Anderson breaks ground on new hotel, officials hope to spur more economic development

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ANDERSON, SC (WSPA) – Construction is officially underway on a brand new hotel in Downtown Anderson that city officials hope will spur more growth in their city.

The brand new hotel will triple the rooms in the city, bringing more people downtown throughout the year.

Local business owners told 7 News they are excited to see development and more foot traffic on the south end of town. While city officials believe once complete, this project will continue to attract large developers.

“Everything on Main Street is spoken for and now we are really seeing these big developments take off. This project was three years in the making, another even longer so we are hoping to have as many cranes up in the air as possible, that’s the goal,” Anderson City Manager David McCuen said.

The location eliminated roughly 50 parking spaces, so the city will be investing $5 million for a brand new parking garage behind the hotel, which will have 250 spaces.

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