A collection of the top Upstate headlines for the week of July 6, 2016
Feed and Seed project fills in missing link of local food system
The food hub project has been three years in the making, and when it officially opens for business in April 2017, it will create a better, more fluid food system throughout Greenville County and the Upstate. The food hub will allow local farmers a more efficient way to sell their crops, and make it easier for large scale consumers like restaurants and schools, as well as individuals, to purchase these products at a fair price.
BMW reports decrease in U.S. Sales for June
Sales of two BMW models produced in Spartanburg County — the X3 and X4 — increased in June but weren’t enough to keep the German automaker’s U.S. business from sliding almost 14 percent. BMW of North America reported July 1 it sold 33,769 vehicles last month, compared with 38,350 last June.
Tenants lining up for Hampton Station
Work is ongoing in Greenville’s west side Water Tower District as tenants continue to line up for a place at Hampton Station. The 100,000-square-foot former cotton warehouse on Hampton Avenue, down the street from Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery, is already home to Lions Roar CrossFit and Invert Skate Shop.
Hub City scoops opens in Spartanburg
A new ice cream shop opened July 1 in downtown Spartanburg. Hub City Scoops, owned by Kathy and Mike Silverman, is in the Bijou Market building beside Archived Clothing at 147 E. Main St. The store features 28 flavors of premium ice cream from the Chocolate Shoppe based in Madison, Wis.
Drought creeping up on Upstate
Ole Man Drought appears to be raising his ugly head over the Upstate again. The South Carolina Drought Response Committee is scheduled to meet July 8, and State Climatologist Hope Mizzell said it’s likely that several Upstate counties will be declared in the first stage of drought.
Pickens, Oconee, and Anderson counties are among the hardest hit.