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Jan. 16, 2024

January 2024 - Greenville Social Club Renovation

City Club of Greenville: Revamped & Ready

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Exciting news reverberates through Greenville as the $1.75 million renovation transforms the renowned social hub formerly known as The Commerce Club into the City Club of Greenville. Established four decades ago on the 17th floor of One Liberty Square in downtown Greenville, this iconic establishment has undergone a remarkable metamorphosis. Rebranded with a fresh new name, logo, and a modern interior design that seamlessly integrates local natural elements, the City Club of Greenville is set to redefine hospitality standards in the city.

Providing protected self-parking, this venue offers a coffee concierge service and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It boasts 360-degree panoramic views and provides shared and individual workspaces. Additionally, the space hosts monthly member activities and events, making it suitable for weddings, rehearsal dinners, business meetings, conferences, and more.

The comprehensive redesign extends its influence across every facet of the 17th floor, breathing new life into its ballrooms, lounge, meeting rooms, bar, and dining areas. The result is a harmonious blend of sophistication and local charm, creating an ambiance that reflects the vibrant spirit of Greenville. This revitalized space not only pays homage to its rich history but also sets the stage for a new era of social and cultural gatherings, promising a memorable experience for its members and guests alike.

Jan. 9, 2024

January 2024 - Greenville SC Devleopment Recap

In the dynamic landscape of Greenville, South Carolina's development, the year 2023 unfolded as another year of remarkable growth and transformation.

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 Greenville SC 2023 Development Highlights

According to DHEC, a net total of 98 new retailers & restaurants were gained within Greenville County from Nov 2022 – Nov 2023.

University Ridge, the new Greenville County Square development, opened for the county government offices this past summer. Many new tenants have been announced since then. Initially, The Perch Kitchen & Tap, Fairway Social, Agave Bandito, Pins Mechanical, Whole Foods Market and Ben & Jerry’s were announced as future tenants. After Lima One Capital’s decision to make University Ridge its new HQ, more tenants were announced in mid-December: Sports & Social, PBR Cowboy Bar, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, Hawkers, and The Salty. Yet more will be announced as the development comes to complete fruition.

Swamp Rabbit Trail’s Green Line extension and a new Laurens County Loop opened. The trail connection from Legacy Park in Verdae to the Green Line extension is almost complete and opening soon.

Unity Park, initially opening in 2022, continues to grow with the Reedy River Wetlands Preserve opening in May and, Mayberry Field breaking ground in November.

The Greenville Downtown Airport District has a new 15-year master plan that was accepted in October. It features an outline for improvements for the downtown airport and the Greenville Convention Center. Funding has not yet been attained.

Two of Greenville’s YMCAs unveiled new facility upgrades. Eastside Family YMCA opened $2.4 million outdoor multisport complex, and Caine Halter Family YMCA launched $6M capital campaign beginning with installation of a retractable enclosure system over the outdoor pool.

Sage Parts Plus, a global aviation parts supplier, opened operations in May 2023 – announced its new global headquarters and distribution operations in Fountain Inn, Greenville County. They are one of many manufacturing companies coming to the area. For instance, Wenker Inc. announced in July plans to establish its new U.S. headquarters in Greenville County in 2024.

This list is just a sample of Greenville’s new openings and expansions in 2023! As we reflect on the developments that unfolded in Greenville throughout 2023, the narrative emerges as one of progress, innovation, and a community that embraces the future with open arms.


Temps are still holding in the 50's for the highs this week. Tuesday has heavy rains and gusty winds forecast, Wednesday and Thursday are sunny, and rain is predicted again for Friday. So far, this coming weekend is anticipated to be dry and colder with highs in the 40s.

Dec. 28, 2023

December 2023 Remodeling Expo

Making Your Dream Home Come True

Greenville SC 2024 Remodeling Expo

Greenville Convention Center Conference Hall – One Exposition Ave, Greenville, SC 29607

Friday, January 12th 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Saturday, January 13th: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Sunday, January 14th: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Admission is $4, children under 18 are FREE

Are you looking for the perfect property to turn into your ideal living space? Perhaps you're planning a remodel or custom building a home? Then the Greenville Remodeling Expo is the event for you. This annual expo brings together local and national experts in home building, remodeling, and real estate to provide guidance, inspiration, and the latest trends in the industry.

