The Greer Police Department and Municipal Court will get stronger bulletproof glass and the Tryon Recreation Center will get a new roof thanks to the two bids together coming slightly under budget.
City Council may well have approved bulletproofing regardless as all department heads and council seemed pleased with the budget implications.
Applications are being accepted for the Greer State Bank Foundation that awards grants to community non-profit organizations.
More than $34,000 was awarded to community organizations in 2015. The foundation is funded through 100 percent participation from the bank’s employees and board of directors for the second straight year.
Smith & James is a little too cramped for Brandon Price’s style.
Price is overseeing a contemporary remodeling of the 100-year-old men’s clothier at 222 Trade Street. “I feel the store is a little cramped now,” Price said. “We’re going to make it look bigger than it appears, and the customers are going to visualize more of our clothing.”
Downtown Greer took on the look of a snow village Friday morning with City Hall masquerading as a ski lodge.
A sudden snowburst, according to the Nation Weather Service (NWS), layered Greer and surrounding areas with a soft, beautiful snowfall.
The next best thing to a downtown grocery store is coming to Greer.
The Foodies Farmshop will become an anchor at The Depot at 300 Randall Street Suite G with the opening scheduled on April 7. That also coincides with the Greer Farmers Market that will shift locations from the Greer Florist parking lot at E. Poinsett St.
Plan for a few extra minutes to travel and maneuver around Greer beginning Thursday morning.
CSX is closing the railroad crossing at the South Main Street/S. Hwy. 14 bridge at Pennsylvania Avenue. Detour signs will be posted this evening directing northbound and southbound traffic around the street closings.
The 78th Annual Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce Awards celebrates members of the Chamber that have made an impact on Greer’s business community, and signifies the annual change of leadership of the chamber’s executive board.
Tony Kouskolekas, the President of Pelham Medical Center, is the 2016 board chair, taking over for from past chairman Mark King.
Products made in Greer can now be certified as GreerMade in an initiative presented by the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce at its annual celebration Thursday night. The chamber is marketing the logo as one word.
Mark Owens, President/CEO of the Chamber, said the program is to promote and market the diversity of products made in Greer. “We’re doing a certification of origin, a registered trademark that shows the product comes from Greer,” Owens said.