Upstate Headlines: Greenville featured in National Geographic

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A collection of the top Upstate headlines for the week of November 23, 2015 including a feature on Greenville in National Geographic’s December issue.

Screen Shot 2015-11-25 at 9.31.22 AMGoing Greenville: Start-ups and a fresh look transform a sleepy South Carolina town
In a black-and-white sheath dress and sporting a pixie haircut, Cherington Love Shucker emanates the no-nonsese cool you’d expect from a former New Yorker. Then she breaks into a warm smile that’s unmistably southern. We’re at the old Brandon Mill, in Greenville, in the northwestern corner of South Carolina. A native who returned last year after two decades away, Schucker now serves as executive director of the new Greenville Center for Creative Arts, housed here…

1448302055-SaracinoSaracino named Erwin Penland president
A week after Joe Erwin, president of the Greenville-based advertising agency Erwin Penland, announced he was leaving the company on Dec. 31, Hill Holliday, Erwin Penland’s parent company, picked a successor. Chief Client Officer Joe Saracino was named new president of the agency today and will assume the new role Jan. 1. “It was one of the reasons why I came here … with this being part of the plan,” Saracino said. “We have been working toward it for a few years now.” Joe Erwin, who started his own agency in 1986, announced last week he was leaving the company following a round of 30 layoffs and an agency reorganization between its Greenville…

nmichelinonmainmMichelin on Main has closed, WSPA exploring options
Michelin on Main has closed after eight years on the corner of Main Street and Falls Park Drive, a Michelin spokesperson confirmed Tuesday. The store at 550 S. Main St. opened in 2007, selling Michelin-branded apparel and other items. The store also had a tire concierge that discussed tires with visitors and helped connect them with tire dealers…

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When New York billionaire and GOP White House hopeful Donald Trump visited the TD Convention Center in August, he noted with disapproval that he had seen “millions” of cars arriving from Japan on a boat in Los Angeles and vowed to “bring back jobs from Japan.” When Jose Munoz, chairman of Nissan North America, visited the convention center Monday night, he talked about the cars that the Japanese company manufactures…

CaviarBananas_article1Greenville’s new restaurant roundup
Mouths are already watering for these new eateries, setting their tables in Greenville in the next 12 months. As the food scene in Greenville continues to grow, restaurant-goers will have more and more options to choose from. Here’s a look at some of the city’s most anticipated restaurants that will be opening soon…