Whether you say “Greer” or “Grrrr,” the historic downtown on the eastern border of Greenville County sure has been having a moment lately, and let us be the first to say, we are here for it. 👏
Last week on our social media accounts, we shared a photo of the City of Greer’s recently completed CenterG streetscape project in Greer Stationthat looks like something straight out of a movie set. We also shared with you a ~$32 million investment being made in a mixed-use development that will house 226 upscale apartments + a stand alone brewery at the corner of Jason and Cannon Streets.
Now, the latest news out of Greer is that we have Cartwright Food Hall to look forward to this fall. Partners Val + Elaine Kang and Ben + Caroline Godwin promise an “artisanal lifestyle dining concept” in the new space that will feature local eateries, restaurants, and food retailers. Some restaurants that have already signed up – Origami Donut, Trade Street Taproom, and Papi’s Tacos. (Know a local fav that you think would make the perfect fit? Tell them to apply to be a food vendor here.)
The Kang and Godwin families | Photo provided by Greer Development Corporation
Renovations have begun on both a street-front building + connected carriage house at the food hall’s new spot at 215 Trade Street. The carriage house was built in 1904 and has been home to a livery, stables, restaurant, hardware store, gallery, and museum in the past 100+ years. Because of the carriage house’s history as a livery and stables, the owners came up with the name Cartwright – a historical term for “a maker of carts.”
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○ Clemson University will start the fall semester on time but online. Classes start Aug. 19 but will be taught virtually until at least Sept. 21. Get more details on the decision here. (Greenville News)
○ Yesterday, Furman University announced a phased plan for returning to campus this fall. Freshman and transfer students will move-in Aug. 12, seniors – Aug. 15-17, and sophomores + juniors – Sept. 11-13. Read more here.
○ Having trouble getting your little ones to wear a mask? Check out thesetips from Dr. Sarah McNemar at Parkside Pediatrics that might just do the trick. (FOX Carolina)
○ Family Dollar + Dollar Tree are no longer requiring face masks inside their stores unless mandated by state or local rules. However, the stores still request that customers wear masks. (WCBD)
○ SCDHEC launched a statewide campaign targeting youth + young adults to slow the spread of COVID-19. Officials say those between the ages of 21-30 account for 22% of confirmed cases, while those ages 11-20 account for 11% of confirmed cases. Learn more about the new “Mask Up” initiative here. (WCBD)
○ State Superintendent of Education Dr. Molly Spearman, State Epidemiologist Dr. Linda Bell, and Michelin North America President and Chairman Alexis Garcin will join other state leaders in healthcare + education at Michelin’s North American Headquarters this morning at 10:30 a.m. to urge residents across South Carolina to follow state health and safety protocols, especially as our children and educators prepare for the upcoming school year.
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Hey, Greenville.👋 Editor Ana popping in to share some updates on a beloved local playground.
I grew up with quite a few splinters from playing for hours at Kids Planet over in Greer – hiding in the many nooks and crannies, squealing as I went down the fire station pole, and waiting not-so-patiently in line for my turn on a tire swing. After two decades, Greer’s Century Park is getting some major renovations to make the park even bigger + better for the next generation.
The City of Greer recently shared some photos of new playground equipment going in at Kids Planet. You can see the photos here + learn all about the changes planned for the childhood favorite here.
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Development ○Pace Jewelers is getting a brand new building. Not to worry – they won’t be moving far. The building is going in at 1242 Pendleton St.on top of their current parking lot. They will still be open for repairs + normal business during this time. Click here to see where you can find parking during the construction. 💍
Edu ○Greenville Technical Charter High School (GTCHS) has been awarded over $200,000in an Appalachian Regional Commission Grant. The money will be used to update the school’s technology + infrastructure and will allow the school to continue to build the Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association STEM curriculum (among other classes). GTCHS breaks ground on a new Student Learning Center at the end of the month. (UpstateBizSC)
WaterCooler ○ Have y’all heard the story about how Bubba Britton, Director of Philanthropic Initiatives for the Clemson Alumni Association,ran down the Hill with the Clemson football team and actually got away with it? If not, it’s great for a laugh and definitely worth the read (even for those Gamecock fans). Click here to read more. 🏈 (TigerNet)
OpeningSoon ○ Fátima Francesa is opening RevitaLux Med Spa tomorrow – the “first Latino female-owned luxury medspa to promote functional medicine in Greenville, SC.” The spa will offer IV Hydration + Intramuscular shots in luxurious style. To read more about Fátima and the services RevitaLux will offer, click here. 💦
Apply ○ Know of a remarkable SC innovator that needs to be recognized? Click here to nominate them (or yourself) for the 2020 InnoVision Technology Awards. Categories include New Technology Development, Innovation in Education, Sustainability, COVID-19 Response, and more. Applications are due July 31. 🏆
Virtual ○ Merit Technologies is hosting a free webinarthis morning at 11 a.m. covering digital privacy, data security, cyber threats, and more. Click here to sign up. 💻
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Yesterday, we told you about the proposed planto help alleviate some of the traffic + congestion on Woodruff Road. Of the nearly 300 respondents, almost 50% of you liked SCDOT’s plan, but roughly 25%think Woodruff Road is beyond help. 🚗
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