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#YeahTHATAgenda: Addy's Dutch Cafe, Planning Commission Denial, BMW Cuts, Future of Aerospace, Sad Sack Desk Lunchers

Mar 15, 2019 09:06AM ● By Chris Haire
The City of Greenville Planning Commission has rejected a planned development rezoning request for The Cottages at Renaissance Place: The proposed development would include 20 single-family cottages off of North Pleasantburg Drive near Bob Jones University. 

City staff recommended approval of the zoning change, but commissioners denied the request after a considerable public outcry. Some comments focused on The Cottages' impact on the nearby McCarter Pool, saying that the development would "destroy the pristine natural setting" around the pool while another noted that a proposed four-story building would "affect pool members trying to sunbathe."

Although the commission voted in line with the critics' wishes, the commissioners chastised the group for the number of speakers commenting on the development, with one commissioner stating that the critics "did not accomplish anything by having so many people repeat the same thing."


Longtime Downtown Greenville restauraunt Addy's Dutch Cafe remains closed, but movement is being made to reopen. Owner Addy Sulley has been working on revamping the menu and hiring new staff, in particular a new chef.  

Located on Coffee Street, Addy's was one of the first dinner-time restaurants to set up operations in downtown during the early stages of the area's revitalization in the 1980s.

The restaurant is known for its world-traveling fare, its cozy European atmosphere, and its gregarious host Mr. Sulley.


New hotel, Italian restaurant coming to Powdersville (Greenville News)

4 new things coming to downtown Simpsonville (Greenville News)

A Look Inside a New Apartment at Spartanburg's Montgomery Building (Facebook)

Boeing Halts 737 MAX Deliveries After Two Fatal Crashes (WSJ)

Here’s How Sad You Look When You Eat Lunch at Your Desk (Wired)

NOTE: There will be no #YeahTHATAgenda on Monday, March 18.

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Cherington Shucker
Greenville Center for Creative Arts 
Executive Director

Since opening in 2015, GCCA has attracted more than 35,000 people to experience Greenville’s hub for the visual arts by offering year-round access to nearly 100 art classes, 15 working studio artists, and a 4,000-square-foot gallery that showcases artists from Greenville and beyond. 

In 2018, Shucker expanded the GCCA staff to five, initiating cross-sector collaborations and supporting the board’s successful purchase of the facility. In the next phase of development, GCCA will increase its positive impact by creating space for 3D studio classrooms offering ceramics, jewelry and metals, and woodworking; employing additional high-quality art instructors; and increasing art school student participation. 

GCCA’s expansion will strengthen Greenville’s arts reputation and serve as a visual indicator of its dedication to a vibrant cultural arts sector that enhances Greenville’s quality of life.