‘Unfortunate.’ Some businesses not seeing tourist boom during CCMF

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Some workers are saying the Carolina Country Music Fest hasn’t been all that good for their business.

It’s because they’re not seeing a boom of customers walking through their doors.

Part of Myrtle Beach’s traffic control plans include blocking off 8th Avenue North at Ocean Boulevard. Police have barricades preventing traffic from entering that area from all sides.

However, nearby business owners said those same barricades are costing them lots of customers.

Daniel Becker, the operating partner for the Art Burger Sushi Bar, said his business was banking on seeing a boom of CCMF customers this week.

So far, Becker said business has been slow.

His restaurant is located between 7th and 8th avenues north on Ocean Boulevard. This is the area that’s been blocked off for CCMF. Becker said the traffic plans. which include the fenced barriers. are making it extremely inconvenient for people attending the music event to access his…

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