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Aug Smith Building Enjoying Second Act After Historic Start

The Aug W. Smith Building   Several dozen Spartans, along with Spartanburg Methodist College’s downtown space and a popular coffee shop now call it home, but […]

Kindred Spirits: A Marketplace of Everything Handmade and One of a Kind

Maybe the most instantly-recognizable storefront in Downtown Spartanburg is designed to catch the eye and entice shoppers inside. There, they’ll find art – in various forms […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]