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West Greenville Happenings!

Seems that West Greenville area is starting to pick up some more steam! Here’s what’s happening in that area:

Been to West Greenville lately lots happening over there. Now that Brandon Mill Lofts is open it’s bringing lots of little new businesses along with it. A new restaurant called The Anchorage ( that’s the cool looking place that they painted the mural on the front of) there’s also a new restaurant directly across the street from that called C B & D I believe that one is only open for breakfast and lunch maybe. Also a door or two down you have the Village Grind coffee shop. Across the road from that is going to be something else in the red brick building but I’m not quite sure what yet, but I heard it’s going to be another restaurant and then of course you have the restaurant at Mac Arnold’s it’s been open for a while but it used to be Asada and now it’s southern cooking I heard. And then if you keep going down Pendleton toward Academy there’s one more little restaurant on the left and I can’t remember the name of it but the word Crust is in their name.

Thank you to Erie for the tip! If anyone has any tips or news feel free to send them our way and we’ll try to get them posted!

Wade Hampton Happenings (Greenville, Taylors, Greer)

Lots of construction going on down the Wade Hampton Boulevard corridor. First of all Taylors/Greer has a new jewelry store!

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In the North Hampton Market and in the former location of the Tutti Frutti will be opening a Kay Jewelers. Also, the old Papa Murphy’s space looks like it’s getting renovated as well. Not sure what will be going in there.

 

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Down by the Hampton Village area in Taylors is a coming soon sign for the Highway 55 burger location that will be occupying 2 spaces of the new retail space that’s just finished being built. Starbucks is supposedly occupying the last space in that new area.

And it looks like the construction going on in front of the Wade Hampton HS and off WHB is the rumored Lidl grocery store and some other shops. And only a few more days till the newly renovated Aldi’s will be back open in Taylors!

There is also a good bit of construction happening down near the IHOP. That old hotel area is totally cleared out and looks like infrastructure is starting to be laid down for maybe retail or offices? Not sure.

 

Coming Soon: Grand Bohemian Hotel (Greenville)

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A recent announcement has stirred some excitement for the downtown Greenville area. It looks like The Kessler Collection of hotels will be building a brand new hotel called Grand Bohemian Greenville on the other side of the Reedy River (where the old Bowater building/Wyche Law Firm is  located at).

This is not just any hotel. Inspired by the look and feel of a national park lodge, Greenville’s Grand Bohemian will add to Kessler’s 11 boutique hotels and restaurants, including Grand Bohemian hotels in Charleston and Asheville. And with an art gallery, spa, 4,000-square-foot ballroom, meeting space and a restaurant and bar overlooking the river, it’s designed to be a destination in and of itself. Hotel officials say they will break ground in the fall of 2017.

Kessler officials said the Grand Bohemian will be an integral part of the area’s transformation into the East Gateway District, in collaboration with developer Centennial American Properties and the City of Greenville. Centennial is redeveloping the Camperdown site, the current home of The Greenville News. The site will feature a hotel, retail, office and multi-family.

Centennial has proposed another building at 55 E. Camperdown Way along the banks of the Reedy. The new office and retail development is situated on property that includes the Bowater parking garage and the former Bowater building that now houses the Nexsen Pruet law firm, MGC Law, Colliers International real estate firm and others. Wakefield, Beasley and Associates of Alpharetta, Ga., architect for the project, has applied for a certificate of appropriateness from the city’s Design Review Board. The board is considering the project.

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That will redefine the downtown landscape yet again and bring some really cool growth opportunities on the other side of the Reedy River.

That makes 3 brand new hotels coming to the downtown area in the next year or so! One by the Spring Street garage, one off E. Broad Street (across from Erwin Penland), and now this hotel.

 

Tuesday Roundup

Some general news as I’m catching up on everything. Apologize for the long periods of downtime between posts. Last few months have been a bit crazy on the work and personal front. Hopefully the nice Fall we’re having will keep things in check here 😀

Anyways, some of this news is old and most are probably aware of it already but wanted to get it out as readers have submitted these comments and feedback.

Here goes!

