Local Business Briefs
Published 10:00 pm Monday, April 3, 2017
► Former Bank of America building sold to Calidus Holdings, LLC
The former Bank of America building at 203 Pacolet St., Tryon has been sold to Calidus Holdings, LLC out of Palm Beach, Fla. The group bought the building, which is occupied by Andwin Corp. currently, for $575,000, according to Calidus Holdings, LLC CEO Jonathan Cameron-Hayes. Cameron-Hayes said Calidus plans to make several more investments in the future in North Carolina and South Carolina.
► A Taste of Olives and Grapes to hold grand opening April 14
A Taste of Olives and Grapes in the former Daniel Dry Goods location at 158 N. Trade St. in Tryon is holding their grand opening on Friday, April 14 from 1 to 6 p.m. The business, owned by Kimberly and Ron Tarach, will offer food, desserts, and beverages made with imported olive oils, balsamic vinegars and spices. Local wine and beer will be served at the grand opening in addition to Easter treats for children.
► Ingles recognizes Eric Freeman for 20 years of service in Landrum
Robert P. Ingle II, chairman of the Ingles grocery store board, and James Lanning, Ingles president and CEO, recently recognized employee Eric Freeman at the Landrum Ingles, for 20 years of service. Freeman, a customer service clerk, was one of the first hires the Landrum Ingles made when the store opened in 1997, according to Brittany Edmonds, customer service manager at Ingles.
► Hollywild in Inman will not open for 2017 season
Hollywild, a nonprofit zoo in Inman, S.C., said they would not open for the 2017 season. According to Hollywild chairperson Tim Todd, it is unlikely the park will reopen to the public. The park had a fire in 2015 that killed 27 animals. A fundraising drive was held in 2016 to try to keep the park open. The park typically opens in March but was delayed in January after park executive director Kim Atchley resigned. A team of volunteers will continue to assist staff members in caring for the animals.