A community garden and a signage by local artists doesn’t sound like a traditional gas station, but the Spinx at the corner of Pendleton and Academy streets in the Village of West Greenville will include those elements along with a revitalized building.
The Pendleton Street store will be similar to a Spinx store the company proposed in 2011 at another gateway to Greenville, on Buncombe Street at the old Gene’s Restaurant property adjacent to the Hampton-Pinckney neighborhood. Spinx abandoned the plans for that store after City Council denied the company’s rezoning request for the property.
The renovated Spinx on Pendleton Street will have a 0.2-acre community garden, in partnership with the Feed & Seed organization. A sign on the property, designed by West Village artists, will designate the entrance to the Arts District.
Construction on the new Spinx station could begin soon, but a definite date has not yet been established. It will be a four- to five-month project once it begins, and the existing station will be closed while it gets rebuilt, said a spokesperson.