  • Did you know that there is now a Tupelo Honey on the Campus at Furman, as well as a Starbucks, Einstein Brothers Bagels & Moe’s Southwest Grill? Nice variety. (May have left some out, don’t remember all) – Thanks Erie!
  • Sidewall Pizza – Pelham Rd. “The Pelham location is set to open in the first quarter of 2017″  – Thanks John!
  • Pita Pit downtown Greenville closed last week. It was unannounced. The doors have a large chain and padlock on them. No appearances of it reopening. – Thanks Tom! [I heard that they closed quite abruptly. Kinda bummer for the lunch crowd downtown]
  • I heard that a Starbucks was opening at the recently closed gas station at the intersection of Highway 14 and Main St., Simpsonville. Would love to know if this is true! – Thanks Renee! [I do not hear of a ton of Simpsonville news so if anyone can confirm this in a comment that would be awesome!]
  • Breakwater & Bar is closing.  While Greenville’s Bacon Bros. Public House is still saddling up for its franchise expansion into Houston, this week the farm-to-table gastropub announced a new partnership that will put a bakery, butchery, and diner right off the Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail. – Thanks Lorri!
  • Fuddruckers and Starbucks coming soon to Duncan at 290 & 85. Former Denny’s location. – Thanks Mike!

Friday Roundup! Brio Internal Medicine, Caviar & Bananas, Golden Chick, Toss Pizza Pub, and More!

Happy Friday to everyone! Let’s jump into a few recent happenings around the Upstate.

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Brio Internal Medicine is now open in Downtown Greenville. They are located at the corner of E. North and Main Street. Good to see more professional services coming downtown to serve the community. They were recently featured on UBJ:

Brio will have three locations by early 2017, and the downtown Greenville site will be available for urgent care visits, as well as appointments for illnesses and annual check-ups, says David Martin, CEO of Tribe 513, the umbrella company for Brio and other physician practices.

“This location will focus on establishing a primary care provider with working professionals, mostly adults, and especially in the younger crowd of people, ages 22 to 40, who haven’t established care with a primary care provider or who haven’t gotten a physical in five years,” Martin says.

Brio’s new office is designed to appeal to busy, working professionals who do not want to waste time driving across town to a doctor’s office, says Sandy Gibbes, partner with Equip Studio, which has designed the 3,700-square-foot space. It will have three providers and eight exam rooms, all on a second floor that can be reached by elevator.

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There are also some recent photos on their Facebook page as well.

 

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Caviar & Bananas is open now. From the looks of it, they are staying pretty busy during the breakfast and lunch hours. The location they are in is a great spot as well. Lots of foot traffic and brings traffic and life to areas off of Main Street.

 

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Saw on their Facebook page that Toss is open now. They are located in the South Ridge area (corner of University and Church Street) of Downtown Greenville.

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A few tips came in from readers so I’m going to post them here:

Just bought some sausage from Carolina Growers Group at the Thursday night farmer’s market in Fountain Inn. The young man said their butcher shop is in Gray Court, but in a few weeks they will be opening a butcher shop at 202 Weston Street…a block off of Main Street in Fountain Inn. They will be selling a wide variety of freshly made sausages plus other meats. Their web site is Carolinagrowersgroup.com I love your website! Thanks for all the tips.

Thanks for your support Sheila!

This one is from Lorri:

Breakwater & Bar is closing. http://upstatebusinessjournal.com/news/greenvilles-breakwater-restaurant-bar-closing/ While Greenville’s Bacon Bros. Public House is still saddling up for its franchise expansion into Houston, this week the farm-to-table gastropub announced a new partnership that will put a bakery, butchery and diner right off the Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail. http://upstatebusinessjournal.com/news/bacon-bros-to-set-up-shop-near-the-swamp-rabbit-trail-plans-franchise-move-into-houston/

I heard about Breakwater closing. Bummer for sure. I hope a new place will take over that location soon. West End is a fantastic area of Downtown for sure!

This tip is not as surprising to hear:

Was looking up Golden Chick locations in the Upstate and noticed that their locations on Pleasantburg in Greenville and also in Greenwood closed. Not sure about the latter, but the former has only shuttered in the last couple of months. http://www.city-data.com/forum/greenville-spartanburg-area/1455665-recently-closed-businesses-greenville-spartanburg-area-123.html

Thanks for the tip Andrew!

Ever since Golden Chick opened up a few years ago the locations seemed a bit off. Their food was good but I think they opened up in the wrong areas.

And this one from Mike:

Fuddruckers and Starbucks coming soon to Duncan at 290 & 85. Former Denny’s location.

Appreciate all the tips everyone! You all rock so keep ’em coming!

I know I’ve missed a bunch. Been a little crazy with work and school starting so I’m a bit behind on updates and postings. Have a great weekend everyone and show your support for some of these new local businesses!