Mixed-use development at 1015 S. Main St. | Designed by SeamonWhiteside + Cline Design
As you can see from the renderings, these developments have the potential to change the landscape of the West End. Whether you love the designs or hate ‘em or are just happy to know about them in general, you can find even more nuggets like this on the city’s Agenda Center and make your feelings known at the DRB meeting on Thurs., May 6.
Which of these developments are you most excited to see take shape?
ComingSoon ○ You *knead* to know this news. A new pizza shop — Pizza Purists— is coming to 1700 E. North St. in the Historic Overbrook District. These jalapeño bacon pizza rolls are making our mouths water, but, in the meantime, follow their Instagramfor all the deets, or if you’re a Greenville News subscriber, learn more here. 🍕 (Greenville News) ○ Opening this June is a concept quite unlike any other in the Carolinas. Enter: Green Laundry Lounge. Soon to be located 3120 Brushy Creek Rd. (close to the corner of Brushy Creek + Suber), this upscale laundromat promises American-Indian cuisine from Jame Beard Award-nominated David Porras and much more. (Upstate Business Journal)
WaterCooler ○ After many months, late last week, Clemson University announced that men’s outdoor and indoor track and field and cross country would remain varsity sports at the school. Additionally, to support gender equity, the university said they would add one or more varsity women’s sports. (Greenville Journal)
Number ○ 24. The number of recently opened (or #ComingSoon)dining spots in and around town. From fresh seafood to small batch ice cream, don’t miss a beat in our every-growing foodie scene.🍦 (Greenville Journal)
Read ○ Randi Yagi — a national travel writer with 45,000+ followers on Instagram — recently profiled the five Shoeless Joe Jackson attractions you can visit in Greenville. One of the most unique? Shoeless Joe’s final resting place at Woodlawn Memorial Park that is adorned with baseball memorabilia. ⚾ (Trending Travel)
Stat ○ 42%. The percent of business owners in the state that reported a job opening they can’t fill last month, according to the National Federation of Independent Business. According to the SC DEW, there are ~85,000 job openings in South Carolina. (WLTX)
Announced ○ The Reedy Reels Film Festival will be returning to Greenville from June 4-6 with screenings of 40+ films. The sixth annual Reedy Reels will be one of thefirst events to be held in the newly renovated South Carolina Children’s Theatre. Click here to get your tickets. 🎬
Show ○ Tickets are on sale nowfor the 2021-2022 season at the Greenville Theatre. You can grab yourshere. Bonus: members get 33% off single priced tickets. 🎭
ForKids ○ The Community Tap is searching for local young entrepreneurs (ages 7-15) for their Young Entrepreneurs Market on Sun., May 23. Submit an applicationvia email by Fri., Apr. 30 to be considered for the event.
Ranked ○ No. 1. Methodical Coffee was recently ranked No. 1 (out of 100) by the expert Q-Grader — think a sommelier but for coffee — at Bean Score. The roast in question was Methodical’s Colombia, La Reserva Anaerobic. ☕
Arts ○ Have you taken a stroll through Falls Park recently? If not, you might want to soon in order to experience the Wings of the City exhibit. Created by Jorge Marín, the interactive exhibit features 9 bronze sculptures throughout Falls Park and at the Peace Center + will be on display until October 1. Ⓟ
You can use this map to find the nature preserve’s newest residents. Lake Conestee is a ~15 minute drive from downtown Greenville, and is open to the public daily from sunrise to sunset. A $3 donation is suggested as the admission fee.
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TryThis ○ Karaoke Night | Mon., Apr. 26 | 9 p.m. | Red @ 28th, 1237 Pendleton St. | Free | Get into karaoke night every Monday to out-sing your friends. 🎤
Show ○ No Expectations Comedy | Mon., Apr. 26 | 7-9 p.m. | Coffee Underground, 1 E. Coffee St. | Free, register here | Try out your best jokes at open mic night + be sure to sign up 30 minutes before showtime.
Drink ○ Intercept Wines by Charles Woodson Tasting Event| Mon., Apr. 26 | 7-9 p.m. | The Tasting Room of Travelers Rest, 164 S. Main St., Ste. C, Travelers Rest | $30, call (864) 610-2020 to make a reservation | Enjoy food bites + wine made by former Heisman Trophy Winner + Green Bay Packers football star Charles Woodson. 🍷 ○ Service Industry Night| Mon., Apr. 26 | The Community Tap Trailside, 147 Welborn St. | Service industry members will receive 20% off their bar tab. 🍻
Dish ○ A Buck a Shuck | Mon. Apr. 26 | 4 p.m. | Larkin’s, 318 S. Main St. | Prices vary | Enjoy $1 oysters on the half shell and $5 house martinis. 🦪
PlanAhead ○ Hot Fresh Chicken Pop Up| Thurs., Apr. 29 | 4-7 p.m. | Birds Fly South Ale Project, 1320 Hampton Ave. | Free | Get a taste of Viva Chicken before they open late summer 2021 and enjoy free food while you sip on a brew.Ⓟ ○ Topside Pool Club Open House| Fri., Apr. 30 | 5-6 p.m. | Topside Pool Club | Free, RSVP| Tour the venue, network, and learn about the perks of becoming a member. 💦 Ⓟ
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.
Brook here, and I’m going to make a bold claim: there may be no better time to visit America’s largest private residencethan spring, when the grounds + gardens are brimming with bold + brilliant blooms as far as the eye can see. Biltmore’s on-site exhibits (more on those later) only add to the thrill of being able to get outdoors, soak up some Vitamin D, and see some fabulous sightswhile maintaining social distancing protocols.
While there, I also got to learn about the benefits of being an annual passholder, like unlimited daytime visits to Biltmore year-round (and #ProTip: these are currently on sale through April 30). Here’s how my visit went, what I learned + how you can #TryThis.
Experience: Springtime at Biltmore as an annual passholder
What we tried (with pricing): I arrived at 11:30 a.m. on a picture perfect spring morning(think: sunshine, Cumulus clouds and temps in the high ’60s) and made my way to my favorite spots: the Conservatory, gardens, and trails. A major perk of being an annual passholder is that you can access the estate grounds for free all year long. Otherwise, daytime admission starts at $68.
Biltmore’s 6 formal gardens feature hundreds of thousands of flowers — including tulips, azaleas, daffodils, roses + more — and its exquisite Art in Bloom exhibition, which runs through May 27, is a gorgeous way to experience it all. (Another benefit of being an annual passholder? Watching the gardens + blooms change continuously throughout the year.) Ⓟ