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Podcast: Historic E Main redevelopment to add 46 apartment units, ground floor retail space downtown

Wednesday, November 30

Redeveloped Aug W. Smith building to add more housing options for booming downtown Spartanburg

It's been a property near the top of City Staff's potential historic redevelopment list for a long time, and after City Council's approval of a develoment agreement at their meeting on Monday, a building that was once one of Spartanburg's anchor department stores is on its way to a new life, bringing new residential options and ground floor retail space to downtown on the move.


Located at 174 East Main Street, across from Denny's Plaza, the former home of Bishop Furniture and the Aug W Smith Department Store is slated to become 46 upscale apartment units and ground level storefront space after an extensive interior and exterior renovation project undertaken by Blue Wall REII, LLLC, a Greenville-based developer set to purchase the building.


Today on the podcast, we're taking a deeper dive on this historic renovation and how it fits into the larger downtown redevelopment story.


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