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DOWNTOWN GREER From September 2015


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Oktoberfest welcomes fall with beer, food, fun and football
SEP 28, 2015

Beer and chips are a common pair at Oktoberfest.
 
 

Oktoberfest will be held in downtown Greer Saturday and accommodations at a downtown venue with a television will be open to host Clemson and Notre Dame fans for the nationally televised football showdown Saturday night.

The annual festival will feature oompah bands, a variety of German foods and selection of Warsteiner beers – Oktoberfest, Pilsner, Dunkel and Konig Ludwig Weissbier. Warsteiner is Germany's largest privately owned brewery.

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Trade Street closed until noon Saturday
SEP 25, 2015

Trade Street will be closed Saturday 6 a.m. until noon for a classic car show.
 

Trade Street will be closed Saturday between Victoria Street and Randall Street from 6 a.m. – noon. The Greer Station Diner is hosting a classic car show.

Next Saturday, Oktoberfest, will cause Trade Street to be closed all day and into the night.

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Greer gives large patriotic salute to U.S. Army convoy
SEP 23, 2015

Greer gives large patriotic salute to U.S. Army convoy

Children waved from the steps of First Baptist Church of Greer.

Shop owners vacated their stores.

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Military convoy, more than 100 vehicles, headed to Greer
SEP 22, 2015

Military convoy, more than 100 vehicles, headed to Greer
The Military Vehicle Preservation Association (MVPA) will pass through Greer on Poinsett St. Wednesday afternoon, at approximately 2 p.m., with a parade of more than 100 military vehicles as the group celebrates the 95th anniversary of the U.S. Army’s cross country trip on the Bankhead Highway.

The vehicles are following the same route as the original 1920 Transcontinental Motor Convoy route.

The MVPA 2015 Bankhead Convoy left Washington, D.C., last Saturday and is expected to arrive in San Diego, Calif. on Oct. 17.

 

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Walking, bike trails report headed to City Council in October
SEP 10, 2015

Walking, bike trails report headed to City Council in October

More than 70 individuals attended a presentation at the Cannon Centre last week to learn more about preliminary plans to add walking and bicycle trails in downtown Greer. Comments were given on where those proposed trails should be expanded.

Jean Crowther of Alta Planning & Design led the program on the proposed connected network of on- and off-street bikeways, walkways, and trails that provide safe and family-friendly access between neighborhoods and community destinations for all ages and abilities.

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Greer Farmer's Market is a sellout for vendors
SEP 9, 2015

Flowers and a variety of plants will be at the Greer Farmer's market Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at the Greer Florist parking lot.
 

The inaugural Greer Farmer’s Market is a sellout.

There are 21 vendors scheduled to offer their goods from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the Greer Florist parking lot at 105 E. Poinsett Street. Interestingly, founder Cristy Ray and Kyle Mensing, of the Greer Station Association, measured for 20.

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No invitation needed to a grand opening of La Bouteille on Thursday
SEP 9, 2015

Katie Ellenburg holds a bottle of wine produced by Bottle Tree.
 

A party atmosphere is expected at the grand opening of La Bouteille, a beer and wine shop, Thursday, 5-7 p.m., at The Depot, 300 Randall Street, Suite B.

Free beer and wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, a ribbon cutting, special offers like mix-and-match six packs of wine for $60, and more than 200 brands of wine and 100 craft beers will be showcased.

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Tardy review board nearly melted frozen custard shop's opening plans
SEP 8, 2015

The Board of Architectural Review approved windows on the alley side of the former Dixie Shoe Shop, outdoor lighting and the panels below the front brick during Tuesday's meeting at City Hall. The paint color is still to be determined but the brick will not be painted or disturbed.
 
 
 

The building that will host Abbott’s Frozen Custard, at 119 East Poinsett Street, received the OK on most of the exterior building alterations it requesated of the Board of Architectural Review (BAR) Tuesday.

The review almost didn’t take place, leaving Jimmy Chulkas, representing his father, Demetruos, as the building’s owner, sitting idly for 30 minutes while a third board member, of the five-person commission, was sought for a quorum.

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Blue Ridge Brewing Company on tap to open in fall
SEP 4, 2015

The decor of the Blue Ridge Brewing Company will mirror Greenville's brewpub. 
 

Next on tap for downtown Greer is the Blue Ridge Brewing Company.

Bob Hiller, founder and owner of Blue Ridge, said downtown Greer can expect a new neighbor this fall. “We’ve already done a tremendous amount of work there and can’t give a set date for opening, but I would say it would be this fall,” Hiller said.

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Greer's 'soul' brings La Bouteille to shops at The Depot
SEP 3, 2015

Shelly Block's La Bouteille, a wine and beer boutique, makes the commercial block at The Depot on Randall and Trade full of shops.
 
 

Greer’s got “soul”.

That is how Shelly Block described patiently waiting nearly three years as she staked out her store location at The Depot. That’s visiting during each festival and scouting the walking and driving patterns during all seasons.

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Public input sought for a walk- and bike-friendly master plan
SEP 2, 2015

Public input sought for a walk- and bike-friendly master plan

Abbott’s frozen custard and the Blue Ridge Brewing Company are both scheduled to open in the final quarter this year at opposite ends in downtown Greer.

That provides a good opportunity for the public to offer its input Thursday on a downtown walking and bicycling master plan that will safely connect visitors to the central business district, retail shops and restaurants.

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