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Greer Trading Post closing boutique, becomes niche event venue

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Thursday, December 11, 2014

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Santa Claus was holding court at the Greer Trading Post Thursday evening.
 

Jim Fair

Santa Claus was holding court at the Greer Trading Post Thursday evening.

 



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Joe Everson, a photographer and artist, will be hosting classes at the Greer Trading Post.
 

Jim Fair

Joe Everson, a photographer and artist, will be hosting classes at the Greer Trading Post.

 



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A young boy peers around the Christmas tree at Santa Claus.
 

Jim Fair

A young boy peers around the Christmas tree at Santa Claus.

 

The Greer Trading Post will cease operating as a consignment boutique at the end of the year to enter downtown’s event venue market.

Jessica Monroe, operator of the store, said she will close the retail portion of the business at 217 Trade Street on Dec. 30 and concentrate on hosting events. “The Greer Trading Post will become what Greer wants it to become,” Monroe told GreerToday.com.

Monroe said she isn’t planning to compete with the bigger venues like The Davenport, Grace Hall and Cannon Centre. Painting, photography and crafting classes will be part of the lineup. Joe Everson, a photographer and artist, will be instructing classes. A yoga class was held earlier this week.

“I’m trying to figure another way to serve Greer,” Monroe said. “We will keep some of the merchandise in the store and open for festivals, downtown events and events with more traffic on the street.”

Monroe said only a handful of consignment owners were active in helping sell the store’s merchandise which it made it difficult to operate the store without employees.

 

 

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