Overbrook Village Brings New Retail, Restaurants, Residential to East North Street in Greenville
Sep 25, 2020 11:16AM
By David Dykes
A new mixed-use development, Overbrook Village, has broken ground at 1503 E. North St., bringing new restaurants, retail, and residential units to the former Lime Cola Bottling Company property in the heart of two of Greenville’s oldest neighborhoods.
Bordering both the Overbrook Historic District and Greenline-Spartanburg Neighborhood, the new project from an investment group coordinated by The Norman Resource Group (NRG) at the corner of East North and Chestnut streets combines three commercial retail spaces with eight residential townhomes that will start at $369,900. The project is slated for completion in early 2021.
The three-story townhomes featuring three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms will offer new residents the walkable lifestyle Greenville’s city planners have been working toward for more than 15 years in CBD-adjacent neighborhoods while also creating additional jobs within walking distance of current residents.
On the same property, C.O.R.E. Grow Strong will move from its East Washington Street location to the fully redeveloped 4,200-square-foot, two-story former Lime Cola Bottling Company building that fronts East North Street.
Owner Currie Gossett will open a fitness studio and plant-based market in addition to her current athleisure retail offerings. Behind the studio, two contiguous buildings offer opportunities for a restaurant, coffee shop, or salon in two spaces measuring 2,694 and 2,100 square feet.
Bob Barreto, managing partner and project developer, previously worked with Greenline-Spartanburg in 2016 through nonprofit Genesis Homes to donate one of the first Net Zero homes to Greenville, providing its residents with an eco-efficient home that generated enough energy through the various renewable energy technologies and design to be completely self-sufficient for its entire first year.
“We’ve worked with the neighborhood association and leaders to ensure this project contributes to the overall wellness of the surrounding communities and its residents,” Barreto says. “One way we’re looking to involve current residents is through holding a walk-up job fair for the retail and restaurant spaces to be sure we’re serving the needs of the community.”
While residential revitalization of the Overbrook area and Greenline-Spartanburg community has been underway since the early 2000s, the retail market servicing the communities hadn’t experienced the same resurgence until more recently, with the additions of restaurants, such as the nearby Fork and Plough, and several storefront upfits and new tenant additions along East North Street.
The residential portion of Overbrook Village is being marketed by Coldwell Banker Caine, and the commercial spaces are listed by Cortney Carter with Collett.