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    Spartanburg Area Economic Developments

    The Tyger River Industrial Park has landed some big investments.
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    Smith's Drug Store Redevelopment

    I'm going to beg to differ (and will probably receive howls of protests!). Many suburban pharmacies have drive-thru's, why shouldn't a downtown pharmacy have one? A drive-thru seems to make perfect sense to me, especially as downtown's density increases. Smith's has stuck with downtown when most others have bailed. Why not accommodate their simple request? A handful of parking spaces on Main and Dunbar streets won't cut it. The overall rendering looks great. Okay, now rip me to pieces.
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    Renaissance Park Projects & Developments

    Does anyone have an update on the Gibbs/Cajka office project? I've been out of town and haven't even been downtown in at least a month. 200-unit luxury apartment development at Renaissance Park - any news on where this project is? Again, I haven't been downtown in a while.
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    The Montgomery Building

    Looks nice. Thanks for posting!
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    Downtown Projects & Developments

    The Smith Drug store "new construction" is intriguing. Anyone care to speculate on this?
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    Downtown Projects & Developments

    The photo from the 40's is one I haven't seen before. I remember shopping at The Leader in the late 1960's but didn't realize the store had been around that long.
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    Public Art

    I believe this art is located at the intersection of Heywood / Skylyn and Drayton Road. Its stunning at night.
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    The Future of Spartanburg's Downtown Memorial Airport

    Airport park dedication and grand opening this Saturday.
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    The Montgomery Building

    The detail being put into this building is just amazing. Thanks for the close-up.
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    Sparkle City Eateries

    When Bill Barnet (former mayor) purchased the former Abby's Grill building last year I knew that something substantial would eventually occupy this space.
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    New County Courthouse & City/County Government Center

    I hate city hall and can't wait to see it obliterated. Agree that at least some of the courthouse be saved. But, with the mold problems becoming a public relations disaster, saving the courthouse may not be an option.
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    Greater Spartanburg Projects & Developments

    Anyone know what is going on at the former Wilson World / Radisson / Clarion Hotel on Fairforest Road? There is a lot of activity there Construction equipment, workers, trucks, etc
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    Sparkle City Eateries

    The H-J report is correct. The late owner, and a partner with the Columbia group, was a relative of mine. The Columbia partners are now out of the picture. The current owners are Spartanburg based and totally committed to their pub. I had heard about the outdoor seating and think that's a swell idea.
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    The Montgomery Building

    Will the bay window panels be replaced?
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    Sparkle City Eateries

    There are downtown T.G.I. friday’s but mostly in BIG cities (Midtown Manhattan, Chicago, Indy, etc) but none in small cities. Nevertheless, this location is prime and needs a well capitalized chain. Ruth’s Chris?