Developers are under contract to purchase an abandoned building in downtown Greer and turn it into an entertainment center.
Developer Bryan Beal, CEO of Crafted Community Concepts, and Nate Tomford Take Trade Street Social to Trade Street, next to the Greer Chamber of Commerce Building.
Trade Street Social will focus on entertainment, including arcade games, virtual golf and racing simulators, bowling, a full bar and food menu, patio seating, and rolling doors at the front of the building.
“The City of Greer has done a great job with their downtown and this center will add to their current downtown,” Bill said. “This is a great opportunity for us to focus on bringing the entertainment aspect to downtown Greer.”
Bill said they expected to complete the purchase of the building — a building that had been abandoned for more than 10 years, he said — within the next month. The building has been used for storage and is vacant. When they saw it hit the market, they thought it was a great opportunity to bring a unique concept to downtown Greer, Bill said.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Bill said the renovations are aimed to begin this fall, with a goal of completion in the spring of 2024.
“One thing that’s missing (in downtown Greer) is entertainment,” Bill said. “We want to have this center to keep Greer alive, so people can hop around downtown and start activating the space and the nightlife there.”
Greer Mayor Rick Danner said one of the things the city is trying to achieve is the authenticity of the Trade Street area.
“Certainly, the restaurants and shops there now help to accept that,” he added. “We are a growing community that serves a lot of people and the entertainment venue will be welcome, especially for all of our families, it will meet a real need of a person.”
“Overall, we’re really excited to be in a new market and be a part of the City of Greer because they’ve done a really good job downtown,” Bill said. “We look at each town, city, borough to see if we can do something unique in that community, each place has unique needs and caters to the concept of each community. “Everything we do is Same thing. “
Other ongoing projects at Crafted Community Concepts are revitalization projects –The Mill at the Fountain Inn – Officially broke ground in March at the Fountain Inn on the corner of Ellison Street and Wall Street; Pardo Café in Inman will open June 15, a coffee shop and café serving chef-created food for breakfast and lunch , as well as early evening appetizers and light meals; and a grill restaurant in downtown Spartanburg, smoking ass headwill open this summer in the historic Greenewald’s building on Main Street.
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