DOWNTOWN GREER From August 2014


Under the Radar is big winner at Sooie't Relief BBQ competition
AUG 27, 2014

Under the Radar is big winner at Sooie't Relief BBQ competition

Under the Radar won Grand Champion and Waylon’s Wickedly Good Q was Reserve Champion at the 4th Annual Sooie’t Relief BBQ competition last weekend.

There was $9,000 in prize money distributed.

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Southern Sisters Boutique is locating downtown
AUG 26, 2014

A pressed flower necklace design by Daniella Prestifilippo.

Southern Sisters Boutique will open at 115 E. Poinsett Street in late September.

Danielle and Mary Prestifilippo specialize in jewelry and accessories.

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Empire Ltd., upscale men's consignment store, opens Tuesday
AUG 26, 2014

Empire Ltd. is an upscale men's consignment store opening today at 205 Trade Street.

Empire Ltd., an upscale men’s consignment clothing and shoe studio, opens today at 205 Trade Street.

James Carter is relocating his store from Fountain Inn.

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Cameroon Cigars has a new owner
AUG 26, 2014

Cameroon Cigars and Accessories has remained open during the transaction between new owners.

Don Broadhurst has purchased Cameroon Cigars and Accessories from owners Mark Grant, his wife Anna Marie, and partner Dixon Howard. Sara Church is the store’s general manager.

The store, at 207 Trade Street, has remained open through the transaction.

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Southern Thymes Cafe is closed
AUG 25, 2014

Southern Thymes' handwritten signage says it all.

Southern Thymes Café closed Monday nearly seven months after its chef proclaimed “RIP Meat and 3”.

Southern Thymes at 219 Trade Street, had signage on its window and door announcing its closing and thanking customers for their support on Monday. A separate hand-written sign announced the restaurant was for sale.

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Taunting adds some extra flavor to BBQ competition
AUG 22, 2014

Brianca Kruse cuts the fat off the meat to prepare it for the cooker. Sascha, her husband, and Brianca are competing as the German Redneck Cookers for the first time in Greer.

• Schedule of events

• Road closures

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BBQ festival launched with Wing Fling today
AUG 22, 2014

Beef brisket is on the menu for the Sooie't Relief BBQ Benefit Friday and Saturday.

Some of the best barbecue cooked east of the Red River will be competing for $9,000 in prize money in the two-day 4th Annual Sooie’t Relief BBQ Benefit this weekend in Greer Station.

The Wing Fling competition featuring grilled and smoked wings will be tasted and judged Friday night. The Kansas City Barbecue Society-sanctioned cook-off Saturday features chicken, pork and beef.

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'Unwritten rules' define Williams' minority owned cleaning business
AUG 21, 2014

William Grady said in two pointed sentences what it took a panel, roundtable and keynote speaker to present Thursday at the Minority Business Summit at Greer’s Grace Hall.

“Being a minority gets you in the door,” Grady, owner of Grady’s Cleaning Services, said. “What you do, keeps you in that door.”

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Minority Business Summit is free Thursday at Grace Hall
AUG 20, 2014

A Minority Business Summit will be held Thursday at Grace Hall from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Kinneil Coltman, Chief Diversity Officer at Greenville Health System, will be the keynote speaker at a free lunch from noon – 1:15 p.m. Greer Memorial Hospital is the presenting sponsor.

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Catwalk for a Cure features downtown merchants
AUG 16, 2014

Catwalk for a Cure features downtown merchants

Greer Merchants are collaborating to stage Catwalk for a Cure, a fashion event at Grace Hall this fall. Partnered with the Susan G. Coleman foundation, the event will be raising awareness for Breast Cancer.

Models will be walking the runway with 48 men and women outfits from Greer Station Association merchants: Chelsea’s, Greer Trading Post, Gregory’s, Maiale, Smith & James, Talloni and Southern Sisters. Vendors will sell crafts, jewelry and scarves.

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Greer Trading Post celebrates anniversary Friday
AUG 13, 2014

Greer Trading Post celebrates anniversary Friday

The Greer Trading Post is celebrating its first anniversary Friday from 6-8 p.m.

Jessica Monroe, owner of the consignment store at 217 Trade Street, is inviting visitors for hors d’oeuvres and wine while Alex Hunnicutt entertains.

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Law Enforcement softball tournament is Aug. 23-24 at Century Park
AUG 12, 2014

The Upstate South Carolina Law Enforcement Softball Tournament is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 23-24, at Century B Park, 3605 Brushy Creek Road.

The Greer Police Department is the tournament host. The first game is scheduled at 10 a.m. Saturday.

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Greer Connect mobile app connects residents and visitors directly to City Hall
AUG 12, 2014

The Greer Connect app is available in the Mac App Store for iPhones and iPads, as well as in the Google Play store for Android devices. It is free to download and use for both platforms.

Let’s face it. Potholes are inconvenient.

So are burned out streetlights, overgrown lots and barking dogs.

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Jordan, Mendoza win Greer Idol and Idol Teen titles, respectively
AUG 9, 2014

Josh Jordan won $1,500 for winning 2014 Greer Idol Friday night.

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Josh Jordan and Keddy Mendoza won Greer Idol and Greer Idol Teen, respectively Friday night, with the competition and Tunes in the Park forced indoors at Greer City Hall. Jordan won the $1,500 Idol prize and Mendoza earned $500 for Idol Teen.

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Blue Ridge Brewing Company coming to Greer
AUG 6, 2014

Blue Ridge Brewing Company coming to Greer

Blue Ridge Brewing Company is coming to Greer and will occupy the former building that housed The Cazbah at 308 Trade Street.

It will be the brewing company’s second location. It has played a vital part in Greenville downtown’s resurgence and is located at 217 N. Main Street.

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Idol contestants get another free pass with tonight's cancellation
AUG 1, 2014

Greer Idol and Idol Teen finals are next Friday. The voting conducting after the competiion will select this year's winners.

Tunes in the Park is cancelled tonight making the Aug. 8 entertainment and Greer Idol and Idol Teen the finale of the summer. This is the second of the five-week season that has been canceled.

Greer Cultural Arts cancelled tonight’s performance of Rock and Roll Reunion and the Idol semifinals at 1 p.m. Officials said 4.5 inches of rain the past two days saturated the amphitheater.

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