Besides XSport, Malnati's and the new Physicians Immediate Care, Jimmy Green's Tavern (which we posted about a couple of weeks ago) will also be opening up shop soon at 825 S. State. Although we don't know a ton about the Tavern or when it will be opening, if you're interested there is a little peaking hole in the front window that allows you to see the progress of the place. The skeleton of the bar is up, so it should be fun to see how it progresses.
However, not all is golden in this retail development. Directly south of XSport was a restaurant that catered to people interested in healthy, quality food called UFood (at 823 S. State). For some reason that concept didn't work (rumor had it the owner had issues with the franchise). After that a similar looking restaurant generically called The Grill opened up with a similar look, but a new sign and a less healthy menu. That didn't last very long. The space is empty and lease signs are in the window.
Better luck to the other new businesses coming to South State street.