Hi Greenville, Grace here. 👋 Greenville has been home to many classic restaurants over the decades, some of them “lost” or seemingly forgotten about. John Nolan, founder of Greenville History Tours, recently released his new book Lost Restaurants of Greenville + as fans of Greenville history, we had to grab a copy.
The cover of John Nolan’s book, Lost Restaurants of Greenville
The book is divided into four parts: ○ 1900-45: Early Eateries ○ 1945-70: Diners, Drive-Ins, and Destinations ○ 1970-90: Changes in and out of Downtown ○ 1990-2015: Foundations for a Modern Culinary Cuisine
Each part features a handful of Greenville’s “lost” restaurants that opened up during that particular time period, complete with historical photos, background on the owners, and descriptions of foods served.
Our restaurants are just one of the many things that make Greenville great, and John Nolan uses his book to make sure many of Greenville’s “lost” restaurants are remembered whether you’ve lived in Greenville your whole life and remember/dined at many of them, or if you’re like me + didn’t grow up here but enjoyed the fun history lesson this book provides.
○ Greenville County Schools has officially added a new full-time virtual learning option for students in grades K-12. This option will be different from eLearning in that students in the virtual program will have a normal daily instructional schedule as if they were learning in-person. Parents who want their children to participate must complete the application atthe link here by July 27.
○ The Greenville County Library System announced yesterday that the Hughes Main Library has reopened. Additionally, the Curbside Holds Pickup service has been expanded to all of the library branch locations. Hughes Main Library will be open for guests to use computers, browse books, and visits to the South Carolina Room by appointment. Masks will be required when entering the building and when getting assistance from library staff.
○ Gov. Henry McMaster has ordered DHEC to postpone allowing limited visitations in assisted living facilities + nursing homes. According to McMaster, this is to protect the older and at-risk residents living in these facilities, plus the workers caring for them. (WYFF 4)
○ DHEC is promoting the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS)COVID-19 Communicative Technology grant opportunity, which “supports virtual communication devices for safely connecting nursing home residents with their loved ones during this time.” You can read more + nursing homes can apply for the technology grant here.
Hey, there. Looking for today’s #MustDo events? In accordance with the
CDC’s recommendations regarding public gatherings, we have decided to postpone public event coverage for the time being. We look forward to bringing you Greenville’s #MustDo events soon (until then, feel free to submit your virtual events
Revival Butchery recently moved into their new Pendleton Street space because of an increased demand from new customers during the pandemic.They’re open Tuesday through Saturday + you can read more here. (Greenville Journal)
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Edu ○ Greenville County Schools have been receiving lots of questions from parents about the suspension of summer sports. They’ve released some information that will hopefully answer any parent questions. Click the link here to read more. 🏈 (WYFF 4)
Featured ○ Greenville based Find Great People was recently named one of the best recruitment companies in the country by Forbes Magazine for the third year in a row. You can see the full list here. (Forbes Magazine)
PlanAhead ○ In the market for a new computer or back-to-school supplies? South Carolina’s Tax Free Weekend will be August 7-9 this year. During this sale, select items such as school supplies, computers + clothing will be exempt from local and state sales tax. Plus, the sale is applied to both in-person and online purchases. 🍎 (WIS)
Contest ○ The Spinx Company has kicked off their third annual ClukaPalooza, which runs through July 31st. To enter for a chance to win free fried chicken for a year, all you have to do is enter the code on your Spinx receipt at the link here. Read more here. 🐔
Finance ○Do you know how long it will take to pay off your credit card balance? Greenville Federal Credit Union hasa calculator for that. Bonus: Their calculators page has several other tools for making smart financial plans, including how much you can borrow if you’re looking to buy a home. 💵 Ⓟ
PlanAheads ○Anderson University is hosting virtual open houses on Tues., July 14 at 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. for transfer students. Learn about how you can earn your Bachelor degree 100% online or on-campus + application fees are waived for anyone that attends the Open House. Ⓟ ○Who’s ready to enjoy a gourmet meal + live music all from the comfort of their own home? Join A Child’s Haven for a virtual Foods for Futures fundraiser eventon Mon., July 20 from 6:30-9 p.m. Table 301’s Carl Sobocinski and Chef Rodney Freidank will guide you through preparing a three-course meal for two and Edwin McCain will perform live while you’re enjoying every bite. Tickets cost $150 ($100 is tax-deductible) and the registration deadline is July 15.Ⓟ
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