Unity Park accounted for 66 acres of new park space. | Photo by @james_simpson_photography
Can you believe we’re already closing in on February? It feels like 2022 was just yesterday. The City of Greenville released new figures highlighting its accomplishments in parks and recreation last year.
We’re breaking it down, by the numbers.
47,390flowers planted by the city at Greenville Parks
7,000+visitors to the Prisma Health Welcome Center at Unity Park
1,387trees distributed and planted in the city, putting the green in Greenville
730hours spent removing invasive species from Cleveland Park
573volunteers that helped during 29 park clean up days
2,000,000+taste tickets sold at Bank of America Fall for Greenville
20,000+attendees at the inaugural Unity Park Fourth of July firework show
900+zip codes where people ordered United Community Bank Ice on Main tickets
Family Night | Tuesday, Jan. 24 | 4-11 p.m. | Social Latitude, 1812 Woodruff Rd., Greenville | Free | Bring the family for a night of games and food specials.
Dips and Sips | Tuesday, Jan. 24 | 7-9 p.m. | Traveler’s Taproom, 2624 Poinsett Hwy., Greenville | $25 | Try four wines paired with four different types of homemade dip.
Shaken, Smoked, and Stirred Cocktail Class | Tuesday, Jan. 24 | 7-9:30 p.m. | Six & Twenty Distillery, 556 Perry Ave., Ste. B103, Greenville | $65 | Listen to an introduction to spirits and the tools and concepts of successful cocktail making by Six and Twenty’s expert mixologist, Ben before you make three distinct cocktails.
Pranayama Weekly Class | Wednesday, Jan. 25 | 12-1:15 p.m. | Online, Greenville | Free | Explore how breathwork may allow you to access a deeper, more conscious connection with the body, mind, heart, and spirit.
Sushi Rollin’ 101 | Thursday, Jan. 26 | 6-8 p.m. | Brewery 85, 6 Whitlee Ct., Greenville | $59.99 | Learn the basics of sushi making, including equipment and preparation, how to make the rice, and the fundamentals of making a sushi roll.
An Evening with Trey Gowdy In Conversation with Destiny Chance | Thursday, Jan. 26 | 7 p.m. | Greenville Theatre, 444 College St., Greenville | $38-$45 | Join former Congressman, Fox News host, and New York Times bestselling author Trey Gowdy for a conversation with WYFF 4 anchor Destiny Chance to celebrate his latest book, “Start, Stay, or Leave.”
Drag Queen Bingo | Thursday, Jan. 26 | 7-10 p.m. | WXYZ Lounge, Aloft Greenville Downtown, 5 North Laurens St., Greenville | Free | Join Queen Versage for an evening of Drag Queen Bingo to benefit Upstate Pride SC featuring an assortment of signature cocktails and prizes.
53rd Annual Upstate South Carolina Boat Show | Thursday, Jan. 26-Sunday, Jan. 29 | Times vary | Greenville Convention Center, 1 Exposition Dr., Greenville | $0-$7 | Find everything you need to start the New Year right (from boats, docks, and fishing equipment to finance and insurance options).*
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A country-themed baris coming to17 E. CoffeeSt. — the former location of Addy’s Dutch Cafe and Restaurant. Pending city approval, the bar and restaurant will feature live acoustic country music. The owner, who also owns the music venue The Foundry (701 Easley Bridge Rd.), says he hopes to open by late summer. 🪕 (The Post and Courier Greenville)
Waffle Drop, a picture-perfect dessert spot featuring fresh bubble waffles, will open in Hampton Station (1320 Hampton Ave.). Top your waffle with ice cream, fruit, nutella, oreos, and more when it opens in March. 🧇 (Upstate Business Journal)
The SC Restaurant and Lodging Association will honor two Greenvillians at its 2023 Stars of the Industry Awards Gala. Fabian Unterzaucher (The Westin Poinsett) was named Hotelier of the Year and Dana Lindsey (Ruth’s Chris Steak House) was named the Restaurant Front of House Employee of the Year. See the full list of Upstate winners. (Greenville Journal)
The Brand Leader, a GVL-based marketing and advertising agency, has been awarded one of the industry’s most prestigious honors, “Ad Age Best Places to Work 2023.” Ranking factors included corporate culture, leadership, and pay + benefits. Learn more about the award. 🏆
M. Judson Booksellers (130 S. Main St., Ste. 200 A) will host its next Big Wine Night on Tuesday, Feb. 14. Indulge in champagne, oysters, and chocolate fondue in a candlelit gallery to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Reserve your ticket for two. 🥂
Looking for a wild gift for your Valentine? Adopt a rhinoceros iguana or Chilean flamingo from the Greenville Zoo. Customize a message for your valentine by Wednesday, Feb. 8 to make sure it’s delivered by Tuesday, Feb. 14. All proceeds benefit the Greenville Zoo Foundation. 🦩
Our online store Six & Main is now featuring Palmetto Craft, a home lifestyle company based right here in Greenville. Decorate your home + garden with beautifully crafted items such as solid pine chairs, swings, and tables. Transform your outdoor space now. 🪑
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Today’s issue was written by Danielle.
Editor’s pick: The talk of the town — Chris Pratt visited Greenville this weekend. The actor (known for Jurassic World, Guardians of the Galaxy, or my personal favorite: Parks and Recreation) grabbed brunch at Southern Culture, snapping pictures with employees after his meal.
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