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“Safe and Clean Shopping” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Market Common

The Market Common
1120 Farrow Parkway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
8438393500
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Ranked #2 of 31 Shopping in Myrtle Beach
Type: Malls, Shopping
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Owner description: There’s nothing like it in Myrtle Beach. Welcome to The Market Common: a place where you can experience exceptional shopping and dining in a beautifully-designed village setting. From the nation’s most celebrated names in retail to ice cream and pizza for the kids, and from one-of-a-kind restaurants to the most comfortable movie theater at the beach, The Market Common is always worth your time.
North Reading, Massachusetts
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95 reviews 95 reviews
21 attraction reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Safe and Clean Shopping”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The Market Commons is a great upscale and safe shopping experience. There are many nice shops to stroll through as well as restaurants for when you get hungry. I would recommend this place if it is a nice day and you want to walk around but in a nice safe area.

Visited March 2014
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Garden City Beach, South Carolina
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125 reviews 125 reviews
42 attraction reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Nice Stroll”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This re-development of a former AFB is a nice place for old fashioned downtown type shopping in a classier, safer environment than Ocean Blvd. The shops are pricy and upscale. I have not found any of the dining I've tried here to be much. There is a large park area and pond as well as park benches. Unfortunately many merchants come and go, as the seasonal nature of the area makes it tough to get through a year. It is not an over hyped tourist trap like Broadway or Barefoot, yet has similar specialty shops. There are vintage aircraft from the old base on display near the Bus. 17 entrance. I like the quieter atmosphere here to sit or stroll while the wife shops.

Visited May 2013
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Gros Morne National Park, Canada
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274 reviews 274 reviews
42 attraction reviews
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“Lots of empty shops”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

the main part of market commons has lots of small shops but the back side is mostly empty.grand coastal mall is a much better shopping area.Nice theatre and some restaurants and bars limited curb side parking.

Visited March 2014
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“First year New Year's Celebration was excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The Market Common held their first New Year's Celebration and it was excellent! It took place 7 pm - midnight, and the main streets were closed off to traffic. Earlier events were family friendly like face painting, carriage rides, magician, fire-twirler, people dressed and standing like statues. Later on a band performed, very enjoyable music. A blow up screen projected New Year's Rockin' Eve from TV. The Market Common has lots of restaurants that were all packed. There were a small number of food vendors in the closed off area (hot dogs, popcorn, beer, wine). The Mayor came about 11 and stayed to drop the glitterball that was lowered from a crane. Jiffy-Johns were strategically positioned. Far more people attended than anyone imagined (thousands!), so the vendors sold out about 11:40. But it was a very festive time, felt so much like Times Square (without the massive crowds and freezing cold). Excellent time and next year promises to be even better!

When you go next year, plan for it to be colder than you think it is, even though this is Myrtle Beach. Bring gloves and a hat and dress in a couple of layers. Get a room at the Residences at the Market Common for a total experience!!

Visited December 2013
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“Classy place with nice shops”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

This is a great place to spend a few hours eating and shopping. Market Common has an upscale but family-friendly atmosphere. We visited after Christmas so it was lit at night and very pretty and inviting. We ate at Nacho Hippo and loved the boutique-style Piggly Wiggly. There are great shops like Anthropologie and Pottery Barn, Barnes and Noble, eateries like Coldstone Creamery, Crepe Creation Cafe and an Italian Restaurant that looked great. The movie theater had 14 theaters. We kept saying Market Common would be a unique and fun place to live. The shops are located under condos. There are seating areas with benches and tables, and it is all-around just a pretty area. There is a huge lake with walking areas around it right outside of the shopping area. We definitely would return here.

Visited December 2013
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