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Holiday Festival p. 15 | Awards p. 16 | DoDowntown.com p. 17 | Facts & Figures p. 18 | Mice on Main p. 19 | Events p. 20 – 23 S P E C I A L

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MAKE IT A BASEBALL STORY. ‘Tis the season to give official Drive merchandise. Enjoy bench-clearing savings off regular in-season prices on your favorite Drive gear when you shop the Drive Store at Fluor Field now through Dec. 24th. Visit greenvilledrive.com. Store Hours: M-F: 10am – 5pm, Sat: 10am – 4pm, Christmas Eve: 10am – 2pm.

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Do Downtown Greenville is an initiative of several downtown merchants, restaurants, and hotels in partnership with the

Jazz Blues Fine Dining This season celebrate with the

Greenville Journal. Our goal is to communicate to residents and visitors alike everything our downtown has to offer. Downtown Greenville presents opportunities unlike any other with noteworthy shops, remarkable restaurants, visual and performing arts venues, beautiful green spaces, and more. The redevelopment vision of the City of Greenville is to have “a thriving Downtown which is recognized nationally as an example of a ‘state-of-the-art’ community in which to live, work, and play… which serves in itself as a national attraction.”

Brown Street Club for a unique festive

Mission accomplished. Downtown Greenville is home to 90 shops and

setting featuring the best of everything,

90 restaurants. If you can’t find it here, chances are it can’t be found!

wine, food and jazz. Gift cards make a great stocking stuffer! Book your holiday party now!

Another component of Do Downtown Greenville is a focus on all things local. Shop local. Eat local. Support local. When you shop local, you help support our community. Many of our friends, neighbors, and

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families are employed by, or own, these businesses that bring special

Live music 5 nights a week, Dinner 5PM - Until, Mon - Sat

products, services, and variety to Greenville. Make the commitment

1/2 off sel bottles of wine EVERY Tue / 1/2 off Martinis EVERY Wed

to shop local this holiday season and know the joy of supporting our

HOLIDAY FASHION SHOW, WEDNESDAY, DEC 9, 8pm

community – one of the greatest gifts of all.

Feturing Fashions from Labels and Sassy on Augusta

Special Publication of

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Sponsored by TALK Magazine Portion of the proceeds to benefit the Beach Ball Foundation $15 in advance/$20 at the door, no ticket needed w/ dinner reservation SANTA AND FRIENDS, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 6pm Meet Santa for only $10/enjoy live carolers on stage 115 N. Brown St, Greenville, SC 29609, 864.250.9193

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Come downtown and ride the trolley! The free service operates weekly from Thursday through Sunday. On Thursdays and Fridays, it runs from 6 to 11 PM; on Saturday, hop aboard from 10 AM to 11 PM; and on Sunday afternoons, experience it from 1 until 8 PM. The trolley runs along Main Street to the North Main area and loops back around to the West End. To ride, simply flag down the trolley and the driver will stop. You will enjoy this fun activity with your family and friends! For a trolley route map, visit www.greenvillesc.gov. (Hours of operation are subject to change on Greenville Drive game days or due to special events.)

Coolest Toy Store on the Planet

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Take a Free Ride on the Downtown Trolley!

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The City of Greenville will host the 2009 Greenville Poinsettia Christmas Parade Saturday, December 5. The parade will begin at 6 p.m. at the intersection of Augusta Street and S. Main Street and proceed north to N. Main Street and North Street. The following roads will be closed at the times listed with traffic being controlled by the Greenville Police Department.

1:00 pm – 8:30 pm Main St. from Broad St. to McBee St. Court St. at Main St.

5:30 pm – 8:30 pm Main St. from Oneal St. to Beattie Pl. Augusta St./River St. from Vardry St. to Rhett St. Field St. from Augusta St. to Vardry St. University St. from Augusta St. to Howe St. Howe St. from Bradshaw St. to University St. elford St. from Townes St. to Church St. North St. from Richardson to Spring St. Coffee St. from Main St. to Spring St. Washington St. from Laurens St. to Spring St. McBee St. from Laurens St. to Spring St. Broad St. from Laurens St. to Falls St. Camperdown Way from Boggs St. to Main St.

