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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.
 

Tunes in the Park and Greer Idol have been eliminated from the Greer Recreation Department’s 2017 programs.

More popular events promoted by the city remain like the International Festival and Movies in the Park and Railfest.

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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
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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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Greer Station Vintage Christmas has 3-day run beginning Thursday
NOV 29, 2016

The Plunder returns to the Greer Station Vintage Christmas

The Greer Station Vintage Christmas is Thursday through Saturday at Grace Hall.

The indoor event will benefit Saved by the Heart, a non-profit for animal rescue serving Greer. Last year’s event helped raise funds for the rescue’s veterinary, food, maintenance bills and foster program.

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Brian Martin's vision of downtown living acknowledged with Mayor's Small Business Award
NOV 28, 2016

Brian Martin was presented the Mayor's Award at the Greater of Greer Chamber of Commerce Business dinner. Martin's family is pictured with Greer Mayor Rick Danner.
 

Brian Martin’s investment into Greer has resonated far beyond the Upstate with his vision of residential growth downtown combined with small businesses.

Martin, an attorney at 212 Trade Street, has five apartments he leases – from studio to two-bedroom – plus two additional one-bedroom units he rents for Airbnb quests.

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Chef Jason Clark shows how to carve and plate your Thanksgiving turkey
NOV 23, 2016

Jason Clark, 2014 and 2016 Restauranteur of the Year, is owner/operator of BIN112 and The Strip Club 104 A Steak House.
 
 
 

• Carving a turkey, step-by-step

Jason Clark, honored as the Restaurateur of 2014 and 2016 in the Upstate, demonstrates how to carve a turkey and present a beautiful plate of food for the family and guests on Thanksgiving.

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Greer wrapped its arms around Cliff Harpst, a WWII hero, who settled in downtown
NOV 21, 2016

“Stories Of The Upstate” host Loyd Ford will feature Cliff Harpst on a Thanksgiving Day online interview.
 

Greer wrapped its arms around Cliff Harpst, a WWII hero, who settled in Greer in 2007

Upon moving to the City of Greer following his wife’s death in 2007, World War II veteran Cliff Harpst became a fixture in the community, weaving tales about his life and war experiences throughout downtown Greer.

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CBL's Tommy Johnson retiring as President/CEO, Jennifer Jones named successor
NOV 14, 2016

J. Thomas (Tommy) Johnson, president and chief executive officer of Citizens Building and Loan (CBL) of Greer, will retire effective Dec. 31.
 

J. Thomas (Tommy) Johnson, president and chief executive officer of Citizens Building and Loan (CBL) of Greer, will retire effective Dec. 31, according to CBL Board Chairman Ralph W. Johnson III. 

CBL Executive Vice President Jennifer T. Jones of Greer has been named to succeed him as president and CEO. 

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Halloween Hoopla at City Park Saturday; See video from Trick or Treat on Trade
OCT 28, 2016

 • Trick or Treat on Trade gallery

Halloween Hoopla is the second Halloween event this week hosted in downtown Greer. Saturday’s event is at City Park.

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Halloween on Trade turned out to be a candy bonanza for trick or treaters
OCT 25, 2016

Stella Ross White hands out candy dressed as an Icee drink. Her grandfather, Mike Bullock, hands out candy at his barber shop.
 

• See gallery here, if you dare.

Trick or treat on Trade has come and gone.

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Trick or treat: Children will be all dressed up haunting downtown Greer
OCT 24, 2016

One of the most original costumes last year was this Shake and Bake design.
 

It’s trick-or-treat on Trade Street and its connecting downtown streets Tuesday.

The annual candy fest, which appears to be doubling each year, officially begins at 5 – 8 p.m.

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CPW completes downtown LED lighting project, customers facing new Rental Light Service agreement
OCT 24, 2016

This is a night photo on Wade Hampton Boulevard showing the completed lighting project.
 

You can see streetscapes and businesses in downtown Greer more clearly now at night.

The City of Greer and Greer Commission of Public Works partnered on the just completed Greer Gateway Lighting Project replacing existing street lights with LEDs. The city purchased the lights and CPW installed the new fixtures. 

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