DOWNTOWN GREER From April 2015


Lake View reopens May 7, Greer Station Diner name change is Friday
APR 28, 2015

The Lake View Steak House reopens May 7 with owners James and Wendy Mitchell taking over operations with a new staff.

Two iconic restaurants in Greer have announced name and ownership changes but will keep their menus intact.

Greer Station Diner, becomes effective Friday, and will continue under Scott and Maria Marsh, owner-operators of Greer Station Café. It’s the third name change, formerly Southern Thymes Café, within a year at the restaurant at 219 Trade Street.

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Road closings announced for weekend Family Fest
APR 28, 2015

Roads, including Depot and Randall streets, will be closed during Friday and Saturday's Greer Family Fest.

Roads in the downtown central business district will be closed Friday and Saturday for the 31st Annual Pelham Medical Center Greer Family Fest.

All roads will be closed to vehicular traffic throughout the entire event.

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Wild Ace opening gives Greer downtown district a new dimension
APR 24, 2015

Becca Wactor, Denise VandenBerghe and Holden Graves at their new Wild Ace Pizza and Pub at 103 Depot Street.

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A less-stressed Chris VanderBerghe was telling all who asked, opening night at Wild Ace Pizza and Pub on Thursday, “was the easiest opening we have ever had.”

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Williams brings images to life at home and from far away
APR 22, 2015

DC and McGee, boyhood friends, were photographed by Perry Williams more than 40 years ago under the crabapple tree at the old Greer High School.

Perry Williams has been taking photographs since he attended Greer High School. A camera, sometimes three or four, are nearby at all times.

Williams, a commissioner on the Greer Commission of Public Works, entrepreneur and professor at Clemson University, all but swept the Greer Juried Arts photography contest judged last month. He finished 1-2-3 in “Greer Goes Global” and 1-2 in “Greer – An Upstate Destination”.

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Entertainment schedule set for Family Fest
APR 21, 2015

Volunteers are needed for the May 1-2 Family Fest. Call 877-3131 for more information.

The complete musical lineup for the Greer Family Fest on May 1-2 has been announced.

Sister Hazel, previously announced as the headline event, will perform Saturday at 8:00 p.m.

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Greer comes clean during Touch a Truck event
APR 15, 2015

Trade Street was busy early during Touch a Truck with children and adults checking out the vehicles.

City Administrator Ed Driggers presents a City Administrator’s report to City Council during each meeting, alternating the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month.

Here’s some of the highlights we got out of the dialog, including a humorous exchange from Driggers and Mayor Rick Danner on last Tuesday’s Touch a Truck event, sponsored by the Greer Station Association for its Tuesday on Trade.

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Controlled burn brings smoke to greater Greer
APR 12, 2015

Controlled burn brings smoke to greater Greer

The Greer Fire Department reported a controlled burn by the forestry department is the reason smoke is hovering over the greater Greer area.

“Just about every fire department in the Upstate has been out looking for fires,” Lt. Dwayne Brown, at the GFD said Sunday evening. “We’ve been out looking for about 30 fires, Boiling Springs has and others.”

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Picture-perfect day for International Festival
APR 11, 2015

Picture-perfect day for International Festival

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Greer went global at City Park Saturday with nearly two dozen cultures represented at the second International Festival.

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Study: Greer is 4th-best city in S.C. to start a business
APR 9, 2015

Mayor Rick Danner announced the launch of the new Partnership For Tomorrow campaign that will result in the 15-year plan to be unveiled April 23.

Greer is rated the fourth-best place to start a business in South Carolina, according to NerdWallet, a personal finance website.

Jeff Chu, the analyst who conducted the study, cited business climate (average revenue of businesses, percentage of businesses with paid employees and number of businesses per 100 people, and local economic health (median annual income, median annual housing costs and unemployment rate).

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Greer High Alumni Reunion means it's time to rekindle the memories
APR 8, 2015

Greer High Alumni Reunion means it's time to rekindle the memories

Greer High School grads from every generation will be holding their annual reunion on Saturday, May 16 at Greer City Hall. The event is free.

The Price family, owners of Smith & James, Chelsea’s and Trims on Trade, are the presenting sponsors. Smith & James is celebrating its 99th year in business in downtown Greer.

More than the 600 grads who attended the 2014 Greer High Alumni Reunion are expected this year and there will be more restaurant seating availability – inside and out – with the new Wild Ace Pizza and Pub on Depot Street scheduled to open later this month.

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Sharonview Credit Union moving to W. Wade Hampton Blvd.
APR 7, 2015

Sharonview Credit Union moving to W. Wade Hampton Blvd.

Sharonview Federal Credit Union is moving to 1324 W. Wade Hampton Blvd.

The credit union is scheduled to open in May in the former building occupied by the National Bank of South Carolina at the Piedmont Plaza Shopping Center. Sharonview had its former office on Hood Road.

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Tower for new Wild Ace restaurant becomes a beacon for downtown
APR 3, 2015

A window is being attached to the tower of the Wild Ace Restaurant and Pub at 103 Depot Street.

Workers are putting the finishing touches on the Wild Ace Pizza and Pub interior and nearly finished with its exterior at its new aviation-themed restaurant at 103 Depot Street.

Glass was installed in the restaurant’s tower that can be seen throughout the city – topping out at 32-feet. The airplane wing has been assembled on the Depot Street side of the building and its artwork is scheduled for completion within a week.

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Tunes in the Park sets summer schedule
APR 2, 2015

Encore will perform at Tunes in the Park on July 24.

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Tunes in the Park, scheduled by Greer Cultural Arts, has bands lined up for five Friday nights this summer beginning June 12.

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