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.
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.
Children waved from the steps of First Baptist Church of Greer.
Shop owners vacated their stores.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.