DOWNTOWN GREER From March 2012


Hiatt's term as Museum Director is history as of Sunday
MAR 30, 2012

Joada Hiatt showcases the National Register plaque awarded to the Greer Heritage Museum as a National Landmark located in the old Greer Post Office at 106 Main Street.

Joada Hiatt, Director of the Greer Heritage Museum, has resigned her duties effective Sunday. She will remain as the museum’s historian and will conduct tours of 10 or more visitors when available.

Hiatt, a part-time volunteer, has devoted many hours to the museum at its former downtown location and its move to the 106 S. Main Street building that formerly housed the city municipal government agencies. The museum, added to the National Historic Registry, occupies the old Greer Post Office. 

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104 Business Center celebrates opening, LEED certification
MAR 29, 2012

David Langley, the architect of the 104 Business Center, and Sam Danner, Greer Economic Development, joined in the grand opening celebation today of the LEED Certifed building.

Glenn Pace said the 104 Trade Street Business Center was one design he couldn’t quite visualize at the outset. Pace, Planning and Zoning Coordinator for the City of Greer, gets dozens of plans to review before passing them along to City Council.

“I had a hard time to grasp the initial concept,” Pace said. “After a while I could look at our downtown buildings and thought ‘this can fit.’”

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Saddle up and giddy-yap to The Stomping Grounds
MAR 29, 2012

Steve Porter will read Cowboy poetry, a form of storytelling that preserves the tales of life in the rural West. He won first place in the Rising Star Division at the 2010 National Cowboy Poetry Rodeo in Montrose, Colo.

Saddle up and giddy-yap to The Stomping Grounds Saturday night. Steve Porter will recite Cowboy Poetry in a unique portray of his passion for horses and the Western lifestyle.

Cowboy poetry is a form of storytelling that preserves the tales (both tall and true) of life in the rural West. The reading is 8-10 p.m. at the 208 Trade Street coffee and wine bar.

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'Stand Up For Stan' concert Thursday at Grace Hall
MAR 26, 2012

A “Stand Up for Stan” benefit concert Thursday at Grace Hall at 108 Trade Street is all about giving back, Stan Christofferson said.

Christofferson, owner of the Great Bay Oyster House (GBOH), was the recipient of the first benefit last year as friends, customers and business acquaintances helped raise over $6,000 for medical expenses.

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Barney Fife pokes fun at public safety officials
MAR 23, 2012

Barney Fife had the Greer City Hall event laughing and enjoying the inaugural City of Greer Public Safety Appreciation Dinner tonight. He mugged for his fans at the end of the dinner.

Barney Fife came close to offending some people in front of the wrong crowd tonight.

Fife was the featured entertainment at the inaugural City of Greer Public Safety Appreciation Dinner at Greer City. Police, fire and emergency medical responders were honored with a free dinner and all the ridicule from Fife they could handle, in good-natured fun.

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BB&T receives inaugural Greer Development Chairman's Award
MAR 22, 2012

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.

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Animal Rescue party at The Davenport Thursday
MAR 20, 2012

Jessica Monroe is turning her 30th birthday into a party Thursday at The Davenport to benefit animals.

Saved by the Heart Companion Animal Services is the fundraiser host from 8 p.m. – midnight.

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Free wine and beer tasting at Acme General Thursday
MAR 20, 2012

An international wine and beer tasting will be held Thursday from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at Acme General Store at 201 Trade Street.

Free beer and wine sampling will be featured with light hors d’oeuvres.   The event is free.

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Opry House hosts Friday and Saturday events
MAR 20, 2012

The Greer Opry House will host Overtime Band  with Chris Neves on the next two Fridays and  Classic Country Band with Ed Burrell on Saaturdays.

Showtime is 8 p.m. each night and admission is $9 per person.

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Deadline nears for Family Fest vendors
MAR 20, 2012

The Village Hospital Greer Family Fest is taking applications for vendors for the May 4-5 event that features Aaron Tippin as the marquee entertainment.

Arts, crafts, business, and restaurant vendors can apply to occupy a booth during the two-day event that is Greer’s signature annual festival.

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Stomping Grounds sets variety of entertainment
MAR 17, 2012

The Stomping Grounds, quickly becoming the place to visit and the place to be seen, has annnounced its upcoming entertainment and guest schedule. It includes music, parties, a political greet-and-meet and a poety reading.

