Upstate Headlines: Lions, Giraffes and Tigers, Oh My

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A collection of the top Upstate headlines for the week of May 19, 2014.

Lions, Giraffes and Tigers, oh my– The Greenville Zoo’s master plan continues, with big changes ahead for the 54-year-old attraction. A pregnant giraffe, a new home for the lions and saying goodbye to Joy the elephant are just a few of the changes ahead for the Greenville Zoo…

Trelleborg Tires to invest $50M in Spartanburg County– Spartanburg County has been selected as the site of North America’s lone manufacturing representative for a leading global supplier of off-raod tires. Trelleborg Wheel Systems will invest $50 million in a 430,000-square-foot facility designed to produce radial tires for agricultural machinery…

Improvements Continue at Arena– The Bon Secours Wellness Arena could be the next spot for a sit-down meal before catching a Road Warriors hockey game or concert. The Greenville County Arena District’s building and property committee discussed a potential on-site restaurant…

Working Towards a Smarter Transportation Future– Smart Growth America recently ranked the Greenville County metropolitan area as the eighth most sprawling among 221other metro areas  evaluated nationally. Given this ranking, it is not surprising that our county faces one of the most important challenges ever…

Offices, Retail planned for former Claussen Bakery– The former Claussen Bakery property at 400 Augusta St. is getting a $6.3 million makeover into an adaptive reuse project that will house offices and retail space…

PDQ Expands to the Upstate– A new fast-casual restaurant specializing in hand-battered chicken tenders, made-to-order sandwiches, daily cut fries, hand-spun milkshakes and fresh salads is expanding into the Upstate…