This year’s featured exhibitors include Landscapes Unlimited, Ferguson Builders, Legacy Decks, Floor Coverings International. Steinway Piano Gallery, CPI Security, Zerorez of Greenville, Patio Enclosures.

One of the main draws of this annual event is being able to speak directly with each vendor. All of which will gladly discuss any questions you have. In addition to the educational aspect, the expo also offers a chance for attendees to discover the newest products and technologies in the home building and remodeling industry. From innovative building materials to cutting-edge home automation systems, you can explore the latest advancements and trends that are shaping the future of home design and construction.

This is a must-attend event for anyone! From industry insights to networking opportunities, the expo offers a comprehensive experience for anyone looking to make their dream home a reality. For further information check out their website: 


Clear skies are in our forecast for New Years Eve! Throughout the next week you can look forward to partly sunny skies with highs around 50 and overnight lows around 30. 

Nov. 29, 2023

November 2023 - Holiday Kickstart Guide

As December unfolds, the holiday spirit takes center stage! Streets adorned with twinkling lights beckon shoppers in search of the perfect gifts, while entertainment options add a touch of magic to the season. Amidst the hustle, families unite, creating cherished memories that help define the essence of December—a month filled with giving, joy, and the warmth of shared moments.

There is no shortage of holiday events in the Greater Greenville area. However, we managed to pick out a few notable events and holiday markets, beginning this week, that will give us all a festive place to start! Don’t miss Santa’s meet & greet schedule at the bottom!



The region’s largest selection of holiday arts, crafts, and gifts. More than 350 crafters and commercial vendors! $7 for adults, $6 for seniors. Children under 12 are free. Parking is $5.

Greenville Convention Center 1 Exposition Dr, Greenville, SC 29607

Thursday, November 30 | 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Friday, December 1 | 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Sunday, December 2 | 10:00 am – 6:00 pm



Free event with food trucks and vendors, live music and a special visit from Santa Claus. The countdown will be with Mayor White and special guest, Jane Robelot from WYFF. Tree lighting is at 6:00 pm

Main Street Greenville 206 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29601

Friday, December 1 | 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm



Free Holiday Craft Stations, Free Train Rides, Roaming Carolers, Musical Performers, Ice Sculpture Demonstration, Greer Relief S’mores and Hot Chocolate, Food Vendors

Greer City Park 301 E Poinsett St, Greer, SC 29651

Friday, December 1 | 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm



Shop artisan gifts, seasonal locally grown fresh produce, gourmet foods, and fresh-cut flowers

Main Street Downtown Greenville

Saturday, December 9 | 9:00 am – 1:00 pm



Shopping, entertainment, food, drink, silent auction, and family fun. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Greenville.

Flour Field 945 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29601

Friday, December 8 | 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Sunday, December 9 | 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sunday, December 10 | 11:00 am – 6:00 pm



Indulge in hot cocoa, apple cider or try a new seasonal drink while you wait for your turn to meet Santa

Spirit & Bower, Grand Bohemian Greenville, 44 E Camperdown Way, Greenville, SC.

Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday in December | 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

⛅ Weather

It is definitely chilly out! Overnight lows are dipping into the 20s and highs are in the 50s this week. Looks like a high chance of rain this weekend, but any rain should clear up by Sunday or Monday!

Nov. 14, 2023

November 2023 - Nissin Foods Coming to Upstate

Nissin Foods Expands Operations with $228 Million Investment in Upstate South Carolina


In an exciting development for South Carolina’s Upstate, renowned global Cup Noodles manufacturer, Nissin Foods, is set to open a state-of-the-art $228 million plant in Greenville County. The move is not only a testament to the company's sustained sales growth but also a significant boost to the local economy.

Nissin Foods, headquartered in Tokyo and established in 1958 by Momofuku Ando, the inventor of the first instant ramen noodle, has experienced remarkable success over the years. The company's flagship product, Cup Noodles, revolutionized the food industry upon its U.S. debut in 1973 by introducing a convenient packaging that allowed users to prepare and serve noodles effortlessly.

Michael Price, President and CEO of Nissin Foods, expressed the company's commitment to expansion, citing South Carolina's Upstate, as the perfect location for their new manufacturing facility. The decision to invest in the Upstate region aligns with the company's strategy to meet the growing demand for its products, resulting in a consistent 27% sales increase in the first quarter of fiscal 2023.

