Monthly Archives: March 2016

Recently Closed: Ryan’s Buffet (Greer/Spartanburg, etc.)

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So this was out of the blue. Multiple Ryan’s restaurants have shuttered overnight in the Upstate and beyond. Including the ‘flagship’ one in Greer (next to their former corporate HQ).

Hundreds of food workers are out of a job with little to no warning. 74 buffet style restaurants across the country have been shut down. The two confirmed closures in the Upstate are both Ryan’s restaurants.

Today caution tape and a hand written “closed” sign bar entry to Ryan’s in Spartanburg. Throughout the day patrons pulled up to find out it’s shutdown for good.

The roughly 80 employees here and at the location that closed in Greer, learned just yesterday they are out of a job.

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And this article with more details on the SC closings.

In South Carolina, the company said it is shuttering six underperforming Ryan’s locations as part of the reorganization. They are in Columbia, Conway, Greer, Orangeburg, Spartanburg and Surfside Beach.

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Now Open: Endeavor Greenville (Greenville)

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A brand new creative collaborative space has opened up in Downtown Greenville called Endeavor. It is a new venture started by Joe Erwin, the founder of Erwin Penland, LLC. This is fantastic for Greenville because the Upstate has a strong creative community and having a collaborative space for professionals and startups in this space is much needed.

Endeavor will be a co-working space in 20,000 square feet of the One building, catered specifically for creative professionals and small companies in marketing, advertising and public relations. The space takes up the entire fourth floor of the One building, complete with a full kitchen and access to a 24/7 gym. It is the former home of CertusBank’s executive offices. Endeavor will be the same size and less than a block away from NEXT on Main, which occupies 20,000 square feet of the Bank of America building.

Tenancy in the space will range from a few days a month to a permanent desk for individuals; companies and groups can rent a few desks or build out their own custom workspace. Endeavor also will be a venue for marketing professionals, whether freelance or working for a much larger company, to be among their own “tribe.” Creative people thrive when they’re surrounded by peers, which sometimes is not the environment in corporate marketing departments, Erwin said.

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Looking forward to seeing this place really take off and help Greenville.