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Thursday, December 10 • 5-9pm Join us for Refreshments and a Massage!

— MASSAGE— Win credit toward spa treatments!

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864-663-5004

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It is holiday time again and in order to ensure a great time is had by all, here are some easy safety tips to put into place while you are doing one of the most popular past times of the season, shopping. Holiday shopping can be chaotic, tiring and frustrating. Jostling through crowded areas while carrying your jacket and/or purse, juggling countless bags and keeping up with your child makes you an attractive target to criminals. In addition, as parking areas fill, shoppers are often forced to park further from their destinations, sometimes in poorly lighted areas. Now that there is less daylight, you’re likely to find yourself entering stores while the sun is up and returning to their car as it’s getting dark, so make sure there are lights nearby before parking. But remember, as a courtesy and convenience to shoppers, the City of Greenville offers FREE trolley service Thursday through Sunday (see page 5 for details). Here are some simple safety tips to remember this season, these can easily keep you from having a holiday nightmare on your hands.

PREPARATION & PERSONAL SAFETY The holiday season is a time when busy people can become careless and vulnerable to theft and other holiday crime. The following tips can help you be more careful, prepared and aware during the holiday season. • Shop during daylight hours whenever possible. If you must shop in the evening, shop with a friend or family member. There IS safety in numbers. • Dress casually and comfortably. And avoid wearing expensive jewelry. • Visit ATM’s only at well-lighted and populated locations (only visit ATM’s during daylight hours, if possible). • Carry only the charge cards you will need. Don’t carry or flash large sums of cash. • Using debit or credit cards is much safer than carrying a lot of cash. If the vendors you will visit don’t take cards, consider obtaining traveler’s checks

which, unlike cash, can be replaced if lost or stolen. • A woman should carry her purse next to her body, with the opening (or flap) facing toward her; when walking with another person, the purse should be held between the two. • Men should carry their wallets in front or inside pockets, rather than in back pockets or his jacket. • Be aware of your surroundings, you can help keep yourself from becoming a victim. • Beware of strangers approaching you for any reason. At this time of year, “con-artists” may try various methods of distracting you with the intention of taking your money or belongings.

IN YOUR CAR & PARKING As a convenience to visitors and shoppers to downtown Greenville, parking garages are located in a variety of places around town. (In the center spread of this publication you can determine which parking lots and garages are located closest to your shopping destinations.) Because of the busy time of year and increased traffic in the heart of the city, you will probably find it easiest to utilize the parking garages. Here are a few safety tips for using parking garages and parking in general: • Take notice of lighting in the parking garage or parking lot and try to choose a spot in the brightest or best lit section.

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• Consider carrying a small flashlight on your key ring or in your purse in case of poor lighting.

• Look around your vehicle for any suspicious activity. If someone is loitering around your vehicle, do not go to your car. Change your direction or return to the store until the person leaves.

• Always lock your car and make sure the windows are closed, no matter how long you’ll be gone. Lock your doors while driving as well.

• Be alert and suspicious of anyone approaching your vehicle to hand out leaflets, ask for donations, etc. Always leave the car window up.

• Avoid parking next to vans, trucks with camper shells, or vehicles with extremely dark tinted windows.

• Consider using your vehicle alarm system in case you are confronted.

• Once your car is parked, familiarize yourself with its location so you can find it without delay.

• Keep valuables out of sight. So that people won’t know where you’re storing your valuables, put them away before entering the garage.

• Have your keys in your hand before you leave the safety of your store.

• Drive slowly and follow the designated routes into and out of the garage.

