Former Horry County adult video store fails second inspection to re-open

A second inspection of the Airport XXXpress Video location off U.S. 17 Bypass has deemed the plans too close to an adult entertainment establishment, which is preventing it from opening.

Airport XXXpress, 4947 U.S. 17 Bypass South, was deemed a public nuisance and closed in October, but Judge Cynthia Graham Howe ruled this spring the business could re-open if it abides by certain changes: Change its name, obtain a new business license, and once the place is remodeled, it must pass a county inspection. That’s where the business is caught up.

“After the second inspection, the zoning administrator has determined that it is an adult entertainment establishment that does not meet spacing requirements,” said Lisa Bourcier, spokeswoman for Horry County. “Therefore, the request for a certificate of zoning compliance has been denied.”