N. Main area residents shocked by new bail bonds biz on Stone

When East Park Historic Association President Vanessa Peterson saw a banner advertising a bail bonds office on East Stone Avenue, she was shocked.
Aladdin Bail Bonds, which claims to be the largest bail bond company in the United States with more than 50 locations in several western states, plans to open an office at 205 East Stone Ave. The area is zoned C-2, a local commercial district that allows bail bonds offices by right, something that came as a surprise to residents.

City unveils new downtown development guidelines

Greenville’s current downtown design guidelines were written in 2000, before development exploded beyond its traditional Main Street core into the West End and West Greenville, which have their own building character. That explosion has produced conflict between growth and preserving downtown’s historic character. This week, the city will unveil its new design guidelines. The proposed guidelines, […]

Proposed pension fix, business license fee revisions could cost Greenville millions

A proposed fix to the state’s pension system and a new business license bill under consideration by the South Carolina legislature could cost Greenville millions of dollars and could force significant job and service cuts, a tax increase or a significant business license fee increase, or a combination of the three.

Talent and Tapestry

The smash Broadway musical ‘Beautiful’ tells the story of songwriting great Carole King.

Plan for protected bike-lanes on Church St. bridge gets a boost

Work on the Church Street bridge that was expected to start in April has been delayed, giving the City of Greenville more time to push for the state to install a protected bicycle and pedestrian lane instead of little-used sidewalks.

Council candidate Brasington led fight to stop downtown Walmart

Greenville City Council District 4 candidate Wil Brasington said he would bring a fresh prospective without sacrificing experience on the most pressing issues facing the city.

Sudduth: City must strike a balance between downtown, neighborhood needs

Investment in downtown has fueled Greenville’s growth, but Councilman David Sudduth said the city must balance that with the needs of its neighborhoods to maintain the city’s quality of life. Sudduth officially announced he would seek re-election to the District 4 seat he’s held since 2005. District 4 encompasses the southeastern part of the city that includes Augusta Road, Parkins Mill, the TD Convention Center, the downtown airport and the Clemson University- International Center for Automotive Research.

Upstate lands 2018 Bassmaster Classic

The Upstate has once again landed the big one — the Bassmaster Classic. Next year’s GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods — bass fishing’s version of pro football’s Super Bowl — will be held March 16-18, 2018 at Lake Hartwell with the daily weigh-in at Greenville’s Bon Secours Wellness Arena, it was announced […]

Artisphere announces artists, programming

The 135 artists selected for Artisphere’s Artist Row include an artist from Cuba who escaped in a boat he built himself, an artist whose watercolor and colored pencil drawings are smaller than a thimble and an artist named beer.

Greenville’s new west side City Park takes a step forward

Greenville City Council members on Monday signaled their intent to issue revenue bonds that will be repaid with hospitality tax revenue to pay for City Park.

City Council may ask SCDOT to add protected bike lanes to Church St. bridge

The Greenville City Council is expected to pass a resolution Monday night urging the state Department of Transportation to install a protected bicycle and pedestrian lane when it rehabilitates the Church Street bridge this spring.

Greenville wants protected bike, pedestrian lanes on Church St. bridge

When the state Department of Transportation rehabilitates the Church Street bridge this spring, the City of Greenville wants it to install a protected bicycle and pedestrian lane instead of sidewalks.

And the Winner Is…

All of this year’s Oscar-nominated live action, animation, and documentary shorts will be screened Feb. 17–19 at the Peace Center.

Study: Greenlink’s funding lags behind other city bus systems

Greenlink, Greenville County’s public transportation system, receives significantly less money from local sources than its counterparts in comparable cities in the Southeast, according to a study released Wednesday by the Piedmont Health Foundation.

Shirley Sarlin remembered as ‘theater mom,’ arts supporter

Shirley Sarlin was the ultimate “theater mom.”