And today, we’re excited to let y’all know that another local food hall is setting up shop in fall 2021, and the best part – it will be directly connected to the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail. Enter Hammett Street Market.
This 30,000 sq. ft. modern food fall (about half the size of a football field) will sit adjacent to the former American Spinning Mill – which will be converted into 280 Class-A apartments during Phase One of development.
The American Spinning Company was organized in 1895 by Oscar Sampson, James Orr, and Jacob Cagle. The company began in a two-story wooden building but quickly grew into the brick building pictured above, built in 1902,and wasoperational until June 27, 1990. At one point, the mill’s surrounding village was home to 2,000+ people. You can see more photos of the mill + the folks who called the area home here.
Anyways, now back to the future – SVN | BlackStream is currently searching for a brewery or taproom and eleven restaurants or food vendors looking to participate in this endeavour. If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a tenant, contact Courtney Pitts via emailor give her a call at (864) 800-3953.
We’ll be sure to keep y’all updated as we learn more, but one thing’s for certain, we’re definitely fans of this food hall trend here in Greenville. 👏
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Dish ○ Blaze Pizza, the fast casual pizza concept backed by LeBron James, will be opening today at 109 N. Main St. The restaurant is offering a free 11-inch build-your-own pizza to anyone who downloads the Blaze Pizza app between Nov. 19 and Dec. 2 + adds the new Greenville location as their favorite/preferredlocation. That’s a pizza-cake for a free pizza. 🍕 ○ We need s’more news like this in our lives – Methodical Coffee has brought back theirDessert Bar for sweet treats atThe Commons every Friday + Saturday night until 8 p.m. 🍰 ○ Not feeling like cooking this year? We hear you. One option for your Thanksgiving dinner – afully-prepared feast courtesy of Lowes Foods. All they need is 24 hours notice. 🍽️ Ⓟ
Outdoors ○ SCDNR recently rescued an abandoned bear cub, Sunflower (One Ear), in Pickens County back in June. Once rescued, the female cub was sent toAppalachian Bear Rescue in Tennessee for some TLC.Earlier this week, Greenville Water, in partnership with SCDNR, released Sunflower into the protected Table Rock watershed to find a suitable den for winter. 🐻
Health ○ Molina Healthcare is expanding to Greenville County. Exchange, the company’s health insurance marketplace, will be available beginning in 2021. Read more about the expansion + what it could mean for Greenvillians here. 🏥 (Greenville Journal)
FeelGood ○ Mr. Harry Mansfield celebrated his100th birthday on Nov. 14. Mr. Mansfield + his sister grew up in the Bruner Home – a Salvation Army orphanage which operated in Greenville between 1917-1949. He served in WWII, built a beautiful family with his wife Doris, and is now a loyal donor to The Salvation Army. Happy Birthday, Mr. Harry Mansfield. 🎉
TodayIs ○ You’ve probably heard of Movember, but did you know that today is International Men’s Day? IMD strives to promote positive male role models + focus on men’s health and wellbeing among other things. 🧔
Coronavirus ○ The Greenville Drive, Greenville Triumph, and Greenville Swamp Rabbits are joining forces for ablood drive on Fri., Nov. 20. The blood drive will take place from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. at Fluor Field in effort to increase donations of convalescent plasma from those who’ve tested positive for COVID-19. 💉 ○ Because of strict quarantine rules and widespread testing of on-and off-campus students, Clemson University has seen a90% decrease in COVID-19 cases. Read more about how the university accomplished this drastic decreasehere. (Greenville News) ○VisitSCDHEC’s website for full coronavirus data + stats, and here for daily positive COVID-19 cases + related deaths in South Carolina.
Local ○ It’s one week until Thanksgiving, and if your family is coming to visit, consider skipping the drama and gifting them a stay in a local hotel(vs. your home). Explore hotel rates. 🧳 Ⓟ
Biz ○If you’ve been working from home for what seems like5,347 days straight, it might be time to change up your workspace. Hunker down for a day of focused work at downtown Greenville’s coworking space, Endeavor. A day pass will get you secure WiFi, free coffee + a variety of different workspaces to choose from for only $25. Pro-tip: Break up the work day by scheduling lunch with a friend at your favorite downtown spot. Ⓟ
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The mural at Canvas Tower Guido van Helten’s photorealistic muralof former local school teacher Pearlie Harris at Canvas Tower was the talk of the town this summer. We still can’t get over how much the mural has changed our skyline + these beautiful aerial shots of this work of art by JJ Fowler.
“Emerald City” In honor of Black Poetry Day, local poet and hip-hop + visual artist mOody bLaCk wrote a poem entitled “Emerald City” just for us at GVLtoday. If you haven’t read it, you’re definitely missing out and should give it a read here.
So now it’s your turn. What are you thankful for? We are especially interested in things that are GVL-centric. Did you finally get to hike a new trail, attend an al fresco event, or try a new restaurant in town?
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Active ○ Run for Her| Thurs., Nov. 19- Sat., Nov. 21 | Virtual | $25, register here | Join the Girls on the Run Virtual 5K and set a goal, get active, and have fun. 👟
Drink ○ Wine and Tapas Tasting| Thurs., Nov. 19 | 6:45 p.m. | Abanico Tapas Bar, 21 E. Washington St. | Free entry | Enjoy the taste of Spanish cuisine + international wines right here in the Upstate. 🇪🇸
Cause ○ 2020 VET Summit | Thurs., Nov. 19-Fri., Nov. 20 | Virtual | Free for veterans + military spouses, register here | This conference is focused on the transition and employment of veterans and military spouses. 🇺🇸
FeaturedEvents ○ Lights of Love for RMHC of the Carolinas House Lighting Event | Thurs., Nov. 19 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | 706 Grove Rd. | Free | Enjoy sweet treats, Santa, and lights all from the comfort of your car. The Ronald McDonald House will be illuminated with lights through Jan. 1. You can be a light of hope and love to families staying at Ronald McDonald House by donating here. Ⓟ ○ Friends of Friends Beer Dinner| Thurs., Nov. 19 | 6:30-9 p.m. | Habitap, 1325 Miller Rd. | $75, only 40 tickets available | Partnering with Thomas Creek Brewery and UpCountry Brewery, this event will feature a six-course meal paired with local craft beers. 🍻Ⓟ ○ Cask Away: Whiskey + Wine Pairing Dinner| Thurs., Nov. 19 | 7-9 p.m. | Old Cigar Warehouse | Tickets start at $220 for a table of two | 4-course dinner from Chef Chris Rosensteel of The Uptown Company with whiskey or wine pairings from Westland Distillery and Washington State wines.🥃 Ⓟ
PlanAhead ○ TreesUpstate Turkey Day Virtual 5K Run | Thurs., Nov. 26- Sun., Nov. 29 | $25 | Grab your family and friends and stay active this Thanksgiving weekend with TreesUpstate. 🦃Ⓟ ○ Arts Escape: Sip, Paint, Create | Thurs., Dec. 3 | 7-8 p.m. | Virtual | Donations | Plan a fun evening of art while benefiting the SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities. Glory Day Loflin will guide participants through a creative process resulting in a unique visual art piece for all. 🎨 Ⓟ
Disclaimer: It is up to readers’ discretion to determine whether they feel comfortable participating in any mentioned events based on COVID-19 protocols and precautions. If you have questions, please contact the event’s organizers directly.
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The kit is an idealgift for your favorite beauty-lover (or a treat for yourself) – and it’s now available for just $46 (usually $70). Ⓟ