You might have recently heard of a little article written by Lindsey Tramuta of the New York Times, which she highlighted 5 places to visit in the ever-growing, The Village of West Greenville (check out her complete list here!) The Village of West Greenville, once known as a center for textile production in the Upstate, has recently been revitalized into a prominent hub for art, business, and food. The Village is now home to 30+ local artists, award winning restaurants, locally-owned retailers, and more. Listed below are a few spots you can visit on your trip to the Village. Stay tuned for more to come!
Step into coffee shop the Village Grind, and you will realize why they are known for their warm and welcoming atmosphere. The Village Grind features an array specialty coffee drinks made with beans from local coffee roasters, and locally made pastries are served daily.
Kuka Juice, the first cold pressed juicery to open in Greenville, serves vitamin-packed cold-pressed juices, smoothies, and they also serve up plenty of plant-based & vegan lunch options. Cleansing programs are also available for purchase. Click here to check out their full menu.
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GB&D, short for Golden Brown & Delicious, serves American cuisine promised to be golden brown. The menu rotates, so each visit will feature different dishes. From a burger to duck & grits to curried sweet potatoes, the menu is full of delightful, familiar plates.
Originating in Charleston, Coastal Crust recently opened in Greenville in July. Coastal Crust serves traditional Neapolitan pizzas made with locally sourced produce and humanely-raised meats. Salads, Italian bites, wine, and craft beer are also on the menu.
The Center is the heartbeat of West Greenville’s art scene brining visual arts, education, inspiration and more to Greenville. The 501c3 non-profit organization is located in the historic cotton factory of Brandon Mill. For more info and to donate click here.
Since 2007, Art & Light has been home to some of the best art our community has to offer. They are located right in the neighborhood of The Village in charming vintage two-story home. PS, you can join them for this month’s First Friday (September 6th!) from 6-9pm.
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Book your appointment at the Mailroom Barber Co for your next haircut. The barbershop / studio is known for their use ethically sourced, vegan-friendly handmade grooming goods. Click here to shop their grooming goods online.
Locally owned and operated boutique, Rocker Belles, sells women’s clothing and accessories with an edgy, rocker-chic style. Check their Instagram for daily rocker chic inspiration. Head in store to shop or browse their inventory online by clicking here.
You won’t want to miss this beautiful green space! This plant store has everything you need to style your home or office space. They also do installations! Check out their green beauty here.
Health & Fitness
It’s yoga meets art. Opening in 2018, this zen space offers Vinyasa and Chakra yoga classes. They also allocate 10% of their monthly profits toward their yoga & mindfulness outreach program for at-risk youth in our community. Check out their class schedule here.