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Spinx Hires New Director of Marketing and Advertising

Greenville, SC | August 31, 2017 – The Spinx Company, an operator of nearly 80 convenience retail stores throughout South Carolina, recently announced that is has hired Beth Thomason as its Director of Marketing and Advertising. In this role, Thomason will oversee all branding, advertising, public relations and special events for the state’s largest privately-held retailer. “Beth is the perfect fit to lead our marketing and advertising efforts because of her extensive professional experience and her familiarity with Spinx. Being a Greenville native who grew up with and understands the Spinx brand and our local origins, Beth has a great perspective on our brand.” said Stan Storti, president of Spinx. “We are excited to welcome her to the Spinx team and I know she will do a great job of continuing the progress already made in taking our brand to the next level.”

Thomason’s career spans more than 20 years, and she most recently operated Thomason PR, an independent public relations and marketing firm providing strategic consulting services to local companies and non-profit organizations. Thomason earned the accredited public relations professional (APR) designation in 2002, and she serves on the board of the South Carolina Public Relations Society of America (SCPRSA). She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communications. Thomason resides in Greenville with her husband and two sons.

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About The Spinx Company:
Founded in 1972 in Greenville, S.C., The Spinx Company operates nearly 80 convenience retail stores throughout South Carolina, and with more than 1,400 employees, it is the largest privately-held retailer headquartered in the state. Spinx is committed to making life easier by fulfilling people’s everyday needs with fresh, on-the-go food, beverages and other convenience products delivered in a safe, clean and friendly environment. Through the Spinx Xtras Loyalty program and the Spinx mobile app, the company offers its loyal customers savings on fuel and special promotions. For more information about Spinx or the Spinx Xtras program, visit the company’s website at www.myspinx.com.

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Tucanos Donates School Supplies to Greenville County Schools

GREENVILLE, SC – (August 29, 2017) – Tucanos Brazilian Grill located in Magnolia Park donated a variety of over 400 school supply items during their recent school supply drive to benefit the Greenville County School District. As a token of appreciation for participation, Tucanos provided those who donated an item, a complementary Brazilian lemonade. Throughout the supply drive, Tucanos also provided a free dessert to area teachers who dined at the restaurant. General Manager John Ramm stated, “I am thrilled that our school supply drive was such a success and that we were able to help out our community. The support our staff showed also confirms the values that we foster in our employees every day.” As a family restaurant that values a strong community, hosting this school supply drive was a natural fit for Tucanos, making a difference in the lives of the teachers and students in the area.

General Manager, John Ramm (top right) seen with Tucanos staff holding a variety of items that have been donated.

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ABOUT TUCANOS: The award-winning Tucanos Brazilian Grill is a community oriented, experiential dining destination that combines the traditional Brazilian grilling experience with the fun and flair of the beaches of Rio de Janeiro. Founder Steve Oldham and co-founder Joe Heeb opened the first Tucanos in 2000 in Provo, Utah, and have since opened nine more locations in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Salt Lake City, Utah, Boise, Idaho, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Newport News, Virginia, St. Charles, Missouri, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Noblesville, Indiana, and Greenville, South Carolina.

For more information visit, www.tucanos.com

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SPINX recognized as “Top 100” Convenience Stores in U.S.

Greenville, SC | August 24, 2017 – The Spinx Company, an operator of nearly 80 convenience retail stores throughout South Carolina, received national recognition as one of the largest U.S. convenience stores in the July issue of Convenience Store Magazine. Founded in 1972 in Greenville, S.C., Spinx operates stores in Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, Columbia and Charleston, and continues to grow through the addition of new locations. Steve Spinks, CEO of Spinx states, “We are honored to be on Convenience Store Magazine’s annual Top 100 list again this year and I consider it an affirmation of our ongoing growth strategy. We are committed to growing the number of Spinx stores to meet the needs of on-the-go consumers in our markets.”

Stan Storti, president of Spinx, adds, “While this list may be based on store count, our focus has always been, and will continue to be, on the quality of our customers’ experience. Our customers love the Spinx brand, and we want to give them more of what they love by growing to serve more of our Carolina neighbors.” Currently, there are more than 155,000 convenience stores in the U.S., and the number of stores has grown exponentially over the past five years. Spinx has added 23 stores since 2012, and has plans to steadily add stores in locations that will serve travelers and commuters looking for fresh, on-the-go food and beverage selections in a safe, clean and friendly environment.

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About The Spinx Company:
Founded in 1972 in Greenville, S.C., The Spinx Company operates nearly 80 convenience retail stores throughout South Carolina, and with more than 1,400 employees, it is the largest privately-held retailer headquartered in the state. Spinx is committed to making life easier by fulfilling people’s everyday needs with fresh, on-the-go food, beverages and other convenience products delivered in a safe, clean and friendly environment. Through the Spinx Xtras Loyalty program and the Spinx mobile app, the company offers its loyal customers savings on fuel and special promotions. For more information about Spinx or the Spinx Xtras program, visit the company’s website at www.myspinx.com.

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THE ABERNATHY CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING 

Clemson’s Premier Boutique Hotel Celebrates Grand Opening Event 

CLEMSON, SC | August 17th, 2017 –Clemson’s newest boutique hotel, The Abernathy, celebrated its Grand Opening event on Tuesday, August 15th. The event featured entertainment from the Clemson Cheerleaders and the Clemson Tiger, while guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. The hotel welcomed influencers from the community including Clemson’s Mayor, J.C. Cook, and Clemson Head Football Coach, Dabo Swinney, who has endorsed the hotel. Swinney spoke on The Abernathy’s true Clemson spirit and his connection to the property at the event. “This place is special. Genuinely welcoming. A true sense of belonging,” said Dabo Swinney. 

