Highly recognized BIN112 restaurant closes in downtown Greer
APR 10, 2018

Highly recognized BIN112 restaurant closes in downtown Greer

BIN112,  a star on Greer’s Trade Street for many years, has closed.

Jason Clark, owner of BIN112, will keep his companion downtown restaurant, Strip Club 104 A Steak House, at 104 E. Poinsett St., open, GreerToday.com has learned.

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Empire Limited Studio sale ends this weekend
DEC 1, 2017

Empire Limited Studio sale ends this weekend

James Carter, the well-dressed gentleman with his signature bow ties, reminds customers and visitors to Greer during the festive weekend, his 50 percent, buy one and get one free, sale ends Saturday.

Carter and his Empire Limited Studio is a successful small businessman our GreerToday and HereInGreer initiative, developed earlier this year, is to support our friends who have supported us for the almost eight years of serving Greer.

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Hotel, garage, retail complex approved by City Council
OCT 11, 2017

A four-story, 100 room Hampton Inn is scheduled to be open in two years at this site.

A four-story Hampton Inn and a multi-level parking garage were unanimously approved by City Council Tuesday night.

The Hilton-branded hotel, with a minimum of 100 rooms, and a 300-space garage is a partnership between Sycamore Greer LLC and the City of Greer. The hotel will be built at the site of the former The Tire Exchange on North Main Street.

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Hotel, parking garage coming to city
SEP 25, 2017

Details for a 100-plus room city hotel, related retail properties and approximately a 300-vehicle parking garage, will be presented at Tuesday’s City Council meeting.

City Administrator Ed Driggers will present the economic development project, code-named “Kaboom”, for a first reading on council’s agenda. Council meetings begin at 6:30 p.m.

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Pedestrian killed by train Saturday is 4th in 4 years in Greer
SEP 3, 2017

Pedestrian killed by train Saturday is 4th in 4 years in Greer

The Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office has identified a pedestrian who was killed at a railroad crossing Saturday morning in Greer.

Tina Yvonne Robinson, 60, of Greer was struck and killed by a train at the intersection of North Line Street and East Poinsett Street about 6:30 a.m., according to coroner Rusty Clevenger. Robinson was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Foothills Art Glass must vacate 300 Trade Street for a boutique bank
JUN 28, 2017

Eddie Donald has 18 days to leave Foothills Art Glass, a business he has owned for 22 years at 300 Trade Street.

Eddie Donald spent 22 years in downtown Greer building his Foothills Art Glass business.

Donald, who has an unwritten monthly lease for $1,000 at 300 Trade Street, learned he is to vacate the building by July 15.

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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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