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.
The Greer Fire Department is partnering with Greer Domino’s to promote Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 4-10).
At best a free pizza will be awarded for randomly selected homes that order from the pizzeria on Tuesday, Oct. 6 between 6-9 p.m.. A fire truck will deliver the pizza and firefighters will determine if the customer’s smoke alarms are working. If they are working the pizza is free, if not the firefighters will replace the batteries.
Bojangles’ opens its Taylors restaurant Monday morning at 5 a.m. with an all-day grand opening until 10 p.m.
The new restaurant marks the sixth Bojangles’ opening in South Carolina by Chix and Bix Restaurant Group, led by Allen and Lee Ann Johnston. The group opened two Bojangles’ restaurants in Greer last year, one on Hwy. 101 and one on S. Buncombe Road.
Megan Huffman from Greer has been honored as a top 10 finalist in the Newman’s Own “Greens for Good” salad recipe contest. Huffman created an original salad recipe for a shot at a $35,000 grand prize donation to the Meyer Center for Special Children.
Huffman’s Spiralizer Sesame Ginger salad is paired with Lite Low Fat Sesame Ginger dressing.
A spaghetti dinner is scheduled at Grace Hall on Thursday to help raise funds for Dave Taylor, the Greer physical therapist battling stage four pancreatic cancer.
The dinner is 5-8 p.m. and family friendly entertainment and a Chinese auction are scheduled.
It was click and treat for law-abiding drivers Monday afternoon at the intersection of Snow Street and Poplar Drive.
The Greer Police Department traffic division making a seat belt safety check, rewarded drivers obeying the law with a Chick-fil-A of Greer gift card for a lemonade shake or parfait dessert. Children also buckled in properly were recipients of their driver’s safe practices.
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.
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.