Uptown Greenville getting a face-lift with more jobs coming

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT)- 129 jobs are coming to Uptown Greenville.

The move is a huge win for the district working to maintain buildings already in place, while growing opportunities available in the area.

$1.1 million will be used to renovate the vacant building to better suit the largest employer to relocate uptown.

This move will not only improve the working environment for Trillium employees, but the feel in the district overall.

“When we add to the daytime fabric, we’re creating more foot traffic for our restaurants, we’re adding to the vitality and we’re offering for the potential to capture more commerce for our small business owners,” said Bianca Shoneman, Uptown Greenville Director.

Dickinson Avenue Public House is another business that took a risk in uptown, which they say is paying off.

“We always thought one day Greenville would revitalize downtown and the strives that Uptown Greenville has done over the next decade, really that’s coming to fruition right now,” noted Brad Hufford, of Dickinson Avenue Public House.

Since opening six months ago, their business has continued to grow.

Now with the influx of people in the area, they are looking to continue by adding lunch hours to accommodate Trillium employees.

“The impact of having nearly 130 folks that are all having lunch breaks and wanting to eat at an uptown restaurant I think would be huge for us,” said Hufford.

Uptown Greenville plans to continue expanding both businesses already in place and others interested in setting up shop.

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