The manufacturing facility, slated to be located at 1170 Bracken Road in Piedmont, will occupy a substantial 640,640-square-foot building. This significant investment is expected to create more than 300 new jobs, providing a substantial economic boost to the local community. Nissin Foods already operates US manufacturing facilities in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and Gardena, California, making Piedmont, South Carolina the latest addition to its expanding footprint.

With operations expected to commence in August 2025, the Nissin Foods expansion project has received approval from the Coordinating Council for Economic Development. The council not only granted job development credits related to the project but also awarded a $250,000 Set-Aside grant to Greenville County. This grant aims to support the cost of necessary building improvements, reinforcing the collaborative efforts to make this expansion a success.

As Nissin Foods continues to thrive and innovate, the Upstate region of South Carolina welcomes this transformative investment, anticipating the positive impact it will have on both the local economy and job market.

⛅ Weather

We had a couple of days in the 80s last week!  This week looks more consistent with sunny skies, highs in the 60s and lows mostly in the 40s.

Oct. 20, 2023

October 2023 Halloween Events

Ready to get spooky?

Halloween in GreenvilleThere is a wide array of events planned to suit every age and interest! From family-friendly activities to haunted attractions and community gatherings, there's something for everyone to enjoy.  Don't miss out on the spooktacular festivities happening around the Greater Greenville area!

Boo in the Zoo

  • Date: Friday, Oct. 20 - Sunday, Oct. 22, and Wednesday, Oct. 25 - Sunday, Oct. 29
  • Time: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Location: Greenville Zoo, 150 Cleveland Park Drive, Greenville, SC
  • Description: Greenville Zoo’s annual family-friendly Halloween event features trick-or-treating, specialty areas like Dragon Alley and Ghost Town, and an extinct species graveyard. Dress up and join in the Halloween fun!

Greer Ghost Tours

  • Date: Oct. 20, Oct. 21, Oct. 27, Oct. 28, Oct. 30
  • Time: Various times
  • Location: Historic Greer Depot, 300 Randall Street Suite D, Greer, SC
  • Description: Explore Greer’s wild and frightening stories on two different tours. Learn about its history and the tales of its first cemetery on the Trade Street walking tour, and discover more spine-tingling stories on the Cemetery tour.

Boo Bash

  • Date: Saturday, Oct. 21
  • Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Location: Haywood Mall, 700 Haywood Road, Greenville, SC
  • Description: Meet the Sanderson Sisters, participate in a costume contest, and embark on a spooky adventure along the Trick-or-Treat Trail at Haywood Mall.

Hampton-Pinckney Porchfest

  • Date: Sunday, Oct. 22
  • Time: 1:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Location: Hampton - Pinckney Historic District near downtown Greenville
  • Description: Enjoy musical performances on historic porches in the Hampton-Pinckney neighborhood. This community event is free for all to attend.

Haunted Car Wash: Scream and Clean

  • Date: Fridays and Saturdays starting Oct. 28
  • Time: 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Location: Whatta Wash South 14, 2788 South Highway 14, Greer, SC
  • Description: Experience a haunted car wash tunnel filled with creepy clowns, fog, and spooky lighting. A portion of each wash goes to support a local teenager fighting Lymphoma.

Madworld Haunted Attractions

  • Date: Fridays - Sundays (with some extra days) through Nov. 4
  • Time: Opening and closing times vary by date
  • Location: 147 Country Manor Road, Piedmont, SC
  • Description: Madworld promises an expansive and interactive haunt experience with new scenes, more actors, and scares suitable for all ages.

The Great Pumpkin Giveaway

  • Date: Saturday, Oct. 21
  • Time: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. (or until all pumpkins are gone)
  • Location: 512 North Main Street, Fountain Inn, SC
  • Description: The third annual FREE Great Pumpkin Giveaway provides pumpkins to attendees. Limit one pumpkin per person. Sponsored by Lilies on Main and Crazy Brent’s Fireworks.

Green Monster Mash

  • Date: Friday, Oct. 27
  • Time: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Location: Fluor Field - Greenville Drive Ballpark, 945 South Main Street, Greenville, SC
  • Description: Fluor Field transforms into a Halloween haven with trick-or-treating, themed neighborhoods, a tractor ride, a movie, and more fun activities for kids of all ages.

