Spinx Market in downtown Greenville cleared for late-night hours: Board of Zoning Appeal notes

Here’s a recap of the city of Greenville Board of Zoning Appeals meeting on June 13.

Approved, with conditions: Spinx Market hours

The planned Spinx Market & Eatery brought an application before the board for a special exception permit. The permit requested permission for the business to operate after midnight. Spinx plans to be open seven days a week from 5 a.m. to 2 a.m.

The market would be located at 659 S. Main St. in the West End. The location was formerly home to Cook’s Station, which moved to Buncombe Street.

Greenville-based The Spinx Company primarily operates gas stations and car washes, along with convenience stores that feature grab-and-go food such as fried chicken, wraps and sandwiches.

The downtown market is a new concept for Spinx featuring food as well as on-site beer and wine consumption. The market will not sell gas. It projects alcohol sales to make up about 5% of its sales.

One of the questions the board deliberated over was the function of the business, including whether the market should be classified as a restaurant or bodega due to the intention to sell alcohol for consumption on the premises.

Bryan Zeiger, vice president of retail formats for The Spinx Company, was present to answer questions. He said the market will be a grab-and-go concept with no servers. The intent is for customers to order on-site alcohol from a separate register. They would not be able to start a tab and could only order an additional beverage by making another purchase.

Additionally, Zeiger said, sale of on-site alcohol would cut off at 11:30 p.m., with consumption cut off at midnight. Spinx proposed to end the sale of packaged alcohol for off-site consumption at 2 a.m.

Members of the community expressed concerns about late hours, alcohol sales and safety.

The board unanimously approved the application, finding it consistent with the GVL2040 Comprehensive Plan and surrounding businesses. The approval included the condition that packaged alcohol sales end at midnight. The board also required Spinx have security present between midnight and 2:15 a.m. for the first 60 days of business, with a review at the 60-day mark by the city’s police department. At that point, if required, it may be reviewed for a six-month period.

The Spinx Company operates more than 80 locations in the Carolinas. Its headquarters is near the corner of Laurens Road and East Washington Street in Greenville.

Approved: Variances for upcoming day care center

Two applications were submitted by Michael Persky and Hay Halton, LLC. requesting deviation from two separate rules outlined in the Greenville Development Code. The site is at the intersection of Halton and Haywood roads in East Greenville on land that was previously undeveloped. A day care center is planned.

The board granted permission for a higher retaining wall and a shorter setback from the road due to the topography of the site.

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