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November 04, 2021 | Tom Ballard

Former Pepsi building will be first facility in new Greenville, SC innovation district

A 56,000 square foot building in Greenville, SC that once served as a Pepsi Cola Bottling Plant will be transformed into Crescent SC, a planned entrepreneurial innovation district that Hartness Development and a team of local stakeholders is envisioning for the space.

Crescent SC will be created in close partnership with Flywheel, a company founded five years ago in Winston-Salem, NC, that designs and operates innovation centers and which will be the anchor tenant for the redevelopment.  

While the term “co-working space” might be what first comes to mind based on the image of a group of individuals gathered together in one community-oriented hub, Flywheel Founding Partner Peter Marsh shies away from the term. 

“We do provide co-working space as a part of our infrastructure, but our business model is very different,” Marsh says. “We’re totally focused on economic development through stimulating the startup ecosystem . . . especially early stage companies. We’re focused on getting things started.”

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