• Do a quick scan inside the passenger compartment of your car, including the backseat, as well as under the car itself, before getting in to make sure

• Although it’s cold, never leave your vehicle running while you run inside your home or a store – even if for only a minute or two. »


At the STORE & SHOPPING Shopping during the holiday season can present unique danger. Taking a few prevention measures can help keep your holiday season joyous, productive, and safe. • Check your credit card receipts and properly dispose of them. • Check to see you’ve been given back your card once you’ve paid for what you bought. • When walking through parking lots, be sure that you are aware of your surroundings. Walk with authority. Don’t look like a victim! • Walk in the driveways of parking lots rather than between cars. If you are pulled down between cars and cry for help it will be difficult for anyone to tell where the cries are coming from. • Among pickpockets’ favorites are revolving doors, jammed aisles, elevators, and public transportation stops and vehicles, especially at rush hour, so be aware of your surroundings. • Don’t allow your attention to become distracted from your purse or packages. Among pickpockets’ favorites are revolving doors, jammed aisles,

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• Don’t overload yourself with packages. Consolidate purchases into one or two large shopping bags so you can keep track of everything. Never leave your purchases unattended, even for a few minutes.

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• Carry the day’s most expensive purchases closest to your body, and don’t carry so much you lose the ability to react quickly. • Lock packages in the trunk out of sight if you have to leave packages in your car unattended. Avoid leaving any packages or shopping bags visible in your car. • Leave your most expensive purchases until the end of the day when you can quickly hop in your car and go directly home. • If you purchase big ticket items or large packages drive up close to the store to load them in your car.

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A Sweet Shopping Experience! Gift Baskets • Candy • Nostalgic Toys

OTHER TIPS During the chaos of the holidays, we tend to be rushed and thinking about a thousand things. It’s during these times that we need to be most aware and taking as many precautions as we can to avoid any risks or dangers. • Always carry your driver license or identification card along with limited cash, checks and/or a credit card you expect to use.

• If someone does grab your purse, let it go. You can get hurt—badly—by trying to hold on to it. You will probably lose it anyway.

• Keep a record of all of your credit card numbers in a safe place at home.

• If you are a victim of a crime, report it to police immediately.

• Always carry a cell phone. However, don’t allow the cell phone to be a distraction. Often, people can be so involved with a phone conversation that they become less aware of their surroundings, allowing themselves to be easy prey.

• Do not jaywalk. Make sure drivers see you by taking the time to cross streets at corners. During the holidays, pedestrians are more often victims of traffic accidents than at any other time of the year.

• If you must leave a key with a parking attendant, leave only your vehicle’s ignition key. Don’t leave anything attached to it, especially with your name and address. • If you have to wait for a ride, wait in a busy, welllighted place. • Don’t hesitate to notify store security if you see suspicious activity.

640 S. Main Street

Greenville’s Historic West End

864.552.1576

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Visit our interactive candy and toy store!

• Make sure to put away all cell phone charger cords, electronics, and GPS units when leaving your car. Remember the saying... “out of sight, out of mind”. • Instruct children to go to a security guard or store clerk to ask for help if you become separated. • Teach children their full name, address and telephone number to give to police officers or mall security. Teach children to immediately inform you if a stranger is bothering them.

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That’s right… parking is easy in downtown Greenville, where there are thousands of parking spaces… to be exact, 9,444 spaces open to the public and 805 on-street spaces! Park in a deck and stay awhile to enjoy all of the sights and sounds of downtown Greenville during the holiday season. You’ll be glad you did! Remember that free weekend parking is available in the Richardson Garage, conveniently located behind Piazza Bergamo on the corner of Richardson and E. North Streets. Additionally, the West Washington Deck has free

parking on nights starting at 6 PM and on weekends. The City launched a new interactive parking finder system online to help you locate parking: check it out at www.greenvillesc.gov/ Transportation/parking.aspx. Simply enter the address of your destination, and the map will show you the closest parking options to that destination! Parking is both affordable and accessible. It’s only $1.50 for one hour in a garage and only $.50 for each additional 30 minutes. If you decide to stay the whole day, the most it will cost you »

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is $6.00, as that is the maximum daily rate. Just follow the green “P” to discover all of the parking garages surrounding Main Street… you’ll be surprised at just how many options there are!