Lisa Suber, owner/operator,  invites customers to visit the Stomping Grounds for breakfast or enjoy a variety of coffees while perusing the Internet.
Here are the upcoming events for the next couple weeks:
Tuesday, March 20  Elizabeth Wood playing acoustic guitar, 7-9 p.m.

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Greer Idol 6 auditions at Family Fest; registration underway
MAR 16, 2012

Greer Idol 6 auditions at Family Fest; registration underway

Auditions for Greer Idol 6 are scheduled at the Village Hospital Greer Family Fest Friday May 4 from 6-6:45 p.m. and Saturday, May 5, 1-2 p.m.

Dana Jordan won the 2011 Greer Idol and the $1,500 first place prize.

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Tankers on Trade auction raises $850 for museum
MAR 16, 2012

The Tankers on Trade silent auction raised $850 for the Heritage Museum, the Greer Station Association announced today.

Businesses taking home the prized tankers and the cars’ names are:

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Roses for Relief helps Greer's residents
MAR 16, 2012

Roses for Relief will be held St. Patrick’s Day (Saturday) to benefit Greer Relief.

The event, catered by Greer’s Ember Restaurant, will feature an Irish menu. is 7-12 p.m. at 317 Buncombe Road. The cost is $75 per person and proceeds to Greer Relief to assist needy and indigent residents of Greenville and Spartanburg counties.

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Free Foothills Philharmonic concert on St. Patrick's Day
MAR 16, 2012

The Foothills Philharmonic Orchestra will perform a free St. Patrick’s Day concert Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the J. Harley Bonds Career Center at 505 N. Main Street.

Artistic Director Cory Vrieze will feature “Pictures at an Exhibition” Modest Mussorgsky’s 1874 composition. A complimentary reception will follow with patrons invited to meet the musicians and Vrieze.

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Block party planned for The Shoppes' open house Thursday
MAR 14, 2012

A mini-festival is brewing at The Shoppes at The Grapevine open house Thursday.

Wanda Garcia, owner of The Shoppes, has planned an evening, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., that will include music, appetizers and wine. About 40 small business owners will showcase their products that include clothing, arts, crafts, repurposed furniture, candles and signature handcrafted merchandise.

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Lunchbox deli sets March breakfast, lunch specials
MAR 14, 2012

Jacob Danner, The Lunchbox Deli manager at Acme General Store, 201 Trade Street, has announced March breakfast and lunch specials. The deli is open from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. Call 879-1090.

Monday: Boars Head Bacon, Egg, and Boars Head Cheese Bagel Sandwich ($3.95)
Tuesday: Boars Head Ham, Egg, and Boars Head Cheese Bagel Sandwich ($3.95)
Wednesday: Peanut Butter and Jelly Bagel ($1.75)
Thursday: Veggie Delight Omelet Bagel ($3.95)
Friday: Buy One Get One Free Bagel
Saturday: 99 Cent Bagels (99 cents) excluding cream cheese

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Air Force woodwind ensemble plays free concert March 28
MAR 13, 2012

The U.S. Air Force Woodwinds Ensembe will play a free concert at City Hall on March 28.

The United States Air Force Langley Winds woodwind ensemble of the USAF Heritage of America Band will visit the Events Center at Greer City Hall on March 28, presenting a free public concert in the events hall.

The concert begins at 7 p.m. and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Redeemed Furniture gives furnishings a second chance
MAR 11, 2012

Debbie Dather created Redeemed Furniture to restore the value and life of quality pieces of furniture.

Makeovers, facelifts and restoration are the key elements in Debbie Dather's Redeemed Furniture business at The Shoppes at The Grapevine.

Redeemed Furniture specializes in restoring the value and life to quality pieces of furniture.  "We start by finding well-built pieces that are unique and functional but are in need of some love," Dather said. "Then we dream.  What would add value, character, and make this piece something everyone will talk about?  Out of that comes redeemed furniture."

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Paige's Decorating takes advantage of location, vendors and merchants
MAR 11, 2012

Paige and her husband, TL Baldree, own Grace Hall on Trade Street.

Paige's Decorating gives The Shoppes at The Grapevine a unique vendor with Paige Baldree's interior decorating business.

Paige set up a shop to generate leads for interior decorating. It also provides an outlet for a unique shopping opportunity to seek upper-end goods at reasonable price points for her clients. 

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