Two new restaurants plan to open at Broadway at the Beach

dbryant@thesunnews.comApril 10, 2013 

— A sports bar and an Italian restaurant are moving into Broadway at the Beach in time for the summer.

Chuck & Duck’s, a sports bar, is under construction in the former Sharky’s space around the corner from Celebrity Square, on the 29th Avenue North side of Broadway at the Beach.

The restaurant aims to open in mid-May, owner Howard Dozier said.

This is the first Chuck & Duck’s, which aims to be the go-to place to watch sporting events on TV at Broadway, he said. It will serve sports bar foods such as burgers and wings and have a patio facing the parking lot, Dozier said.

“It’s just going to be overloaded with TVs,” he said.

Dozier and his business partner Paul Talley own several restaurants in Greensboro, N.C., but wanted to expand to the Grand Strand, where Dozier owns a condo. The pair already are looking for a spot to open a second Chuck & Duck’s, likely in the Surfside Beach-Murrells Inlet area, Dozier said. The second one likely would open next spring.

The other new eatery moving into Broadway specializes in Italian cuisine. Poco Amici’s will be in the Heroes Harbor section near Margaritaville off the 29th Avenue North side of the complex.

Broadway has two new attractions this year that already have opened: The Carolina Comedy Club, which is in Celebrity Square and will feature local performers as well as well-known names that have appeared on national shows such as Chelsea Lately, and Encounters: U.F.O. Experience, which opened last weekend near Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville.

One new store has joined the lineup at Broadway. Crocs has opened a shoe store on the 21st Avenue North side of Broadway near Yamato Steak House Japan restaurant.

Several stores have moved around in the complex. Boardwalk Winery is now across from Ron Jon Surf Shop off the 29th Avenue North side of the complex, while Cupcakes by Cravinley’s has moved next door to Bijuju in the Heroes Harbor section that includes Margaritaville.

Broadway, which opened in 1995 and is owned by Burroughs & Chapin Co. Inc., usually adds some new stores, restaurants or an attraction before every summer season kicks off.

“We like to think of Broadway at the Beach as a destination within a destination,” Patrick Walsh, B&C’s senior vice president of asset management, said in a news release. “That’s why it’s important to continue to bring in new and exciting venues, restaurants and shops. We want to keep Broadway fresh so that visitors will continue to come back year after year.”

Contact DAWN BRYANT at 626-0296 or at dbryant@thesunnews.com or follow her at Twitter.com/TSN_dawnbryant.

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