Upstate Headlines: Church Street shopping strip to be redeveloped

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A collection of the top Upstate headlines for the week of July 20, 2015.

Church Street shopping strip to be redeveloped– A small shopping center located directly across from South Ridge, the new 350-unit mixed-used apartment community on Church Street and University Ridge, is set to get a facelift and new tenants…

German recycler establishing operations in Spartanburg– MAIREC, a metals recycler based in Germany, is investing $4.6 million in Spartanburg to establish operations. The investment is expected to create 35 new jobs in the area over the next five years…

St. Francis Cancer Center receives recognition for Cancer Care from Largest Oncology Society in United States– The St. Francis Cancer Center has been recognized by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification Program, an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). The QOPI® Certification Program (QCP™) provides a three-year certification for outpatient hematology-oncology practices that meet nationally recognized standards for quality cancer care…

Lowes Foods plans more area stores in coming years– Lowes Foods, scheduled to break ground Wednesday in Greer for its first Upstate store, plans at least three to five Greenville-area locations in the next four to five years, according to the company’s president…

Wired for Growth– Upstate economic development leader and business owner Sam Konduros, 52, has been a part of landing multiple economic development projects for the region, including BMW, CU-ICAR and Southwest Airlines. He sat down with UBJ to talk about his role as executive director of Greenville Health System’s Research Development Corporation and being part of something even bigger…

Early med school admission now option for Furman students– Five Furman University juniors will have a chance at early admission to the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville as part of a new agreement between the two entities…

‘Adult playground’ planned along GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail– Opportunities continue to sprout up in the West End along the Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail and the proposed new Greenville City Park. A five-acre parcel of land at 25 Peden St. is now home to a 13,000-square-foot Swamp Rabbit Cross Fit facility and 5,000-square-foot bike store, Free Hub bicycles…

Google and Spartanburg partner to help small businesses– Google is partnering with the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Spartanburg for Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map to help small businesses grow their presence online…