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SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Drayton Mills Marketplace, a first-its-kind, mixed-use commercial space, announced on Thursday four anchor tenants, including a new concept from noted Upstate restaurateur Rick Erwin. Drayton Mills Marketplace is the commercial portion of the Drayton Mills project, which also includes 289 luxury loft apartments with 70 unique floor plans, an event center and a 3-mile greenway trail.
The project is being developed by Spartanburg-based Montgomery Development Group in conjunction with Charlotte, N.C.-headquartered TMS Development.
John Montgomery, CEO of Montgomery Development Group, said Thursday’s announcement marks a milestone in the renovation of the historic mill site and in the continued development of Spartanburg and its surrounding communities. “With a world-class restaurant, a high-end coffee roaster and corporate headquarters, a top-of-the-line yoga studio, and the regional offices of a national leader in industrial development, we are off to a wonderful start at Drayton Mills Marketplace,” Montgomery said. “These anchor businesses represent the caliber of tenant Spartanburg can continue to expect from us. We are so fortunate that they’ve chosen to call Drayton Mills home, and we look forward to building on this momentum.”
Thursday’s announcement is expected to have significant impact on Spartanburg and the surrounding communities. Spartanburg County Councilman David Britt, who leads council’s Economic Development Committee, described Drayton Mills as a transformative project for Spartanburg and the surrounding communities. “From its 20th century roots, Drayton Mills has developed into a 21st century model for redeveloping an historic property,” Britt said. “These types of mixed-use developments not only provide residents with a unique place to live, work and relax, but they show that Spartanburg County is a place that values historic properties while continuing to innovate and provide an unparalleled climate for businesses to thrive.”