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Wolfgang Puck bringing signature restaurant to GSP
APR 28, 2016

Wolfgang Puck is bringing his signature restaurant, The Kitchen, to the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport.
 

Wolfgang Puck is bringing his signature restaurant, The Kitchen, to the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport as part of the $125 million terminal improvement project.

The restaurant is the Piece de resistance of the Grand Hall that will house commissioned artworks of the historic upstate, other restaurants and amenities that will brand GSP as one of the most contemporary airports of its kind.

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Dave Ramsey: Condos are fine, but do your research
APR 26, 2016

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

I know when it comes to investing you like mutual funds and paid-for real estate. What do you think about using condominiums as investment properties instead of single-family homes?

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Drivers take new merge from I-85 North to I-385 North
APR 24, 2016

Drivers take new merge from I-85 North to I-385 North

Upstate drivers will be taking a new route when merging from I-85 North to I-385 North by early this week.

Weather permitting, a temporary ramp was expected to be completed over the weekend that will shift driving lanes for the next nine months as crews work on the new interchange for the 85-385 Gateway Project. This $231 million project is the second largest undertaking in South Carolina Department of Transportation history.

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2 more Inland Port cranes get names
APR 21, 2016

Abigail Stefanacci, fifth grader at Chandler Creek Elementary School, submitted Carolina Crane.
 

The bigger the Greer Inland Port grows the more names are needed for the extra cranes used to move containers.

Two more cranes names winners were recognized by South Carolina Port Authority president and CEO Jim Newsome Wednesday.

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Atlanta Bread Company adding staff
APR 21, 2016

Atlanta Bread Company adding staff

The Atlanta Bread Company is seeking friendly, smiling faces to make and serve gourmet sandwiches, salads, soups and coffees at 4100 Pelham Road, off exit 54 and I-85.

The store hours are 7 a.m. – 8 p.m., Monday through Sunday. Mature adults may want to consider this job for additional income. Visit the location between 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., call 864-627-4300 or email here.

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Dillon being studied for second inland port
APR 20, 2016

The South Carolina Ports Authority announced plans to pursue a second inland port facility, driven by the success of Inland Port Greer and demand for enhanced efficiency of international container movements between the Port of Charleston and growing markets in South Carolina and North Carolina. 

"While our discussions are preliminary, the success of Inland Port Greer demonstrates the market demand for additional intermodal hubs to support growing volumes of cargo moving to and from Charleston by rail," SCPA president and CEO Jim Newsome said. The announcement was made the inland port.

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Dave Ramsey: ROI looks like it turns into a school loan
APR 19, 2016

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

I’m a senior in high school here in Arkansas, and I think I want to study business in college. I’ve gotten an unusual offer from a small, out-of-state school. It revolves around a $3,000 student loan program, where the loan converts to a scholarship if I maintain a grade point average of 3.3 or higher. Tuition at this college costs about $34,000 a year, so I was wondering what you think about the idea.

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Lowes Foods moving along on schedule
APR 18, 2016

Work on Lowes Foods continues to progress with the sunny and warmer weather.
 

Lowes Foods is fast closing on finishing the framework of the store across from Riverside High School on South Suber Road and Hammett Road.

Opening for the store is on schedule for late summer/early fall. 

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Tyler Florence, GSP negotiating sit-down restaurant
APR 15, 2016

Tyler Florence of Greenville is considering putting a sit-down restaurant at Greenville-Spartanburg International Aiirport. The photo with Valerie Bertinilli shows the co-hosts of

Wolfgang Puck putting signature "The Kitchen" restaurant at GSP

Wolfgang Puck is bringing his signature restaurant, The Kitchen, to the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport as part of the $125 million terminal improvement project, airport officials announced Thursday, April 28.

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$111,000 soothes city/county recreational brouhaha
APR 13, 2016

'We have had some heartburn in the distribution and how it came about. I think we’re happy with the agreement.'
Mayor Rick Danner
 
 

What started out as a recreational brouhaha three years ago is ending in a peace signing, of sorts, between Greenville County and six municipalities.

