Greenville’s Renovation

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Greenville’s Renovation

The corner of Court Street and Main Street taken in 2017. It seems we’ve grown a lot more trees.

The corner of Court Street and Main Street taken in 2017. It seems we’ve grown a lot more trees.

Allyssa Maloney

The corner of Court Street and Main Street taken in 2017. It seems we’ve grown a lot more trees.

Allyssa Maloney

Allyssa Maloney

The corner of Court Street and Main Street taken in 2017. It seems we’ve grown a lot more trees.

Allyssa Maloney, Staff Reporter

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There are 33 cities named Greenville in the United States. Recently, though, ours has been receiving the most attention. Greenville has made appearances on many influential media platforms, including a spot in the New York Times’ “52 Places to Go in 2017” list, Country Living’s “Best Southern Towns,” and Money Magazine’s “Top Picks for Vacationers on a Budget.” Greenville has also made the “Best of” lists for the arts, the upcoming foodie scene, farmers markets, downtown, bike and walking trails, and the coolest Main Street. 20 years ago, nobody wanted to step foot on Main Street. So, why is Greenville getting all of this attention?

Greenville is being renovated like crazy. A new park is being added in West Greenville. In August, Greenville City Council gave the final approval for building the Grand Bohemian Hotel on the Reedy River. There are several plans outlined already, which you can find here. If you loved the brick sculptures that were in front of the Greenville News building, named “The Path of Becoming,” then be prepared to get upset. Greenville City Council has confirmed that those will be gone-zo. Rest assured, they will be replaced by new sculptures done by the same artist.

With all the changes happening around Greenville, people who live here still have complaints. Senior Sarah Miller exclaimed, “There needs to be a music venue downtown so people our age can just go and have fun.” Along with this one complaint, there’s an unedited list of what the people want in downtown located on the Greenville Journal. Mostly, the desires listed include additional free parking, expanding of public transit/trolley, removing apartment buildings, adding a movie theater, etcetera. Hopefully, someone on the Greenville City Council stumbles upon this list and acts upon some of these requests.

The corner of Court Street and Main Street, but one was in 1902.