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DOWNTOWN GREER From May 2015


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Greer poised for growth explosion
MAY 28, 2015

Larry Wilson, of the Partnership For Tomorrow, announced the just-concluded fundraising campaign exceeded its goal by more than $400,000. 

This statement may stagger you.

Greer, based on its growth forecast by a commissioned study, should be prepared to accommodate a population of 100,000 by the year 2030.

The Partnership For Tomorrow presented a new 15-year Greer Community Master Plan to an overflow crowd at the Cannon Centre Thursday evening amid a party-like atmosphere.

“There is a sense in this community that we are set to have an explosion of growth,” Brian Martin, an attorney with a downtown office, said in a video presentation.

 

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Cannon Centre transforms into 'Tomorrowland' with 2030 plan
MAY 28, 2015

A series of workshops were conducted for the public's input into the 2030 master plan that will be unveiled at the Cannon Centre this evening.
 

The Cannon Centre has served as imagination station for the past 18 months. Tonight it transposes into 'Tomorrowland'.

The Partnership For Tomorrow (PFT) will unveil Greer’s 15-year master plan, 2030, at a public showing 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Cannon Centre. It will be served with the community fanfare of a multimedia presentation, stations depicting in detail future segments of the plan with music, food and beverages.

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Greer gives support to bid for Greenville County bus service
MAY 25, 2015

Greer gives support to bid for Greenville County bus service

Greer is giving its support to a group of entities applying for $12 million in TIGER discretionary grant funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation for a full service regional transportation network.

City Council unanimously (7-0) approved City Administrator Ed Driggers to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Greenville Transit Authority (Greenlink) for the purpose of installing a bus/transit station within the city’s central business district and possibly at Wade Hampton Blvd and Buncombe Road.

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BIN112, The Strip Club 104 get third straight annual TripAdvisor honor
MAY 22, 2015

Jason Clark ages his beef on site.
 

BIN112 and The Strip Club 104 Steakhouse have each been awarded a 2015 Certificate of Excellence award from TripAdvisor, an internationally acclaimed hospitality website.

It’s the third consecutive year both restaurants owned by executive chef Jason Clark have received the designation.

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More apartments downtown driven by market demand
MAY 21, 2015

100 Trade Street is undergoing a $200,000 upfit with two offices on the first floor and two residences on the second floor.
 

There will be two more apartments for lease in downtown Greer this summer.

Two business offices on the first floor and two upstairs residential apartments – one studio and a one bedroom unit – are being constructed at 100 Trade Street.

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Trade Street closed downtown Saturday for bike and car show
MAY 15, 2015

Trade Street will be closed from Poinsett Street to the railroad tracks at the Depot Saturday from noon until 11 p.m.

The Rides Rollin’ for Life event is scheduled from 4-10 p.m. featuring an auto and bike show. Pickett Strait (6-7 p.m.) and Piedmont Boys (7:30 – 9 p.m.) will provide entertainment.

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New entertainment venue to replace Greer Opry House
MAY 9, 2015

Elvis, among hundreds of memorabilia being sold at the Greer Opry House, will be leaving the building for the final time by the end of May.

The Greer Opry House will undergo a complete interior and exterior upfit and will serve as a multi-purpose entertainment venue under new management.

Steve Sandlin, owner of the venue at 107 Cannon Street, told GreerToday.com, he has hired Sharon Murry as general manager who will book a variety of entertainment for a more diverse age group.

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Greer Idol and Teen field evenly split for callbacks
MAY 8, 2015

Megan Watts sang the National Anthem at Fluor Field Thursday night. Watts, Greer Idol Teen in 2013, performed during one competition as GreerToday.com streamed her performance to Afghanistan where her father watched and his unit was given a shout out by those attending.
 

• Audition gallery

A panel of judges awarded gold tickets to 17 people who auditioned for Greer Idol at the Greer Family Fest. Eight teens and nine adults were passed through to the callback round in two weeks at the Cannon Centre.

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Wing Fling Tuesday will close 100 block of Trade Street
MAY 4, 2015

The Wing Fling will be held in the 100 block of Trade Street. The street will close 4:30 p.m. until the conclusion on Tuesday.
 

The Wing Fling is scheduled Tuesday, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the 100 block of Trade Street. The street will be closed from 4:30 to the conclusion of the event.

The Charlie Miller Band will provide entertainment.

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Family Fest was everything it was advertised and more
MAY 2, 2015

Mili Seffrin, 8, finishes the cross she made in the woodworking section at Creation Station. She made the cross to put on her dog's grave.
 

Galleries

• Miss Greer Pageant

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Come early and plan to stay late at Family Fest today
MAY 1, 2015

Dads had just as much in the Kids Zone as their children.
 

The Greer Family Fest is just getting warmed up.

Saturday’s schedule has a variety of activities for children and as the day wears on the entertainment takes over highlighted by Sister Hazel at 8 p.m.

The weather forecast couldn't be better with high in the mid-70s under sunny skies and dipping into the 60s in the evening.

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Big turnout expected at Family Fest this weekend
MAY 1, 2015

Big turnout expected at Family Fest this weekend

Greer is expecting possibly its biggest turnout ever at the 31st Annual Pelham Medical Center Family Fest beginning today at 6 p.m.

The weekend weather, clear skies and temperatures in the 70s, and entertainment featuring some homegrown, award-winning national talent are scheduled. It will all lead to Saturday’s finale with Sister Hazel performing.

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