QuickTrip could have saved the expense of a private jet and a squad of execs to promote its second Greer store opening Thursday at 6 a.m.
Ground was broken today for a four-unit homeless rehabilitation shelter – Greer STEP (Shelter to Empower People) – to be located at 509-511 E. Poinsett Street, behind the Greer Soup Kitchen.
The brief ceremony for the Daily Bread Ministries project sets in motion for site preparation to begin within 10 days. The lone house will be razed, trees removed and ground prepared for concrete to be poured. “Right after the pouring of the concrete we will put the building to dry,” Project Manager Norman West said.
Bruce Fallon became the first two-time champion (2012 winner) and Fredia Snow the only double winner, at Tuesday’s 3rd Annual CPW BBQ Cook-Off. Snow finished first in the employee’s choice and second in the judges’ picks. Rusty Edwards was third in the judges’ picks.
Carl Howell, Greer Deputy Fire Marshal, was one of five judges. “Any of the top three could have been number one,” he said.
Greer Community Ministries has received one grant and Meals on Wheels one donation.
GCM received a $10,010 grant from the Spartanburg Regional Foundation. Wells Fargo Bank in Greer donated $1,000 to Meals on Wheels.
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• Q&A with Pete Pascuzzi, Divisional Chief for Ryan's
Dining at restaurants is typically a pleasurable and relaxing experience. However, sometimes it is not so pleasing for those with disabilities.
Pete Pascuzzi, Divisional Chief for Ryan’s, of Ovation Brands, responded to Kim Wooten’s questions by email. The interview follows.
Kim: What is Ryan’s philosophy towards customers with disabilities?
Bullock's Barber Shop has a new sign.
The new sign is aluminum, half with Bullock’s Barber Shop with black type over a white background and the other half with a red, white and blue Pepsi logo. The signage is centered over Bullock’s awning.
Golfers are invited to participate in the 10th Annual Cops for Tots Charity Golf tournament scheduled Thursday, Oct. 23 at Greer Country Club.
The Greer Police Department annually sponsors the tournament, its major fundraiser, to purchase gifts for under privileged children in need in the greater Greer area. The GPD invites families to submit applications for the Cops for Tots program based on family income. More than 300 families are helped annually.
Evidently Greer shouted loud enough for Kohl’s to hear its call for a new department store.
“We listen to our customers and we listen to the community. When the community wants a store we do everything we can to put one there,” said Phillip Daniel, Kohl’s district manager. “It’s all about the customers.”
The 50th anniversary of Mitsubishi Polyester Film (MPF) commemorated the launch of an infant film plant in Greer in that grew into a North American giant producing innovative lines of polyester films.
Bill Radlein, President and COO of the Greer plant, mentioned the uniqueness of a manufacturer to exist producing the same product half a century later in the same location.
The Wild Ace Pizza and Pub groundbreaking Thursday morning represents the first new construction in downtown since the City Hall and Municipal complex opened in 2008.
“This is significant expansion of our downtown footprint,” said City Administrator Ed Driggers, among the dignitaries at the ceremony. “It’s exactly what we envisioned and it will provide greater opportunity for revitalization of this triangle.”
The annual Take It Back expired and unused prescription drugs campaign sponsored by the Greer Police Department is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The drugs may be dropped off at Walgreen’s Pharmacy at 1232 W. Wade Hampton Blvd. or Professional Pharmacy at 320 Memorial Drive.
Don’t try to emulate someone in a situation like you and know thyself.
Those were two of the suggestions Furman University President Elizabeth Davis told a nearly standing room only group at a Women’s Forum Tuesday morning at The Davenport in downtown Greer.
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The City of Greer is landscaping Trade Street, from Poinsett Street to the Depot, as part of its annual downtown improvement initiative. The shrubs were uprooted to provide more visibility for downtown shops. Boxwoods are the bushes anchoring the planters. Rosemary has also been planted.
The planters may be short-term as the city plans to upgrade the century-old infrastructure that may include sidewalk repairs. More permanent landscaping will be added when the street and sidewalk repairs are completed.
RJ Rockers and Thomas Creek Brewery owners are seeing residual benefits from their brand launched restaurants on the concourse at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport in Greer.
Mark Johnsen, owner of RJ Rockers, and Tom Davis, owner of Thomas Creek Brewery, were part of a symbolic ribbon cutting with Hudson and MSE Brands Friday at GSP. The restaurants opened July 14.
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Stephanie Cooper, Eli, her one year old son, and Christopher Brown – their mailman, joined “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” to talk about how Chris miraculously saved Eli’s life.
Chris Brown, a Greer postal worker who saved an infant’s life last month, will appear on the Ellen DeGeneres Show Thursday at 4 p.m. on WYFF-TV.
Brown performed a Heimlach maneuver on a child who ingested a plastic bag that blocked his air passages. The child expelled the bag and did not require any medical attention.
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