Twist Salon, located at 215 West Wade Hampton Blvd in Greer, held its Ribbon Cutting on Wednesday.
Twist Salon offers a range of services including cuts, color, perms, waxing, smoothing treatments, and corrective color. The salon also offers nail services including OPI gel polish and Creative Nail Shellac. Products offered will include Joico, Kenra, Goldwell, Redkin, shampoos, conditioners and styling products, as well as OPI and Creative Nail.
IHOP, Doctors Express and Heartland Dental Care are scheduled to occupy three of the four suites planned for Suber Commons Retail at the intersection of Suber Road and Wade Hampton Blvd.
Greer Station is being designated to receive $500,000 and the Wade Hampton Blvd. corridor, city-to-city boundary, $1 million in the proposed 2013-2014 budget introduced to City Council at last week’s meeting.
“I propose we think and plan more strategically for the development of Greer Station and the Wade Hampton Blvd. corridor,” City Administrator Ed Driggers’ wrote in the request for council to peruse.
Kohl’s in Greer is back on target and is scheduled to open in 2014.
A city official confirmed the exchange of property to Kohl’s and Marty Navarro, the Greenville developer of the Piedmont Marketplace. Navarro also confirmed reports of the department store’s opening in Greer for next year.
Attention prospective Walmart employees.
A job fair is scheduled for the Greer Walmart Neighborhood Market with employees to be hired by mid-December and the store opening in February.
Walmart has announced it will have three rounds of holiday sales beginning Thanksgiving evening at 8 p.m. and continuing Friday. The Greer Walmart will remain open 24 hours and hold holiday sales in concert with all its stores.
The world’s largest retailer is also guaranteeing shoppers it will have three of the most popular items it sells. Customers must line up inside the store during the one-hour event to receive a voucher authenticating their appearance.
The traditional ribbon cutting symbolizing the official opening of a new business was performed at D&D Ford this evening at its new showroom location on Wade Hampton Blvd.
Skip Davenport did the honors of cutting the ribbon with community leaders, business representatives and friends watching. It’s the third ceremony of its kind the Davenports have had through 75 years and three-generations of ownership of the Ford dealership in Greer.
At the end of business today, D&D Ford at its present location will have seen its last Friday. After Saturday and Sunday the doors will be closed to the public and its staff for the final time.
D&D Ford, owned by the Davenport family since its origin, on Monday will be celebrating its 75th anniversary of doing business in Greer at its 36,642 square foot showroom and service department at 13645 E. Wade Hampton Blvd.
Larry Wilson was holding court in the middle of the crown jewel of downtown, Greer City Hall, talking about the future of Greer – what it will be like in 2030. The past is history, Wilson said, Greer is on the move and there’s no time to waste.
Wilson is the chairman of the board of trustees for Partnership For Tomorrow, a community initiative for the future of Greer.
Skip Davenport cut the ribbon to Quick Lane Tire and Service Center at 13645 E. Wade Hampton Blvd. in GreerToday. Well-wishers and business and chamber of commerce colleagues attended what is the precursor to a much larger and historic opening in October.
D&D Ford will open its state-of-the-art showroom Oct. 1 and has tentatively scheduled Oct. 18 for the grand opening of the dealership that will celebrate its 75th anniversary at the same time. The $7 million showroom and service facility will be 36,642 square feet and located on 6.19 acres of land.
The building permit for the $768,500 upfit of the Greer Plaza and Walmart Neighborhood Market façade has been filed with the city. Work has already begun on the buildings. Belk is not included in the new façade project. Sherman Construction of Piedmont has the contract.
The parking lot is undergoing a complete renovation with islands, new lights and landscaping. Greer Plaza is owned by a Miami, Fla., firm.
Mike Godfrey figures it was a good omen the day he was perusing the formerly closed Burger King on Wade Hampton Blvd.
“I was there with my real estate agent and a police officer stopped by and asked if I was going to open a restaurant. ‘I said we’re thinking about it.’ He said, you know what we need is a Zaxby’s. A second police officer came by and when it was suggested we open a Zaxby’s he agreed and said he ate there the previous Sunday.”
The future of the Highway 29 corridor and its potential economic impact to surrounding communities will be the focus of a Transit Oriented Development meeting May 15 at 4 p.m. at Greer City Hall. The public is invited.
“Our community faces a choice between an expensive expansion of the I-85 corridor or an enhanced transportation corridor along Highway 29,” said City of Greer Mayor Rick Danner. “Our fiscal and environmental well-being depends on having a thoughtful and reasonable pattern of growth across our region.”
The Walmart Neighborhood Market and Greer Plaza is moving into the façade and parking lot construction phase.
The Greer Planning Advisory Committee discussed the city’s code and ordinances leading into the construction phase with David Graffius of Gray Engineering Consultants.
The University of North Greenville Biology Club will have a pancake breakfast fundraiser Saturday, March 31 7:30 – 10 a.m. at the Fatz at 1361 West Hampton Blvd.
Tickets are $7 and can be purchased by contacting Vanessa Smith at 843-206-1524 or email@example.com.
John Bolt, Vice President of BB&T in Greer, accepted the inaugural Greer Economic Development Chairman’s Award today on behalf of the bank at the GDC's 10th anniversary luncheon at City Hall.
Reno Deaton, GDC Executive Director, gave the annual report that reflected positive gains in 2011 and good early growth in the first quarter this year. Dennis Hennett, vice chairman of the board is rotating off to concentrate on his duties as CEO at Greer State Bank. Hennett retired and was recalled to lead the bank. Dave Edwards, Executive Director at the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport in Greer, has been approved as Hennett’s replacement.
Belk department store at 873 W. Wade Hampton Blvd. is rethinking its decision to remodel the store this year instead of 2013. When the Charlotte-based company earlier committed to remodeling 30 stores in 2012 the Greer store was not one of them.
Greer’s Belk remodeling was projected in the 2013 corporate plans. However, major retail events in Greer may be changing that timetable. GreerToday.com first reported Kohl’s (Jan. 22) setting up as the centerpiece at Piedmont Plaza and Walmart putting South Carolina’s first Neighborhood Market (Jan. 18) in the Greer Plaza.
The Kohl's department store in Greer will feature the retail chain's focus on its 60,000-square foot format that has proved to be more profitable since its launch 10 years ago.
Kohl's (NYSE: KSS) will up fit the former Kmart store at Piedmont Plaza at 1326 W. Wade Hampton Blvd. Kmart's square footage is 66,233-square-feet and fits squarely in Kohl's format. The Menomonee Falls, Wis.-based company launched the smaller stores in 2012 in smaller communities. The smaller stores returned better financial reports than the chain's 90,000-square-foot prototype, thus the national shift.
Wade Hampton beat Greer 7-0 today in a non-region game. The Yellow Jackets will play its next match at Woodruff.
#1 Chad Harteg (WH) d. Colby Szucs 6-1 6-1
#2 James Spry (WH) d. Ethan Sullivan 6-1 6-1
#3 Chance Nardone (WH) d. Stephen Kiff 6-1 6-1
#4 Brandt McVeety (WH) d. Daniel Harvey 6-0 6-2
#5 Joey Norman (WH) d. Sammy Dewey 6-0 6-3
Sugar Creek Fun Runs donated $18,000 to two Greer area non-profits.
The Greer Soup Kitchen (Daily Bread Ministries) and the Frazee Dream Center were each awarded checks for $9,000 with monies raised during Sugar Creek’s Youth Triathlon and Jingle Bell Jog.