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Spartanburg Methodist College will open off-site facility in Aug W. Smith Building

Spartanburg Methodist College has signed a lease for 2,000 square feet on the ground floor of the Aug W. Smith Building in downtown Spartanburg. (SMC) on Monday, Oct. 16, announced it plans to open an off-site location in downtown Spartanburg. The college said it has signed a lease on a 2,000-square-foot space in the historic Aug W. Smith Building at 174 E. Main St. Greenville-based developer Blue Wall Real Estate is investing $10.5 million to redevelop the 91-year-old building with two retail spaces on the ground floor and apartments above. In September, Spill the Beans , an coffee shop and creamery owned by Greenville entrepreneurs Abram and Heather Curtis, announced it will move into the adjacent 2,500-square-foot retail space. SMC President Scott Cochran said this will be the school’s only off-site facility. It will provide the college with flexible office and event space, and give SMC something it needs […]

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