South Atlantic Bank to build new office in Pawleys Island

  • Monday, December 30, 2013

  • Updated Monday, December 30, 2013 2:00 pm

Myrtle Beach – In just over 17 months of operation, South Atlantic Bank has outgrown its current location at Waverly Place and will build a new office to serve its customers in the Waccamaw Neck. The new building will be set on approximately 1.15 acres at the corner of Lachicotte Road and Ocean Highway, centrally located near the Hammock Shops. Construction will be underway in late January with completion expected in the summer of 2014.

The bank’s Pawleys Island location opened at 10593 Waverly Place in June 2012, and in just one year of operation, achieved market share of well over 10%, according to figures released by the FDIC as of June 2013. The new office will be 4,000 square feet and feature many amenities for customers including a drive-up ATM. ESD Architecture and Design of Charlotte is the architect. This firm also drew up the plans for the bank’s offices at 630 29th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach and 11019 Tournament Boulevard in Murrells Inlet. The new building will have a similar look and feel to these locations.

“Customers will find that much like our present location, we are right in the heart of the business district, in a central location that is easy to access,” said K. Wayne Wicker, South Atlantic Bank chairman of the board and chief executive officer. “Our new office will feature the latest in technology provided in a warm and welcoming atmosphere with a strong emphasis on customer service. We are looking forward to serving customers in this new office by the summer of 2014,” he said.

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