MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The revitalization of downtown Myrtle Beach took an exciting step forward Tuesday with city council passing a first reading for a new $10 million development that would have housing, shops and restaurants.
It is definitely a step in the right direction to clean up the area and attract millennials to not only visit Myrtle Beach, but to relocate here and raise families.
Another benefit is the location, an older area of Ocean Boulevard where city leaders are trying to get developers interested in.
However, I'm not sure I agree with the council's decision to not allow an axe-throwing facility in downtown.
I understand there has to be some ground rules on what types of businesses and entertainment with Myrtle Beach's family-friendly image.
But, it's a hot new trend that other cities have no problem with. It is not encouraging violence or would in any way contribute to crime in the area. It's strictly entertainment for adults.
Consider This: I hope turning this venue down is the exception rather than the mentality moving forward as Myrtle Beach tries to make downtown a much more desirable area for locals and tourists.