City Council approves purchase of 3 electric people movers
AUG 14, 2018

Three electric vehicles have been approved for purchase by City Council at a cost of $57,403.

Three electric vehicles have been approved for purchase by City Council at a cost of $57,403. The quotes, obtained by city staff, were between the highest and lowest.

City officials reported the low speed vehicles will be used downtown during the streetscape construction. The vehicles have nine-seats, three rows of three bench seats.

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Greer parade: Patriotic fashion, music. Neighbors celebrate July 4th
JUL 4, 2018

Children, all decked out in red, white and blue, line up at the start of the parade. 

It was a perfect morning for the annual Arlington-Davenport July 4th Parade.

Mayor Rick Danner, a parade organizer, introduced his first grandchild, Ruby. Police Chief Matt Hamby led the parade in a Greer Police Department vehicle blaring patriotic music along the one-mile scenic route and scores of children wore red, white and blue fashion while some showed off their wheels. Dogs walked patiently with their best friend and some were carried. There was barking, but none got entangled.

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Musicians Arvie and Bunny Bennett return to Greer to revisit fans and friends
JUN 12, 2018

Arvie Bennett

It has been almost two years since singer/songwriter, Arvie Bennett Jr. and wife Bunny relocated from South Carolina to just outside of Nashville to further their musical career. The path toward their goals has been a long and winding one with lots of detours.

First, Arvie and Bunny decided to give away nearly all of their material possessions in order to live simply and eliminate debt so that Arvie could be a full-time musician. They hired Amish builders to create the shell of a tiny cabin, and then they completed the rest of the interior by themselves.  

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Dave Ramsey: Teach them while they're young
MAY 29, 2018

Dave Ramsey

Dear Dave,

My wife and I want to begin teaching our son how make a budget and live on one. He’s 16, and he has a part-time job and a hand-me-down car. Is this a realistic idea?

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American Legion Post 115 to host Memorial Day Service, Family Fun Day
MAY 25, 2018

American Legion Post 115 to host Memorial Day Service, Family Fun Day

American Legion Post 115 and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 115 in Greer will host a Memorial Day Service and Family Fun Day from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday at Victor Veterans Memorial Park.

 Greer Mayor Rick Danner will be among the special guests, including the Commanders of the American Legion and Sons of the American Legion for the Department of South Carolina and the president of the American Legion Auxiliary for the Department of South Carolina. 

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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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