As I was traveling around our little town the other day, I realized that some new and exciting things were happening in Greenville. For instance…
Did you know that the old Greenville News building is going to be re-developed? In a joint venture, Centennial American Properties and Dallas developer, Trammell Crow Co., plan to add a Dine-In Theater, a hotel, an office building, an upscale fitness center, and some shopping and restaurants. Also in the developers’ hearts is the thought of honoring the history of The Greenville News building, which has been its home since 1937.
Also in the news: 9Round kickboxing, a Greenville-based franchise, raised money for breast cancer by kicking cancer to the curb. In total, 160 locations across 36 states raised $57,813 to support advanced treatment and lab research for breast cancer. Let's hear it for the Ta Ta’s! Thank you 9Round for an excellent job during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
A new bookstore will be opening in downtown Greenville in the Greenville County Family Court building. The vision of the entrepreneurs is to bring a bookstore and café into historic downtown, and revamp an old World War I era building. The renovation is forecast to last six months.
Do you remember the Corner Pocket pool hall? Well looks like it is getting a facelift and redesign also. Plans for a new restaurant have been submitted and are awaiting approval by the city. It will be "prettied" up with more doors added for easier access to the space.
Bam! Greenville is growing and changing. Look for The Handlebar to change and the additions of new shopping in the One development along Washington Street. If you don't live here yet, what are you waiting for?