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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

THEN & NOW | TD Bank

On the west side Main Street from Court Street to McBee Avenue, in the early 1940s, a new Belk's building stood where the Poe Hardware store once was. The First National Bank of Greenville later moved into this space. Today TD Bank occupies the building.

Greer Chamber First Friday

More than 280 attended the Greer Chamber’s First Friday event, featuring U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy.

Greenville Chamber Drive Night

The Greenville Chamber celebration at Fluor Field kicked off with a pregame reception for the new 2015 investors in the Drive's 500 Club. The private pregame reception featured a Ballpark Buffet sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of SC .

GADC sets focus for 2015

At its annual meeting last week, the Greenville Area Development Corporation announced that it secured nearly $452 million in investment and more than 1,300 new jobs in Greenville County in 2014. Focus areas for 2015 include more incentive programs for manufacturing operations, increasing site inventory and attracting new office projects.

THEN & NOW | Camperdown Mill

In the 1880s Camperdown was the second largest mill, after Piedmont, in Greenville County. Camperdown closed in 1956. The building was demolished in 1959. Today the site of Camperdown Mill is part of Falls Park.

THEN & NOW | The Salvation Army

The Bruner Home for Children on Rutherford Street was operated under the auspices of the Salvation Army's Women's Social Service Department but as a separate program from 1917 to 1949. Today the land is home to the Salvation Army Waldo Leslie Service Center, right, and the Salvation Army Church on the left.

Leadership Spartanburg

The Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce honored the 37 graduates of the 2014-2015 Leadership Spartanburg class earlier this month at the Piedmont Club.

THEN & NOW | The Coca-Cola Bottling Company

The Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Greenville was established by Charles W. Ellis. Following her husband’s death in 1918, Stella Ellis capably assumed direction of the company. In 1930 a new bottling plant was built on four acres of wooded land on Buncombe Street.

Pitching practice

The Founder Institute held a Startup Pitch Bootcamp for entrepreneurs seeking potential investors last week at NEXT.

Drive Business Downtown

Last week, the Greenville Drive celebrated the fifth annual Drive Business Downtown Day presented by Elliott Davis Decosimo at Fluor Field. Harvest Home Food Bank served as the Drive Business Downtown charity.

Donor appreciation

The Greenville Tech Foundation’s annual Appreciation Reception was held last week at the Greenville Country Club.

THEN & NOW | East Coffee Street

In 1912 the first downtown YMCA building, seen on the left, was completed on the northeast corner of East Coffee and Brown streets. After the Cleveland Street YMCA opened, the Coffee Street building was vacated and demolished in 1958. The block then became home to a modern office building. The sign for Brown Street is on the left.

THEN & NOW | Deluxe Diner

In the 1940s, the Carolina parking lot was to the right of the Deluxe Diner, with the Ottaray Hotel in the background. Today the site of the old Deluxe Diner is a construction zone. A Homes2 Suites is going up next to the Ogletree Building, on right.

ARCHITECTS’ OPEN HOUSE

Last week, McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture held an open house to introduce the community to its new space in the old Claussen Bakery building on Augusta Street in Greenville. The firm now occupies 16,000 square feet on the second floor of the newly renovated 1930s building.

To the hoop

During the heat of March Madness, Northwestern Mutual hosted an NCAA Viewing Party for employees, clients and friends at American Roadside in Greenville.

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