myrtle Beach needed the same delicious array of fresh baked treats, which will soon be found at the intersection of U.S. 17 and S.C. 544. Get ready for Crumbl Cookies to open sometime in September. Every week cookie fans can expect to find six new flavors fresh-baked at Crumbl. The store relies on scent to sell its story. Look for Raspberry Cheesecake, Chilled Sugar Cookies, Biscoff White Chip, Neapolitan, Cookies & Cream Milkshake, the Orange Julius or classic Chocolate Chip to be featured along with up to 120 other "flavors" and combinations. Pair your cookies with a glass of milk or scoop of decadent ice cream, Crumbl's two other staples. Choose from "Hot Chocolate,"; "Peanut Butter Chocolate," and "Sea Salt Toffee" ice cream or basics like "Madagascar Vanilla." Crumbl can be found in over 200 locations across 32 states since debuting in Utah in 2017. Use the Crumbl app to order cookies by the dozen and pints of ice cream for takeout, curbside or DoorDash delivery. To learn more, see https://crumblcookies.com/.

 

Posted in Myrtle Beach
July 9, 2021

Food Lion's Newest Grocery Store Opens on S.C. 707 | Shop & Check it Out

Grocery Store

 

There's a brand new Food Lion supermarket in the Myrtle Beach area! In mid-June, the Salisbury, North Carolina grocery store chain, famous for its no-frills deals and commitment to sustainability practices, including a 50 percent reduction in food waste and operations' emissions, recently opened its doors to the newest Myrtle Beach area store, this one located at 9616 Highway 707. As a way to introduce itself to its new neighbors, local Food Lion associates brought welcome items to personnel at Horry County Fire Rescue Stations #1 and #20 and Murrells Inlet – Garden City Fire Station #79. But that's not all; welcome items were also delivered to faculty and staff at St. James Elementary, Middle and Intermediate Schools, Burgess Elementary School, as well as staff at the Horry County Treasurer's office and South Strand Recreation Center. The Myrtle Beach market is already home to at least a dozen Food Lion grocery stores. Competitors in the area include national chains like Kroger, Jewel-Osco and Albertson's. However, Food Lion's new customer-centric services like "to-go" ordering and store renovations have helped the chain rise to the top of resident's grocery shopping list. The new Food Lion in Myrtle is open daily from 6 a.m. until 11 p.m. Also, customers can shop for Gluten-Free, Vegan and Organic products online by visiting the company's website. To learn more, visit https://www.foodlion.com/.

Posted in Myrtle Beach
June 24, 2021

Music on Main Concert Series Livens Up Thursdays in North Myrtle Beach

The sounds of summer are winding their way through Main Street in downtown North Myrtle Beach this year. With public gatherings on the mend, events designed to bring the community together are once again returning. In North Myrtle Beach, this means every Thursday night through October 14, residents are invited to explore the many shops and extraordinary restaurants of North Myrtle Beach's Main Street, from 5 pm to 9 pm. While out for a stroll, take in the smooth jazz or contemporary tunes of musicians scheduled to play live. North Myrtle Beach's "Music on Main Concert Series" will feature the talents of "Black Glass" for 80s hits on June 24; "Blackwater Rhythm and Blues" on July 1; "Bullfrog" for classic rock on July 8; "The Entertainers" for a beachy vibe on July 15; "Chocolate Chip & Co." for song and dance tunes on July 22; and the "Band of Oz" for some more beachside melodies on July 29. Concerts are free, and attendees are encouraged to bring a folding chair or blanket. Performances take place from 7 pm to 9 pm at 1 WW S Ocean Boulevard. For a complete list of upcoming concerts during the Music on Main summer series, visit https://parks.nmb.us/385/Music-on-Main-Concert-Series/.

Posted in Myrtle Beach
June 11, 2021

Second Conway Location for McAlister's Deli Opening Soon

McAlister's Deli is set to open its sixth location in Horry County later this month. This newest location for McAlister's Deli will be at 1650 Church St. near the intersection of Mill Pond Road, and expected to open June 21. The popular delicatessen chain will occupy the space next to Eugenia's Steakhouse in Conway, which is slated to open later this year. Both upcoming spots will be part of Celebration Square in Conway. County officials expect the project to be a $5 million investment. The newest McAlister's location will look to hire about 50 new employees. Those who are interested can apply online. With the new spot, McAlister's is looking to add to its already county-wide presence. Currently, the fast-casual restaurant already has two locations in North Myrtle Beach, another location in Surfside Beach, another near the Coastal Grand Mall, and one in the new Teal Towne Plaza near Coastal Carolina University. McAlister's is known for its popular sandwiches, soups, salads, spuds and more. The eatery also offers desserts and other deli fares. Customers can place orders online for delivery or pick-up. Plus, McAlister's Deli also offers catering for your next big event. With graduation parties, summer picnics and other celebrations getting ready to heat up, the upcoming McAlister's in Conway will be a welcome addition. For more info, check out https://www.mcalistersdeli.com/.

Posted in Myrtle Beach
May 23, 2021

Murrells Inlet Boat Parade to Return on July 4

Murrells Inlet is gearing up for the return of Fourth of July festivities this summer. On Independence Day, July 4th, one of the most popular events along the Grand Strand will make its highly anticipated comeback. The 38th annual Murrells Inlet Boat Parade returns this year with an Independence Day theme with the tagline, “Stars, Stripes, and Fireworks.” The parade will start at the point of Garden City Beach and make its way through Murrells Inlet. For this year’s event, the boat entry fee has been waived as officials wanted to encourage more participation. Viewing areas will be positioned along the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk, at the Belin United Methodist Church, and Morse Park Landing. Parade organizers request participants and spectators not litter or incorporate boat designs that can harm the environment and local wildlife. They discourage the use of water balloons. T-shirts for the Murrells Inlet Boat Parade will be sold at a later date. Proceeds from the t-shirt sale will go to the Belin United Methodist Church Boy Scout Troop 396. Last year's edition of the Boat Parade was canceled due to COVID-19. Organizers felt that the challenge of enforcing safety measures was too much of a risk. To learn more about the upcoming parade, visit https://www.facebook.com/MurrellsInletBoatParade/.

 

Murrells Inlet Boat Parade on July 4th

May 23, 2021

New Brewery and Outdoor Entertainment Area Proposed for Murrells Inlet

Could a new brewery, accompanying pavilion and artisan village take shape in Murrells Inlet? The answer to that question ultimately begins with the Georgetown County Planning Department. This month, owners of the popular Quigley's Pint & Plate locations are hoping county officials will consider their plan for a proposed 4,000-square-foot brewery, as well as an accompanying pavilion and artisan village that consists of repurposed shipping containers on U.S. 17 just south of Wachesaw Road. If the proposed plan were to come to fruition, it would also need to go to the zoning department for consideration of rezoning the land to a flexible design district. Named the CoQuina Project, for a nearby street, the proposed brewery and outdoor entertainment area would be one of a few flexible design districts in Georgetown County should it be approved. The 4,000-square-foot brewery and taproom, which could open as soon as spring 2022 if approved, would be capable of producing 2,000 barrels of beer a year and would also feature a dog park, a pavilion for outdoor community events and private parties, along with the artisan village of repurposed shipping containers. According to Josh Quigley and Billy Davis, partners who own Quigley's Pint & Plate locations and bisQit in the Hammock Shops, the vision for the Murrells Inlet property is to provide a community hub for local artisans and event organizers.

 

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