All’s Well in Greenville, S.C.

All’s Well in Greenville, S.C.

By Matt Swenson, November 14, 2016

You will eat well there.

After a long day of tournament action or board meetings, Greenville can feed the masses. There are 110 restaurants on and around Main Street, most of which are local. Rick Erwin has two high-end establishments (West End Grille and Nantucket Seafood) within three blocks of each other. Soby’s is worth the hype and has great options for young athletes. Not to be outdone, Pomegranate on Main’s desserts are homemade by the owner’s wife at 4 a.m. daily. That’s home cooking!

More sweet spots are coming.

Just as Greenville doesn’t resemble itself from a quarter-century ago, it is clear more positive change is coming. An Aloft opened last December, and five new hotels are in the works. By the end of 2018, the downtown should be sporting about 2,200 rooms while the city will approacing 10,000 rooms overall. One particularly exciting project: Grand Bohemian Hotel recently signed off on a new property overlooking the famed Falls Park on the Reedy with the bridge you always hear people talking about.

Seconds coming.

Falls Park is a spectacular green space in downtown. Soon, it will have company. A 22-acre park has been approved along the Reedy River and Swamp Rabbit Trail on an old public works campus. Multiple multiuse fields are involved in the project.


Photo Credit: VisitGreenvilleSC

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