DOWNTOWN GREER From September 2014


Fallon is judges' pick, Snow is people's choice at CPW BBQ Cook-Off
SEP 30, 2014

Bruce Fallon, the winner of the CPW BBQ Cook-Off, reviews the judges remarks. 

Bruce Fallon became the first two-time champion (2012 winner) and Fredia Snow the only double winner, at Tuesday’s 3rd Annual CPW BBQ Cook-Off. Snow finished first in the employee’s choice and second in the judges’ picks. Rusty Edwards was third in the judges’ picks.

Carl Howell, Greer Deputy Fire Marshal, was one of five judges. “Any of the top three could have been number one,” he said.

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Bullock's Barber Shop has a new sign
SEP 27, 2014

The new sign at Bullock's Barber Shop shows a new beverage company sponsor.

Bullock's Barber Shop has a new sign.

The new sign is aluminum, half with Bullock’s Barber Shop with black type over a white background and the other half with a red, white and blue Pepsi logo. The signage is centered over Bullock’s awning.

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Wild Ace groundbreaking is first new construction downtown since 2008
SEP 25, 2014

Denise and Chris VandenBerghe, owners of Wild Ace Pizza & Pub, represent the first new business construction in the central business district since Greer City Hall complex opened in 2008.

The Wild Ace Pizza and Pub groundbreaking Thursday morning represents the first new construction in downtown since the City Hall  and Municipal complex opened in 2008.

“This is significant expansion of our downtown footprint,” said City Administrator Ed Driggers, among the dignitaries at the ceremony. “It’s exactly what we envisioned and it will provide greater opportunity for revitalization of this triangle.”

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Furman president shares thoughts with women on balancing life and work
SEP 23, 2014

Furman University President Elizabeth Davis, left, chats with Karen Corn of Greer State Bank at Tuesday's Women's Forum on Work and Life Balance.

Don’t try to emulate someone in a situation like you and know thyself.

Those were two of the suggestions Furman University President Elizabeth Davis told a nearly standing room only group at a Women’s Forum Tuesday morning at The Davenport in downtown Greer.

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Trade Street getting temporary landscaping
SEP 22, 2014

Landscapers plant the boxwoods and other plants in front of BIN112 Monday morning.

The City of Greer is landscaping Trade Street, from Poinsett Street to the Depot, as part of its annual downtown improvement initiative. The shrubs were uprooted to provide more visibility for downtown shops. Boxwoods are the bushes anchoring the planters. Rosemary has also been planted.

The planters may be short-term as the city plans to upgrade the century-old infrastructure that may include sidewalk repairs. More permanent landscaping will be added when the street and sidewalk repairs are completed.

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Landon Powell to speak at Greer Business Luncheon
SEP 10, 2014

Landon Powell and his wife, Allyson, at North Greenville University's announcement of the former Gamecocks becoming head baseball coach for the Crusaders.

Landon Powell, head baseball coach at North Greenville University, will be the guest speaker at the Greer Business Luncheon, Tuesday, Sept. 23.

Powell will share his testimony and Pastor Rick Ezell of GFB will talk about “Dealing with Frustration”.

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Southern Thymes Cafe reopening with popular former owner
SEP 6, 2014

Southern Thymes Cafe will have its former popular owner reopening the restaurant. Wendy Mitchell said the name and opening date remains to be decided.

Wendy Mitchell has a message for all the loyal customers that supported her as former owner of Southern Thymes Café at 219 Trade Street.

“I’m reopening Southern Thymes and will have the same menu we cooked for years, meat-and-three and we will serve breakfast and lunch,” Mitchell told GreerToday.com. “It might take me a little while to get back.”

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Benson Car Show and races are fundraiser for GCM
SEP 3, 2014

Benson Car Show and races are fundraiser for GCM

The 8th annual Benson OctoberFAST Classic Car Show, Kids Fun Run and Twilight 5K is Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Greer First Baptist parking lot.

The fundraiser benefitting Greer Community Ministries (GCM) has a Car Show noon – 5 p.m., a Kids Fun Run at 5:30 p.m. and the Twilight 5K at 6 p.m.

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