Well, well, well. We already knew we were the friendliest city, but this time, Greenville, you have really outdone yourselves.
A little over a month ago, we asked you to share your favorite service providers(dentists, mechanics, landscapers, etc.) for anyone who might be new in town — which these days, is quite a few folks. And y’all delivered!
We received 1,300+ responses, and today, we want to share the top recommendation for each category. (You can also view all the recommendations for each category on our website.) Thank you again for all your participation, and we’ll have to keep this list fresh and make it an annual thing.
Dentist Falls Park Dentistry, 104 N. Main St., Greenville | “Brian is simply the best dentist I have ever been to. The whole staff is very personable and the practice is like walking into a spa. Great location too. I can park in Richardson Street garage, and it’s a 5 minute walk through One North Main plaza, and he is across the street!” — Peter G.
Disclaimer: This was our first time ever conducting a crowdsourcing initiative like this, so if you have any feedback for the future, please let us know. These recommendations do not necessarily reflect the views of GVLtoday or 6AMCity and were gathered via audience participation. GVLtoday did not place any restrictions on participation (i.e. some businesses might have offered discounts or deals to clients who submitted recommendations). Finally, for categories that have more than one top recommendation, we were unable to select a clear winner based on the entries we received.
Know someone who’s new to Greenville? Share this list with them so they don’t go without a haircut for 10 months.
Weather ○ 56º | Sunny | 0% chance of rain ☀️
Development ○ SunCap Property Group unveiled preliminary plans for amajor mixed-use development in the West End of downtown Greenville, very close to Fluor Field. The plans are not yet final, but the group is aiming to build 250 apartment units, 6,950-sqft of amenities, 12,000-sqft of retail space, and 560 parking spaces. 🏙️ (Greenville Journal)
Biz ○ Yesterday, DC BLOXbroke ground on a Tier III Regional Datacenter in Greenville’s Global Business Park. The 54,000-sqft facility is expected to be an investment of $200+ million and serve the entire state. The first phase is set to be completed by the third quarter of 2021.
NowOpen ○ Think Tank Brew Labopened yesterday at 101 Airport Rd. (down the road from White Duck Taco). Ready for a beer? Head over that way to enjoy their biergarten and taproom. 🍻
Number ○ 3,000. Back in November,we told you all about Greenville becoming a “Zoom Town.”According to recent statistics, over3,000 high-earning remote workers have already moved to Greenville in 2021. The city is “zooming” its way to a lot of growth. 🧳 (WSPA)
ComingSoon ○ Sun and Soil Plant Parlor is #ComingSoon to 512 Augusta St., Ste. A(right up the road from Paula Rallis home + Fleet Feet). Although there isn’t an opening date just yet, stay tuned for further updates on how you can get your hands on their house plants, cacti, and artisan goods. 🌱 ○ Greektown Grille, currently located at 400 McBee Ave., will be joining Home Team BBQ, Double Stamp Brewery, and Flying Rabbit Aerial Adventure Park at the new Holland Park development on Laurens Rd. We don’t have too many details just yet, but we’ll keep you posted. 🇬🇷
Coronavirus ○ VisitSCDHEC’s website for full coronavirus data + stats, andhere for daily positive COVID-19 cases + related deaths in South Carolina.
WaterCooler ○ The Greenville Swamp Rabbits will host “Family Four Pack Friday” tonight, when families can snag4 tickets, 4 hotdogs, 4 bags of chips + 4 Pepsi products for $80. Tomorrow’s game will feature a “Bunny Toss,” when fans can bring stuffed animals to toss on the ice to be donated to local kids. 🐰 Ⓟ
Cause ○ United Ministries is hostingRising Together — a virtual evening of listening, healing, and community that supports ending poverty + homelessness in Greenville — on Thurs., April 29 at 6:30 p.m. Attendees will gather around a virtual table for dinner from Table 301 and Kyshona Armstrong’s soulful music. Register. 💚Ⓟ
Digs ○ It’s officially spring, and we’re ready to spend all season on our back decks (post-pollen). If you’re looking to upgrade to a home with a killer back patio or breezy front porch, see what’s on the market with CB Caine’sopen houses available for touring this weekend. 🌸Ⓟ
Health ○ DYK Sunday is National Vitamin C Day. One way to get your fix:Stock up on fresh, Vitamin-C-rich produce likeoranges, broccoli, strawberries, kale + bell peppers at your nearest Lowes Foods. 🍓 Ⓟ
FeaturedJob ○ Home Team BBQ, opening in May 2021, is hiring for all FOH and BOH positions including Host/Hostess, Server, Restaurant Manager, Bartender, Pit-Master, and more. See other available positions and how to apply here. Ⓟ
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Josh White was born in Greenville in February of 1914. He grew up to become a legendary blues musician, and he was the first African American —
🎤 To go on a nationwide concert tour 🎤 Do a command performance at the White House 🎤 Have a hit record that sold one million copies
Now, a statue stands in his honor at the corner of Falls Park Drive + Hammond Street(across from Orangetheory Fitness). Check it out for yourself the next time you’re downtown, and learn more about Josh’s life, music, and legacy here.
