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Konnichiwa restaurant leases Main Street space, will open new location in downtown Spartanburg

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Spartanburg, SC – Colliers’ Greyson Furnas, CCIM and Dillon Swayngim represented the landlord in the lease of ±2,000 square feet of retail space at 198 W. Main Street in Spartanburg to Konnichiwa Sushi, Steak & Seafood for the opening of their fifth restaurant location in South Carolina. The Japanese-style restaurant also owns and operates two locations in North Carolina and one in Ohio.

The landlord, F.T. Cantrell Wagons, owns several commercial and residential spaces in downtown Spartanburg.

Konnichiwa will occupy the space next to Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery at the corner of W. Main Street and Daniel Morgan Avenue. Floors two through five of the building are occupied by residential tenants of Main and Morgan luxury apartments, also owned by F.T. Cantrell Wagons.

“Retail and restaurants are on the upswing after COVID-19 shutdowns last year, and Spartanburg is coming back faster than most, recently hitting all major benchmarks for economic recovery,” said Colliers Brokerage Associate Greyson Furnas. “We are seeing increased activity and a renewed interest in retail, restaurant and office sectors related to real estate leasing and sales in the Spartanburg area. The community really stepped up to support local businesses this past year and continues to foster a pro-business mindset that is very attractive for new investment. We are excited to welcome Konnichiwa as another great dining option in the downtown area and look forward to seeing them thrive at this location for many years to come.”

Konnichiwa owners chose to lease the space at 198 W. Main Street in part due to the high visibility and foot traffic this location provides as well as feedback from customers identifying Spartanburg as an in-demand market. The eatery will be within easy walking distance of many downtown landmarks like Morgan Square, the AC Hotel by Marriott, Little River Coffee Bar, RJ Rockers and Cribbs Kitchen, among others.

The restaurant plans to open for business this fall, offering traditional Japanese fare like sushi, bento, hibachi and ramen for dine-in and takeout.


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Greyson Furnas

Brokerage Associate

Spartanburg

I am a Brokerage Associate in Colliers International | South Carolina’s Spartanburg office, specializing in downtown retail and office properties as well as land on both the tenant and landlord side.

Having grown up around real estate as part of the family business and being from the Upstate of South Carolina, my knowledge of this market is strong and has proven to be an asset for my clients over the years.

My understanding and experience working through the financial aspects of the industry also helps me guide clients towards smart business decisions.

I find solving challenges and reaching creative solutions the most rewarding part of brokerage in addition to helping bring new businesses into the upstate and seeing the positive impact they have on the community.

My clients include local and national landlords as well as businesses looking to find their perfect location in the Spartanburg area.

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Dillon Swayngim

Senior Brokerage Associate

Spartanburg

I am a Senior Brokerage Associate in Colliers International | South Carolina’s Spartanburg office, specializing in industrial and flex properties through landlord and tenant representation as well as industrial investment sales. 

I define success in my work as going above and beyond for clients and when the projects that I work on produce a substantial impact on local and regional economic development. My client roster has included large companies such as Amazon, institutional investors and small local businesses. Each of my clients are treated in the same manner as they expect responsiveness, professionalism and market expertise, and I take pride in being able to deliver each for them. Being able to identify operational inefficiencies and identify solutions for my clients is one of my biggest assets.

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