Upstate Headlines: Happy+Hale opens today in Falls Park Place

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A collection of the top Upstate headlines for the week of May 15, 2017

0519.UBJ_.FirstLook.HappyHale2.WillIamCrooks-1024x683Happy+Hale opens May 17 in Falls Park Place downtown Greenville
Happy+Hale opens this week at 600 S. Main St., #101, in the 2,500-square-foot space behind Lululemon and under Jianna in Falls Park Place, downtown Greenville. The 43-seat Greenville location is the third Happy+Hale college friends Matt Whitley and Tyler Helikson have opened.most popular menu items include an ahi poké bowl, quinoa bowl, and avocado toast.

05.19NewMusicVenueLocation-1024x683New music venue The Firmament planned for Woodruff Road area
It’s clear someone was listening when Greenville music fans spoke out recently about wanting a new concert venue in the area. A new 450-550 capacity, 9,300-square-foot music venue called The Firmament plans to open this fall at 5 Market Point Drive in the former Blue Fire Grill location near Whole Foods in Greenville. The venue will have a 30-by-20-foot stage featuring music of all genres, including local, regional, and national acts, Tuesday-Saturday; and a full-service restaurant and bar.

0519.UBJ_.FirstLook.FarmFreshFast8.WillIamCrooks-1024x718Farm Fresh Fast opens May 22 on Church Street
The dining room of Farm Fresh Fast, formerly Elev8, has the same nostalgic vibe you’d expect from a country store where the local farmers might drop in at any point with their fresh eggs and produce. That’s not far from reality, except it’s happening on Church Street, in downtown Greenville. The 32-seat Farm Fresh Fast at 860 S. Church St. with drive-thru opens May 22 at 11 a.m.

636287921284872069-GreenvilleOnlinelogoCounty, city agreement could spell parking garage on West End
Redevelopment of County Square could involve the construction of a parking garage in Greenville’s West End, infrastructure many say is needed. Council Chairman Butch Kirven said Monday there is a possibility the county could invest in a parking garage with the city of Greenville, in exchange for city support of new infrastructure on the County Square site.

Screen Shot 2017-05-17 at 10.56.48 AMGrocery delivery service in store for Spartanburg
Spartanburg resident Justin Harris wants to take the hassle out of grocery shopping by delivering items right to customers’ doorsteps. “I think life is hectic and people just don’t have the time to spend on grocery shopping,” Harris said. “It can be stressful, especially with having to take kids to the grocery store.” This summer, Harris plans to launch Hub City Groceries, a grocery delivery service for people living in the city of Spartanburg.