A new 9,000-square-foot retail strip center has been announced near Brushy Creek and Suber roads in Greer.
Located at Brushy Creek Road and Moorlyn Lane, the development has been named The Palms at Brushy Creek by Venditio LLC, the developer and owner. Project partners include Johnston Design Group and Zuendt Engineering. Construction is planned to begin this summer with a completion target of spring 2020.
Jay Desai, part owner of Venditio LLC, said the goal is to bring an environmentally conscious, modern retail and restaurant experience to the Greer community he’s called home for six years.
“Brushy Creek Road is so important for Greer, and by bringing modern, contemporary commercial space to the town, it will help the growth, and neighborhoods will also appreciate the presence,” Desai said.
The space will include a gym, restaurant, small park for children, interactive water features, palms trees, charging stations for electric cars, and other features being finalized, he said.
“This location is going to be a huge hit,” Dasai said.
The 3,600-square-foot restaurant component is Desai’s unique concept called Green Cafe Lounge and will include specialty drinks such as espresso, smoothies, and healthy farm-to-table items. Green Cafe Lounge will not offer single-use plastic straws, and other paper and plastic items will be biodegradable.
Construction will also focus on sustainability, he said.
A mechanical design engineer for a Florida-based company, Desai moved to Greer in 2012 from New Jersey and said he sees this venture into real estate as a way of helping the city.
“Actually, I should have done this five years back,” he said. “I’m just loving it. The city is growing so much. I’m just happy to be part of Greer.”