City of Greenville Parking Rates Daily Rate (1st half hour) ..................................... $0.75 Daily Rate (2nd half hour) .................................... $0.75 Daily Rate (each additional hour) .......................... $0.50

THE EMPORIUM

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Ayers Leather Shop Family owned business providing Greenville with quality leather goods 864.232.9413 201 N. Main Street

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Ballew & Scott Clothiers Clothing and accessories for him and for her of distinguished style and quality 864.242.4240 213 N. Main Street

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Barefoot Comfort Your destination for all of the most popular and comfortable brands 864.232.0074 233 N. Main Street

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The Beaded Frog Full service bead store featuring supplies, coaching, and more 864.235.2323 241 N. Main Street

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The Emporium Vendor of jewelry, art, and gifts, many of which are made by local artisans 864.271.0953 1 Augusta Street

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Interior Design • Furnishings • Lighting Accessories • Antiques • Art

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Jewelry, rocks, minerals, and on-site gem mining 864.283.6300 205 N. Main Street 11

Extensive selection of professionalgrade vacuum appliances 864.271.0026 21 Augusta Street

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Hampden Clothing Independent boutique reviving the art of dressing a woman 864.235.5755 500 E. McBee Avenue

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Upstate South Carolina’s original and oldest manufacturing jewelry store 864.232.7385 123 College Street

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Monkee’s of the West End A ladies store beyond your “girlie” imagination 864.239.0788 103 Augusta Street

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O. P. Taylor’s The “Coolest Toy Store on the Planet” 864.467.1984 117 N. Main Street

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Postcard from Paris Full-service interior design firm and show-room uniquely focused on their clients 864.233.6622 631 and 633 S. Main Street

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Rush Wilson Limited Purveyors of classic American style for men and women 864.232.2761 23 W. North Street

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The UPS Store Full service retail packing, shipping, postal, and business facility 864.467.9678 209 N. Main Street

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The Brown Street Club Cozy, refined jazz and fine dining with an exciting and spirited atmosphere 864.250.9193 115 N. Brown Street

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Dinner theatre spotlighting folksy satire, music, and great food blended with a personal touch 864.232.2287 101 College Street 29

Devereaux’s Contemporary American menu featuring French, Asian, and Southern dishes 864.241.3030 25 E. Court Street

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Mast General Store Quality goods, fair prices, and old-fashioned friendly service 864.235.1883 111 N. Main Street

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Casual, fine dining of the low country flavor 864.335.8222 116 N. Main Street

Metropolitan Arts Council Organization working daily to support every discipline of the arts 864.467.3132 16 Augusta Street

Mia Dimora A destination point for your home interior needs 864.271.8377 20 E. Coffee Street

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Halfway to Habana Greenville’s “Upscale Cigar Experience” offers lunch and dinner 864.232.9224 631 S. Main Street

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Fresh baked breads and pastries and take-out meals for breakfast & lunch 864.271.8431 22 E. Court Street

The Lazy Goat Social dining with a Mediterranean menu featuring global influences 864.679.5299 170 River Street

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Mary Beth’s Breakfast all day long, seven days a week as well as lunch and dinner offerings 864.242.2535 500 E. McBee Avenue

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Rick Erwin’s West End Grille A fine dining tradition with a menu based on classic steak and fresh seafood 864.232.8999 648 S. Main Street

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SPECIAL CHRISTMAS PARADE DISCOUNTS ALL WEEKEND DECEMBER 4 - 6 HOME FURNISHINGS, ACCESSORIES, & GIFTS 20 E. Coffee St. • Downtown Greenville 864.271.8377

Soby’s New South Cuisine Dishes inspired by Southern traditions and infused with new, international flavors 864.232.7007 207 S. Main Street

