A Significant
Contribution

Jul 27, 2021

Red Hills Market

Constructing New Opportunities in Greenville, Florida

Greenville, Florida is the type of community where new jobs and access to opportunity matters greatly. It’s a small town that harkens back to memories of Mayberry, but those feelings don’t always yield prosperity in such places. However, despite not having major corporations or a booming population, those who call Greenville home take a lot of pride in the businesses there. That’s because in a small town local businesses are more than just somewhere to get groceries and make day to day transactions. In places like Greenville, small businesses have always been the bedrock of the community. That’s why when Greenville Grocery Store sought a contractor to build a new store in Greenville’s historic downtown, Sperry & Associates jumped at the chance to help build such a needed project.

Greenville has a rich history and many charms. Originally founded as a train stop town in 1850, the community has seen many ups and downs over time, but no matter the circumstances residents have always been proud of the place they call home. That shows in community assets like the historic Ray Charles childhood home and the popular Haffye Hayes Park. Now, thanks to the help of a $2 million rural investment grant from the U.S. government, residents will soon have even more to be proud of. Along with a newly completed Senior and Youth Center, the Greenville Grocery Store is being constructed to bring new life and resources to the area.

Projects like the Greenville Grocery Store may represent progress, but it’s also going to build on the fabric that already exists in Greenville. At a recent groundbreaking ceremony, members of the community came out to show their support for the new store and share many stories from the old days of Greenville. In the past, the town had a number of shops and resources that allowed residents to obtain any supplies they may need. However, over time, most of the old stores have vanished. The new Greenville Grocery Store will reverse that trend.

In the coming months, the Sperry team will be constructing this brand new store in the heart of Downtown Greenville. The all new Greenville Grocery Store will occupy 8,000 square feet and bring residents a place to purchase fresh produce and other needed goods. At the groundbreaking ceremony, Sperry Executive Vice President Bart Wells described the project as “a significant contribution to a community that deserves it.” Those in attendance offered applause at those words and at the dirt being turned that day. At first glance it may just look like a grocery store, but to the residents of Greenville and the Sperry team the new Greenville Grocery Store is a chance to help build a better community.

Stay tuned for more updates on the project as construction continues during the coming months!

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