DOWNTOWN GREER From October 2014


Greer Station turned into one big Halloween candy land
OCT 28, 2014

Children were all dressed up with somewhere to go at Halloween on Trade Tuesday night in Greer. 

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• Storefront gallery

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Weekend cold snap has CPW asking customers to plan ahead
OCT 28, 2014

CPW customers are asked to call 864-848-5518 to have their pilot lights lit before the cold snap scheduled for this weekend.

Customers of Greer Commission of Public Works are asked to contact the utility this week for pilot lights to be lit in anticipation  of near-freezing temperatures in the greater Greer area this weekend.

Saturday and Sunday low temperatures are forecast for 34 and 35 degrees, respectively. CPW is closed on weekends except for emergency service.

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Clark is selected Restaurateur of the Year
OCT 28, 2014

Jason Clark, who owns and operates BIN112 and The Strip Club 104 in downtown Greer, was selected as Restaurateur of the Year in the Upstate by the South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association.

Jason Clark of BIN112 has been selected the Restaurateur of the Year by the Upstate Hospitality Association.

The prestigious award is part of the South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association (SCRLA) recognizing the top members in its association. Peers, suppliers and associates nominate candidates.

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CPW recognized for advancement of alternative fuel usage
OCT 27, 2014

Jennifer Satterthwaite, Public Information Coordinator for the SC Energy Office, presented Greer CPW an award for advancement of of alternative fuel usage. Receiving the honor, left to right, are: commissioner Perry Williams, City Gas Manager Bob Rhodes, Satterthwaite, commissioners Jeff Howell and Eugene Gibson.

Greer Commission of Public Works was recognized as the lone recipient to be honored for advancement of alternative fuel usage.

Jennifer Satterthwaite, presented the inaugural award – Emily Hall Tremaine Local Government Energy Leadership Award – at Monday’s monthly CPW commissioners meeting.

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Trick and treating children jam City Park
OCT 25, 2014

A little Gamecock dressed in red figures to get a lot of candy with the orange pumpkin.

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A week of Halloween events began today at Greer City Park,

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Influences why Amal Alamuddin changed her last name to Clooney
OCT 21, 2014

Photographer Julie McCombs was on the set in Greer when George Clooney was filming

George Clooney married Amal Alamuddin nearly three weeks ago and Amal announced that she is changing her name to Amal Clooney. 

While Amal opted to take Clooney as her last name, her age (36) and professional identity as an international lawyer are factors that would make one think that she would have kept her maiden name in some way (perhaps as a middle name).

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Doug Messer, long-time owner of Messer Mirror and Glass, dies
OCT 20, 2014

Doug Messer died Sunday after a courageous fight with cancer.

Doug Messer, owner of Dixie Messer Mirror and Glass for the past 36 years, died Sunday after a courageous battle with cancer.

Read Messer’s obituary here.

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Where to Trick or Treat this Halloween in Greer
OCT 19, 2014

Where to Trick or Treat this Halloween in Greer


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$843 million in retail sales puts Greer in the crosshairs of $1 billion
OCT 15, 2014

The new Wild Ace and Pizza Pub is the first construction in the central business district since the City Hall and Municipal complexes opened.

A billion dollar laugh. 

That is what was generated Tuesday night when it was announced at City Hall that Greer’s booming economy grossed $843.5 million in retail sails for fiscal year 2014.

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Cast, musicians in sync for 'Shrek The Musical' opening Friday
OCT 14, 2014

Musicians are in sync with the cast for Friday's opening of

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• Auditions held.

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The ghosts will come out to play downtown on Oct. 28
OCT 14, 2014

Joada Hiatt, the preeminent authority of ghost stories in Greer, will host the annual frightening tour downtown on Tuesday, Oct. 28.

Hiatt, the author of several books on Greer’s history, will conduct the walk beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the depot on Randall Street, up Trade Street and ending at the Heritage Museum on S. Main Street. The walk is about ¼ mile long.

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Greer Station Cafe new name for restaurant serving traditional menu
OCT 13, 2014

Greer Station Cafe will be the new name for the restaurant owned by Wendy Mitchell. It is tentatively scheduled to open Nov. 1.

Greer Station Café is tentatively scheduled to open Nov. 1, according to Wendy Mitchell owner of the restaurant, formerly Southern Thymes.

Mitchell told GreerToday.com she decided the name change to brand it with the central business district marketed as Greer Station.

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Christmas parade scheduled Dec. 7
OCT 11, 2014

The Greer Christmas Parade is schedule Sunday, Dec. 7 at 2:30 p.m.

The Greer Christmas Parade is scheduled Sunday, Dec. 7 at 2:30 p.m.

The theme is "Spirit in Christmas" in Greer. The parade route, 1.1 miles, begins at Poinsett Street and Memorial Drive and ends at N. Main Street and Cunningham Drive.

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Public invited to participate in design workshop for Greer Community Master Plan
OCT 9, 2014

Greer City Hall and the Municipal Complex were part of the original Greer Community Master Plan. The public is invited to participate in the next step of the future Greer Community Master Plan Oct. 21 at the Cannon Centre.

The public is invited to participate in the next step of the Greer Community Master Plan, a design workshop to be held on Oct. 21 at the Cannon Centre.

Two sessions are being planned: noon – 2 p.m. and 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Presentations are scheduled for 12:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

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Oktoberfest takes over downtown Greer
OCT 3, 2014

German beer, wine and food will be plentiful in downtown Greer at the Oktoberfest.

Road closings.

The Oktoberfest will be held in nearly perfect weather Saturday for a day of food, drink and entertainment on two stages. It is the traditional end to Greer’s festival season.

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Roads closed Saturday in downtown Greer for Oktoberfest
OCT 3, 2014

Roads will be closed to vehicular traffic in downtown Greer from 6 a.m. Saturday until 1 a.m. Sunday for the annual Oktoberfest.

• Trade St. from Poinsett St. to railroad tracks

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