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The upcoming “retro” Spinx has late night hours

This “alternative format” Spinx convenience store is planned for the former The Cook’s Station location at 659 S. Main St. in downtown Greenville, SC.


Part market, part community hub. | Rendering by SHLTR architects

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Nothing about this stinks Spinx. The “retro” Spinx Market & Eatery’s special exception permit (asking if the operating hours could be 5 a.m. to 2 a.m.) was approved by the City of Greenville’s Board of Zoning Appeals.

As part of the approval terms, alcohol sales will end at 12 a.m. + the market will have security between 12 a.m. and 2:15 a.m. for the first 60 days it’s open.

The shop, located at 659 S. Main St., will offer convenience and grocery items, food offerings, and will feature an outdoor patio for sipping beer + wine on-site.

The project’s history

The locally-owned company — known for its gas stations and car washes — submitted plans to Greenville’s Design Review Board in July 2023. Unveiling a retro-theme for the downtown market, they call the aesthetic “1950s chrome-era.”

According to the Upstate Business Journal, a representative of The Spinx Company said the old Coca Cola mural — which was removed from the former Army Navy Store — was an inspiration for the market’s design.

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