Pro Wrestling TURBO Monster Mash 2023

  • Date: Friday, Oct. 27
  • Time: 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Yee-Haw Brewing Company, 307 E McBee Ave. Suite C, Greenville, SC
  • Description: Pro Wrestling TURBO presents a night of family fun and physical challenge with wrestling matches and exciting championship bouts.

Halloween Laser Shows

  • Date: Friday, Oct. 20 and Friday, Oct. 27
  • Location: Roper Mountain Science Center, 402 Roper Mountain Road, Greenville, SC
  • Description: Enjoy laser shows with spooky Halloween themes at Roper Mountain Science Center before the last two Starry Nights performances in October. Pre-purchasing tickets is recommended to reserve your spot.

First Annual Powdersville Trunk or Treat

  • Date: Saturday, Oct. 28
  • Time: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Location: Dolly Cooper Park, 170 Spearman Circle, Greenville, SC
  • Description: A community event hosted by Amanda McGinty State Farm featuring candy, coupons, and swag items from local businesses and organizations.

Fall Festival

  • Date: Saturday, Oct. 28
  • Time: 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Location: The Church at West Gantt, 1452 White Horse Road, Greenville, SC
  • Description: Enjoy inflatables, carnival games, free hot dogs, a cakewalk, hayride, and Trunk or Treat at this free community event.

Halloween at Heritage Park

  • Date: Saturday, Oct. 28
  • Time: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Location: S.E. Main Street, Simpsonville, SC
  • Description: This event features inflatables, face painting, touch-a-truck, local businesses as vendors handing out free candy, and more.

Barefoot Acres Fall Festival

  • Date: Saturday, Oct. 28
  • Time: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Location: 181 Barefoot Acres Way, Fountain Inn, SC
  • Description: Bring the kids for trick-or-treating around the farm, a vendor market, hayride, games, music, and food trucks.

Trick-or-Treat at The Children's Museum of the Upstate

  • Date: Saturday, Oct. 28 (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.) and Sunday, Oct. 29 (10 a.m. - 12 p.m./1 p.m. - 3 p.m.)
  • Location: 300 College Street, Greenville, SC
  • Description: Kids can enjoy trick-or-treating at both the Greenville and Spartanburg locations. Sunday's event in Greenville is a Sensory-Friendly Trick-or-Treat, providing a quieter Halloween experience for children and caregivers.

⛅ Weather

We had a little rain shower this morning, but the rest of this coming week should be mostly sunny and dry. Highs are hanging around the 70s with lows in the higher 40s and 50s.

Oct. 12, 2023

October 2023 Fall for Greenville

Fall for Greenville: An Annual, Flavorful Extravaganza

Fall for Greenville 2023

Don't miss the links below for a printable map, food vendor list and music schedule

Get ready to experience the culinary and musical delight of Fall for Greenville 2023 from October 13th to 15th. This three-day festival in downtown Greenville, South Carolina, is a must-visit event, offering the perfect blend of food, live entertainment, and family fun.

Taste Tickets and Culinary Adventure

With over 60 restaurants and more than 250 menu items, this festival is a food lover's dream. To sample these delectable dishes, you'll need Taste Tickets, available for just $5 per sheet. Plus, don't miss the special promo on Thursday night at the Kick-off Concert: buy 10 sheets, and you'll receive an extra sheet free.

A Symphony of Sounds

Fall for Greenville 2023 brings you an impressive lineup of live music. Six stages featuring over 80 bands promise to deliver diverse musical genres, ensuring everyone finds something to groove to.

Family-Friendly Fun

The AAA Kids' Area opens at 5 pm on Friday, October 13th, with rides and activities, making the festival an inclusive family event. While you explore culinary delights and enjoy the bands, your kids can have their adventures.

Liquid Refreshment Oasis

With over 50 beer taps and wine vendors, you'll have no trouble quenching your thirst as you explore the festival. Remember, you can use your Taste Tickets to purchase these beverages.

Thursday Night Kickoff Concert

Kickstart your festival experience with the Thursday Night Kickoff Concert on October 12th, from 5 pm to 10 pm. Enjoy festival food and purchase beer and wine using Taste Tickets at the CPI Security West End Stage at Main Street and Augusta Street.

Fall for Greenville 2023 is the ultimate blend of food, music, and family fun. Whether you're a local or a visitor, this event promises an unforgettable weekend. Mark your calendar and savor the taste and sound of Greenville.

