Driving past the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind you might have seen some construction — but what’s going on behind the gate?
Right now there’s just demolition of old buildings underway. The school is getting rid of outdated and unused buildings on its campus that are “no longer conducive to a healthy, learning environment,” the school’s public relations director Katie Rice said in an email to the Herald-Journal and GoUpstate.
But the demolition is making space for something new. A new classroom and dormitory space are in the school’s future, Rice said, as part of a master plan created by McMillan Pazdan Smith.
Donnie Love with McMillan Pazdan Smith is heading the project but said there’s no clear timeline for the construction of the new classroom and dormitory, pointing out how the school has to go through the state legislature to get funding.
“The virus has probably slowed them way down, the same it has for everybody,” Love said.
More details can be found below along with information on a new Tractor Supply planned for north Boiling Springs, a new salon and barbershop that opened recently in the Montgomery Building in downtown Spartanburg and information on new restaurant openings on the west side of the county.
South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind
- The South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind is undergoing a demolition for outdated, unused buildings on its campus. The buildings are “no longer conducive to a healthy, learning environment,” according to the school’s public relations director Katie Rice.
- The school plans to build a classroom and dormitory space in the future, part of a long-range master plan by McMillan Pazdan Smith, Rice said.
- There is no timeline in place yet for the classroom and dormitory construction, according to Rice.
- The school is located at 355 Cedar Springs Road in Spartanburg.
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Boiling Springs Tractor Supply
- A Tractor Supply will be opening in Boiling Springs by early 2021, according to Abby Brown who works in public relations and marketing for the company.
- The store will provide 15 jobs to the area with at least half of them being full-time positions, Brown said.
- The Boiling Springs location will join more than 40 other South Carolina Tractor Supply locations, including one on East Main Street in Spartanburg.
- The new Tractor Supply will be located near the intersection of Highway 9 and Bible Church Road.
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Green Papaya Salon
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Keg & Cellar
- Raj Patel opened Keg & Cellar, a beer and wine store and tasting room, on Sept. 19 at the intersection of Reidville Road and Highway 290.
- The store offers hundreds of beers and wines for sale along with snacks; 40 beers are on tap and there is wine by the glass at the bar, and meat and cheese boards and dessert are available to eat on site.
- The owner of Bond Street Wine in downtown Spartanburg is Keg & Cellar’s wine buyer and consultant.
- Keg & Cellar is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sundays noon-9 p.m.
- It is located at 5844 Reidville Road in Moore.
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See something missing from the list? Wondering what’s being built near you? Contact Genna at [email protected] or on Twitter @GennaContino.