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🏢 How well do you know Greenville’s skyline?
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A possible look at the future of Greenville’s skyline. | Rendering by Johnston Design Group
As our city grows, Greenville’s skyline will transform and change, just as it has for decades. Most recently, we’ve been following the Greenville Gateway project — a development proposed between North Church Street, East North Street, and Beattie Place.

According to the agenda for tomorrow’s Design Review Board meeting, the development will (once again) go before city leaders for additional approval. At 29 stories, the Greenville Gateway would be the tallest building in Greenville once complete.

So, what other buildings define our city’s skyline and how tall are they? We’re testing your knowledge. Get to know some of Greenville’s high-rises before heading to the Asked section to see if you know just how tall these buildings are.

The Daniel Building, 301 N. Main St. | Built: 1966

We recently told you The Landmark Building will undergo a $4 million renovation including a re-brand to its original name.

One Liberty Square, 55 Beattie Pl. | Built: 1983

One notable renovation within the One Liberty Building is the City Club of Greenville, which just reopened earlier this year.

Canal Insurance, 101 N. Main St. | Built: 1972

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A few of Greenville’s tallest with Canal in the center.

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Photo by James Simpson Photography

Canal Insurance moved its headquarters downtown in 2021 to a building that was previously occupied by Bank of America.

Westin Poinsett, 120 S. Main St. | Built: 1925

After the Mansion House Hotel (which operated for over a century) was torn down in 1924, the Poinsett Hotel was built and has a long history downtown.

ONE Building, 1 N. Main St. | Built: 2014

This mixed-use development, nestled in ONE City Plaza, is surrounded by restaurants, retail, nightlife, and more office space.

Falls Tower, 355 S. Main St. | Built: 2020

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Falls Tower is the newest addition to this list.

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Photo by James Simpson Photography

Located in the Camperdown development, Falls Tower is home to Bank of America.
 
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Can you match the building to the right number of stories?
Let’s see how well you know our city’s skyline.
 
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Events
 

Wednesday, May 15
  • Spring Uncorked | Wednesday, May 15 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Doux Vino, 3608 Pelham Rd., Ste. A, Greenville | $28 | Sip on spring wines + indulge in savory hors d’oeuvres at this new wine bar.
  • Snail Mail Club | Wednesday, May 15 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Carolina Bauernhaus Greenville, 556 Perry Ave., Ste. B118, Greenville | $25 | Make four cards to be sent over the next month as part of this letter writing club.
  • Greenville Drive vs. Winston-Salem Dash | Wednesday, May 15 | 7 p.m. | Fluor Field | $8-25 | It’s Health Care Appreciation Night and City of Greer Night at Fluor Field.*
Thursday, May 16
  • BridgeWay Farmers Market | Thursday, May 16 | 4-8 p.m. | BridgeWay Station, 1000 Via Corso Ave., Simpsonville | Free entry | Explore booths with farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, handmade crafts, and artisan cheeses all sourced from local growers and creators.
  • Tim McGraw: Standing Room Only Tour 2024 | Thursday, May 16 | 7 p.m. | Bon Secours Wellness Arena, 650 N. Academy St., Greenville | $36-$530 | This country music star is bringing his “Standing Room Only” tour to The Well.
Friday, May 17
  • Greenville Greek Festival | Friday, May 17-Sunday, May 19 | Times vary | St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 406 N. Academy St., Greenville | $3 | Enjoy this annual festival featuring Greek food, Greek music, Greek dancing, and family fun.
  • Brew in the Zoo | Friday, May 17 | 6-10 p.m. | Greenville Zoo, 150 Cleveland Park Dr., Greenville | $30-$70 | Tap into the wild and sample an assortment of beer and lite fare, all while exploring the zoo after hours.
Saturday, May 25
  • “Swan Lake” | Saturday, May 25-Sunday, May 26 | Times vary | Peace Center, 300 S. Main St., Greenville | $25-$75 | International Ballet presents “Swan Lake,” accompanied by the Greenville Symphony Orchestra. With incredible dancers, exquisite costumes, and dramatic sets, this performance is not to be missed.*
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Prisma Health On Call: Ask your questions about stroke
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This month, we’re connecting readers to the stroke specialists at Prisma Health. | Photo provided by Prisma Health
May is Stroke Awareness Month, and with strokes affecting 795,000+ people in the US every year (that’s one person every 40 seconds), it’s never too early to learn what you can do to stay on top of your health.

