There is an old saying in business, “Shop owners often don’t see their own dirt.“
Business consultants say we get used to our environment and we stop seeing ugly things that are obvious to fresh eyes. For this reason, businesses hire outside groups to do consumer evaluations. Such is not the pattern for the City of Myrtle Beach.
The town will spend tens of thousands to invite downtown redevelopment “experts” for their opinions, but attack nation-wide and state-wide tourists when they speak out online.
Regardless, the endless boulevard stretch of vacancy signs MyrtleBeachSC news saw city-wide this morning is a clear indication that the city of Myrtle Beach will experience yet another down year for tourism. This is June 20th. This is the second of six peak weeks for Myrtle Beach tourism and the numbers can’t be good.
So, when an online South Carolina based social group page South Carolina Memes ( https://www.facebook.com/southcarolinamemes1 ), put this up online last night:
In the first hour tourists from all over the state began to chime in.
Of course, after we alerted Myrtle Beach City Manager John Pedersen what this group of over 220,000 thought of his leadership, the Myrtle Beach insider trolls began to attack members of the South Carolina Memes page.
Are the opinions of locals, who attack our tourists and defend local leadership more important than those of tourists?
Who is to say? Regardless, the towns of North Myrtle Beach and Surfside Beach are packed with middle American families today, while the City of Myrtle Beach is relegated to three day budget, weekend travel.