Greenville SC is forever growing and evolving and, in that notion, check out the five must-experience places below.
1. Greenville Center for Creative Arts. Housed in the renovated historic cotton factory, this center is responsible for putting Greenville SC on the map for visual arts. You can experience art exhibits of both local and regional talent, as well as features from on-site artists. Check it out during Greenville SC’s first Fridays where you can get in for free.
2. The Anchorage. Celebrating local ingredients this restaurant is an ode to Greenville SC’s expanding dining scene. Features include homemade items all served on dishware designed by local potter Darin R. Gehrke. The Anchorage feeds out of the former mill infirmary and has a bright mural on the building of a vegetable garden. What a way to get your taste buds activated!
3. The Village Grind. Serving coffee from local roasters and pastries from local bakeries, this intimate, rustic specialty coffee house is doing well. Open four years now, it has items to please your morning buds.
4. The Flatiron Building. Housing the studios and galleries of Greenville’s most promising artists, this two-story brick building sits on the corner of Pendleton street.
5. Indigo Flow & Art. A uniquely run yoga/art gallery owned by a mother/daughter duo. The art focused section displays art by Julie Hughes and other select local and regional artists. Katie Hughes runs the yoga and meditation studio in the back of the shop which offers Vinyasa and Chakra yoga, mat Pilates and mediation. Ten percent of their monthly profits go to their Indigo Outreach yoga and mindfulness program for at-risk youth.
Closings and Openings
The retail and restaurant landscape in Greenville SC seem to be in constant motion. Let’s look at some things that have come and gone over the past year.
- Closed: Caviar & Bananas – the new owners closed the Greenville SC and Nashville TN locations after just over one year.
- Opening: Sabor Latin Street Grill
- Closed: Greenville SC location of Bar Louie. Filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
- Opened: Rapid Fired Pizza from Pie Guys Restaurants.
- Opening: Lush Cosmetics inside Haywood Mall. Part of an expansion effort to bring 100 new shops to markets across North America over the next three years.
In a follow-up to may last post, it seems that Greenville County scored 1.8% unemployment in November, one of the lowest rates in years according to the SC Dept of Employment and Workforce. South Carolina scored 2.4% unemployment in November according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. On the downside is that with this lower unemployment rate, employers need skilled trades like transportation, manufacturing and healthcare. So, need a job? Get over to South Carolina specially Greenville and get employed! And while your at it buy a home.
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