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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!


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.



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.


Downtown Greenville Growth Update (and Popeyes Chicken is Now Open)

Courtesy of UBJ


Downtown Greenville’s construction boom keeps on going!

According to the UBJ there are about 17 downtown projects in the midsts of starting or will be starting soon. This doesn’t include the EP360 building that is going up as well as other areas.

Fantastic for Downtown for sure!



Popeyes Chicken is now open in Boiling Springs! One step closer to the Greenville area.



Downtown Greenville Changes: Bravo – Nouvelle Mexican Cuisine (Closed), Chocolate Moose (Moved), lou lou boutique (Recently Opened)


(photo by AV)

This picture is where Bravo – Nouvelle Mexican Cuisine was until about last week when they shutdown in downtown Greenville.  According to a forum post they will be merging with Cantinflas down the street.

Bravo – Nouvelle Mexican Cuisine on N Main St Greenville closed, but merging operations into Cantinflas on S Main St.


chocolate moose by allen

(photo by AV)


The Chocolate Moose has also closed in their former location but all is not bad! They just moved down the street to M. Judson Booksellers instead.

On Thursday, the changes became official, and Gibbs, Dallam and O’Hara are poised to take the beloved Greenville bakery into a new phase.

“The Chocolate Moose has been a huge part of downtown, and Greenville,” Dallam says. “We feel really excited to carry on what’s been done already.”

First things first, The Chocolate Moose will remain downtown. The bakery had moved to the café space at M. Judson Booksellers at 130 S. Main St. The new digs, just a few blocks south on Main Street from the Moose’s original home, will allow the cupcake operation to grow its café side.


Interesting to note is that with the relocation the store has changed owners as well and it sounds like they’ll be offering a whole lot more than just cupcakes. Great news for downtown for sure!


lou lou downtown by allen

(photo by AV)

And a new retail store named lou lou Boutiques has opened up in the former Ayer’s Leather Shoppe location. Not sure how long they’ve been open but it looks to be a nice store.

You can find out more about lou lou’s here.

Now Open: West End Coffee Shop (Downtown Greenville)


Looks like West End Coffee is going to be opening their retail coffee shop tomorrow! Here’s the info from their twitter page:

West End Coffee Shop soft opening tomorrow morning 8:00 AM. 1021 South Main Street, Greenville. (864) 626-3385.


They also have some info on their Facebook page as well.

West End Coffee Shop soft opening tomorrow morning 8:00 AM. 1021 South Main Street, Greenville. (864) 626-3385. https://t.co/F2TuH6SRzh

Posted by West End Coffee on Thursday, March 31, 2016

Drop by and support a local business and get some good coffee to boot!

Recently Closed (or Closing): Charleston Cooks! (Greenville)


Downtown Greenville is losing the Charleston Cooks store at the end of May. The owners are retiring according to the news they sent out.

The owner of Charleston Cooks, Dick Elliott, has made the decision to retire from business and we are closing our stores. We are grateful to our customers for 11 years of support. It has been a pleasure serving the Charleston and Greenville communities and the visitors of both of these areas. We are especially thankful for all of the employees who have contributed to building this very special brand over the years.

We will continue to host our cooking classes through April. In an effort to serve our customers at the high standard they are accustomed to, we have canceled and refunded deposits for private events beyond April as staffing could become limited. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our customers.

Customers holding Charleston Cooks gift certificates should redeem them for merchandise in Greenville by Sunday, May 29 and by Tuesday, June 28 in Charleston.

Stay tuned for special sales and promotions as we work to reduce our inventory.

Charleston Cooks Greenville will close on Sunday, May 29 at 6 pm. Charleston Cooks Charleston will close on Tuesday, June 28 at 6 pm


Will be sad to see them go. It’s a unique store that adds some nice character to downtown Greenville. Here’s hoping something new comes on board soon!