Greer City Council, on Tuesday night, approved (3-1) to authorize City Administrator Ed Driggers to enter into discussion with Greenville County on an intergovernmental agreement for recreational funding.

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Blue Ridge Brewing so close to opening you can taste it
APR 12, 2016

The mash tun, formerly in the Blue Ridge Brewing Co. in downtown Greenville, was made of copper and came from the Czech Republic.
 

The Blue Ridge Brewing Co. is beginning to see the foam on top of their beer.

Bob Hiller, owner of Greer’s restaurant and craft brewpub at 308 Trade Street, is awaiting for clearance on the alcohol beverage permit from SLED to announce an official opening date.

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Dave Ramsey: Tell dad there are boundaries
APR 12, 2016

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

My husband and I are just starting to get control of our finances, but we have a problem. My dad has a habit of expecting us to buy things for him. I know he has money, but anytime he knows we’re going to the store, he gives us a list of things he wants.

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Police ask assistance identifying suspect in alleged strong arm robbery
APR 11, 2016

The Greer Police Department is asking the public's help to identify this person who reached over a Wallgreens counter, grabbed the money out of the till and fled the business.

The Greer Police Department is seeking assistance in identifying a subject involved in a strong-armed robbery within the city limits of Greer.

The robbery took place this morning around 10:15.

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GSP begins new era with Southwest
APR 11, 2016

Southwest Airlines departure times from GSP to Atlanta beginning Tuesday.
 
 

GSP begins a new era with Southwest Airlines Tuesday.

Southwest will have three departures and three arrivals serviced by Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) with Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta Airport (ATL) as the hub for all flights.

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Culver's hiring 75 staff for May 16 opening
APR 11, 2016

Culver's Restaurant in Greer is now hiring for 75 jobs. The restaurant opens May 16.
 

Culver’s has set an opening date and has begun hiring for its Greer Restaurant.

Culver’s will open Monday, May 16 and is hiring 75 people to fill all positions at the family sit down restaurant.

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City, CPW employees commended for convincing China firm's move to Greer
APR 6, 2016

The ceremonial groundbreaking was conducted with Minghua, BMW, Greer, Spartanburg County and state officials Tuesday.
 
 

• Photo gallery

Watching a traditional Chinese groundbreaking ceremony for a major manufacturing auto parts supplier in Greer was unique.

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Jiangnan, Mold Plastic Technology Corp., China auto parts manufacturer chooses Greer
APR 4, 2016

Jiangnan, Mold Plastic Technology Corp., China auto parts manufacturer chooses Greer

The first China automobile parts plant is coming to Greer.

Jiangnan Mold Plastic Technology Corp. will make its formal announcement at its Greer site at 1000 Robinson Road on Tuesday.

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The Benchmark bike shop's name backstory
APR 2, 2016

Benchmark Bicycle Supply Co., was named for co-partners Benjamin Griswold and Benjamin Schowe.
 
 

We have been frequently asked how the Benchmark Bicycle Supply Co., got its name. So, here’s the back story according to co-owner Ben Schowe.

“I grew up within a household where my dad’s name was Ben,” said Schowe. “I ran in high school with a teammate named Ben and when I was in college, my roommate was named Ben. When I was in the service I reported an officer named Ben.

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BMW Brand sales fall for third straight month
APR 1, 2016

BMW Brand sales fall for third straight month

Sales of BMW brand vehicles decreased 12.5 percent in March for a total of 30,033 compared to 34,310 vehicles sold in March, 2015. Year-to-date, BMW brand is down 10.0 percent on sales of 70,613 compared to 78,492 sold in the first three months of 2015.

It was the third straight month brand sales decreased – 10.7 percent in February and 4.7 percent in January.

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Burch named chair of Airports Council International - North America Commissioners
MAR 30, 2016

Leland Burch of Greer is the chair of the Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) Commissioners Committee.
 
 

Leland Burch of Greer is the chair of the Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) Commissioners Committee.

Burch is serving his 31st year as commissioner with the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District.

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