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#YeahTHATAgenda: Prisma's Innovation District, Proposed Downtown Convention Center, Clemson Grad on Shark Tank, Mickey Mouse Buys Homer Simpson, Trivial Pursuit Hotel

Mar 20, 2019 09:20AM ● By Chris Haire
Prisma Health Eyes New Destination Development Near Greenville Memorial Hospital: During a presentation last week at the Westin Poinsett, representatives of Prisma Health, including Prisma Health-Upstate President Spence Taylor and COO David Sudduth, talked about the current state of the health care system, but one tidbit stood out: Prisma wants to get in on the mixed-use development business, with an eye on transforming nearly 70 acres of property near the Greenville Memorial campus into an "Innovation District", a place they hope will be a "destination" for area residents. 

The properties are either owned by Hughes Development Corp. or the Hughes Family Trust.

Little detail about the proposed development was given, but the effort could be similar in nature to the WestEdge "Discovery District" in Charleston, an emerging mixed-used development centered around the health-care and life sciences industry.

Containing residential and retail units and office and research space, WestEdge is near both MUSC and Roper St. Francis. It's currently home to a Publix, Jimmy John's, Hokkaido Sushi Bar and Grill, BKeDShoP, and Barre South, and is leasing residential units.

WestEdge is within walking distance of The Joe and the restaurants, bars, shops, and attractions in the city's commercial and tourism center. 

If it moves forward, the proposed Prisma Innovation District would other notable destination developments located outside of downtown Greenville's main commercial corridor, most notably the project at County Square, Holland Park on Laurens Road, and Poe West in West Greenville.

Upstate International Foreign language classes start next week13 languages are being offered including Chinese, Portuguese, Greek, Hebrew, Russian, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, and Thai. 

Clemson grad jumps into ‘Shark Tank’ to pitch product he calls ‘kooler than a cooler’ (The State)

Woodruff Road bypass to be completed by summer (Greenville News)

Proposed downtown events center could drive new tourism, business to Greenville (Greenville Journal)

Developers pledge prime riverfront property for $100M downtown Greenville convention center (Greenville News)

SC leaders talked a big game but failed to save the state’s nuclear program from Trump (The State)

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Locally, he is an ambassador for Greenville as a convention location. He hosts several large events in Greenville each year, bringing thousands to the city. He is also involved in SYNNEX Share the Magic, which has raised $10 million for four Upstate children’s charities since 2011. Stegner sits on the SC Charities, Inc. Board and manages SYNNEX’s sponsorship of the annual BMW Charity Pro-Am. 

Most recently, Stegner and SYNNEX pledged a $250,000 contribution to Unity Park, where they will sponsor the construction of a world-class playground.