MYRTLE BEACH — Broadway at the Beach lovers no longer have to travel to the Grand Strand to see whats going on at the shopping center since the attraction installed three webcams that stream live to the Internet.
The cameras launched Wednesday morning and give anyone with an Internet connection a glimpse into whats happening at one of three areas within the popular shopping/dining attraction.
The cameras were installed to give guests an inside look at Broadway at the Beach all the time, said Melissa Armstrong, who does marketing for the shopping center.
We are simply offering our guests another opportunity to get up close and personal with Broadway at the Beach, Armstrong said in an email to The Sun News.
The cameras are placed by Build-A-Bear Workshop, the zip line and facing Dragons Lair bridge, Armstrong said.
Visitors to the shopping center on Thursday said they werent surprised by the new cameras.
Unfortunately, I think thats the way everything is going. Theyre putting [cameras] everywhere. Theres not much we can do about it, said Pat Schettler, who was visiting Broadway at the Beach from Kansas City, Kan. It doesnt bother me, as long as Im not doing anything bad.
Along those lines, Facebook user Mike H. pointed out in a comment on The Sun Newss Facebook page that the cameras might come in handy if accused of a crime.
Helps provide an alibi, he wrote.
Sarah Farmay, another Facebook user, wrote that it could cause problems for those in abusive relationships.
This would be so bad for people who have had domestic violence issues and are hiding from an abusive spouse, she wrote.
Most people at Broadway at the Beach said they saw no issue with the cameras and would likely watch them from home.
It would be kind of cool if you were at home and you had family here, Pa. resident Ann Stahl said. You could tell them, Meet me at the camera at [noon] and wave to me.
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