A new commercial development in Greenville brings together tenants from across the health and wellness community to create a “wellness campus” concept unique to the state.
base camp is billed as a collaborative community of doctor’s offices, a gym, a possible restaurant and more, which the developers say will “support all aspects of health.”
The Laurens Road campus at the corner of Blair Street is the work of David Jolson, Founder of Upstate Spine and Sport, and Mary Brittain Blankenship, Founder of Spruce MD Integrative Medicine, who will both serve as anchor tenants in the space.
“The way we envision it, someone could come onto campus and get a massage, have a cup of coffee with friends or eat a healthy bite, go to their doctor or nutritionist, maybe do acupuncture, and then exercise. ‘ Jolson said. “Or any number of combinations. We are creating a place where hopefully people can make a day out of it while supporting local businesses and improving their overall health and well-being.”
Construction work has already begun, and the campus is expected to open in the fall. In addition to the two anchor tenants, the Alloy Personal Training Center has come on board, with three additional tenants yet to be announced.
The concept of a wellness campus grew out of the idea of creating an actual wellness center in Greenville, but Jolson and Blankenship, neither of whom were developers prior to starting this project, realized that a campus that shares a wellness theme could have it Achieving the goal and at the same time enabling each company to work independently.
“Spruce Integrative Medicine is one of the best in the country when it comes to integrative medicine,” said Jolson, “and we don’t want to blow our own horn, but we’re also quite unique in what we do. So we felt like we had unique clinics and companies. We can never do what they do at the level they do and vice versa, so it became logical that everyone still controls how we treat people while still having that underlying vision of a shared community to have.”
Among the tenants
Upstate spine and sports
The Pain Relief and Performance Clinic offers treatments from chiropractors, massage therapists, acupuncturists, and stretch therapists. The clinic serves as the Official Team Chiropractor of Furman University, Greenville Drive, Hincapie and the Greenville Triumph. It specializes in treating back pain, sciatica, neck pain, headaches and shoulder pain.
Fichte MD Integrative Medicine
Alternative medicine practice focuses on nutrition and emotional well-being and uses non-invasive treatments whenever possible. Its namesake, “Integrative Medicine” is the practice of combining conventional and alternative therapies to treat disease and chronic conditions.
Alloy personal training
This specialty gym has been providing group personal training for more than 30 years and focuses on creating unique workout routines for individuals of all fitness levels. Rather than hiring a personal trainer for a one-on-one session, small groups receive the same attention of a personal trainer while maintaining the motivation of a class-like setting.
Three lots remain open in the community, including a 1,500 square foot lot, a 2,000 square foot lot and a 2,240 square foot lot.