Downtown Stories

Ciclops Cyderi & Brewery Aims To Build Sense Of Community in Spartanburg

Aug W. Smith: Then & Now

Then:   Augustus Wardlaw Smith moved his department store from Abbeville to Downtown Spartanburg in 1901 to a building on East Main Street, adjacent to the […]

Downtown Business Council Hears from Downtown Spartanburg Business Owners

Downtown Spartanburg business representatives came together to talk about the challenges downtown still faces and how to best capitalize on the momentum downtown has seen in […]

Two Doors Down: 10 Years Later

Tori James was a freshman in high school when Two Doors Down opened on East Main Street in Downtown Spartanburg. James remembered she and her friends […]

For Burrito Hub, Downtown Spartanburg is Just Right

Hugo Montanez felt a little like Goldilocks after moving from Pittsburgh. Montanez, who moved to Pittsburgh from Mexico when he was 24, moved to the Upstate […]

Past and Present Tied Together at The Peddler

A small, possibly-overlooked detail ties together the past, present and future for Heather Mathison and The Peddler’s new Downtown Spartanburg location. The hostess stand, topped with […]