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October 8 Meeting Notes

Welcome & MC: Alex Reynolds, Taylors FBC 

Purpose of Meeting: Taylors TownSquare is a place for relationships to be made, to learn from and be inspired by others, and to find common goals for the Taylors community.

Agenda Items: Taylors TownSquare turns 2!  Brief overview of last two years, “Creating Community through Connection” presented by Alex Reynolds; Greenville County Planning Taylors Community Plan Update presented by Scott Park

Creating Community through Connection; click here to view presentation.

Greenville County Planning Commission
The Greenville County Planning Commission presented an update to the Taylors Community Plan meetings held this week, displaying proposals for the Wade Hampton, Main Street, and Mill/Greenway areas including proposed land uses and travel patterns. As you may remember, this process was started over a year ago, and since then we have included a wide variety of public input on these facets in addition to the recently released Taylors branding.

Taylors TownSquare Nonprofit

Taylors TownSquare is in the process of forming a nonprofit that will act as the facilitator for meetings, ideas, finances, etc. A board of directors has been formed  and the bylaws and articles of incorporation are being reviewed by a lawyer. As soon as the documents have been approved, an organizational meeting will be held. For more information, contact Alex Reynolds.

Next Taylors TownSquare Meeting

Wednesday, November 5 
12-1 pm | Taylors FBC Ministry Center (Old Post Office)

Community News

  • The Lions of Trondheim | The Academy of Arts | October 9-11
  • Next Taylors TownSquare meeting, November 5, 12 pm
  • Savvy Restyle Market, November 7, 2-9 pm, November 8, 10 am - 4 pm
  • Disc Golf Park Dedication, November 7, 5:15 pm at the Park at Taylors Mill
  • First Friday at the Taylors Mill, November 7, 6-9 pm
  • Greenville Open Studios, November 7-9 

On October 17, 2012 Taylors TownSquare began its monthly meetings. At the October 8, 2014 meeting, Alex Reynolds, Media Producer at Taylors First Baptist Church and organizer of Taylors TownSquare meetings, gave a brief overview of the last two years as well as a look toward the future of where Taylors is headed. Taylors TownSquare is a place for relationships to be made, to learn from and be inspired by others, and to find common goals for the Taylors community. That has been its goal for the last two years and is the goal today! We are excited to see what the future holds! 

The Lions of Trondheim | The Academy of Arts | October 9-11

Be sure to visit the Academy of Arts at Logos Theatre this weekend to see “The Lions of Trondheim!”

From their website:

Set during the time of Nazi oppression, The Lions of Trondheim tells the captivating and true story of the Norwegian resistance against Hitler-secretly happening in the face of overwhelming odds.

Thursday and Friday | 7 pm

Saturday | 2 pm

More information at their website

Taylors Community Plan on WSPA

View on WSPA.com

Check out the WSPA report on the Taylors Community Plan meetings happening this week! View the full details from County Planning here.

County Planning will offer a brief overview of the most recent round of plans at the Taylors TownSquare meeting on Wednesday, October 8!  We hope to see you there!

This Week in Taylors…

  • Celebrate with us!  Taylors TownSquare turns 2 years old this month and we are celebrating at our monthly meeting!  We hope to see you for cake and a time of seeing old friends this Wednesday at noon.  More here.
  • Let your voice be heard!  Greenville County Planning is hosting a series of community plan meetings on their latest round of proposals. There are still 2 meetings this week, one Tuesday night and one Thursday night. More here. 

This Weekend at the Taylors Mill

There are a few things happening at the Taylors Mill this weekend!

  • Friday | 6-9 pm | First Friday Open Studios with the Taylors Art Group and others in the Taylors Mill, find artists from Doug Young Studios at the entrance, Bryan Hiott near sign 1, with the main collection at sign 3!
  • Friday | 6-8:30ish pm | Dark Corner Diner at Due South Coffee!
  • Friday | 2-9 pm & Saturday | 10 am-4 pm | Savvy Restyle Market at the Taylors Mill, featuring 30+ Local Artisans and Pickers with wide variety of goods.

October Taylors TownSquare Meeting

Happy Birthday Taylors TownSquare!

