Fall for Greenville This Weekend
It’s that time of year again when music, local food vendors, and sometimes whacky competitions descend on downtown Greenville. Fall is in the air this week and the 30th Fall for Greenville starts this weekend, with events kicking off on Friday afternoon. Forty of Greenville’s top restaurants will be participating and will have booths lined up and down Main Street for your culinary exploration. Wine and beer tasting areas will be set up and run noon and into the evenings. You will also find six stages set up that will feature bands performing throughout the weekend. If you like music, you will probably find something interesting; some of the genres include rock, country, jazz and blues. Check the schedule by clicking HERE. And for the competitive spirits, there is a bakery cake challenge, jalapeno eating contest, dessert competition, waiter’s race, and bartenders mix-off. The Main street area will be closed off, so look to the city’s parking garages as your best bet for parking. For more Downtown Greenville SC real estate information, click here!
New Tire Maker in SC
Building on the surge of automotive manufacturing in South Carolina, German tire manufacturer Continental Tire announced that it would build a new plant in Sumter County and create 1700 jobs over the next 10 years. The first phase of should be done in 2017 and be capable of producing 5 million tires per year. A second phase is scheduled for 2021 which should increase capacity to 8 million tires. Continental also will expand an existing plant in Lancaster, SC. The news comes on the heels of a September announcement that Bridgestone America will invest $1.2 billion in Aiken County that will create 850 jobs. Michelin North America has its North American headquarters in Greenville, plus several manufacturing facilities and a research department. With BMW in Greenville, it all points to South Carolina’s strong reputation as a magnet for the automotive sector.
Diversion on Southbound I-385
For commuters in I-385, there will be some merging to watch out for as you proceed southbound past Woodruff Road. The widening project has been under way for several months, and now that it’s time to pave the southbound lanes, drivers will have to take a temporary thoroughfare in the median. There will be a concrete barrier to separate northbound traffic and the work should be done in three to four months. If you plan on taking the exits for Butler, Bridges or State Highway 417, be sure to look for signs that will take you to a temporary collector lane on the right side of the interstate.
The rain over the region will clear up on Friday and clear weather will be in the forecast. Highs will be in the 70s and lows in the upper 40s. That’s fine fall weather indeed. Enjoy y’all.