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Next Neighborhood Market 8 miles from Greer on Hwy. 29
FEB 21, 2013

Greer Mayor Rick Danner welcomed the Neighborhood Market to Greer Wedneday. His message of Walmart adapting to Greer's existing real estate and work force was echoed by Kevin Clinton, Market Manager, for the nation's No. 1 grocery chain.

Walmart, the nation’s No. 1 retailer and grocery chain, will put its second Neighborhood Market just minutes from its first that was launched in South Carolina Wednesday in Greer.

The second Walmart Neighborhood Market is being built only 7.57 miles from Greer’s location at 805 West Wade Hampton, Blvd., that opened to much fanfare Wednesday morning.

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Funnelicious gets national TV exposure next week
FEB 20, 2013

Funnelicious will be featured on a Travel Channel episode of Deep Fried Paradise 3 on Feb. 27 at 11 p.m. Repeats will air during the week.

The show is a celebration of deep-fried concoctions throughout the nation.

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Everything is a first today at the Neighborhood Market
FEB 20, 2013

Betty Witthuhn, left, and Mary Leonard arrived at 7 a.m. to be first in line when the Walmart Neighborhood Market opened an hour later.

Greer’s Walmart Neighborhood Market will set a sales record today.  And tomorrow, the next day and every day until the next branded grocery store comes to South Carolina to take its shot at Greer’s opening day sales.

Mayor Rick Danner, speaking on behalf of Greer, welcomed the Neighborhood Market to Greer and its initial sojourn into the state. The traditional ribbon cutting gave way to the first customers to enter the store at 8 a.m. Many had waited since 7 a.m. in temperatures in the mid-20s for the doors to open.

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Ryan's offering Friday specials during Lenten season
FEB 18, 2013

Ryan’s is serving up Friday specials for families to satisfy their seafood cravings during the Lenten season.

Ryan’s is offering Lent-friendly dishes for its customers every Friday during dinner until Easter. Buffets, Inc., headquartered in Greer, is making the offer available for all its restaurants including  HomeTown Buffet, and Old Country Buffet.

“Our restaurants are known for giving families a lot of choices to enjoy,” said Jason Abelkop, Chief Marketing Officer for Buffets, Inc. “Whether it’s during Lent or any time of year, we can help families satisfy their culinary needs and cravings.”  

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Misprint lures customers a week early to Neighborhood Market
FEB 14, 2013

Gaston Dean of Spartanburg leaves the Walmart Neighborhood Market Wednesday afternoon. A printing error giving the wrong date of the store's opening, causing a steady flow of customers to be turned away. Thje store opens Wednesday, Feb. 20.

Kirsten Tucker, manager of Walmart Neighborhood Market, spent part of Wednesday steering customers out of the store.

Residents from Greenville and Spartanburg counties were lured to the store when they received invitations of its opening. Only the invitation included the wrong date.

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Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Tacos launch is March 7
FEB 14, 2013

Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Tacos will join Taco Bell’s menu on March 7.

Taco Bell reported it plans to support the product’s launch with its largest marketing campaign in history, topping the launch of the original Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Tacos. 

 

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Walmart is throwing a community party for Neighborhood Market
FEB 13, 2013

The Neighborhood Market will offer ammenities to shoppers like the Cafe. The deli will feature a Grab-and-Go section with rotisserie chicken, fresh-baked pizza and standard deli sides.

Walmart (NYSE: WMT)is hosting a party Wednesday, Feb. 20 as it introduces the first Walmart Neighborhood Market to Greer and its initial venture into South Carolina.

A celebration featuring store associates, Mayor Rick Danner and other local dignitaries will participate in a ceremony that includes a ribbon cutting at 7:30 a.m. The store, at 805 W. Wade Hampton Blvd., is officially scheduled to open at 8 a.m.

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Plate 108 cooking, entertainment venue opens downtown
FEB 13, 2013

Upstate Nutrition / Plate 108 gave visitors a smorgasbord of tastes with nutrition its focus and with artful presentations.

Upstate Nutrition / Plate 108 opened the first cooking and entertainment venue in Greer Tuesday.

The grand opening, at 108 Poinsett Street, gave visitors a smorgasbord of tastes with nutrition its focus and with artful presentations. Visitors were still hovering near the 9 p.m. closing.

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Wild Ace Pizza expanding to Spartanburg
FEB 8, 2013

Wild Ace Pizza & Pub will open April 1 in Spartanburg at 148 West Main Street. It will occupy the 3,500-square-foot historic Citizens and Southern National Bank Building on Morgan Square.

Spartanburg has rolled out the red carpet for Chris and Denise VandenBerghe, owners of Wild Ace Pizza & Pub.

The third restaurant under the VandenBerghe’s brand will open April 1 in Spartanburg at 148 West Main Street. It will occupy the 3,500-square-foot historic Citizens and Southern National Bank Building on Morgan Square.

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Stomping Grounds adds a baker; Wild Ace has Wing Week
FEB 7, 2013

Lisa Suber said she will offer new soups, breakfast specials, baked goods, and quiche by adding baker Sheila Springfield to the mix.

The Stomping Grounds Coffee House and Wine Bar is offering house made baked goods produced by Sheila Springfield at its 208 Trade Street location.

Springfield, formerly operator of Lunch & Such on Trade Street, becomes Stomping Grounds’ catering manager.

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Sweeten up Valentine's Day the red velvet way
FEB 7, 2013

Sweeten up Valentine's Day the red velvet way

Valentine's Day is the perfect day to show someone how much you care. Whether you want to say "xoxo" to family or "be mine" to a new Valentine, red velvet is the flavor that says it best.

"Amid a sea of pink holiday confections, red velvet stands alone with its vibrant hue and rich taste. It has a unique flavor that is not quite vanilla and not quite chocolate," said Mary Beth Harrington of the McCormick Kitchens. "Red velvet is also surprisingly versatile, inspiring a range of creative presentations, from creamy hot chocolate to decadent breakfast pancakes to cream-filled cupcakes. Simply said, people love it."

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Pizza Inn offering Super Bowl special
FEB 2, 2013

Pizza Inn is offering a Super Bowl weekend special of buy two pizzas and get the third free. The free pizza must be equal or lesser value to the two pizzas purchased. 

Sunday, Americans will consume about 75 million pizzas.

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How do you stock a Walmart Market? By appointment only.
FEB 2, 2013

Kirsten Tucker, manager of the first Walmart Neighborhood Market in South Carolina, oversees the stocking of shelves among a myriad of other tasks preparing for the store's opening Feb. 20 at 8 a.m.

How do you stock a Walmart Neighborhood Market that is 10,000 more square feet than the company’s prototype?

It’s by appointment only.

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Reservations available for community garden plots
FEB 1, 2013

The second season for the Greer Community Garden begins planting on Saturday, April 6.

Reservations for the free 16 x 20 foot plots can be secured by calling Cheryl Moore at 797-8072 or [email protected] 

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Ryan's hosting Valentine's Family Night Date Night
FEB 1, 2013

Ryan's hosting Valentine's Family Night Date Night

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