Wednesday, October 8 | 12:00 pm | Taylors Ministry Center
It’s hard to believe we have been meeting together for two years, but on October 17, Taylors TownSquare turns two! We want to celebrate!  Come for some birthday cake, a time of seeing old friends, and hear about what’s going on in Taylors:
  • Scott Park with Greenville County Planning will present an update regarding the Taylors Community Plan including alternative proposals for Wade Hampton, Main Street, and Mill/Greenway areas. This content will be adapted from their series of upcoming meetings.
  • Get an update about The Park at Taylors Mill! Hear about the community workday and see the next steps.
  • There will be an opportunity for anyone to give a brief update on what has been happening lately with their organization or company, or individually. We want to celebrate all that is going on in the Taylors community!
Join us as we reflect on how far we’ve come and look toward the future! 

Lunch is $8 per person and is payable at the meeting in cash or check made to
Taylors First Baptist Church

Greenville County Planning Upcoming Meetings

Taylors Community Plan Presentations
The following list are dates and times for the next round of community meetings centered on the Taylors Community Plan, noting that the first starts earlier than the others:

  • Mon, October 6 – Brushy Creek Elementary, 6:15-7:30p
  • Tues, October 7 – Brook Glenn Elementary, 6:30-8pm
  • Thurs, October 9 – Taylor Elementary, 6:30-8pm

The presentation will include alternative proposals for the Wade Hampton, Main Street, and Mill/Greenway areas including proposed land uses and travel patterns. As you may remember, this process was started over a year ago, and since then we have included a wide variety of public input on these facets in addition to the recently released Taylors branding. Come out to one of these meetings and offer your feedback towards the final plan!

If there are any questions, please contact Scott Park at spark@greenvillecounty.org or direct by phone at 864 467-7288.

September 2 Meeting Notes

Welcome & MC: Alex Reynolds, Taylors FBC 

Purpose of Meeting: Taylors TownSquare is a place for relationships to be made, to learn from and be inspired by others, and to find common goals for the Taylors community.

Agenda Items: Taylors Community Brand Presentation, Greenville County Planning Commission

Taylors FBC Community Work Day

Taylors TownSquare Nonprofit

Greenville County Planning Commission
The Greenville County Planning Commission presented a Taylors brand as a result of the Taylors Community Visual Preference Survey, questionnaire, and other feedback over the last few months. Based on that feedback, there were several factors to guide the design, including but not limited to:

  • the brand being representative of Taylors as a whole; ageless; bridge between the heritage and the future
  • the brand being flexible across a variety of contexts and applications
  • the brand having the ability to stand alone

The brand presented to us was just a skeleton – it is strong enough to stand on its own but can also be used in a variety of different ways, as Jonathan presented last night. Keep in mind that we are still in the initial stages of this process and this is not in any way a final brand. If you have additional feedback or ideas, contact Scott Park.

Click here to view the Taylors Community Brand Presentation. 

Taylors FBC Community Work Day

As part of Taylors First Baptist Church’s 150th Anniversary Celebration, Taylors FBC, along with Trees Greenville, Greenville County Planning, Taylors Art Group, and others, is holding a Community Work Day at the Taylors Mill. The goal for this day is to build a Disc Golf Course at the end of the mill property. This event is open to all. Invite your neighbors and friends! Saturday, September 20, 8 am until complete. For more information, contact Alex Reynolds.

Taylors TownSquare Nonprofit

Taylors TownSquare is in the process of forming a nonprofit that will act as the facilitator for meetings, ideas, finances, etc. A board of directors has been formed  and the bylaws and articles of incorporation are being reviewed by a lawyer. As soon as the documents have been approved, an organizational meeting will be held. For more information, contact Alex Reynolds.

Next Taylors TownSquare Meeting

Wednesday, October 8 
12-1 pm | Taylors FBC Ministry Center (Old Post Office)

Community News

"An Account of Taylors, South Carolina, 1817-1994" by Jean Martin Flynn has been reprinted! A special thank you to Ann Henson for all her time spent making this happen. If you would like a copy, they will be available for $15 at the Taylors FBC church office. Contact Alex Reynolds to arrange a time to pick up your copy.

September Taylors TownSquare Meeting

Tuesday, September 2 | 7:00 pm | Taylors Ministry Center

On September 2 Scott Park with Greenville County Planning will present an update regarding the Taylors Community Branding they have been working on for many months.

We will also discuss more details about the Taylors Community Work Day on Saturday, September 20. They will be leading the building of a disc golf park at the Taylors Mill and, along with other organizations such as TreesGreenville, will make some other improvements to the entry way into this focal point of our community!
 
Help us spread the word about this meeting!

August 13 Meeting Notes

Welcome & MC: Alex Reynolds 

Purpose of Meeting: Taylors TownSquare is a place for relationships to be made, to learn from and be inspired by others, and to find common goals for the Taylors community.

