Recent Downtown Improvements


A trip around Downtown Greenville will show you some private and public-private projects, in part utilizing the City's Downtown Improvement Renovation Grant program, that are completed or nearing completion.

 Old Bond County Jail / Thacker Insurance

Thacker Insurance Service have completed renovations to their new offices on South Third Street that once served as the Bond County Jail.


Smart Center

Greenville University’s SMART Center took the 3-story Masonic Lodge and transformed it into a restaurant, meeting space, business incubator, conference rooms, a podcast studio, a ballroom, and demonstration kitchen. 

In the basement you can find many GU students competing as a part of the University’s new E-Sports program.  



fusion 2/28/24

Heather Edwards and Fusion Dance have made significant progress on their new location at 215 W College.  What was once a hardware store, where now happy feet and smiling faces of all ages learn tap, jazz, tumbling, and more. The building's façade has been updated.



Breck and Janie Nelson have transformed this location into a beautiful and modern shop called Spruce Craft and Collective, offering home goods, décor, and gifts.  Paying special attention to the existing features that made this space so unique, the Nelson family took inspiration for their remodel from the original design of this commercial space.