Convenient Links

Music Schedule

2023 Food Vendors

Interactive Map

Printable Map

⛅ Event Weather

Friday will be sunny with a high of 74 and possible overnight rain that will clear up Friday morning. Saturday's high will be in the upper 70s and Sunday will be dry with highs in the upper 60s. Monday and Tuesday will cool down with highs in the low 60s. The rest of the week has highs around 70 and overnight lows in the 40s.

Oct. 3, 2023

October 2023 Taylors YMCA Expansion

Eastside Family YMCA New Outdoor Multi-Sports Complex

YMCA Taylors SC

If you've been looking for a reason to get active and embrace the great outdoors, look no further than the Eastside Family YMCA in Taylors, South Carolina. With a $2.4 million project that broke ground in February earlier this year, the Eastside Family YMCA has unveiled a stunning new outdoor multi-sports complex.

On September 18th, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the Eastside YMCA, marking the official opening of this incredible new addition. Nestled at 1250 Taylors Rd, the Eastside Family YMCA's outdoor multi-sports complex is a game-changer in many ways.

Here's what you can expect:

  • Outdoor Fitness Patio: Stay fit and active while enjoying the fresh air on the outdoor fitness patio.
  • Airausium: Experience the thrill of playing sports on a lighted court covered by an open-sided shelter. The airnasium is the perfect spot for volleyball, basketball, futsal, and pickleball enthusiasts.
  • Miniature Soccer Pitch + Futsal Court: South Carolina's only one of its kind, this miniature soccer pitch and futsal court promise endless hours of soccer fun. Futsal, a scaled-down version of soccer created by a YMCA in South America, offers an exciting twist to the traditional game.

A Hub for the Community

The Eastside Family YMCA, with its 30-year-old facility, has been serving the community tirelessly. In fact, it now serves more than double the number of members it was originally expected to accommodate. Currently, it provides valuable services to over 4,500 local kids.

With the introduction of this new outdoor complex, the YMCA aims to offer even more recreational activities for both kids and adults. The airnasium's roof will host activities like volleyball, basketball, futsal, and pickleball, providing endless opportunities for active play.

According to Scot Badley, President and CEO of the YMCA of Greenville, this upgrade represents "the start of a multi-phase effort" to provide "a whole new level of service." This commitment to enhancing the community's well-being is a testament to the YMCA's dedication to fostering healthier, happier lives for all.

So, if you're looking for a place to unleash your sporting prowess, bond with family and friends, or simply enjoy some outdoor fun, the Eastside Family YMCA's new outdoor multi-sports complex is the place to be. Head on over to 1250 Taylors Rd. and experience the future of fitness and recreation today!

⛅ Weather

It's been sunny and mild, in the low 80s and that will continue through the week. Next week is forecast to be slightly cooler, with lows possibly dipping into the 40s this weekend.

Sept. 21, 2023

September 2023 Eggs Up Grill

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five stars

Eggs Up Grill in Greenville

"Eggs Up Grill, a beloved breakfast and brunch spot in the heart of downtown Greenville, South Carolina, has recently undergone a complete renovation and reopened its doors to the public. With a fresh new look and feel, the restaurant is sure to impress both longtime patrons and new visitors alike. Upon entering the newly renovated Eggs Up Grill, guests are greeted by a bright and airy dining room with a modern farmhouse aesthetic. The restaurant's signature eggs-shaped logo is prominently featured throughout the space, and the walls are adorned with colorful artwork and photography. The menu at Eggs Up Grill offers a wide variety of breakfast and brunch classics, all made to order with fresh, high-quality ingredients. From classic eggs Benedict to fluffy pancakes and waffles, there's something to please everyone on the menu. On my recent visit to Eggs Up Grill, I was greeted by several members of the staff who seemed genuinely happy to see me and who went above and beyond to make sure I had a great experience. In addition to its delicious food, Eggs Up Grill also offers a variety of refreshing drinks, including mimosas, bloody marys, coffee, tea, juice, and smoothies. Overall, I was very impressed with the newly renovated Eggs Up Grill. The food is delicious, the service is friendly, and the atmosphere is inviting. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a delicious and affordable breakfast or brunch in downtown Greenville!"

Eggs Up Grill

31 Augusta St, Ste B

Greenville, SC 29601

6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday

Eggs Up Grill in Greenville