Jul
16

Myrtle Beach Area Seeks New Uses for Old Big Boxes

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– The Sun News

The struggles of big-box retailers have left cities across the nation pondering how to make the best use of the large buildings sitting vacant.

Horry County leaders are trying to fill empty big-box stores with call centers.

The vacant buildings meet the needs of call centers, which want open space inside and large parking lots, said Hugh Owens, president of the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corp., which recruits businesses to Horry County.

“We are trying to be a little proactive with it,” Owens said. “We are not seeing a lot of — the empty big-box stores —-, but for those buildings that are vacant, our strategy is to try to find businesses like call centers.”

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