One teen said she sang in a Spartanburg bar, another performs at Smiley’s Café in Greenville and another singer has credits on Broadway and Indianapolis in singing roles.
The Army was outnumbering other service personnel receiving free hair cuts today at The White House Salon.
Ret. Staff Sgt. Henry Campbell of the Army was given a trim and shampoo this afternoon. Campbell said he traveled extensively while in the service. “I’ve been to Viet Nam, Korea, Germany and Iceland,” Campbell said of the six countries he was stationed.
Smith & James, the oldest continuing business in downtown, was honored with the Mayor’s Award at the Small Business of the Year celebration presented by the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce.
Southern Eye Associates was recognized as the Small Business of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce. The ceremony was held at City Hall.
It was standing room only at restaurants with televisions and beer on tap today.
Eight months after putting down roots in downtown, Guild Mortgage Company celebrated with a ribbon cutting Wednesday.
“Greer is a great location and has a thriving downtown, that is a melting pot, convenient to many areas and businesses and great restaurants,” said Kristi Farmer, Greer Branch Manager, at the 104 Trade Street location.
Greer Station merchants have announced their July 4 opening and closings during the holiday weekend.
The Wink Cafe and Catering opens Saturday at it news location next to Merrell’s Pizza at 1209 W. Poinsett Street.
The meat and two restaurant, co-owned by Art Elsey and Tracy Richard, will continue its regular hours: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Sunday.
Colt Davis, owner of The White House Salon, is offering veterans and active military free hair cuts on Monday, June 30.
“It’s our way of saying thank you,” Davis said. “We want to show our appreciation to the military and provide them a free haircut heading into the July 4th weekend.”
“Sarge” has won the popular vote as the bald eagle mascot at the City of Greer’s Freedom Blast. The mascot is among several additions to the only Independence Day celebration in the Upstate on Saturday, June 28.
Greer went back to the future at the Cannon Centre last Thursday evening. A workshop was held for residents of Greer to give their suggestions that will lead to a Community Master Plan projecting into 2030.
Fifteen years and two master plans ago resulted in the state-of-the-art city hall and city park, police and municipal courts complex and the multi-purpose Cannon Centre that houses the community’s cultural arts.
Residents of Greer are invited to express their vision for the community’s future at a workshop Thursday, 5:30 – 7:30 at the Cannon Centre.
“The underlying thing not talked about is that Greer is a small town with a lot of character and is in the middle of an international business community,” said David Langley. “The question is ‘how do you grow without losing the value that makes Greer unique?’”
By ROLLAND NALL
Cari Keegan opened Cari’s Creations and Home Decor last Saturday in downtown Greer and is already seeing excellent returns on its investment.
Special to GreerToday.com