Charleston family purchases The Hammock Shops Village in Pawleys Island

The Hammock Shops Village, a landmark along U.S. 17 in Pawleys Island, has been sold to a family with strong ties to the Waccamaw Neck area where the shopping complex resides.

According to Georgetown County records, Truluck Properties, owned by the Truluck family of Charleston, paid $6.1 million for the Hammock Shops, which was valued at just over $4 million on the county’s books.

“It’s a neat piece of property,” said Brad Truluck, one of the family members.

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Two rope hammocks hang in front of The Hammock Shops, a landmark on U.S. 17 in Pawleys Island. (Photos by Charles Slate)

Truluck says his Wife Jodi (O’Hara) Truluck — who grew up in the Pawleys Island area — was influential in his family’s purchase of the development.

The shopping complex was first developed by the Lachicotte family and placed next to the highway in 1938.

Shops in the village are in a variety of small structures that vary in architectural style from residential-like buildings to an old-time country store. The village is heavily shaded by live oak and other trees.

This Myrtle Beach area shopping center currently holds about 25 shops, including Whitmire Fine Jewelry, Pawleys Island Mercantile, The Freckled Frog, Christmas Mouse and The Original Hammock Shop, as well as restaurants such as Nosh and Bisqit.

The Trulucks have plans to “freshen up” things around the Hammock shops.  Brad Truluck said his company already is seeking bids from landscapers and that his company will do other things such as repair roofs that need it.

To read the full story by The Sun News’ Steve Jones, click here or visit thehammockshops.com for more details on the shopping center.

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