Owners of The Alley look to open at former Handlebar

Operators of The Alley in Raleigh and Charleston are looking at the former Handlebar location on Stone Avenue in Greenville. (Photo by Bill Poovey)If Greenville officials approve, the site of the former Handlebar could become an entertainment and restaurant venue that features a bowling alley. An application submitted at City Hall by a co-owner of The Alley in Charleston and Raleigh will be considered on Nov. 20 by the Board of Zoning Appeals. Read More...

The GSA Business Power Event Series focuses on topics of interest to the Upstate business community. Each event is a moderated panel discussion with panelists and audience members. Video clips from recent events:

  •  Is It Beer Thirty Yet? - Owners of the Upstate's five craft breweries discussed their industry.  A rep from Stone Brewery was on the panel.  (June 26th, 2014)

  • Economic Prosperity - Key economic developers from the Upstate gathered to discuss their progress in getting outside companies to locate here.  (August 7th, 2014)

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World Acceptance earnings down for fiscal Q2

Greenville-based small consumer lender World Acceptance Corp. announced dips in quarterly and six-month net income for the periods ended Sept. 30. The company is still awaiting a response from federal regulators currently investigating its compliance with consumer protection laws. Read More...

Viking Warehouse property acquired by Alliance HSP Spartanburg

The 350,000-square-foot Viking Warehouse facility in Spartanburg County has been purchased and will be renovated from class C to class A condition by the new owners. A local affiliate of Alliance HSP LLC in Philadelphia acquired the two warehouses that have been vacant for several years. Read More...

Sens. Campbell, Grooms advocate for statewide gas tax increase

Sen. Paul Campbell says he wants the S.C. Legislature to approve a 10-cent gas tax increase this year. (Photo/Liz Segrist)Sen. Larry Grooms says he wants to increase the state gas tax by 20 cents over the next decade. (Photo/Liz Segrist) Sen. Paul Campbell wants a 10-cent gas tax increase this year and Sen. Larry Grooms wants a 20-cent increase over the next decade. The S.C. Department of Transportation has a $1.5 billion gap annually in its funding needs to repair and maintain roads, bridges and highways around the state.  Read More...

Upstate legal acquisitions target digital industry shift

The acquisition and combination of Greenville-based Legal Eagle and Palmetto Legal Copy have the six-member firm poised to adapt to the changing legal industry, according to one of the new owners. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Read More...


Execs rank S.C. 4th for business climate

A survey placed South Carolina fourth in a list of U.S. states with the most favorable business climates and ranked the S.C. Department of Commerce third in a list of best state level economic development agencies. South Carolina‚Äôs top competitors included only Southern and Southeastern states, including Texas, Florida, Georgia and North Carolina. Read More...

Greenville firm inks $70M Ala. project

Greenville real estate investment firm Central Realty Holdings will build a mixed-use hotel, residential, retail, office and restaurant project in Huntsville, Ala. The joint $70 million project will break ground in summer and is slated for completion July 2016. Read More...