Last month the developers that purchased The Greenville News building in downtown Greenville announced some of the preliminary plans for the space once they tear the existing building down. Those include a hotel with up to 150 rooms, an apartment complex with over 200 units, office building space and 100,000 square feet of retail/restaurant space that would include a fitness center.
Now they are also considering a dine-in movie theater where you could have a meal and drinks while watching a movie. These type theaters are normally located in larger markets and average 6 to 8 screens. Seems like it would be a great addition to the current offerings downtown.
Construction is expected to start by the third quarter of 2015 and will take about 2 years to finish it up.
Another change downtown involves the sale of The Corner Pocket that was originally opened in 1961 by the late former Governor Carroll Campbell. While the plans for the site have not been approved, the new owners are planning to have large doors on the side of the new restaurant that would open and provide views of Coffee Street. The name has not yet been decided but the new owners plan to open by New Years Eve.