Belk department store at 873 W. Wade Hampton Blvd. is rethinking its decision to remodel the store this year instead of 2013. When the Charlotte-based company earlier committed to remodeling 30 stores in 2012 the Greer store was not one of them.
Greer’s Belk remodeling was projected in the 2013 corporate plans. However, major retail events in Greer may be changing that timetable. GreerToday.com first reported Kohl’s (Jan. 22) setting up as the centerpiece at Piedmont Plaza and Walmart putting South Carolina’s first Neighborhood Market (Jan. 18) in the Greer Plaza.
The Kohl's department store in Greer will feature the retail chain's focus on its 60,000-square foot format that has proved to be more profitable since its launch 10 years ago.
Kohl's (NYSE: KSS) will up fit the former Kmart store at Piedmont Plaza at 1326 W. Wade Hampton Blvd. Kmart's square footage is 66,233-square-feet and fits squarely in Kohl's format. The Menomonee Falls, Wis.-based company launched the smaller stores in 2012 in smaller communities. The smaller stores returned better financial reports than the chain's 90,000-square-foot prototype, thus the national shift.
Mulifamily housing was the hot button issue at Greer City Council tonight.
Council approved one zoning request for residential multi family, tabled another and was surprised when an unannounced developer said his company is preparing to build apartments on another property already zoned residential.
Bi-Lo is moving its corporate headquarters to Jacksonville, Fla., company officials announced today.
The move follows a completed merger Friday when Bi-Lo bought Winn-Dixie for $9.50 a share in cash, a total of $560 million. The shares, which will now cease trading, added a penny to close at $9.51 on Friday.
BMW Group continues to set new monthly standards with its BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce brand automobiles delivered worldwide.
A total of 107,359 BMW brand vehicles were sold worldwide in February, an increase of 12.5 percent (previous year 95,427). Year-to-date, sales are 9.3 percent higher at 203,545 vehicles than for the same period last year (186,285).
Scott Wade, owner of Heritage Automotive, received approval with special exception to operate a used car lot at 401 East Poinsett Street at this evening's Board of Zoning Appeals.
The car lot was formerly Lucky's Auto Sales. The property is zoned C-2 commercial. The special exception exists as the property remains active. It expired July 2010 when Lucky's went out of business and Wade was seeking a new exception.
A job fair is scheduled Tuesday from 9-11 a.m. at SC Works of Greer at 600 North main Street.
There will be several positions in manufacturing productions available.
BMW Manufacturing Co., headquartered in Greer, announced today that the export value of its passenger vehicles through the Port of Charleston in 2011 totaled $7.4 billion, confirming the company’s South Carolina facility as the leading U.S. automotive exporter.
According to data from the U.S. Department of Commerce, it represents a 68 percent increase over BMW's 2010 value. In 2011, over 192,000 vehicles were exported from its South Carolina plant.