Who doesn’t love a good White Claw? If you somehow missed the summer of 2019 where White Claws seemingly took the world by storm, let us catch you up. White Claw Hard Seltzers are a popular spiked seltzer which come in a variety of flavors. You can check out the impressive making ofthe Claw + its success here. White Claw’s success is largely responsible for the massive growth in the hard seltzer industry. So, why are we talking to you about White Claws? Other than clearly being our state’s hard seltzer of choice…
…on Tuesday evening, Gov. Henry McMaster’s office announced that Mark Anthony Brewing will develop a $400 million, 1 million+ sq. ft. brewing facility in Richland County (~1 hour and 30 mins from GVL). That’s some big bucks for our state. Right now, the only two other Mark Anthony Brewing manufacturing sites are in Glendale, AZ and Hillside, NJ.
The timeline for the project is short – construction on the brewery will begin almost immediately + is expected to be complete – with the brewery fully operational – by summer 2021.
So, aside from being a White Claw connoisseur, why should you care? The investment, which will create 300 jobs in the Midlands, is one of the largest in Richland County’s history. Investments like this one helpmaintain and grow the local economy and, upon the business’ success, generate increased tax revenue, which in turn benefits projects and needs within the community. According to the governor’s release, the county was awarded a $4.6 million Set-Aside grant + a $1.5 million LocateSC grant. Read more about those here.
Interested in working at the new brewery when it opens? Find information on employment opportunities here.
We want to know – what’s your favorite flavor of White Claw? Need some help deciding? Here’s Food Network’s unofficial “official”rating.
Announced ○ The National Park Serviceannounced that beginning yesterday US military veterans + Gold Star Families will be granted free lifetime access to all of the park service’s parks + recreation areas. Learn more here. (WCSC)
Dish ○ Not feeling like doing the traditional Thanksgiving turkey this holiday season?Cantina 76 is back with a once-a-year special – the Turkey Taco + Sweet Potato Soufflé, available Nov. 16-29. If you are in search of some traditional holiday options to-go this year, check out our guide here. 🌮
Cause ○ Mental Health America Greenville Countyhas their annual Operation Santa Drive coming up which provides health and hygiene gift bags to mental health centers. Want to help donate to the cause? See the list of items neededhere. ○ On Nov. 9, Meals on Wheels Greenville is launching “Giving Tuesday,” its holiday donation drive to help provide nutritious meals and special holiday gifts to Greenville’s homebound population. They’ve set a fundraising goal of $37,000 + your monetary donations can provide holiday bags with gifts and meals for clients. You can donatehere. 🎁
State ○ The South Carolina Department of Education released the 2021 South Carolina African American History Calendar. This is the 32nd year that the 12-month calendar has been published. The calendar features individuals who have had a positive impact on the state and nation. View the full list of individuals here.(Metro Columbia CEO)
ForParents ○ Offices are shifting to prioritize safety, sanitization and the comfort of their employees… but are they keeping the workingmoms in mind?Endeavor’s long list of special amenities includes a private Mother’s Room to make sure new moms can work comfortably.🤰Ⓟ
Coronavirus ○ VisitSCDHEC’s website for full coronavirus data + stats, andhere for daily positive COVID-19 cases + related deaths in South Carolina.
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Cause ○ Virtual Holiday Bazaar | Thurs., Nov. 12-Mon., Nov. 16 | 12 p.m. | Virtual | Participate in this virtual auction full of luxury items + donate to Just Say Something’s mission to keep children healthy, safe, and drug-free. ☃️ ○ Thank-Full | Thurs., Nov. 12 | 5-7:30 p.m. | The Cook’s Station | Donation based | Bring items for a canned food drive that will be donated to Harvest Hope and enjoy food trucks + drink specials. 🥫
Listen ○ “Fly Me to the Moon” | Thurs., Nov. 12 + Fri., Nov. 13 | 7 p.m. | Centre Stage | $40 | Enjoy an evening of jazz under the stars complete with desserts, and beverages. ⭐
Cause ○ Thankful Thursday Food Drive | Thurs., Nov. 12 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Multiple Greenville Federal Credit Union branches | Drive by and drop off non-perishable food and pantry items. 🦃 Ⓟ
PlanAhead ○ Cask Away: Whiskey + Wine Pairing Dinner| Thurs., Nov. 19 | 7-9 p.m. | Old Cigar Warehouse | Tickets start at $220 for a table of two | 4-course dinner from Chef Chris Rosensteel of The Uptown Company with whiskey or wine pairings from Westland Distillery and Washington State wines.Ⓟ
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.
Answered: In honor of Veterans Day, we would like to dedicate The Wrap for the rest of the week to all of the courageous + resilient veterans in our community. Here are a few of the shout outs we’ve received so far:
○ Marine Captain George Sink ○ Cecil Tune, USN ○ Chris Miller ○ Alfred Caudell ○ Army Captain Clarence P. Moss, Jr. ○ Navy Midshipman Williston L. Dye, Jr. ○ Raymond Rush, Air Force ○ Navy E5 2nd Class Petty Officer Keith Thackson
Do you know + love a veteran in Greenville? Let us know here. We’ll do our best to publish as many entries as we can. 🇺🇸
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