RHEDC to have monthly board meeting Tuesday
The Rock Hill Economic Development Corp. will hold its monthly board meeting at noon Tuesday.
The public meeting will be at Rock Hill City Hall Room 373. Copies of the agenda are available at City Hall. For details, call 329-7090.
Flagship purchases three office buildings
Flagship Capital Partners this week announced it has acquired three fully-leased medical office buildings in Rock Hill, near Piedmont Medical Center. The properties are located at 197 and 205 Piedmont Blvd. and 223 S. Herlong Ave. Altogether, the space totals 42,200 square feet.
The buildings were acquired from Piedmont Development Associates and were represented by Jason Tuttle of Coldwell Banker The Tuttle Co.
For more about Flagship Capital Partners, visit the Web site www.flagshipcapital.com.
Lancaster chamber moving offices
LANCASTER -- The offices of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce, the Credit Bureau and Lancaster Collection Bureau are moving.
After 33 years in its current North Main Street location, the chamber's new address will be 453 Colonial Ave., about two blocks off Main Street, in the building formerly occupied by attorney Don Rushing.
"We have been exploring options in building a new facility for the chamber for a number of years," chamber Chairman Jay Rainey said in a statement. "But our chamber board of directors believes this is the right move for our operations at the present time."
The chamber expects the move to be complete during the month of February.
The chamber's contact information will remain the same. Address: P.O. Box 430. Phone: (803) 283-4105. Fax: (803) 286-4360. E-mail: email@example.com.
Developer loses claim over Clemson auto park
COLUMBIA -- A federal judge ruled Thursday against a Florida developer who said state officials and BMW conspired to force him out as developer of an automotive research park in Greenville.
In his 54-page ruling, Judge G. Ross Anderson Jr. said real estate developer Cliff Rosen failed to provide evidence supporting his claims and that BMW has a right under the First Amendment to try to influence public officials.
Rosen sued BMW in 2005, claiming he lost millions when the carmaker conspired with Clemson University and state officials to exclude him from the deal to develop the International Center for Automotive Research -- a 250-acre park under development along Interstate 85.
In court filings, BMW denied Rosen's allegations and said the developer made millions of dollars because of the increased value of his land near the research park being developed by Clemson and BMW.