Looking forward to Spring that’s for sure. Bring on the free weekend concerts. I can see some of the trees starting to bud out though and some of the flowers are starting to bloom. Its supposed to be close to 70 this Sunday (March 2, 2014) so that will gives us a break.
Despite what you hear about the cold weather slowing down the economy its been very busy here. I’m excited about a new bar/restaurant going in around the corner on Stone Ave called Universal Joint/Pure. They repurpose old gas stations into restaurants. Looks like its going to be a fun place. They have a few other stores around the Southeast.
There was also a big list of new places going in at Magnolia Park on Woodruff Rd. Traffic is already pretty heavy in that area but it will still be a good time to get out there. Check this list out:
-Cabela’s (100,000 sf) (opens next week)
– Nordstrom Rack (32,000 sf) (Opening fall 2014)
– Dave & Busters (25,000 sf)
– Golfsmith (21,000 sf) (March 13-15, grand opening)
– Toby Keith’s I Love this Bar and Grill (15,000 sf)
– Tucano’s Brazilian Grill (8,000 sf)
– Yard House (8,000 sf)
They are close to cleaning up the last of the rubble from the building they imploded the other month and the multi-use project at University and Church has finally begun (heavy equipment all over clearing out 20+ acres). The space for the new Aloft hotel downtown has also been cleared of the old parking structure.
But the really exciting news is that our daughter and son-in-law are moving here from Austin. Yes, you heard me right, moving FROM Austin. She already found a job with a great digital marketing company right downtown and they are closing on a house at the end of the month. The neighborhood is Botany Woods for those looking for neighborhood names.
I also want to thank Patti K for her kind words about the LoveGreenville site.
“Hi Mark. I am absolutely delighted that I found your website and blog while Googling for info about Greenville. My husband and I are looking at Greenville as a potential place to relocate and I must say that your site has some of the best info (and best photography) I’ve found. I think the city should hire you as their PR person!
Thank you so much for all you’ve put into this work. I couldn’t find a place to follow your blog via email or RSS feed but I will definitely be checking back for updates.
P.S. I intend to update the site soon so you can register for updates.