Oh so sweet

When Kristin Kuhlke Cobb was looking for a place to open her fourth bakery in South Carolina, a business consultant suggested she visit Greenville. Cobb saw lots of people walking. Cars and bikes traveling the streets. Businesses open along and beyond Main Street. “The tree-lined streets, fabulous shops and restaurants, beautiful parks, the bridge, river […]

It’s bottoms up for breweries

What gets Tom Davis and the other craft beer brewers in South Carolina out of bed in the morning isn’t a pot of coffee. It isn’t the shrill throbbing of the alarm clock, pulsing in sync with the red line digits. Or even the country breakfast swimming in sausage gravy that gives the region its […]

Denny’s profits slump

Spartanburg-based Denny’s Corp. net income fell 42 percent in the second quarter, the company reported.

Downtown gears up for growth

After months of little construction downtown, there are signs that Greenville is pulling ahead of a tough economy. “Construction actually started last week,” said Leigh Cooper, spokeswoman for Sullivan Management, a Columbia restaurant firm that plans to open Carolina Ale House in the former Kimbrell’s building later this year. “We love Greenville’s downtown, and are […]

Going with the grain

Tony Forest didn’t have to worry much about where his customers were going to park when he opened Carriage House Wines on West Main Street a little more than four years ago. Except for Sonny’s Brick Oven Pizza, there weren’t any other businesses. “It was a bit lonely,” Forest said. But he decided to take […]

Earle Street keeps Waffle House fight alive

Waffle House will likely seek legal recourse should they be denied permission to operate a restaurant at 11 E. Stone Avenue on a 24-hour a day basis, said Rivers Stilwell, the attorney representing the company. Ever since plans for the restaurant first came to light in late June residents of the historic Earle Street and […]

Contractor sues Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee

A local contractor says a Dunkin’ Donuts franchise group, Kainos Partners South Carolina, LLC, owes it more than $266,000 for work it has done at the downtown Greenville store and another in Simpsonville, according to two lawsuits filed in the Greenville County Court of Common Pleas. Kainos Partners’ president and chief operating officer Bart Thorne […]

Business by the slice

It’s a long way from a movie set 20 years ago to the top 10 of today’s frozen pizza market, but Spartan Foods of America of Spartanburg is getting ready to take on the giants of the industry to put its Mystic Pizza in that elite circle and spin off new products. With fresh capital […]