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Stomping Grounds: Somebody had to be the brick and mortar in Greer's downtown renaissance
JUN 21, 2017

Lisa Garland's imagination was virtually her guide during her first days in Greer.
 

I was visiting with Robyn Zimmerman at the Stomping Grounds on Tuesday when she paused on the way out marveling at the quaintness of the multi-dimensional coffee shop, its décor and mostly the customer-friendly atmosphere.

I described Lisa Garland, owner/operator of Stomping Grounds Coffee House and Wine Bar, as the epicenter of Greer’s downtown renaissance. Lisa’s store is at 208 Trade Street.

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Kim's Fabrics changes hours to better serve customers
JUN 19, 2017

Kim McAbee, and her mother, Nancy, serve customers at the store on Friday,
 

Kim McAbee has posted new hours for Kim’s Fabrics and More.

The fabric shop, at 228 Trade Street, posted signage it would be open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday.

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Train Depot sold, railroad company to become a tenant
JUN 5, 2017

The Historic Train Depot building has been sold and a railroad company will become a new tenant.
 

The Historic Train Depot building has been sold and a railroad company will become a new tenant.

The 7,442 square foot building at 300 Randall Street was sold for $628,960 to Letchworth Properties, a limited liability company with its agent in Greenville.

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Family Fest is the top draw in the Upstate this weekend
MAY 4, 2017

Chase Bryant, the Family Fest entertainment headliner, has just performed with Brad Paisley’s “Life Amplified Tour”.
 
 
 
 
 

• Kids activities

• Entertainment schedule

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Randall Street first up for infrastructure replacement in May
APR 26, 2017

Randall Street first up for infrastructure replacement in May

Randall Street will be the first downtown street to undergo water and sewer line replacement beginning in the latter part of May.

Greer CPW Commissioners approved $380,535 to Dillard Excavating Co. Inc. for the first phase of the estimated $4 – $4.5 million project to replace the central business district’s aging infrastructure and incorporate a new streetscape appearance. Some of the downtown infrastructure is more than 100-years old, city officials said.

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Video: Inaugural Greer Trade Day report
APR 12, 2017

Video: Inaugural Greer Trade Day report

View Alex Love’s report on Greer Trade Day and what shoppers and vendors said of the inaugural event.

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Chase Bryant to headline Family Festival
APR 7, 2017

Chase Bryant, 24, is the youngest headliner at the Greer Family Festival.
 

Chase Bryant is the headline performer for the 33rd Annual Pelham Medical Center Greer Family Festival Friday and Saturday, May 5-6, throughout downtown Greer and City Park.

Bryant, 24, will perform a concert on May 6 at 7:30 p.m. He is the youngest entertainer to headline the festival.

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Chon Thai Restaurant now open in downtown's Restaurant Row
MAR 14, 2017

Doh King has opened Chon Thai Restaurant at 219 Trade Street.
 

The soft opening for Chon Thai Restaurant has been short-lived.

Doh King, owner of downtown Greer’s first Thai food restaurant, has opened for lunch and dinner at 219 Trade Street.

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Upscale restaurant, with outdoor dining, coming downtown
FEB 22, 2017

Michelle Scruggs, above, said an upscale, fine-dining restaurant will open at 109 Trade Street in the second quarter.
 

A fine dining restaurant is locating on Trade Street and will open in the second quarter.

Michelle Scruggs told GreerToday.com the tentative date for the restaurant’s opening is in the second quarter and the name has been narrowed to two.

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BIN112, The Strip Club 104 earn more top dining awards
FEB 11, 2017

Jason Clark's restaurants recognized by Top 10 Diners Choice awards.
 

Jason Clark’s two downtown restaurants, ­ BIN112 and The Strip Club 104 A Steak House, were both honored as Top 10 Diner’s Choice in Greenville.

OpenTable Diner’s Choice selections are based on metropolitan areas, which makes Clark’s honors more noticeable.

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Mike Bullock returns to barber shop just 10 days after heart event
JAN 30, 2017

Mike Bullock is all smiles as he gives customer Wes McKenzie a trim Monday.
 

