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  1. Apperantly Jennifer Evans is leaving Spartanburg for Orlando. https://www.facebook.com/unitedarts
  2. What dont you understand? Closing off traffic flow for the more pedestrian friendlyMSM killed downtown. Now they want to shut down Morgan Square to vehicles, thus routing them again down Broad or St John street. If people are not driving on Main Street they can not see new developments and out of sight out of mind. We have to remember that not everyone keeps up with what is happening downtown like we do. I Personally see this as a problem for those coming West to East but that may be because that is when I travel down Main street, If I'm going east to west I usually take St John. They s
  3. The one thing that strikes me while looking at these photos is that Spartanburg has wasted a lot of space for surface parking lots over the years.
  4. Is he gone already? It hasn't even been a week. What happened?
  5. This is kind of what was proposed in the master plan planning meetings.
  6. Does anyone know what is going in the former Marco's space at Hillcrest. now that they have moved to Converse Plaza?
  7. Magnolia street is coming along.
  8. I understand doing it now because the dining rooms are not opened, but closing off the square permently IDK shades of the Main Street Mall come to mind..
  9. Wall street was clsoed off to be a festival street. the events I have attended that encompass Wall st Spring St and the Grassy area next to the HJ parking lot seen=m to work well. The problem I have with chairs and table in the Square would be clean up. I can see it creating a mess very fast.
  10. Skyliner, the ferris wheel was brought my a private individual and Slide the City was brought by Hub-Bub an arts organization.
  11. They are a public art display called Lighten Up Spartanburg.
  12. They are demolishing the old Eckards/Rite Aid at Hillcrest. Anyone know what is planned for that site?
  13. https://www.goupstate.com/news/20190509/silver-hill-neighborhood-cambria-hotel-star-mill-designs-get-final-approval
  14. If this is the one at East Main and Dean St , there was an old gas station that sat on that site back in the 20's. The Rush gas station. there is a picture in Phillip Racine's book Seeing Spartanburg.
  15. This came In an email from the Change .org petiotion to save Cleveland Hall. PETITION UPDATE Progress is happening thanks to your support FEB 8, 2019 — The developer reached out to us to let us know he is in the process of negotiating the sale of the house. The purchaser is planning to restore the house and likely live there. The developer will release the details of the transaction within the next few weeks and we will share them with you. This is the best possible outcome for which we are truly grateful to the developer. Thanks again fo
  16. My wish for 2019 is simple. Please straighten out the Main and Broad intersection.
  17. Yes it is the old Social Security Bldg
  18. this was in the PAL newsletter Three new segments are progressing through the process toward implementation. Engineering for the extension of the Mary Black Foundation Rail Trail from Henry Street to Barnet Park has been approved by the South Carolina Department of Transportation. The project should go out to bid in the next month or two, with construction starting this summer. Engineering for the continued extension of trail along the Lawsons Fork to East Main Street should be complete very soon. Next steps include getting proposals from contractors and workin
  19. http://www.goupstate.com/news/20030820/former-city-manger-segregation-led-to-early-departure Former Spartanburg city manager Bonnie Kraft told a Wyoming newspaper that Spartanburg’s “natural segregation” and “old-family control” hastened her departure after only eight months on the job. Kraft, who resigned from her Spartanburg position in April, will begin work Sept. 15 as the city manager for Laramie, Wyo. “In Spartanburg, I discovered that you have white neighborhoods and black neighborhoods, and white churches and black churches,” Kraft told a reporter with the Laramie Boomer
  20. We ate at The Silo for the first time last night, Highly reccomend it.
  21. We have come a long way. http://www.goupstate.com/news/19930926/while-city39s-perimeter-grows-once-lively-downtown-withers-promises-to-keep
  22. This is not how I wanted to see this site used but I feel some what better about it after listening to the city pod cast. http://www.cityofspartanburg.org/news/podcast-details-on-the-planned-200-unit-apartment-development-coming-to-downtown-spartanburg
  23. Westsider I like your design much better.
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