Monday, March 25, 2013
The Clock on Wade Hampton Boulevard will close March 31.
Loyal customers of The Clock, the burger joint at the intersection of Wade Hampton Boulevard and Pleasantburg Drive that's served as a landmark in Greenville for 60 years, held one last hoorah for the business this weekend. WYFF was on hand as customers held a cruise-in Saturday at The Clock to celebrate six decades of memories and to mourn its imminent closing, as the restaurant will close its doors at the famous location due to a sudden rise in the rental rate for the property. The restaurant will close March 31, but could re-open in another location.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Customers will miss the food, friendships of the Greenville landmark.
People like Myles Washington will miss the consistent service and low prices The Clock on Wade Hampton Boulevard has to offer. Others, like Kelly Mueller, are mourning the upcoming March 31 closing of the burger restaurant for far deeper reasons. Having grown up coming to The Clock when it was a prominent hangout for kids attending Wade Hampton High School and other schools in the area, Mueller will remember the friendships forged over sweet tea and chili dogs. The Clock, which has been open for going on 60 years, will shut its doors because of an abrupt spike in the rental price for the property at the intersection of Wade Hampton Boulevard and Pleasantburg Drive. The prohibitively high price forced owners to close, though there is …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Groundbreaking at the SCIP site was earlier this month.
Ground was broken on the South Carolina Inland Port earlier this month, and once it's completed, it will utilize thousands of feet of railroad track to help provide a distribution hub for manufacturers, GreerToday reports. More than nearly 8,000 feet of total line will be laid once the project is completed. The SCIP, centered on Poinsett Street in Greer, will utilize an existing overnight train service through Norfolk Southern, and is expected to help potentiate economic development seen through the Port of Charleston. The South Carolina Port Authority is pursuing a deepening project at the Port of Charleston, which has been fully funded by the State of South Carolina for $300 million and is slated for completion around 2019.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Eatery will no longer operate at its famous location on the intersection of Wade Hampton Boulevard and Pleasantburg Drive.
When The Clock on Wade Hampton Boulevard opened its doors, Dwight Eisenhower was president, and Bob Jones University next door has just moved there six years before. Now, after almost 60 years of providing sinfully good burgers to Greenville, The Clock is closing, multiple media outlets including Fox Carolina report. The diner, whose name has now been shared by other local restaurants across the Upstate, will close its doors on March 31. Co-Owner George Madeckas said he was forced to close the restaurant when the rental rate on the property rose, becoming prohibitively costly to continue operating at its famous location at the intersection of Wade Hampton Boulevard and Pleasantburg Drive.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Artists looking to make group a source for networking, collaboration and encouragement.
A growing number of artists in Taylors are developing a group through which they can collaborate and get the word out about the local art scene. The Taylors Art Group first met in January, and includes local artists like Daniel Marinelli, Doug Young, Nick Ring and Claire Husky, who operate in the Mill Street area of Taylors. Young, a sculptor and an organizer of the group, operates his business down the road from the the former Taylors Southern Bleachery, where more than a dozen artists are now honing their respective crafts. "We're trying as artists to get a sense of community here, and connection," said Young. "If I have a 'First Friday' event down here, and I'm the only artist, it won't go as well as it would if there are many …
Monday, March 11, 2013
New locales on the horizon.
People looking to fly to locales like Las Vegas, Mexico and Miami may soon need to look no further than GSP, GreerToday reports. Dave Edwards, President and CEO of GSP told commisioners Monday that Allegiant Air was considering renewing flights to Vegas out of GSP, a practice that had been cut out due to miscelleneous flight crew personnel and fuel cost factors. The fall of 2013 or spring of 2014 may see the reinstallation of roundtrip flights to Vegas. Meanwhile GSP may also soon be on the brink of opening up direct international flights, specifically trips to Mexico, which could occur by the end of the year. Meanwhile, the merger of U.S. Airways and American Airlines could mean GSP may start offering nonstop flights to major …
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Upstate Nutrition opens up new business in the heart of Greer.
Plate 108 has the look and feel of a show you'd see on Food Network. Sleak countertops, complimented by shimmering stainless steal appliances greet those entering the new business on East Poinsett Street. Plate 108, a cooking and entertainment venue operated by Upstate Nutrition, a business dedicated to providing dietary information and guidance, opened on Feb. 12, and is seeking to show its customers a good time while also enlightening them on food's delicious and healthy potential. "The goal is to show people how to cook smarter," said Lorraine Taylor, director of business and marketing. There are virtually no limits as to what Plate 108 can teach its customers. From healthy takes on wings for tailgating to creating your own infused …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Customer care center represents the first completed project in GSP's WINGSPAN program.
Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday to celebrate the opening of its new Rental Car Customer Center. The customer care center is part of the WINGSPAN project, GSP's $115 million terminal renovation program. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be led by Dave Edwards, the president and CEO of GSP International Airport, Minor Shaw, GSP Airport Commission chair, Mark Thomas, Mark Thomas, project executive for Skanksa USA and Don Warren, executive vice president of Moss & Associates. RS&H served as the lead architect and engineer on the Rental Car Customer Center project. The ceremony will be held on the second floor of GSP’s Parking Garage The new, two-story rental center will house all …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Toyota of Greer planning to get down and boogie for a cause.
Staff and customers of Toyota of Greer will be doing their version of the Harlem Shake on Sunday to raise awareness for the March of Dimes in the Upstate. Toyota of Greer, located at 13770 East Wade Hampton Boulevard in Greer, is a sponsor of the 2013 March for Babies, a walk program which raises fund for the non-profit, which helps children effected by birth defects. The dance will be perfromed at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Toyota of Greer. The Harlem Shake, a viral dance craze, is sweeping social media. Throngs of people across the Upstate have already shared their takes on YouTube and other social media platforms. Toyota of Greer offers a wide selection of new Toyota vehicles as well as a variety of pre-owned vehicles. The dealership …
Friday, March 1, 2013
Both U.S. Senators representing South Carolina and Gov. Nikki Haley help break ground at South Carolina's Inland Port here in the Upstate.
Gov. Nikki Haley was joined by Sen. Tim Scott and Sen. Lindsey Graham in Greer on Friday to celebrate the groundbreaking at South Carolina's Inland Port. Haley said the inland port, which will utilize an existing overnight train service through Norfolk Southern, will spur widespread job creation. She confirmed that she had been in talks with companies interested in locating in the Palmetto State after hearing of the deveopment of the port. The port, centered on Poinsett Street in Greer, is located near BMW and Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, and will service double-stack container trains to and from the Port of Charleston's seaport facilities. The port is expected to convert around 25,000 container movements from truck to …