“People start going with the best product in the most vibrant markets,” Ron Anderson says of investors snatching up office towers in Greenville and under-developed mixed-use blocks in Columbia. “They really started pouring into Greenville and Columbia—in Columbia a little bit earlier, in the last 18 months.”
Work has begun on renovations of the historic Ensor Building in the BullStreet neighborhood, located at 2180 Boyce St. between Spirit Communications Park and the First Base Building. The building was originally a research laboratory for the Ensor Research Foundation, founded in 1945, to make improvements in mental health patients. It was later a morgue until the late 1990s.