Let’s start simple: Time is critical when it comes to a stroke, and Prisma Health has the most certified stroke centers in South Carolina.

That’s why, in this month’s installment of Prisma Health On Call, we’re connecting readers to Prisma Health stroke specialists who are here, on call, and ready to answer your questions about stroke, including those surrounding:
Submit your questions below, and we’ll share the experts’ answers in a few weeks.
 
News Notes
 
Civic
  • Greenville City Council approved the first reading of the city’s $272.3 million budget for the 2025 fiscal year. The budget does not include any tax increases or increases to business license rates, but the city’s solid waste fee will be increased by $3 per month. (Greenville Journal)
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  • Blind Horse Saloon — known for its live country music and line dancing nights — has closed its doors after 29 years. According to an Instagram post shared last night, the closure is “due to the South Carolina liquor insurance requirements.”
Coming Soon
  • Emily’s Table, a new farm-to-table restaurant, is coming soon to 241 N. Main St. Owner Emily Fournier, who previously owned a catering and events business in Austin, TX, submitted design plans to the City of Greenville’s Design Review Board to enclose the storefront + add a rooftop event space.
Travel
  • After a break due to the pandemic, United Airlines is resuming nonstop flights from the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport to Washington-Dulles in September. Cure the travel bug and get tickets. (Greenville Journal)
Drink
  • There will soon be a new spot to catch a game while you sip a craft beer outside. Southernside Brewing Company wants to install a large, outdoor LED screen. The brewery applied for approval from the City of Greenville’s Design Review Board, which will be addressed during tomorrow’s meeting.
Transit
  • A study released by the Upstate Mobility Alliance — made up of businesses, organizations, and government entities — found a public transit hub at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport “would be feasible.” According to the study, there could be up to 1,000 daily riders for a bus service that connects Clemson, Greenville, and Spartanburg. (Greenville Journal)
Featured
  • Local Greenville startup Incora Health — a wearable, earring monitor for tracking women’s health — was featured in an article in The Economist titled, “America is in the midst of an extraordinary startup boom.” Read the full feature.
Eat
  • We donut believe it. Scout’s Doughnuts is turning two with a celebration this Saturday, May 18. Swing by the storefront at 1700 E. North St. for giveaways, discounted merch, goodie bags, balloons for the kids, and — of course — lots of doughnuts.
Health
Arts
Home
  • Did you know you could finance your fixer-upper with home equity? You could get up to $50K with a HELOC — calculate your payment.*
Wellness
  • Cornbread Hemp’s CBD Sleep Gummies are available in two strengths and made with high-quality USDA organic CBD extract. Get 30% off with code CBDSLEEP30.*
 
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Pursue your dream job at low (or no) cost with this scholarship
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Explore more than 100 eligible programs and upskill for a rewarding career in high-demand fields. | Photo provided by Greenville Technical College
Pursuing a career in a high-demand field? We’ve got good news for you.

Greenville Technical College is boosting the award amount for its Career Pathways Scholarship, making getting a degree even more affordable.

Depending on how many credit hours you take, this scholarship could cover most, if not all, of your tuition. Plus, it can also be used toward books, course-related fees, and materials.

Here’s the scoop on the scholarship:
  • Who: Greenville County residents enrolled in eligible programs tailored to high-demand careers qualify.
  • What: Students could be awarded up to $5,000 in scholarship money — that’s $2,500 each semester.
  • When: This increased award goes into effect for the upcoming 2024-25 school year.
  • How: Complete the FAFSA and submit all required documents.
Psst... For South Carolina residents, this extra funding means that technology and career-related programs could be virtually cost-free.
 
The Buy
 
Graduation gifts. Celebrate the end of the school year with graduation gifts for the recent grad in your life.
 
 
The Wrap
 
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From the editor
Last night, I got a look inside The Altar Spa — a new downtown spa located under M. Judson (keep an eye on our Instagram for a sneak peek to be posted soon). No detail was spared in this relaxing space offering skincare, massages, body treatments + hair, nail, and beauty services. Pro tip: Right now, founders memberships are available.
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