Crescent Resources files for bankruptcy

A company formed to develop property owned by Duke Energy and known for its high end communities has filed for bankruptcy protection citing more than $1 billion in liabilities. The Charlotte-based Crescent Resources, which has developed luxury properties on Lake Keowee such as Harbor Oaks and Waterford Crossing and Palmetto Bluff in the Lowcountry, said […]

TSFG will sell headquarters building

“Project Pogo,” the plan for a grand suburban headquarters for The South Financial Group off I-85, bounced to the sales block this week with the decision to stay put in downtown Greenville. TSFG, parent of Carolina First and Mercantile Bank of Florida, announced it will remain at Poinsett Plaza and sell the three-building campus nearing […]

For Sale

The South Financial Group, parent of Carolina First, will keep its headquarters in Poinsett Plaza in downtown Greenville and sell the $90 million complex originally planned for the company off I-85, though it plans to use a portion of the new space for some offices while the campus is being marketed. “We determined that the […]

Queen Street gets a makeover

Used to be, Bobby Thompson couldn’t sleep for the gunshots he heard in his west Greenville neighborhood about every night. Not any more. He has seen transformation firsthand. For the past few years, residents, churches, Christian and civic organizations and local government leaders have worked to build affordable homes to replace dilapidated and abandoned housing […]

City OKs land use map

Click here to read the plan   Mayor Knox White was the sole dissenter when Greenville City Council approved a land-use map as part of a long and involved process of updating the city’s comprehensive plan. Two residential property owners, Bruce Polhamus and John Rodgers, objected to the plan, asking that it be tabled and […]

To grow or not to grow?

Woodside Mill village residents and Parker Fire District officials cornered Josh Parker on the top floor of City Hall with one simple message. Don’t go through with a plan to have the historic Woodside Mill annexed into the city. Parker, who represents a North Carolina-based group trying to buy the 427,000-square-foot mill, listened to the […]

Fed’s decision nears

Greenville’s new federal courthouse will likely be built on 4.9 acres at the corner of Academy and West Washington streets downtown, Greenville Mayor Knox White said. A General Services Administration official declined comment on the location saying they are waiting on the White House to release the list of projects to be funded under The […]

When the dream is over

On Monday, Master-in-Equity Judge Gordon Cooper will take his seat in the Spartanburg County Judicial Center to preside over the public sale of 156 homes whose owners could not pay their mortgages. For the people who’ve received foreclosure papers, the event will be the final legal step of a months-long process that ends their participation […]

One house at a time

Standing in front of a picture window on the second floor of Bethel Bible Missionary Church, Vardrey Fleming can look out across Endel Street and see many of the fruits of what has become his life’s labor. No longer do drug pushers and prostitutes peddle poisons on nearly every corner. Dilapidated and abandoned houses have […]

City buys drug-ridden lots

Greenville City Council sided with advocates from Nicholtown and voted 4-2 to spend about $180,000 to buy and demolish two properties located on four lots at the intersection of Rebecca and Nichol streets that have been called a hotbed of drug and gang activity. Councilman David Suddeth led the opposition in a spirited hour-long debate […]

Coyote ugly

Dennis Johnson was so stunned by what he was hearing over his walkie-talkie that he paused a moment before asking the air traffic controller to repeat the transmission. He was no stranger to wildlife on the grounds of the Greenville Downtown Airport. In 26 years, he had runoff everything from foxes and raccoons to Canadian […]

Blame it on the boot

Even with the blissful afternoon sunlight gleaming through the large windows fronting Main Street and the heady aroma of fresh-brewed coffee filling Postcards from Paris, the owners of the West End antique store knew they had a problem. In an hour or so the sun would be down and they would lock the doors for […]