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.