‘More memorable than ever before’: New businesses coming to Myrtle Beach airport

A new coffee shop and bar are coming to the Myrtle Beach International Airport concourse food court ahead of next year’s tourist season.

A Starbucks and Grand Strand Bar are expected to open up in the airport in the spring of 2020, according to a news release. Restaurant operations company HMSHost was given the contract to operate both new establishments for the next five years.

The Starbucks will serve the normal offerings for the store: coffee, tea, pastries and sandwiches.

The Grand Strand Bar will focus on serving craft beers made in South Carolina while still offering domestic choice. It will also serve snacks, sandwiches and breakfast.

“It is our goal to exceed our passengers’ expectations, and with the addition of these two new concepts, it is our hope that the MYR experience will be more memorable than ever before,” Director of Airports for Horry County Scott Van Moppes said in the release.

MYR has seen airport traffic steadily increase over the years, which allows for it to welcome in new businesses. Current food offerings include Nacho Hippo, Steak N Shake, Subway and a Chick-Fil-A.

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Development and Horry County reporter Tyler Fleming joined The Sun News in May of 2018. He covers other stuff too, like reporting on beer, bears, breaking news and Coastal Carolina University. He graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2018 and was the 2017-18 editor-in-chief of The Daily Tar Heel. He has won (and lost) several college journalism awards.