stories

A Fall Morning at the Masonic Temple

Downtown Spartanburg has seen a lot of change, and a lot of growth, in recent years, but one of the constants has been the welcoming smells […]

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 […]