A new upscale interior design store is heading for Spartanburg’s east side.
Mary-Stewart Loring, a native of Spartanburg, has purchased the 10,000-square-foot building at 844 S. Pine St. formerly occupied by Vintage Warehouse for her new concept, SPRUCE Curated Interiors.
The store will occupy 5,000 square feet of the building’s main floor. It will feature interior home décor items, furnishings, and artwork from a range of vendors and artists that will have booths within the facility, Loring said.
Spartanburg businesswoman Faith Pope’s women’s clothing and accessories consignment shop Top Drawer will also occupy a portion of the space.
Loring has partnered with Dunbar Construction Co. of Spartanburg to renovate the building. She hopes to open the store on March 1.
“It’s really exciting,” Loring said. “I noticed a need for more décor shopping option [in Spartanburg] that would keep people from having to drive to Charlotte or Greenville.”
Loring grew up in Spartanburg, but moved away in 1992. She returned home in 2008 with her husband, Caleb Loring, who operates a psychology practice at 324 E. St. John St. near downtown.
Vintage Warehouse opened in the 67-year-old building beside Little Pigs BBQ in 2014.
Loring said she became interested in purchasing the property after Vintage Warehouse relocated to the 34,000-square-foot former Palmetto Textiles facility at 1201-B Union St.
The owner said the building’s exterior will have a “retro vibe,” while the interior will be bright and have a gallery feel. Loring said she is working with Spartanburg designer Sandra Cannon to furnish the interior of the space.
Ten vendors and three local artists, including Page Davis, Jean Marie Edwards and Harrison Blackford, have already signed up for booths within the store, Loring said.
The building abuts the Mary Black Foundation Rail Trail.
Andrew Babb with NAI Earle Furman brokered the transaction.
For more information, visit www.sprucespartanburg.com.