Wicked Tuna 2, a second location of the popular restaurant in Murrells Inlet, is “on hold” while the restaurant group that owns the project opens two other eateries.
“Due to the opening of a new restaurant in Charlotte and American Tap House at Broadway [at the Beach], we put it on hold for another year,” Erez Sukarchi, one of the partners in the Wicked Tuna restaurant group, said.
The restaurant in Charlotte, Essex Bar & Bistro, opened this year, and American Tap House began welcoming Broadway visitors this spring. Sukarchi said the new Wicked Tuna will likely open in 2018.
The Wicked Tuna 2 is slated for 1901 North Ocean Blvd and is not oceanfront, but will still feature a view of the Atlantic as it sits across from a public park that allows a view of the ocean.
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The building was planned to be 15,000 square feet, Sukarchi told The Sun News in 2015. Tungsten Corp. is the architect listed for the project on city documents, and a representative for that company could not be reached by phone on Thursday.