Friday, March 1, 2013
Both U.S. Senators representing South Carolina and Gov. Nikki Haley help break ground at South Carolina's Inland Port here in the Upstate.
Gov. Nikki Haley was joined by Sen. Tim Scott and Sen. Lindsey Graham in Greer on Friday to celebrate the groundbreaking at South Carolina's Inland Port. Haley said the inland port, which will utilize an existing overnight train service through Norfolk Southern, will spur widespread job creation. She confirmed that she had been in talks with companies interested in locating in the Palmetto State after hearing of the deveopment of the port. The port, centered on Poinsett Street in Greer, is located near BMW and Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, and will service double-stack container trains to and from the Port of Charleston's seaport facilities. The port is expected to convert around 25,000 container movements from truck to …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Roof repairs completed, diner is now hiring.
After going dark more than a year ago, Alex's Restaurant is poised to return to downtown Goose Creek. The building suffered major roof damage in 2011 and has sat empty since then. But the past few weeks have seen a flurry of activity to repair the roof and return the dining room to its former glory. Now, the restaurant is hiring. Applications are being accepted at the Summerville location. Are you looking forward to Alex's return? Let us know in the comments below.
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Target shopping center welcoming new restaurant.
Dollar stores aren't the only storefronts multiplying in the area. There's a new wings place opening up in North Charleston. Wingstop is finishing construction at the new location at the North Rivers Shopping Center. The new restaurant is helping build a mini-food court in the small building fronting the shopping center. It's next door to Firehouse Subs and across from a Cold Stone Creamery and Starbucks. Don't miss a headline. Like Goose Creek Patch on Facebook! According to Wingstop.com, there are three other franchise locations in South Carolina, including another North Charleston location on Dorchester Road. Wingstop joins other area wings restaurants, including Zaxby's, Wild Wings Café and Wing's Bar and Grill, as well as restaurants…
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Ambassador Nirupama Rao has been visiting South Carolina, spending time in both Columbia and Charleston. She said she would love to build a relationship that would bring more of India's business to South Carolina.
Gov. Nikki Haley is proud of her Indian heritage, but even more so of the country and the people working and living in the United States. Haley said she wanted an opportunity to partner with India, since becoming governor, and now those talks are underway. “As I became governor, what I saw was an opportunity — it’s an opportunity to partner with a country that continues to be strong when it comes to jobs and…in innovation," Haley said. "And so what I’ve asked is, ‘how do we get Indian companies to come and do business in South Carolina?’ I talked to the ambassador, and we are going to continue to talk.” Ambassador to the United States Nirupama Rao, who has been visiting South Carolina for the last two days, met with Haley at the Statehouse…
Monday, February 13, 2012
Our second "Best Of" contest, Patch is looking for the best dry cleaner in the area.
When you are dressed to impress, you only want to send your clothes to be cleaned at the best. In our second "Best Of" contest, we are looking for the best dry cleaner in all of Easley. Here are some of our favorite places, but if we're leaving one off of the list, please let us know in the comments and we'll add it: Voting in the poll below is open until 9 a.m. Friday. Ties will be broken by whichever business has the most positive comments in the section below. We will announce the winner at noon Friday. So tell us what your favorite place is to take your clothes. And don't forget to tell us in the comments below why.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
The U.S. senator spoke Tuesday to local business owners and fellow Republicans.
While stressing the need for more like-minded conservatives in Washington, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) speculated Tuesday about his own retirement. DeMint was the guest speaker at a quarterly Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce meeting, followed by his own town hall breakfast with regional GOP members. DeMint's speech to Republicans at the Daniel Island Club was one part victory lap and one part troop rally. He lamented his own decision to go rogue in 2008, angering the Republican leadership as he began supporting conservative challengers in GOP primaries and chased a few moderate senators into early retirement. "I decided we had to change things and, fortunately, my decision coincided with a lot of Americans deciding they needed to take …
Monday, July 18, 2011
Bayer Credit Union and BB&T grow in the region
Banks are growing in the Goose Creek area. Bayer Heritage Federal Credit Union broke ground on its new North Goose Creek Boulevard branch in May and should be open this fall. Bayer currently has a location on College Park Road near Crowfield. Now, BB&T is clearing land on University Boulevard beside the CVS, according to the City of North Charleston. The new branch is half way between the bank’s St. James Avenue location and another office in front of Northwoods Mall. Interestingly enough, BB&T recruiters visited nearby Charleston Southern University earlier this year.
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Continental Terminals Site Providing New Port Opportunities.
Goose Creek is getting a shot of espresso. Continental Terminals, a warehouse provider for several coffee companies, is relocating from warehouse space in Summerville to a site off Henry Brown Jr. Boulevard. The move to the warehouse at 201 Luken Road should be completed by Aug. 1. The space includes more than 100,000 square feet on 15 acres. Continental has operations in the Northeast, Virginia and the Lowcountry, providing storage space for coffee, cocoa and other products. "That space will probably be 100 percent coffee," says local General Manager Mickey Baldwin of the Goose Creek facility. The company opened its Jedburg site in July 2008 to provide storage for Starbucks’ St. Matthews plant. The contract with the popular coffee shop …