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The new Marshalls in Lynncroft shopping center on May 8, 2018. (Molly Mathis/The Daily Reflector)


By Michael Abramowitz
The Daily Reflector

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

One of the nation’s leading off-price retailers opens in Greenville on Thursday, leading a list of new businesses in Greenville that offer a variety of fashion, dining, recreation and other services to the growing community while adding more jobs in the process.

The new 22,000-square-foot Marshalls, located in the Lynncroft shopping center at 3160 Evans St., will celebrate its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting at 7:30 a.m and open for shopping from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. In celebration of its new Greenville location, Marshalls will present a $10,000 donation to The Center for Family Violence Prevention.

“Our newest store in Greenville will offer an ever-changing selection of high-quality and brand-name merchandise at the prices that Marshalls is known for,” said Tim Miner, company president. “Our buyers create a broad and exciting mix that offers exceptional values, and we’re excited to bring this experience to a new neighborhood. We know our Greenville customers will find the selection and values that Marshalls is known for every time they shop.”

The new location will feature The Cube, an in-store boutique of contemporary fashions and single-queue checkout for faster shopping, Milner said. Shoppers will find designer merchandise for men, women and children, footwear, beauty, accessories and home merchandise. 

Regular store hours are 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays.

The retail store will add 60 full- and part-time jobs to the Greenville economy, corporate spokeswoman.Katie Babb said. 

“When we open new stores, we look for areas with the right mix of demographics and characteristics, including families with children, home ownership and a thriving thriving retail interest where shoppers are fashion-oriented and also value-oriented,” Babb said. “Considering all those factors, Greenville is a perfect location for Marshalls.”

The retail site was the former home of a Lowes supermarket. It has been split and reconstructed to accommodate Marshalls and a second site for Michael’s crafts store, which is scheduled for its grand opening this summer. 

Hungry shoppers can head to Dickinson Avenue, one of the fastest-growing retail and dining sections of downtown Greenville, to check out the menu at Smashed Waffles, 718 Dickinson Ave. The offbeat eatery concept of principal owners Justin Cox and Hunter Harrison features a variety of waffles, “waffle-wiches,” minis and ice cream waffle-wiches. Lattes and coffee — including cold-brew coffee and spicy hot espresso — top the beverage selections. Call 364-2872 or visit online at www.smashedwaffles.com.

Also coming this summer, Brandon and Taylor Qualls, owners of the new Ford and Shep Restaurant set to open this month next to Smashed Waffles at 718 Dickinson Ave., have come up with a recreation idea unique in the city.

Stumpy’s Hatchet House, a 4,600-square-foot hatchet-throwing center (think darts, but with hatchets) will open just down the street from the eatery, at 814 Dickinson Ave. The center will feature 10 hatchet-throwing lanes surrounded by a Vermont lodge setting suitable for relaxation, entertaining and parties, Brandon Qualls said. When not throwing, friends are invited to gather in the common area at large farm tables and couches. Catering packages will be available and guests are welcome to carry food in, while snacks, beverages and ice will be available on site. For more information visit online at https://stumpyshh.com or call Brandon and Taylor Qualls at 751-3472.

Sup Dogs at 213 E. Fifth St. in Greenville is finishing its expansion next to the ECU campus this summer with a 1,200-square-foot rooftop dining addition. The restaurant will add a full bar and kitchen on the second story. Founded in 2008 by Derek Oliverio and wildly popular with the student and alumni crowd, Sup Dogs serves specialty all beef hot dogs along with made-from-scratch burgers. The new addition is scheduled to open early this summer but is open for normal business during the construction phase. Call 752-7682 for more information.

Another new business location in Greenville is Elite Pools and Hardscapes, originally established on Eastern Pines Road, now with a new retail location at 1842 Progress Road, just off U.S. 264 Alternate in Greenville. The company, under leadership of principal owner Brian Schutz, installs and renovates custom in-ground vinyl and fiberglass pools, manufactured by River Pools. Elite also provides pool maintenance and cleaning services. Call 689-6557 or visit online at www.facebook.com/Elite-Pools-Spas-Hardscapes-Greenville-NC.

Contact Michael Abramowitz at mabramowitz@reflector.com or 252-329-9507.