Agenda Items: Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce, Taylors Mill Properties Update, Taylors TownSquare, Inc. Update

1. Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce with Mark Owens

  • Discussed the example of the Partnership for Tomorrow in Greer, people coming together to do good for the community.  Sees a similar pattern in the formation of Taylors TownSquare
  • 715 Member businesses located throughout the upstate of the Greater Greer Chamber
  • They are the Greater Greer Chamber, not just the Greer Chamber.  They seek to represent the entire area.
  • They host close to 100 networking events per year
  • Host two festivals per year: Greer Family Fest and Oktoberfest
  • Exists to promote local business

2. Taylors Mill Properties Update with Kenneth Walker

  • Question to Kenneth: How did you end up at the Taylors Mill?
  • Started as a place for his electrical business, but saw the value of the historic building. Work thus far has only been possible through the tenants renting.
  • Several New Renters: Ally Coffee, Savvy Restyle Market, WRK GRP, Gypsy Kitchen
  • From aprox. 6 to 75 tenants in 2 years, with 10-12 on waiting list
  • He brought pictures to show
  • Introduced Heidi with the Savvy Restyle Market: Started as a store in Greer, the new space allows vendors to come and setup once a month to sell on First Friday Weekends.  Expanding with a 15,000 square foot space. Open to anyone selling arts, crafts, repurposed goods, etc.

3. Taylors TownSquare, Inc.

We are currently in process of forming a 501(c)(3) compliant nonprofit corporation to operation the current Taylors TownSquare programming in addition to hopefully adding some new ventures.  The corporation has not been formed yet, prospective board members were present and recognized.

Next Taylors TownSquare Meeting

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
7-8 pm | Taylors FBC Ministry Center (Old Post Office)

Community News

  • "An Account of Taylors, South Carolina, 1817-1994"by Jean Martin Flynn has been reprinted! A special thank you to Ann Henson for all her time spent making this happen. If you would like a copy, they will be available for $15 at the Taylors FBC church office. Contact Alex Reynolds to arrange a time to pick up your copy.
  • September 2 TownSquare meeting will be devoted to the Taylors Community Brand Reveal by Greenville County Planning. Contact Scott Park for more information.
  • First Friday at the Taylors Mill, September 5, 6-9 pm
  • Savvy Restyle Market at the Taylors Mill | September 5, 2-9 pm, September 6, 10 am-4 pm
  • Taylors FBC Community Work Day to build Disc Golf Course, September 20, Contact Alex Reynolds

August 13 Taylors TownSquare Meeting

Wednesday, August 13 | 12:00 pm | Taylors Ministry Center

We hope you are having a wonderful summer! We’ve missed seeing you so we are especially excited about the August Taylors TownSquare meeting. We are looking forward to hearing from two influential community leaders:   


Lunch is $8 per person and is payable at the meeting in cash or check made to Taylors First Baptist Church

Email Kaitlyn Ross to RSVP for Lunch by Monday August 11

Coffee is provided courtesy of Due South Coffee

Savvy Restyle Market at the Taylors Mill

Coming up this weekend!

Friday: 2-9 pm & Saturday: 10 am-4 pm

Come support the many local vendors showcaseing their goods at this market.  The entrance is located in the Dock 2 area, just past Bryan Hiott Studios at the Taylors Mill!

The market is for vendors to sell their refurbished or repurposed items, such as furniture, purses, jewelry, art and more. - The Greenville News

Get directions to the Taylors Mill!

Do you know something going on in Taylors? Let us know!

First Friday at the Taylors Mill

Friday Night, August 1, there will be open studios at the Taylors Mill from 6 pm until 9 pm!  There are lots studios open at the Taylors Mill, check out this map to see many of them! Due South Coffee will also be open!

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Be sure to check it out this Friday night!  Here’s how to get to the Taylors Mill

Do you know something going on in Taylors? Let us know!

Tour of the Taylors Mill

This Saturday, leaving form Due South Coffee at 10:30 am

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Have you ever wanted to find out what is inside the Taylors Mill?  As part of the Hampton III Gallery Taylors Mill Exhibition, join owner of Taylors Mill Properties Kenneth Walker for this walking tour of the historic facility, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The tour will look at the following spaces:

Due South Coffee Roasters
WRK GRP
Appalachian Spirit Folk Instruments
Urban Petals
Tessha Zimmerman Dickey
Skivers Bookcraft
Mobili Farm Tables
Mike Vatalaro Studio
William Felton School of Crafts
Bryan Hiott Studio
Doug Young Studio

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