Merle Norman Cosmetic Studios, 147 Market Street: 2019 (relocated)
I'm pretty sure it was some time in 2019 that I noticed a Merle Norman Cosmetics store set up shop at 889 Chesterfield Highway, the former location of Palmetto Pawn and Gun, across from Windsor Drive in Cheraw. Until recently, when I was walking down Market Street taking pictures, I was not aware that the store had previously been at 147 Market Street. The reasons for moving across town likely are similar to why Wannamaker Drug moved from downtown. I can only speculate those reasons to be that:
- Both businesses now operate in separate buildings that stand out more visibly, as opposed to being part of a long strip of buildings.
- There is likely more traffic on this side of town.
- The cost to operate a business in a building on this side of town is cheaper than in historic downtown.
Though the business has a social media page, it also has its own website for appointments.