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What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for December 10, 2015

Tourism News
What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for December 10, 2015



What's Trending is a weekly rundown of the hottest tourism news being shared on social media using #myrtlebeach. For even more updates on what’s happening around the beach check out our weekly events rundown and our photos of the week or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for daily updates!

This week we heard about some new restaurant openings, another high-dollar lottery ticket sold, as well as changes being made to the Myrtle Beach area.

Here’s a look at the tourism news for December 10, 2015:
 

Panera Bread coming to Myrtle Beach

Panera Bread coming to Myrtle Beach

Finally; Panera Bread has announced that they are opening their first location in Myrtle Beach. For years people have been saying that we need a Panera Bread in the area, and now wishes have been granted. Though an opening date has not been set, a location has. Panera Bread will be opening on Highway 501 in the Carolina Forest Commons next to Starbucks Coffee.

Popeyes Louisiana Chicken to open in Myrtle Beach

Popeyes Louisiana Chicken to open in Myrtle Beach

Popeyes Louisana Chicken will be opening its first location in Myrtle Beach within the next year. A final date has not been set, but the new restaurant will be located at the intersection of U.S. 17 Business and S.C. 544 at the Ocean Lakes Village. Construction is set to begin in spring 2016.

$100,000 lottery ticket sold in Myrtle Beach

$100,000 lottery ticket sold in Myrtle Beach

The people of Myrtle Beach seem to have hit a stroke of luck. Recently, someone in Conway purchased a Powerball Ticket that was worth $400,000, and just this past weekend, a Powerball Ticket worth $100,000 was sold in Myrtle Beach. The winner has not come forward as of yet, so check your tickets!

Changes to the Myrtle Beach Superblock moratorium

Changes to the Myrtle Beach Superblock moratorium

The City of Myrtle Beach placed a moratorium on the businesses located on the “Superblock” in downtown Myrtle Beach. This moratorium was first instated back in October, but recent changes have allowed owners to sell their business during this moratorium. The moratorium was placed by the city to freeze any new licenses for businesses that mostly sell alcohol. This was done in order to try to make downtown Myrtle Beach a more family-friendly area.