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Methodical Coffee, climbing gym to open shared space in Upstate

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A Travelers Rest warehouse will become a production and training hub for Upstate coffeehouse chain Methodical Manufactory well as the long-awaited new home for local climbing gym that closed its doors in 2018.

Methodical Coffee, owner of three Greenville coffee shops, purchased the 39,573 square feet of warehousing space off 999 Greer Highway from Grace Church to consolidate the coffee company’s roasting, packaging and shipping operations.

The location will not house a retail coffee shop but will feature a range of other businesses in the space.

“The vision for the new location was conceived to not only benefit Methodical, but almost 14,000 square feet will be leased to other like-minded businesses to create a collaborative environment and will be referred to as the Methodical Manufactory,” Marco Suarez, co-owner of Methodical, said in a news release.

The space has an industrial look with metal rafters, brick walls and a concrete floor. The occupancy date is slated for early October.

A large portion of the warehouse will be used for storage of Methodical’s imported green coffee beans and tea. With larger warehousing space, Methodical will be able speed production of their coffee and teas and expand distribution of the brand’s ready-to-drink cold brew coffee and horchata beverages, according to the release.

Methodical will also locate its Training Lab, a dedicated space used to educate and train baristas and individuals with wholesale accounts, at the warehouse, along with offices for their ecommerce and internal operations. The lab will offer coffee and tea classes as well as play host to public events.

After closing the doors to its 61 Byrdland Drive climbing gym in 2018, the local nonprofit GOAT (Great Outdoor Adventure Trips) moved its youth outdoor leadership center and bike repair shop into a coffee shop on 120 Shaw St. near downtown Greenville.

The coffee shop has sold Methodical products since opening and has helped fund the nonprofit’s efforts to offer underprivileged children and teens opportunities to explore outdoor sports and to work with organization.

Now, plans to reopen the Mountain Goat Climbing Gym will come to fruition in 6,692-square-feet of the Travelers Rest warehouse.

A sliding cost of admission will make indoor climbing accessible to guests from all economic backgrounds, according to the release.

A 3,885-square-foot kitchen space at the Methodical Manufactory can be rented by ghost kitchens seeking Department of Health and Environmental Control approval. Common Pops and Lumineaux will rent out dedicated workspaces and storage areas in the kitchen, which is not open for commissary use.

Additional bays in the kitchen are still available for rent, according to the release, as well as 5,314 square feet in the warehouse as a whole.

Methodical’s purchase is being financed by The Bank of Travelers Rest.

An investor in the building, Joseph Fuduric from Watershed Greenville, will also be the leasing agent for the building.

Reach Molly Hulsey at 864-720-1223.

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