Two iconic restaurants in Greer have announced name and ownership changes but will keep their menus intact.
Greer Station Diner, becomes effective Friday, and will continue under Scott and Maria Marsh, owner-operators of Greer Station Café. It’s the third name change, formerly Southern Thymes Café, within a year at the restaurant at 219 Trade Street.
Roads in the downtown central business district will be closed Friday and Saturday for the 31st Annual Pelham Medical Center Greer Family Fest.
All roads will be closed to vehicular traffic throughout the entire event.
A less-stressed Chris VanderBerghe was telling all who asked, opening night at Wild Ace Pizza and Pub on Thursday, “was the easiest opening we have ever had.”
Perry Williams has been taking photographs since he attended Greer High School. A camera, sometimes three or four, are nearby at all times.
Williams, a commissioner on the Greer Commission of Public Works, entrepreneur and professor at Clemson University, all but swept the Greer Juried Arts photography contest judged last month. He finished 1-2-3 in “Greer Goes Global” and 1-2 in “Greer – An Upstate Destination”.
The complete musical lineup for the Greer Family Fest on May 1-2 has been announced.
Sister Hazel, previously announced as the headline event, will perform Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
City Administrator Ed Driggers presents a City Administrator’s report to City Council during each meeting, alternating the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month.
Here’s some of the highlights we got out of the dialog, including a humorous exchange from Driggers and Mayor Rick Danner on last Tuesday’s Touch a Truck event, sponsored by the Greer Station Association for its Tuesday on Trade.
The Greer Fire Department reported a controlled burn by the forestry department is the reason smoke is hovering over the greater Greer area.
“Just about every fire department in the Upstate has been out looking for fires,” Lt. Dwayne Brown, at the GFD said Sunday evening. “We’ve been out looking for about 30 fires, Boiling Springs has and others.”
Greer went global at City Park Saturday with nearly two dozen cultures represented at the second International Festival.
Greer is rated the fourth-best place to start a business in South Carolina, according to NerdWallet, a personal finance website.
Jeff Chu, the analyst who conducted the study, cited business climate (average revenue of businesses, percentage of businesses with paid employees and number of businesses per 100 people, and local economic health (median annual income, median annual housing costs and unemployment rate).
Greer High School grads from every generation will be holding their annual reunion on Saturday, May 16 at Greer City Hall. The event is free.
The Price family, owners of Smith & James, Chelsea’s and Trims on Trade, are the presenting sponsors. Smith & James is celebrating its 99th year in business in downtown Greer.
More than the 600 grads who attended the 2014 Greer High Alumni Reunion are expected this year and there will be more restaurant seating availability – inside and out – with the new Wild Ace Pizza and Pub on Depot Street scheduled to open later this month.
Sharonview Federal Credit Union is moving to 1324 W. Wade Hampton Blvd.
The credit union is scheduled to open in May in the former building occupied by the National Bank of South Carolina at the Piedmont Plaza Shopping Center. Sharonview had its former office on Hood Road.
Workers are putting the finishing touches on the Wild Ace Pizza and Pub interior and nearly finished with its exterior at its new aviation-themed restaurant at 103 Depot Street.
Glass was installed in the restaurant’s tower that can be seen throughout the city – topping out at 32-feet. The airplane wing has been assembled on the Depot Street side of the building and its artwork is scheduled for completion within a week.
Tunes in the Park, scheduled by Greer Cultural Arts, has bands lined up for five Friday nights this summer beginning June 12.