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Monday, October 3, 2016

Augusta Road Renovation

Augusta Street, part of the West End District, will be receiving a facelift. The area from Main Street through Augusta Street's intersection with University Street down to Field Street will be gaining on street parking and wider sidewalks. The sidewalks could include cafe seating for some of the local restaurants.
The redesign comes through Greenville Cities efforts to expand the attractiveness of Main Street to outlying streets. Augusta Street tends to loose the pedestrian feel that Main Street holds and this redesign will hopefully draw people further down towards Flour Field and outlying businesses like U-Brew and Vaughn Russell Candy store. These businesses are very close to downtown, but because of the poor pedestrian feel they do not receive too much foot traffic.
Residents who life close by on outlying streets like Harris Street and University Avenue will be gaining a tremendous incentive to be active and walk to dinners or festivals.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Anyone Home Inc. Bringing More Than 500 Jobs

Greenville SC jobs
Greenville SC Jobs

Anyone Home inc., is investing $1.1 million opening a new 26,000-square-foot office at 750 Brookfield Parkway in Greenville, SC near Mauldin. Hiring is expected to begin immediately. S.C. Department of Commerce stated in their pre-release that this is expected to bring more than 570 jobs to Greenville, SC. 

Anyone Home Inc. is software for the single-family  real estate rental housing market. It handles everything from service requests, emergency dispatches and leasing calls, These are the backend jobs which take a lot of time from property managers.

If you are interested in Buying Greenville SC real estate give us a call.

Source: GSA Business, Greenville News

Mauldin Jobs
Mauldin Jobs Coming

Friday, August 26, 2016

Huge Turtle Stops Traffic on Woodruff D

Drivers in Woidruff Rd had to stop for this turtle crossing the road today. He was rescued by the local fire department and rumored to be the pet of a local resident who collects exotic animals. I guess this guy made an escape for freedom. Took two guys to lift him into the truck – probably 80 pounds or so.


Thursday, February 13, 2014

Downtown Greer Adds Businesses in 2013

Downtown Greer, South Carolina is has begun to rebuild after many businesses closed during the recession. In 2013, 11 new businesses were added with only a loss of 4.  The small downtown area may be suffering from a lack of parking spaces as consumers hit the popular area.  That could hurt the lunch crowd who only have a short time to grab food and get back to work.  The city is looking at several option including spaces at bank BB&T and the First Baptist Church that might have spaces after hours.  

Friday, May 31, 2013

Blue Wall and Reedy Square Projects

I recently ran across information on some project currently underway by The Upstate of South Carolina Tourism Product Development Board. The Board is currently developing two projects Reedy Square and the Blue Wall Center. Both of these projects are conceived to help promote tourism and relocation to the Upstate of SC. They seemed pretty cool so I wanted to share them.

The Blue Wall Center is a 175 acre site located at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains along highway 11. The center will promote the distinctive ecosystem of the Appalachian Mountains' geological history and the over 400 endemic (local) species that make their homes here. The site is part of the Nature Conservancy's mosaic of parcels designed to protect important bird areas designated by the Audobon Society. 114 different bird species have been observed on the preserve. click here for more info on the preserve. For more Audobon Preserve information click here

The Blue Wall center will have a visitor center, terraced garden rooms, hiking trails, overlooks in the tree tops, a restaurant by the lake, lodging (rustic off the grid cabins), and a solar powered evening light show.

The Reedy Square will be a modern town square which will hopefully connect people with the unique beauty of the Upstate and serve as a valuable landmark. It is a public space with retail, outdoor rooms, meeting space, art gallery and overlook, cafe and shops, maps and areas for outdoor performances/relaxing.

These projects continue to grow the attraction of Greenville, SC as a place to live and to visit. As most people know the tourist trade brings in a tremendous amount of money which is not earned in this area therefore is "new" money for Greenville. These projects are a great boon for the Upstate economy and continue to help us make this area one of the best places in the US to live.
For more information on these projects click here

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Greenville is in the Running for Top Active Town with Outside Magazine

Greenville SC has made it into the TOP TEN with Outside magazine as one of the "Best Active Towns" in the US. Please help us be #1 by voting!
More information can be found here:  http://www.outsideingreenville.com
or just go VOTE HERE.
Here is one of the reasons we love Greenville: Conestee park just minutes from downtown.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Ice Skating Downtown Greenville

The season is still in for outdoor skating in Greenville. This is year two on this miniature rink in front of the Marriot. It's one of those rare Greenville cold days with the temperature around 40. Lots of kids having fun while it is all captured on smart phones.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Verdae Development breaks ground on extended stay suites

The Verdae Development has come alive again with the start of the Candlewood Suites. They will be a high-end extended stay hotel located along the I-85 corridor near the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research in Greenville, SC. The development is a neo traditional community of residential housing that includes a city park. A YMCA and other professional services are scheduled to be built that will make it a convenient housing option in the center of Greenville.

The Candlewood Suites will give competition to the nearby Azalea suites which is on the Verdae Golf course but is aging. Plus, the location for business travelers to CU-ICAR and the BMW community is excellent. The City of Greenville will probably add bus service to the nearby downtown center and there is a possibility of a light rail line running from downtown past Verdae.

Verdae is a great place to check out, especially the park which has a nice playground, a water feature, and sprawling open fields with a lengthy walking trail.

Note Roper Mountain in the background of photo, located at the I-85 and I-385 interchange.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

A Bit of the World Trade Towers in Greenville

Today is 9/11. Stopped by the Boiling Springs Fire Department in Greer where they have an I-beam from the Twin Towers mounted out front at a memorial. I had to stop and feel that hunk of metal, thinking back over the past 11 years and how it all came down. Still need to keep the families of our fallen heroes in our prayers and be thankful for the great nation we live in. God Bless America.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

New Wal-Mart coming to Greer

The re-development of Highway 29 or Wade Hampton Blvd. continues with a new Wal-Mart at the Greer Plaza Shopping Center. That's a half mile east of the junction with highway 290 where you will see new QT and Spinx gas stations. That strip has seen several new developments in the past few years and we are sure to see more. Just across the highway from the Plaza Shopping Center D&D Motors will move for a larger location leaving a vacancy for something new. And for locals who can remember, the Wal-Mart will be built at the old Wynn Dixie grocery store site.
Photo: http://news.walmart.com