Road Closures: Juneteenth GVL Mega Fest - Saturday, June 17
Downtown road closures will take place from 5:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, during the Juneteenth GVL Mega Fest. Road closures
will include S Main Street between Augusta Street to Court Street, and from
Broad Street between S Laurens Street to the DECA valet area.
Downtown Merchant Association - Next Meeting: Tuesday, June 20
Mark your calendars to attend the June - Downtown Merchant Association meeting next Tuesday, June 20 at 9:00 a.m. at M. Judson Booksellers. We are excited to be joined by Heath Dillard, CEO of VisitGreenvilleSC.
If you were unable to attend last month's meeting, view the May meeting notes for a quick recap.
Public Meeting on Wade Hampton Boulevard Project - Tuesday, June 20
comment and feedback needed! Join City officials and staff, along with representatives from
SCDOT and AECOM- an engineering firm- on Tuesday, June 20, from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
at White Oak Baptist Church located at 1805 Wade Hampton Boulevard. Staff, project engineers and representatives will share information about the proposed improvements to the
Wade Hampton Boulevard corridor.
While the boulevard provides a key connection between the city and its suburbs, the road creates a barrier between the neighborhoods and the current design does not adequately address the needs for our most vulnerable users of the road: pedestrians and cyclist. The proposed improvements will encourage higher quality economic investment along the boulevard, better serving the surrounding neighborhoods. View more details about the Wade Hampton Boulevard Improvement Project.
Lima One Capital Expansion | Lima One Capital, one of the nation's premier lenders for real estate investors, announced plans to expand its U.S headquarters in Greenville. The company's $51.4 million investment will create approximately 300 new jobs in Greenville.
City Council Approved New Economic Development Organization | Greenville City Council approved the creation of a new economic development arm. The Greenville City Economic Development Corporation (GCEDC) will be a 501(c)3 with its own board of directors and the ability to raise private funding, much like other economic development organizations around the country. GCEDC will carry out the City’s Economic Development Strategic Plan, which was finalized and adopted in 2022.
Green Line Extension of Swamp Rabbit Trail Now Open | A cooperative city-county project, the Prisma
Health Swamp Rabbit Trail extension runs from Cleveland Park to CU-ICAR along the north side of Laurens Road. It’s the latest expansion of Greenville’s premiere multi-use greenway that now runs from CU-ICAR to Travelers Rest — with bikeable, walkable
connections to various neighborhoods and parks as well as downtown.
The Greenville Jazz Fest took place on Saturday, June 3, with a packed crowd on Main Street. The inaugural festival featured 8 bands, 10 food trucks as well as poetry readings from the City's Poet Laureate, Glenis Redmond and the City's Youth Poet Laureate, Anna Castro Spratt. The festival will return as a two-day event on June 7 and 8, 2024. The event also featured music at venues around town, including Rainer's Cafe and Bar, Chicora Alley, Horizon Records and Blues Boulevard. More Info
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