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DOWNTOWN GREER From October 2015


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Candy shortage can be blamed on Halloween on Trade
OCT 29, 2015

Candy shortage can be blamed on Halloween on Trade

Trade Street weighs a lot less today.

What appeared to be thousands of kids, lining both sides of Trade Street, parts of Poinsett and side streets School, Randall and Victoria emptied tubs and hundreds of bags of candy and 30 pounds of pop corn kernels popped as fresh popcorn.

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Halloween in Greer Station, Farmer's Market are Thursday
OCT 26, 2015

A little bit of branding is always creating.
 

The treaters outnumber the tricksters at the Greer Station Association (GSA).

Children of all ages will likely be applauding GSA’s wisdom in moving Halloween in Greer Station to Thursday, 5-7 p.m., when warmer temperatures (70s) are forecast under partly sunny skies.

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Mimi's closes permanently Greer restaurant
OCT 26, 2015

Mimi's has permanently closed its Greer restaurant. Business was good, some employees weren't, according to general manager.
 
 

Mimi’s Steakhouse of Japan has permanently closed at its 107 S. Main Street location in Greer. Business was good, some of the employees weren't, according to general manager.

Mimi Choi, general manager, said the community’s support and customer base was solid. “It was the employees – nobody wants to work anymore,” Mimi, general manager, as she is known, said. “They don’t have any respect to the customers, I retrain so many and for the past six months more employees have lied to me, cheated me, and stole from me.”

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Greer Bancshares Inc. 3rd quarter report mirrors 2014
OCT 22, 2015

Greer Bancshares Inc. 3rd quarter report mirrors 2014

Greer Bancshares Incorporated, the parent company of Greer State Bank, reported quarterly net income attributable to common shareholders of $657,000 or 26 cents per diluted common share, compared to 2014 third quarter net income of $639,000 or 26 cents per diluted common share.

In addition:

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Repairs delay The Spinning Jenny grand opening
OCT 22, 2015

Tables and chairs are placed stage center at The Spinning Ginny.
 

The grand opening of The Spinning Jenny has been postponed until December due to ongoing repairs.

The 70-year-old building at 107 Cannon Street was formerly the home of the Greer Opry House. The building was damaged during the statewide floods and record rain of Oct. 3, prompting additional repairs and the belated opening.

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10 Places to enjoy Halloween in Greer
OCT 21, 2015

10 Places to enjoy Halloween in Greer

SATURDAY, October 24

Halloween Hoopla
12-4pm
Greer City Park
More Info >>

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Greer CPW to notify FBI of flurry of fraudulent calls
OCT 19, 2015

Greer CPW to notify FBI of flurry of fraudulent calls

Greer Commission of Public Works (CPW) is reporting the past weekend’s flurry of fraudulent phone calls to the FBI.

A half dozen phone calls were made to CPW customers Saturday representing the company as employees demanding payment on overdue bills, according to Matthew Brady, a spokesman for the utility.

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Barnitt relishes role as bad guy opposite Trejo
OCT 18, 2015

Patrick Barnitt, with Monica Swilling, during filming of

Patrick Barnitt couldn't wait to be the bad guy.

Barnitt was in Greer working on the film project "Chronology", which was shooting scenes in downtown Greer.

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'Chronology' brings do-it-all Tribble full circle
OCT 8, 2015

Female lead Monika Tilling's character, Molly, is an aspiring magician who falls in love too easily.
 

"Chronology" is a film project 10 years in the making and a homecoming of sorts for writer/director/actor and producer Kipp Tribble.

After wrapping up scenes in Poland, cast and crew arrived in Greer this past week, filming through the weekend’s heavy rains and continuing as the skies cleared earlier this week. Wednesday afternoon the cameras rolled in downtown.

“Thursday night, we were shooting in Greenville at the Reedy River – so much had changed since the last time I was there,” Tribble said. “It’s hard to believe that 19 years ago I was shooting my first feature film right there on the river. I went out to L.A. and sold it and moved out there in 1999.”

 

 

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Psychological mystery grips downtown Greer
OCT 7, 2015

David Thienes, co-producer of

A psychological mystery is gripping downtown Greer. And no one knows whodunit.

It’s safe to assume that William Baldwin or Danny Trejo know. Apparently the Greer Police Department plays a role, too.

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$1 billion. Greer retail sales growing at a 22 percent annual clip
OCT 5, 2015

The vacancy rate in downtown Greer has fallen from 30 percent to 15 percent.
 

$1 billion.

“Don’t you love it when a plan comes together,” City Administrator Ed Driggers gushed.

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CB&L promotes Jones, Trout and hires Garrett to executive team
OCT 2, 2015

Left to right: CBL Senior VP Dennis Trout;  Senior VP Brent Garrett;  Executive VP Jennifer Jones and President and CEO Tommy Johnson.
 
 
 

President and Chief Executive Officer, J. Thomas Johnson announced two promotions and a new appointment to the saving bank’s executive officers team.

Jennifer T. Jones, who has been with CBL since 2000, has been named Executive Vice President. Dennis D. Trout, with the bank since 2013, has been promoted to Senior Vice President.

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Joaquin is in CPW's crosshairs
OCT 1, 2015

CPW customers should call 864-848-5500 for storm assistance.
 
 

Hurricane Joaquin, updated to a very dangerous Category 4 storm, is in Greer CPW’s crosshairs.

The utility company has an emergency plan in place to respond to any damage caused by wind and rain expected from Joaquin throughout the weekend.

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Oktoberfest is cancelled
OCT 1, 2015

There won't be any dancing in the streets this year at Oktoberfest. It was cancelled Thursday for the first time in 10 years.
 
 

Hurricane Joaquin has rained out Oktoberfest that was scheduled for Saturday on Trade Street.

Heavy rains, dangerous winds and flooding of creeks and rivers is likely on Saturday and Sunday, according to the National Weather Service's latest warnings.

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