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First Five Below store coming to Myrtle Beach, Pawleys Island restaurant closes

Five Below

Five Below will join stores such as Walmart, Marshalls, Ross and Dollar Tree at the Arcadian Shores Commons shopping center across from the Tanger Outlets. Richard Caines/Staff

MYRTLE BEACH — A tween-focused discount retailer, offering most items for $5 or less, is headed to the north end of Myrtle Beach.

Five Below, with nearly 1,200 stores in 40 states, is slated for the Arcadian Shores Commons shopping center across from Tanger Outlets on U.S. 17, according to a coming soon sign.

The Philadelphia-based store sells such items as tech accessories, candy, books, toys and clothing.

The closest locations are currently in Mount Pleasant, Florence and Wilmington.

A company representative could not be reached for a possible opening date.

Start your engines

A fast-paced experience is headed to the former Bi-Lo grocery store building on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach that closed in 2019.

K1 Speed, with more than 50 locations across the world, touts itself as the “premier” indoor go kart racing spot.

According to its website, it offers environmentally-friendly electric go karts, authentic racing memorabilia, a Paddock Lounge café, private meeting rooms and game areas.

The business is scheduled to open later this year.


A Pawleys Island restaurant has closed its doors.

Jimmyz Hibachi of Pawleys Island, located at 10378 Ocean Highway, recently announced on its Facebook page that has closed due to staffing issues.

“We love all of our customers and appreciate the continued support throughout the most uncertain times,” the post read. “To say we appreciate our little staff that has become family over the years is a vast understatement.”

Jimmyz, which has been in the Myrtle Beach-area for 20 years, still has its Pine Island Road location near Coastal Grand Mall.


Grand Strand Medical Center was recently named as one of the top hospitals in the United States by Healthgrades, an online medical directory.

The Myrtle Beach hospital made America’s 100 Best Hospitals list in stroke care, spine surgery, gastrointestinal surgery and critical care while also being recognized among the top five percent in the nation for cranial neurosurgery and the top ten percent in orthopedic services, pulmonary, neurosciences and GI medical treatment.

Grand Strand Medical Center was also recognized as a 5-star recipient in more than ten categories for 2022 including, heart failure, defibrillator procedures, pacemaker procedures, total hip replacement, spinal fusion surgery, cranial neurosurgery, stroke, pneumonia, colorectal surgery, bowel obstruction, and sepsis.

Additionally, the hospital has won the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award for five years in a row.

“Our staff and providers really have a quality-centered mindset,” says Dr. George Helmrich, Chief Medical Officer at Grand Strand Medical Center. “The team involves the patient in their care plan, listens to them and ensures their safety is at the top of everyone’s mind. Our team approach makes a measurable difference in the patient’s clinical outcome.”

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