Living the Dream

A longtime entrepreneur and philanthropist who got his start in Greenville will be honored with the dedication of the street where he opened his first gas station.


n 1972, Spinks launched the chain when he bought a gas station at the corner of East Washington and Laurens Road.

Now, Spinx has more than 80 convenience stores across South Carolina and employs more than 1,500 people. The company was named the state’s best place to work in 2022.


“I can’t think of a more philanthropic family to this community, and not simply by dollars of philanthropy but … Stewart’s time on boards and commissions that he has led throughout the many years,” Dillard said.


Spinks thanked his employees and the various city and state officials he has worked with over the years, and said Greenville gave him the opportunity to create a successful business.

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