Named after Clemson’s late, long-time mayor, Larry Abernathy, The Abernathy aims to embody not only the community, but also the spirit of the town, which values southern charm and hospitality.  The Abernathy credits the late mayor as inspiration to reflect the best of Clemson’s past, present and future.  

“We look forward to giving our guests a truly memorable and lasting experience during their time here in Clemson.” Said Gary Cohen, General Manager of The Abernathy. 

With pet friendly accommodations and 41 guest rooms, every guest is treated with the highest level of hospitality and true Clemson Spirit. The Abernathy prides itself on providing the complete “Clemson Experience”, from featuring world famous Clemson Blue Cheese to serving Clemson inspired specialty cocktails.  

The Abernathy allows guests a unique stay in the heart of Clemson with the addition of a luxurious hotel experience,” said Tom Winkopp, owner of Tom Winkopp Realtor and Developer LLC. 

As a part of the celebration, The Abernathy is currently offering a Grand Opening Package for guests which includes special welcome amenities including Clemson’s famous Blue Cheese, a bottle of red wine and a $15 credit toward their TAPs bar and café. For more information visit TheAbernathy.com

 

About The Abernathy 

Located one block from Memorial Stadium at 157 Old Greenville Highway, Clemson, SC 29631, The Abernathy is a new premier boutique hotel that pays homage to the rich history and cherished traditions of Clemson. The Abernathy features 41 guest rooms, along with an array of public spaces including a VIP hospitality suite and TAPS Bar & Café. Named after the late Larry Abernathy, the city’s longtime mayor and university professor, the hotel weaves surprises and delights unique to Clemson throughout the guest experience.  

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Link Apartments West End Celebrates Grand Opening

Greenville, SC| August 17, 2017– Link Apartments West End celebrated its grand opening in Downtown Greenville yesterday. Located at 25 River Street in the Historic West End of Greenville, Link Apartments West End is in the perfect spot for residents to take advantage of all that the city of Greenville has to offer. Restaurants, coffee shops, bars, the Swamp Rabbit Trail, and Falls Park are all within walking distance.

There are 215 apartments available in one or two bedroom layouts. Each apartment is modern in style and maximizes space for urban living. All apartments have EnergyStar appliances, a washer and dryer, USB outlets, and access to a connected parking garage. Other features include oversized windows, spacious closets, and quartz countertops.

Link Apartments West End includes a variety of community amenities such as a saltwater pool with an aqua deck, an open-air rooftop with a chef demo kitchen, an outdoor fire pit, and multiple social spaces. There is also a yoga mezzanine and 24/7 access fitness facility. Pet friendly amenities include a “Link Pets” dog park and dog washing station.

“We are excited to be a part of the Greenville community and the West End with our modern and contemporary apartments,” says Laura White, Director of Marketing for Grubb Properties. “We hope that both our unique amentities and ideal location will make the perfect combination for those seeking to live in downtown Greenville.”

For more information on Link Apartments West End, please visit www.linkwestend.com or call 864-520-1679

ABOUT LINK APARTMENTS WEST END Link Apartments West End is a new apartment community developed by Grubb Properties, a leader in multifamily and commercial real estate management and development throughout the Southeast. Link Apartments is located at the corner of Rhett and River Streets in the Historic West End of Greenville.

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Hartness Breaks Ground on First Home and Welcome Center

August 8, 2017 | GREENVILLE, SC – Hartness, the Upstate’s newest and most iconic Traditional Neighborhood Development, is pleased to announce that it has officially broken ground on their first model home, “The MacMillan.” This model home will also serve as the community’s Welcome Center. Milestone Custom Homes, one of the exclusive builders at Hartness, is constructing the home. Sixteen additional homes will be commencing construction over the next two months, showcasing many of the floorplans that are available to interested families. Each home design may be customized to suit individual tastes, ensuring the buyer’s absolute delight. The Hartness exclusive builders are also happy to design/ build custom plans for families wishing to go that route.

 

The MacMillian rendering is pictured above.

Director of construction Jim McCoy stated, “We are very eager to begin vertical development of the Hartness project! It’s extremely exciting to think that more than twenty homes, both models and custom builds, will be in frame this fall. We feel that by having nine models in Phase One, the Hartness family is demonstrating their commitment to this project, and to our customers, who want to see these homes articulated. With asphalt on the streets and the models underway, the vision is becoming reality.”

Lew Oliver, world renowned planner and designer, is crafting the Hartness Community plan. Homes will be situated within a short walk of restaurants, coffee shops, specialized boutiques, private community parks, trails and amenities. Residents will benefit not only from an easy 5- mile drive to GSP, but also from the obvious attractions of Greenville’s award-winning downtown just 15 minutes away.

“This is an exciting time for our team, and also for those considering Hartness as their home. Homeowners will be able to experience the active lifestyle that our unique community offers, spending more time outdoors with family and friends, immersed in nature and a neighborhood that allows easy access to everything one needs, while leaving the car in the garage” says David Pisano Vice President of Marketing and Sales. “Hartness is raising the bar for living in Greenville. There is nothing comparable to what we are doing.”

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ABOUT HARTNESS
Hartness, located in Greenville, SC, is a Traditional Neighborhood Development designed with walkable blocks kept close to daily conveniences, public spaces and nature. Situated on 440 pristine acres, Hartness offers an array of thoughtfully crafted home types ranging from cottages to estate and manor homes.

For more information, visit www.hartnessliving.com.