Parking in the Greer central business district has the same number of spaces available today as it did yesterday.
The Board of Architectural Review (BAR) tabled ruling on Alan Fore´s request this morning to have two of his properties – 117 Trade Street and 118/120 Victoria Street – approved for fence designs that would essentially prohibit public vehicles from parking at his businesses.
The full Greer Board of Architectural Review (BAR) has been asked to attend Tuesday’s 10 a.m. meeting at Greer City Hall to hear a property owner’s request to enclose two central business district properties with fencing and thus prohibit public access.
Alan Fore´, owner of the property at 117 Trade Street and 118/120 Victoria Street, has requested the five-member BAR to accept his plans to secure his properties.
The B. A. Bennett & Co. Insurance building at 101 Trade Street was getting a new roof and its exterior pressure washed Monday. The building is circa 1923. There were no delays in traffic on Trade or Poinsett streets throughout the day.
Bill Ryman spent Tuesday washing and cleaning the City of Greer’s street sweeper for the evening’s Touch A Truck event on Trade Street.
Greer police had a patrol car, city fire truck, CPW bucket truck, towing truck, and a school bus were among the vehicles on display.
Trade Street will be closed between Poinsett Street and The Davenport from 5 – 8 p.m. this evening for Tuesdays on Trade Touch A Truck. A variety of trucks from the city’s public services, including police and fire, will be on display.
Touch A Truck has been one of the more popular events held downtown to spur interest for families to bring their children and visit merchants and restaurants.
Nate Monroe, exploring in the dark with only a light on his work helmet, knew immediately he had a pure find of early 20th Century Greer architecture and business culture at the Reese Building at 217 Trade Street.
Lisa Hawkins Lynn found inspiration in a 16-year-old girl’s mission to build churches abroad. Leanna Morris, through Samaritan’s Purse, is raising money to build churches, about $15,000 each, in countries like Egypt, India, Bolivia or third-world nations.
Lynn is all-in supporting Morris and her ministry. "Marne Hannon asked me to help, so when introduced me to Leanna, I instantly knew I wanted to be a part of this bigger picture." said Lynn.
Hundreds of runners toured downtown Greer Saturday as they participated in the Earth Day Run.
Imagine a sauna in a bank vault. You can count that as money in the bank, as far as Randy Jones is concerned.
Jones, owner of the former Bank of Greer at 116 Trade Street, told the Board of Architectural Review that will be among a wholesale of renovations to the historical property that will serve as his residence and business. He is also renovating a second property at 114 Trade Street into an insurance business with extra office space that may be leased.
ACME General Store closed its doors and turned out the lights to the public for the final time Wednesday.
Remaining merchandise and equipment were moved to the bottom floor for an auction that would bring about one-quarter of the retail price. Clothing, shoes, games and toys, candy and store equipment mostly remained.
An onsite auction at ACME General Store will be held Wednesday at 6 p.m. Furnishings, fixtures and remaining merchandise will be sold.
The auction follows one week the owners Chris and Denise VandenBerghe announcing the store’s closing with a going out of business sale. Some fixtures and furnishings were being removed last Thursday, hours after an email was sent about the store’s closing.
A transformation has taken place with The Shoppes On Trade.
Kendra Glenn, Shoppes General Manager (211 Trade Street), has 37 vendors selling a variety of merchandise and $5 massages on Fridays. More vendors are expected to display their merchandise in the coming weeks.
Greer-based Nashville recording artist, the Arvie Jr. Band, will be rolling into downtown on Saturday, March 9 to perform at Rhythm & Brews. This will be their first local performance since Jan. 26 and feature three consecutive dates in three different Greer nightspots.
After Rhythm & Brews the band performs March 16 at The Mason Jar from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. and March 29 at The Strip Club from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
New York City musician Christine Santelli’s southern tour will bring her to The Stomping Grounds on Thursday, Feb. 28 from 7-9:30 p.m.
Santelli’s “Dragonfly” was named co-Album of the Year by Deep Roots Magazine. The magazine’s video of the month is a piano and vocal version of “Find My Home” from her album.
“Dragonfly” was a result of a project in the summer of 2010 when she wrote or videotaped 100 original songs in 100 consecutive days. Fifteen of these originals were recorded for her first solo acoustic album.
She has toured the world (South Africa, Norway, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, France and Spain) and released 8 CDs over her career that spans more than two decades.
Santelli's southern tour takes her to Johnson City and Nashville, Tenn., Athens and Savannah, Ga., and Silverhill and Mobile, Ala.
Stomping Grounds is at 208 Trade Street. Call 354-1174.
Jessica McIlvenny is painting downtown blue, orange and black.
The former Rexall signage above The Greer Drug Co. at 200 Trade Street is getting a facelift with its original signage featuring its blue and orange color scheme. And McIlvenny will do the honors
The City of Greer Parks and Recreation Department will offer a new Movie Series inside the newly renovated Cannon Centre in May and August. The new series will complement the Moonlight Movies Series held in City Park June and July.
The department is asking the public for help in naming the series, which has been designed for a 17-and-older-only crowd.
The 9th annual Oyster Roast & Shrimp Boil has added a Pig Pickin’ at this year’s event scheduled Friday, Feb. 22 from 6-9 p.m. at the 209 Depot Street warehouse.
Tickets are $35 for chamber members and $40 for non-members. Tickets sold after Feb. 18 are an additional $10 for each guest. The price includes all you can eat oysters, shrimp boil, pig pickin’ and beverages including soda, beer and wine.
Denise VandenBerghe isn’t taking any chances on the world ending Friday – 12-21-2012.
Wild Ace Pizza and Pub is hosting an End of the World After Party and breakfast buffet. The party is 10 p.m. Friday and lasts until 2 a.m. Saturday with an all-you-can-eat buffet. A Bloody Mary bar and champagne mimosa will be featured.
Greer Station Association selected its 2013 board of directors and set its agenda for next year.
GSA is coming off a successful year with its majestic Greer Station Windows campaign decorating the historic downtown area. The Stomping Grounds was voted first place with its presentation.
Santa might want to consider downtown Greer as a substation to the North Pole.
Storefronts, courtyards and rooftops were sparkling in all their elegance Tuesday night for the Greer Station Windows event. Stores, already fashionably decorated, added a few more sparkles, baubles and greenery.