DOWNTOWN GREER From November 2015


Shoppers welcomed to Shop Small Saturday in Greer
NOV 27, 2015

Shoppers welcomed to Shop Small Saturday in Greer

Shop Small Saturday, now in its sixth year, promotes customers supporting independently and locally owned businesses.

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce and Greer Station Association merchants have been preparing for this weekend with promotions. The Chamber is inviting shoppers to post a selfie photograph at #ShopSmallSelfie to earn a randomly selected post to win a $50 gift card.

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Chef Clark demonstrates turkey carving step-by-step
NOV 25, 2015

Jason Clark, owner of Greer's BIN 112, demonstrates how to carve a turkey in an easy step-by-step presentation.

Jason Clark, honored as the Restaurateur of 2014 in the Upstate, demonstrates how to carve a turkey and present a beautiful plate of food for the family and guests on Thanksgiving.

Chef Clark is owner of BIN112 and the Strip Club 104 A Steak House in Greer.

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Gee's mailing address here, Thanksgiving dinner on menu
NOV 25, 2015

Mayor Rick Danner (right) said the celebration and community support for Lonnie

“Gee” has a new mailing address.

Lonnie “Gee” McGee, who was brought to the Whitten Center in Clinton Saturday by two Greer Police Department officers, will get his mail at:

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It's all about the 'Gee', the heartbeat of Greer
NOV 18, 2015


Jimmy Chulkus laughed out loud while leaning back in a booth at the Clock Restaurant on Poinsett Street.

“Two hot dogs, French fries and a tea! A big ice tea! To go!”

Chulkus was in mid-sentence talking about Lonnie “Gee” McGee when he paused, busted out laughing again and repeated the phrase.

That was Gee’s standard order when he came for dinner at Clock Restaurant.


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Public is invited to parade honoring 'Gee' Friday at 6
NOV 18, 2015


Lonnie "Gee" McGee, a Greer icon with his presence at virtually every significant event and man about town, is leaving Greer this week for Clinton.

Gee, as he is affectionately known to generations of greater Greer citizens of all professions, is moving to a care center in Clinton, according to a Greer Police Department release.

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Sen. Scott interviews WW II veteran Cliff Harpst
NOV 11, 2015

Sen. Tim Scott posed for a picture with World War II veteran Cliff Harpst when Scott visited Greer last year to introduce a veterans job program.

Sen. Tim Scott interviewed Cliff Harpst and posted the video today, Veterans Day, to honor all veterans and people serving in the United States Armed Forces.

Harpst has become a celebrity in Greer since he arrived. The World War II veteran runs errands for downtown merchants, has a sandwich named for him at the Stomping Grounds on Trade Street, and has worked annually at the Waffle House – only on Christmas Day to allow staff to spend time with their families.

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Abbott's opening still several weeks away
NOV 6, 2015

Abbott's Frozen Custard general manager Jason Cole was generously giving out candy in the store's cups. Bring the cups to Abbott's when it opens for free frozen custard.

It appears Abbott’s Frozen Custard will be open in December.

Jason Cole, general manager was handing out candy in an Abbott’s covered cup last Thursday during Halloween on Trade. “We still have a few things to do but it’s coming along,” Cole said. “We hope to be open next month in time for the holidays.”

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5 'Make Greer Great' grants awarded by PFT
NOV 6, 2015

Five recipients have been awarded “Make Greer Great” reimbursement grants funded by Partnership for Tomorrow.

The program awards $1,500 each to execute an idea or project.

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Heartfelt donation to Saved by the Heart
NOV 5, 2015

Wanda Garcia presented a donation to Jessica Monroe's non-profit Saved by the Heart, an organization working with stray and abandoned animals, at Greer City Park Thursday.

Saved by the Heart, a non-profit working with stray and abandoned animals, received a $1,408 donation from Wanda Garcia of The Vintage Market Thursday at City Park.

Jessica Monroe, founder of the organization that helps find homes for the special need and behavior rehabilitated pets, received the donation.

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Catwalk for the Cure donates $4,200 to Gibbs Center
NOV 3, 2015

Presenting the Catwalk Walk for a Cure check to the Gibbs Cancer Center are, left to right, Danielle McLanders, Kyle Mensing  (Greer Station Association), Marisa Cecil  (Gibbs Cancer Center), Chantel Washington  (Gibbs Cancer Center), Karen Jackman  (volunteer, works at Talloni), Mary Prestifilippo  (Southern Sisters Boutique) and Kristi Mabrey (Talloni).

Catwalk Walk for a Cure raised $4,210 at a fashion show featuring clothing from downtown Greer’s fashion stores.

The proceeds benefit Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute. The funds will be used by the Bearden-Josey Center for Breast Health’s Mammography assistance program, which allows women, who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford screenings, to receive mammograms.

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