The Junkyard, a group fitness training center owned by former Clemson University standout linebacker Ben Boulware and former Newberry College defensive back Marcus Brown, is the latest tenant to join the 60,000-square-foot mixed-use development Poe West at 556 Perry Ave. in the Village of West Greenville.
After opening their first location in Anderson in 2018, Boulware and Brown plan to open their second location at Poe West in December 2019.
The Junkyard provides a positive environment where members compete to a newly patented workout technology.
Blaine Hart and Tommy Molin of CBRE are spearheading leasing efforts at Poe West and represented the landlord and developer, The Furman Co., in the lease transaction. John Wright, Jr. of McCoy-Wright Realty represented Junkyard in the transaction.
“A fitness concept was always part of the leasing plan for Poe West. We had a lot of interest but when we linked up with The Junkyard team, it became apparent they would be perfect for the project. They are bringing an innovative new concept to Greenville that will undoubtedly be successful, effective and fun,” said the leasing team at CBRE.
The Poe West development is anchored by Greenville Technical College Center for Culinary and Hospitality Innovation (CHI). Carolina Bauernhaus, LaRue Fine Chocolate, Unlocked Coffee Roasters and Six & Twenty Distillery announced their occupancy earlier this year.
The Furman Co., which purchased the property in fall of 2017, is renovating the tract that most recently housed Diversified Systems Inc., into a Class-A office, restaurant, retail, and educational facility. Mavin Construction broke ground on the property in March.
“The Junkyard is a strong addition to the Poe West community,” said Robert Poppleton of The Furman Co. “A huge part of Poe West is providing a dynamic mixed-use environment where people and business can thrive, and fitness is a key part of that. These are exciting times and, with the Junkyard on board, we’re proud to expand Poe West’s contribution to the renaissance underway in The Village.”