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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Kolache Factory announces opening of new bakery-café in Powdersville

The Upstate’s first of at least three Kolache Factory franchise locations will open in December at 3609 Highway 153, Powdersville, in a new strip center owned by RealOp Development. The lease for the 1,700-square-foot space was finalized in June with a projected opening of Dec. 5, which franchisee Dean Lord says may be delayed because […]

How rebuilding in sports relates to investing

When Sports Illustrated boldly claimed on the cover of their June 25, 2014, issue that the Houston Astros would win the 2017 World Series, it seemed to be a ludicrous prediction.

Making Sense of Tax Reform

Over the past several weeks, Republicans in the House and Senate have finally released tax reform bills.

Schwartzkopf named Community Journals’ executive vice president

Susan Schwartzkopf, who has worked in advertising, digital media, and marketing for more than 25 years, has joined Community Journals as executive vice president.

Renamed Avant development moves forward at South Main and River streets

A mixed-use development at 702 S. Main St. that was approved in 2015 by the City of Greenville is finally moving forward with the same exterior design, which includes an 84-foot waterfall facing River Street, but a complete overhaul of the interior plan. The most notable change: the initially planned 40 apartments have been nixed […]

Michelin North America’s chairman and CEO Selleck will retire Dec. 31

Greenville-based Michelin North America announced Thursday, Nov. 16, its chairman and president Pete Selleck will retire at the end of the year. Selleck has spent 35 years with the tire manufacturer, the past six at the company’s helm. “I’ve only had two jobs in my entire life — Michelin and the U.S. Army,” said Selleck, […]

Spartanburg Chamber hires Nestlen as its new director of resource development

The Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce announced Thursday, Nov. 16, it has hired Charlianne Wyatt Nestlen as its director of resource development. Nestlen will be responsible for growing revenue and developing new investment through investor retention and upgrades, solicitation of sponsorships, advertising, and other revenue opportunities, the Spartanburg Chamber said. She will also manage the […]

Diner 24 closes, will reopen under new management

One of the most anticipated restaurants of the year – Diner 24 – was short-lived, at least with the current management. Bottle Cap Group, the owners of the 24-hour diner in the former Charlie’s Steakhouse at 18 E. Coffee St., Greenville, announced the restaurant’s closing Nov. 13 after opening in July. The sudden closing came […]

Hartness unveils home designs for village-esque neighborhood development

Hartness has unveiled the individual home designs for the neighborhood development on the 444-acre property off of Highway 14. A suburban village, Hartness will offer dozens of plans, from quaint cottages and townhomes to grand manor homes and estates, which may be customized to taste; buyers may also custom-build their home. The homes on property […]

USC Upstate invited to compete in Big South Conference

The University of South Carolina Upstate announced Wednesday it has received an invitation to join the Big South Conference. Pending approval from the USC’s board of trustees at a meeting on Dec. 19, the Upstate Spartans will join the likes of Gardner-Webb University, Charleston Southern, and the University of North Carolina at Asheville on July […]

Triangle Construction builds on seven decades in Greenville

Ingenuity. Hard work. Dedication. Those words are the guiding principles that have kept Greenville’s Triangle Construction thriving for the past 70 years, according to board chairman Tracy Pellett. Pellett’s father, John Pellett Jr., started the company in 1947 alongside his college friends Heyward Morgan and Nelson Tracy. After opening a small office in downtown Greenville, […]

MAPAL Inc. plans $4M expansion in Greenville County

MAPAL Inc., a German-based company that creates hard metal tools for the automotive and aerospace industries, has announced plans to expand its existing operations in Greenville County. According to a press release, the company will be investing $4 million in the expansion, creating 16 new jobs over the course of five years at its facility […]

Redeveloped Judson Mill to let ’em live-work-play

Once one of the largest mills in Greenville County, Judson Mill had been spinning raw cotton into yarn for more than a century. But when Milliken and Company listed the property for sale in 2015 and closed operations, everyone knew change was coming. The property was purchased last month with plans to convert the 36-acre […]

Vetroresina plans $7.5M expansion in Greenville County

Vetroresina LLC, an international manufacturer of fiber-reinforced polyester laminates, has announced plans to invest $7.5 million in an expansion of its operations in Greenville County. The plans include the construction of a 50,000-square-foot expansion to its current facility to accommodate custom orders and a growing product line. It is expected to create 17 new jobs, […]

Montgomery Building’s $29 million renovation fueling growth in downtown Spartanburg

Construction noise echoes through downtown Spartanburg’s Montgomery Building. A $29 million renovation that will transform the historic 10-story, 130,000-square-foot former office high-rise into a mixed-use development is inching closer to completion. Greenville-based developer BF Spartanburg is leading the effort to bring new residential, commercial, office, and entertainment space to the building perched at a prominent […]

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