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Hampton Inn & Suites – RiverPlace Premier lodging with elegant guest rooms, unsurpassed views, and inviting decor 864.271.8700 171 RiverPlace

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Hyatt Regency Greenville Artfully stylish and gracious hotel, ideally located in the heart of the city 864.235.1234 220 N. Main Street

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The Westin Poinsett Four-diamond hotel with quality service and an unbeatable location 864.421.9700 120 S. Main Street

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BRINGING HOLIDAY MAGIC

to downtown For over 20 years the St. Francis Foundation Holiday Festival has brought holiday magic to downtown Greenville. The event begins with the Festival of Lights when the St. Francis Foundation and the City of Greenville work together to create a special night where downtown Greenville dazzles with holiday lights. With a flip of a switch, Greenville comes to life in lights for the special holiday season. The Festival of Stars, featuring beautiful window displays, and the Festival of Trees, with 65 sponsored trees, begin the day after Thanksgiving and continue throughout most of the month of December. Greenville residents and visitors alike will enjoy a taste of Christmas’ past with a snow-covered village, live entertainment, wonderful tastes and treats,

and a complimentary carousel ride for the young and young-at-heart. Two traditional meals are held during the festival as well: the Teddy Bear Luncheon and the Holiday Brunch (to reserve tickets please call 864.255.1040 or 864.232.5600, respectively). The St. Francis Holiday Festival is the St. Francis Foundation’s vehicle to continue their mission of caring for the poor, sick, and dying and providing quality health care to the indigent, uninsured, and underserved in our Greenville community. Your support of the festival and other initiatives makes programs such as Bone Marrow Transplant and Hospice possible. Additionally, the St. Francis Foundation is committed to supporting educational programs for nurses, volunteers, and other clinical staff members.

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS Kick off the St. Francis Foundation Holiday Festival with the official city lighting. Saturday, December 5th starting at 5:30 pm at City Hall

FESTIVAL OF STARS Stroll Main & Augusta Streets to see how downtown retailers have decorated to support the St. Francis Foundation Holiday Festival. November 27th through December 25th

FESTIVAL OF TREES View the beautifully decorated trees located at the Hyatt Regency and Hampton Inn & Suites - Riverplace. November 27th through December 27th

HOLIDAY VILLAGE IN PIAZZA BERGAMO A treat for the whole family with snow, complimentary carousel rides for the kids, complimentary entertainment, and family-friendly food and beverages December 5th through December 19 th Operating Fridays 5 pm - 9 pm Saturdays 2 pm - 8 pm

TEDDY BEAR LUNCHEON* If you bring us a brand new stuffed animal, we’ll give you a free photo with Santa! Complete with a Nutcracker play and holiday crafts! Saturday, December 5th at the Hyatt Regency from 11 am - 2 pm

HOLIDAY BRUNCH* Bring your entire family to this classic and delicious Holiday tradition! Sunday, December 13th at the Commerce Club from 11 am - 2 pm

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Pin a rose on Greenville’s nose! Serving lunch seven days a week including: Grilled Shrimp BLT BLT, Turkey Apple Brie Sandwich on Baguette, two soups daily plus pastas, crabcakes, burgers and more, plus huge breakfast selections, home made desserts, and full beverage service.

Top 10 2009 Great Streets in America: Main Street, Greenville, SC American Planning Association (APA)

Bicycle Friendly Community Award: Greenville, SC (2009) The League of American Bicyclists

Fine dining Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights 500 E. MCBEE AVENUE • 864-242-2535

Top Micro North American City of the Future 2009/10 fDi Magazine

Top 100 Places to Live for 2009

Shop Local. Buy Global.

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2008 Ranked 4th Best City to Live In in the Country Relocation Magazine

2007 100 Best Communities for Young People: Greenville, SC America’s Promise Alliance

2007 Best Places to Live Handmade jewelry, always fair trade. Indonesian necklaces $15-20

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2006 Best Places to Retire

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We are here to take the guess work out of Gifting. Let us help at Hampden Clothing.

