Open/Shut Case | Sweet Molly’s. Ciao growing; The Fractured Prune looks to relocate

The interior of Bliss Restaurant and Lounge in Murrells Inlet. Courtesy photo.
The interior of Bliss Restaurant and Lounge in Murrells Inlet. Courtesy photo.

▪  Rumors have spread that the beloved Sweet Molly’s Creamery in Barefoot Landing is expanding and hoping to grow their family. This popular cream shop is known for their fresh, homemade ice cream and custom cakes. With many successful years, the expansion comes as no surprise.

Sweet Molly’s will remain open, with their regular fall and winter hours staying at 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. This sweet store can be reached at 843-663-4373, or any of their social media accounts. Visit their website,, to learn more about the flavors and cakes they make, or drop by their location at 4742A on Highway 17 southbound in North Myrtle Beach.

▪  Ciao Italian Restaurant has just about finished their newest addition to make their fine dining experience even finer. The wine bar is a brilliant move for the restaurant, given that they are known for their award-winning selection of wines. It also gives the somewhat small restaurant a little more wiggle room which will hopefully help the traffic on weekends.

Ciao worked around the improvements, never once failing to bring exceptional service to their guests. Although their wine selections regularly change according to different trends and vendors, they have well over 100 to choose from, ranging from Californian wines to lovely Italian wines.

Despite the new wine bar, it still might be a good idea to call 843-449-5700 for reservations, especially on the weekend. They open at 11:30a.m. Monday through Saturday and close at 9:30p.m. on weekdays, then at 10p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Visit their website,, for their menu and their Facebook page to stay in contact with your favorite fine dining Italian restaurant. Situated at 5223 N. Kings Highway, Ciao looks forward to bringing more delicious and authentic food to their guests while serving the best wines.

▪  The Grand Strand’s location for gourmet doughnuts, The Fractured Prune, has finally commented on their mysterious status for the past few weeks. This yummy doughnut shop is in fact not closed but relocating, though at this moment there is no word on where the new location will be.

Currently, the now dark Fractured Prune sits on the corner of the Ocean Bay Market off International Drive. Their fresh and creative doughnuts have been a hit, so it will come as a relief to many to know they aren’t leaving the Grand Strand. According to the Fractured Prune website, the new location has plans to open in April of 2016. Keep up with The Surge to find out where and when delicious doughnuts will return!

▪  Bliss Restaurant and Lounge in Murrells Inlet has unexpectedly closed its doors this month. Located at The Inlet Sports Lodge, Bliss has been a well-known spot for good American-fusion meals and an impressive selection of wines. Although welcoming to casual diners, the restaurant worked to make the experience a fine one.

At the moment, Bliss cannot be reached by any of their phone numbers, but fans are welcome to visit their website, or, to learn what they can.