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Art ○ Uncanny Terrain | Fri., April 2 | 1-9 p.m. | Greenville Center for Creative Arts | Free | Opening reception for a dynamic, surreal exhibition by artists Bryce Speed + Maja Godlewska. 🎨 ○ First Fridays | Fri., April 2 | 6-9 p.m. | Various locations | Free entry | Navigate Greenville’s visual arts scene each month and explore galleries and venues open to the public.
Show ○ Showstoppers Encore| Fri., April 2 | 7 p.m. | Centre Stage, 501 River St. | $30 | Enjoy a showstopping evening of Broadway classics and contemporary pieces sung by some of the Upstate’s finest vocalists. 🎤
Saturday ○ 40th Anniversary of GS | Sat., April 3 | BMW Performance Center, 1155 HWY 101 South | Free, register here | Join this all-day, family-friendly event celebrating the 40th anniversary of the iconic GS motorcycle. 🏍️ ○ Bestiary Reception | Sat., April 3 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Modal — Coffee & Hostel, 813 Augusta St. | Free entry | Enjoy a coffee or beer + wine, and check out Modal’s newest art exhibit called “Bestiary.” 🎨 ○ Living Gallery | Sat., April 3 | 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. | Rodeheaver Auditorium, 1700 Wade Hampton Blvd. | $16-$19 | See famous Christian paintings come to life during this living gallery performance. 🎭 ○ Boxers, Brews, & Bluegrass | Sat., April 3 | 1-5 p.m. | Quest Brewing Company, 55 Airview Dr. | Free entry | An afternoon of rescue dogs, beer, live music, and food for a great cause. 🐶 ○ Spring Cleaning | Sat., April 3 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Lake Conestee Nature Preserve | Free | Join the staff at Lake Conestee Nature Preserve for a volunteer litter pick up. 🌷
Sunday ○ Outdoor Easter Worship | Sun., April 4 | 10 a.m. | Rudolph Gordon School Football Field, 1507 Scuffletown Rd. | Free | Bring your own chair or blanket and join Advent Scuffletown UMC for an outdoor Easter service. ○ Easter Sunrise Service | Sun., April 4 | 6:30-7:30 a.m. | Virtual | Free | Although in-person attendance is not permitted, YMCA Camp Greenville invites the public to watch the sun rise and celebrate virtually during its Easter Sunrise Service from Pretty Place Chapel. 🌅Ⓟ
Disclaimer: It is up to readers’ discretion to determine whether they feel comfortable participating in any mentioned events based on COVID-19 protocols and precautions. If you have questions, please contact the event’s organizers directly.
Researcher at Premier Medical Laboratory Services | Photo by Chelsey Ashford
To help scientists prevent a future surge in COVID-19 cases and get ahead of variants, Greenville’s Premier Medical Laboratory Services is conducting vital research studies — and they needlocal participants.
If you’ve recently tested positive for COVID-19 or believe you may currently have the virus, you could be a candidate and earn up to $200 for participation in the study. Learn more + apply to participate.
DYK on Sept. 2, 1825(almost 200 years ago)Vardry McBeedonated four acres of land for an Episcopal church to be established, and two weeks later, a cornerstone was laid for this church at the cost of $3,000. You can learn more about the history of Christ Church Episcopal here.