City wins SC Supreme Court Case: Ruling overlay district is legal.

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David Hucks is a 12th generation descendant of the area we now call Myrtle Beach, S.C. David attended Coastal Carolina University and like most of his family, has never left the area. David is the lead journalist at

The S.C. Supreme Court dismissed claims April 19 by nine Myrtle Beach business owners that a city ordinance banning smoke shops and sale of sexually explicit merchandise from select downtown spots is unconstitutional.

The case before the state’s highest court centered around restrictions passed by City Council in 2018 that banned the sale of the below legal items only in certain areas of the city.

Under what’s known as the Ocean Boulevard Entertainment Overlay District, stores are prohibited from selling vaping and CBD-based products, tobacco paraphernalia and sexually-explicit merchandise in the downtown entertainment district bordering Ocean Boulevard from 6th Avenue South to 16th Avenue North.

After examining the host of appellants’ constitutional and procedural challenges to the ordinance, we hold the ordinance was a valid exercise of the city’s police powers,” Chief Justice Donald Beatty wrote in his opinion.


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