Spartanburg city leaders, representatives from OneSpartanburg, Inc. and developers broke ground along the Mary Black Foundation Rail Trail in Spartanburg on Sept. 22 to mark the beginning of a commercial project to bring Fretwell, a new restaurant, retail and outdoor space at 101 Fretwell Street.
Calling it both unique and a first for Spartanburg, city leaders said the the development is intentionally oriented to seize on the rail trail as one of the community’s most used parks and recreation amenities.
“We’re incredibly excited to see the Fretwell project get underway,” said city spokesman Chris George. “As the first commercial development aimed specifically at capturing the increases in activity we’ve seen along the trail in recent years, Fretwell will serve as a fantastic example of the economic development trails and greenways can have in our community.”
Fretwell is set to become the latest in a series of new attractions and amenities to open along the rail trail in recent years, joining the Vic Bailey Subaru Bike Park, the Carolina Panthers Play60 obstacle course and the Rail Yard Community Park.
For more information on the Fretwell development, visit: https://www.fretwellspartanburg.com