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spartanburgh last won the day on July 13 2012

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  1. I agree with you Westsider. The Super Lodge has good potential to be converted into something positive. The other two really need to go.
  2. Some great news about the intersection of Pine St and E Main. Two of the three remaining hotels at this intersection are supposed to close to new ownership this week. The plan is to tear them down!!! One to go.
  3. The one big one that stands out to me, but will not likely return is Security Finance. Cafe' Enterprises, The Capital Corporation, First Piedmont Federal, Gibbs International are smaller, but could have an impact on Downtown.
  4. It looks like a new skin on the old building? I understand that there are issues with the soil on this site for new construction. Hopefully this want pass and something much better will come of this site in the future.
  5. The dirt pile is being pushed off to make a green space.
  6. Dexter Cleveland has a grudge against the City of Spartanburg and he isn't going to do anything that is good for Spartanburg. Its sad, but Dexter hasn't made a good real estate decision with any of the properties that he has inherited, but will remove the last prominent family structure that he can to spite the City. That north side property isn't likely to sell even with the house gone. The Hospital has more than enough land to develop all that it intends to develop and all others wouldn't be stupid enough to open anything there. We all remember the drug store across the street that had to close because of so much theft, the Burger King etc., etc....
  7. The construction fence went up around this building today. This one is underway now too....
  8. Another historic site with so much potential goes to waste. Dexter Cleveland is making a huge mistake.
  9. Wakefield needs to go and the park should be located there. The stream would be the focal point running through that area and would be an extension of the Butterfly park at VCOM. The top of the hill should be new housing that would be attractive for professionals. It's likely a long way off, but moving Wakefield is key.
  10. Great news!! So happy to see this building renovation happening.
  11. I agree, that site is about 9000 Square feet. The foot print would be about the same as the new Marriott. It would be perfect for a mixed use building right on Morgan Square. I've always thought that the 1 Morgan Building was terribly designed. It takes up the entire North end of Morgan Square and adds no retail, residences, restaurants, or activity to Morgan Square.
  12. Its finally going again. It was held up about 5 weeks to relocate several utilities along Daniel Morgan Ave. It should move along a little faster now..
  13. This is long overdue. It is hard to improve the quality of life in a community built on warehouse and distribution jobs. They pay just a little better than Walmart or McDonald's. There is hardly enough income for any to be disposable, much less raise a family on. I have always wondered why everyone get so excited over a distribution center that creates 400 jobs. 395 employees will make 12 -18 dollars per hour and 5 will make 40-60K. We'll give every incentive and perpetuate the lower income. I guess its better than nothing, but its hard to support the restaurants, shopping, ball teams, theater, and other desirable entertainment options on lower income jobs. Anyway, This is a good move and much needed. So happy to see the County finally step up and realize the importance of this. I hope the incentive packages for white collar jobs will exceed those that have been given for the lower paying jobs and we can begin to see an uptick of high paying jobs downtown.
  14. This says the South EAST corner. Which would be the other corner. Not the one that had the old motel torn down a couple of years ago. This would be something new, unless they have identified the wrong corner.
  15. I think its going to be a very good year for downtown Spartanburg and my list would include: -An organized effort to have a baseball stadium located in the Grain District in the next 5 years underway -Jimmy Gibbs breaks ground on the office building at Renaissance Park -A new condo building announcement strictly for sale residential units -Johnson Development begins developing the Herald Journal site -The two boarded up storefronts on Main St. under construction (beside lime leaf and diamond jewelers) -A new City/County municipal building (high rise ) in the design phase -A national or regional restaurant locates downtown -Incorporate Dunbar St in Morgan Square to permanent green space