A crowd of shaggy-haired customers welcomed Mike Bullock back to work today.

Bullocks Barber Shop, at 225 Trade Street, has been closed since Bullock had a pre-dawn heart attack at home on Jan. 20. A sign on the door was placed signaling customers he would be back at work Monday, as usual.

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Aylestock puts Wild Ace on brewpub map as first brewmaster serving craft beers in downtown Greer
JAN 17, 2017

Jon Aylestock, the brewmaster for Wild Ace Pizza and Pub, stands in front of some of his brewing equipment.
 

 

 

 

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Tunes in the Park, Idol is in the past, International Festival, Railfest back on track for 2017
JAN 11, 2017

Railfest was the newest and among the most popular family-friendly event added to the City of Greer's entertainment schedule.
 

UPDATE:  Tunes in the Park has been picked up for the 2017 season. Only Greer Idol was cancelled for this year.  Dates for this year's Tunes in the Park are below:

June 9th - Carolina Coast Band
June 16th - Tellico
June 30th - Sonbachá
July 7th - The Might Kicks!
July 14th - New River Bluegrass
July 21st - Soulution

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Jennifer Jones begins new era at Citizens Building and Loan, joins elite group of banking CEOs
JAN 5, 2017

Jennifer Jones begins a new era at Citizens Building and Loan as President and Chief Executive Officer.
 

Jennifer Jones, as President and Chief Executive Officer for Citizens Building and Loan, is one of six women holding a position of that magnitude in South Carolina banking.

CBL hired Jones just after graduating Presbyterian College and 16 years later she runs the oldest financial institution in Greer. CBL was founded in 1907.

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New Year's Eve Parties in Downtown Greer
DEC 27, 2016

New Year's Eve Parties in Downtown Greer

There are some great options for celebrating New Year's Eve in downtown Greer.

The Final Countdown NYE Bash with Randomonium
Location:  Grace Hall @ 108 Trade St.
Price:  $25 advance & $30 at the door
Buy Online >>

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Chon, a Thai cuisine restaurant, is opening downtown
DEC 23, 2016

Chon, a Thai cuisine restaurant, is opening in the first quarter of 2017.
 

A Thai cuisine restaurant will open in downtown Greer in the first quarter of 2017.

Chon will be located in the former Greer Station Diner at 219 Trade Street, next door to GreerToday.com

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Greer area merchants make last-minute shopping easy and online
DEC 20, 2016

Barista Alley
 
 

Here are some last-minute gift ideas from greater Greer merchants that may be ordered online or by visiting the businesses before the holidays. Some merchants are offering special deals.

Barista Alley

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Gateway to downtown Greer shines brightly
DEC 10, 2016

The White House Salon is decorated for Christmas as it sits at a gateway into downtown Greer at 200 School Street.
 

The White House Salon is decorated for Christmas as it sits at a gateway into downtown Greer at 200 School Street.

Colt Davis, owner and operator, typically decorates the white house for all holidays and honors military and veterans for all patriotic occasions with flags and red, white and blue bunting.

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Christmas Parade participants, including Gee, brave the cold weather to bring smiles to downtown Greer
DEC 4, 2016

A young beauty queen braved the cold and rainy weather, smiling and waving, while traveling the parade route sitting on the back of a convertible.
 

Despite the cold and rain, the Greer Christmas Parade, kicked off at 2:30 this past Sunday, with nearly 70 entries.

Unfortunately the Blue Ridge High School and Greer High School marching bands were unable to attend due to the weather condition's effect on instruments and uniforms.  Many band members came out to watch the parade and ride on other floats to support their schools.

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Greer Christmas Parade will go on 'rain or shine'
DEC 4, 2016

A rhythmic dancer parades along Poinsett in the 2015 Christmas Parade.
 

The Greer Christmas Parade is scheduled for a 2:30 p.m. start Sunday – rain or shine, according to Greer Relief Executive Director Caroline Robertson.

The weather forecast is calling for 100 percent chance of rain with a high of 45 degrees Sunday.

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