GREENVILLE, SC (October 20, 2016) – Wyche, P.A. has agreed to sell its current location to The Kessler Collection in a deal that the law firm believes will add to its legacy of positively transforming the community. The Kessler Collection will locate its artistically inspired Grand Bohemian Hotel Greenville where Wyche currently sits overlooking Falls Park and the Reedy River. Wyche will relocate its downtown Greenville office to accommodate the firm’s growth.
Ted Gentry, Chair of Wyche’s Executive Committee, said, “Wyche has been approached many times over the years by developers interested in our home at the base of the Reedy River falls. We have rarely been tempted, but we thought Kessler’s approach was special. Kessler shared our love and vision for this very special place. We are convinced that Kessler will do justice to one of the most beautiful natural settings in any city. Much of downtown Greenville’s growth and development in the last three decades has been due to Tommy Wyche’s vision, leadership, and collaboration with other community leaders. We knew we had a responsibility to continue that tradition. Making it possible for a Grand Bohemian Hotel to come to the heart of Greenville, in a location we have loved and cared for, will help our vibrant city continue to thrive.”
Wyche attorneys have played a key role in the development of many of the most significant projects in downtown Greenville and the Upstate, including The Peace Center, RiverPlace, The Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, Bon Secours Wellness Arena, The Hyatt Hotel, and Heritage Green. In addition, Wyche has been recognized for a history of leadership, as well as visionary ideas, in creating an environment in which the arts have flourished in Greenville, receiving the prestigious Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Governor’s Award for the Arts to acknowledge the firm’s efforts. The Grand Bohemian Hotel Greenville will include an on-site Grand Bohemian Gallery featuring rare and original artwork. This intersection of enhancing Greenville’s physical environment and artistic community presented an exceptional opportunity that Wyche knew would further Greenville’s growing reputation as an international destination.
“The Wyche Firm has been integral in many of the most visionary projects in Greenville’s history. It’s no surprise that Wyche is also central to this exciting development,” said Mayor Knox White.
Wyche has expanded its current building several times, but has reached the capacity of its current space. The firm has been approached about a variety of new office locations to accommodate its growth and is considering its options.
Wyche is a full-service law firm that has practiced law and served the community for 95 years. In that time, Wyche has participated in landmark litigation, served as counsel on cutting-edge transactions, and provided community leadership that has helped shape and drive our region’s growth and success. With offices in Greenville and Columbia, Wyche is the South Carolina member of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms.