DOWNTOWN GREER From December 2014


Greer restaurants prepared for busy New Year's Eve
DEC 30, 2014

The Great Bay Oyster House (GBOH) will celebrate its 10th anniversary (opened Dec. 31, 2004) on New Year’s Eve and Greer restaurants and bars are reporting a busy evening ahead for diners and revelers ringing in 2015.

Jason Clark, Restaurateur of the Year in the Upstate, has both his restaurants, BIN112 and The Strip Club 104 nearly completely booked. Bruce Rivera (Rivera’s) has created a New Year’s Eve menu. Denise and Chris VanderBerghe celebrate Wild Ace Pizza and Pub’s final New Year celebration at the Trade Street location. The new, widely anticipated opening of Wild Ace on Depot Street is scheduled in April.

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Wild Ace Pizza is taking shape on Depot Street
DEC 21, 2014

Wild Ace Pizza and Pub at 103 Depot Street is taking shape. It's tentative scheduled opening is second quarter 2015.

The Wild Ace Pizza and Pub under construction at 103 Depot Street is taking shape.

The airplane tower-like structure, 36-feet-high, is apparent and steel beams outline the seating area of the restaurant.

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Greer High Honor Choir caroling downtown
DEC 18, 2014

Carolers from the Greer High School Honor Choir wave to passersby Thursday in downtown Greer.

The Greer High School honor choir was caroling Thursday along Poinsett Street and Trade Street. The carolers visited the Municipal building housing the fire and police departments and passed through City Hall Thursday morning. They were back in the afternoon entertaining along in the central business district.

Sarah Hargett is the Greer High School choir director.

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Thieves aren't particular, they will take your gifts wrapped or not
DEC 17, 2014

An invitation for thieves: an unlocked vehicle with wrapped presents in the back seat.

Tis the season for thieves to be holiday shopping for vehicles with Christmas merchandise visible for all to see.

Did you know it takes less than one minute for a thief to break a car window and steal the goods? That, according to Greer Police Captain Matt Hamby and a catalog of statistics, compiled by insurance companies.

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Greer Relief reports $7,000 profit from Christmas parade
DEC 16, 2014

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Greer Relief reported it earned $7,000 as host of the Greer Christmas Parade.

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Countdown is on for Greer Station Cafe opening on Thursday
DEC 16, 2014

The signage of the former restaurant has been removed and awaits the hoisting of the Greer Station Cafe, which opens Thursday.

The Greer Station Café is within two days of opening for breakfast on Thursday morning.

Owner Wendy Mitchell has had the former Southern Thymes Café sign removed and is replacing it with the restaurant’s new name.

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Joys of Christmas: Tanner's first experiences etch memories forever
DEC 13, 2014

Scott and Tanner sitting near the Christmas tree watching our toy train go around and around.



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Greer Trading Post closing boutique, becomes niche event venue
DEC 11, 2014

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

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.

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State police chiefs meet at Cannon Centre
DEC 11, 2014

Greer Police Chief Dan Reynolds conducts a session at the South Carolina Police Chiefs Association meetings Thursday at the Cannon Centre. Reynolds is president this year.

Greer Police Chief Dan Reynolds hosted the South Carolina Police Chiefs Association (SCPCA) as one of his first acts as 2015 president of the association.

The series of sessions were held at the Cannon Centre.

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Plate 108 helps teach life skills to Five Oaks Academy students
DEC 11, 2014

Plate 108 helps teach life skills to Five Oaks Academy students

Five Oaks Academy students, 6th - 8th  grades, made a 4-course Thanksgiving dinner at Plate 108 last month.

The goal was to give them the full Thanksgiving experience, from food selection and preparation, to cleaning pots and pans after dinner. The best part, of course, was enjoying the fruits (and vegetables) of their labors for the four-course meal.

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Greer Station Cafe opens Dec. 18
DEC 9, 2014

Wendy Mitchell and her husband, James, are having a good time getting the Greer Station Cafe ready for opening day – Thursday, Dec. 18 at 7 a.m.

Reservations aren’t required but you might want to get in good with Wendy Mitchell before Thursday, Dec. 18 at 7 a.m.

That is the date Mitchell has set opening Greer Station Café, at 219 Trade Street.

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Christmas parade leaves lasting memories on perfect winter day
DEC 8, 2014

Children mugged for the camera.

• Parade gallery

• Santa Christmas Parade cam

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Families enjoy breakfast with Santa
DEC 6, 2014

Children were all dressed up in their Christmas fashions.

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Three sellout sessions with Breakfast for Santa meant a lot of work for the big guy Saturday morning at the Cannon Centre.

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Greer Christmas Parade official lineup
DEC 5, 2014

The weather forecast for Sunday's Greer Christmas Parade is sunny with temperatures in the low 50s with 14 mile per hour winds which will make it feel much colder.


Starts 2:30 p.m. at Clock Restaurant on W. Poinsett Street, turns left on S. Main and ends at the J. Harley Bond Career Center.

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Santa texts: 'Confirmed for Greer USA tree lighting and breakfast.'
DEC 5, 2014

Santa and children share a special time together at the City of Greer's Breakfast with Santa at the Cannon Centre. GreerToday.com photographers will be there to record the event.

Santa Claus has texted GreerToday.com his confirmation for tonight’s Greer Christmas tree lighting and his appearance at breakfast Saturday morning (limited tickets here) at the Cannon Centre. 

Text from Santa: "Confirmed for Greer USA tree lighting and breakfast."

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Shag dancing returns to downtown Greer
DEC 4, 2014

Shag dancing returns to downtown Greer

Carolina Shag is our state dance, and is most popular along the coast of SC, however after a 3 year sabbatical, it returns to Trade St in downtown Greer this Friday night.

The Davenport was host to over 30 dances a few years back with the live band The Out of Towners (now called the Carolina Coast Band).  These dances were an upstate favorite for people from as far away as 100 miles.

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The kids are going to love this Christmas list of places to go and things to do
DEC 3, 2014

Parades bring the kid in all of us.

GreerToday.com wishes everybody a Merry Christmas, safe travels and healthy holidays. We will continue to provide complete greater Greer coverage wherever your travels take you. After all, we're only a click away where ever you may be in the world!


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