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HOLIDAY SALE! ALL STERLING SILVER 25% OFF!

Incredible one-of-a-kind pieces from around the world!

Abalone Earrings and Bracelet Sets Reg. $30, SALE $15 set

Salt Lamps Reg. $45 SALE $15

Amethyst Jewelry

25-50% off! $20-$200

JEWELRY, ROCKS & MINERALS, ON-SITE GEM MINING 205 N Main Street, Greenville • 864-283-6300 info@chimneyrockgemmine.com

HOLIDAY SALE! HOLIDAY SALE! HOLIDAY SALE!

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National Trust for Historic Preservation

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features information about the participating merchants, restaurants, and hotels, along with links to their individual websites.The site is updated with upcoming events and fun things to take advantage of downtown. Take a look at beautiful photos of Downtown Greenville, too!

Beads, Parties & Classes 241-C N. Main St., Greenville

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NEW COMMONS BAR & GRILL, RIGHT OFF MAIN STREET!

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Holiday Open House Saturday, Dec. 12th 11am-5pm

Prizes | Food Entertainment Convenient city parking behind store.

GRAND PRIZE: FREE PAIR OF CLOGS

A favorite locally owned shoe store for over 11 years! 233 Main Street • Greenville • 232-0074 • barefootcomfort.com

Downtown Facts & Figures • The Central Business District (CBD) covers approximately 300 acres within the larger downtown area of 1,118 acres (approximately 1.75 square miles). • Downtown Greenville’s daytime population is filled with 116,465 employees within 5 miles; 41,117 within 2 miles; and 25,582 within 1 mile. The Census Bureau ranked the City of Greenville first in a survey of similar sized cities for the largest percent change in daytime population.

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• Downtown Greenville averages over 260 event days a year, including a weekly music series every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from March through October and a wide variety of live entertainment.

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• Downtown is home to 22 churches with a total congregation estimated at more than 20,000.

209 N. Main Street Downtown Greenville 864-467-9678

• Downtown has 723 hotel rooms.

M-F 8-6; Sat 9-5; Sun Closed

Downtown Greenville Facts & Figures courtesy of the City of Greenville.

This holiday season, give the gift of art.

For only $50, you can get an ArtCard, entitling you to buy-one-get-one-free tickets for one performance at each of the following venues through December 31, 2010! Carolina Ballet Theatre • Centre Stage • Greenville Chorale Greenville Little Theatre • Greenville Symphony Orchestra Peace Center for the Performing Arts (select shows only) South Carolina Children’s Theatre • Warehouse Theatre Please call the Metropolitan Arts Council or visit our website for more information.

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Goodnight Moon is the children’s book that the mice idea came from. As a senior project at Christ Church Episcopal School, Jimmy Ryan proposed the idea of placing the mice downtown for children to hunt. He raised the funding and commissioned Zan Wells, local sculptor, to make the individual mice. A bronzed sculpture of the book and one mouse are mounted on the fountain in front of the Hyatt Regency hotel and the other eight mice are installed along a nine-block stretch of Main Street between the Hyatt & the Westin Poinsett hotels. Here are the hints to finding the mice: 1. Begin your search on North Main where the water flowing in and out of the hotel makes a fountain on the outside. You’ll find the father mouse, Marvin, reading his book. He can’t hide – take a good look! 2. Mother Maggie is just across, sitting where she can see Marvin. When she looks down the street, she can see their five baby mice, placed here and there, all so sweet. 3. Cross the street and walk a bit. You’ll see Marvin, Jr. at the top of the stairs where coffee lovers and computer gurus meet and poets love to count their feet. 4. Marcley’s somewhere near the plaza square. Look around. You’ll find him there. 5. Millie’s a high “high-tech” girl. You’ll really have to search, but give it a whirl. 6. Watch out! Mitch does his skateboarding in the bank’s alley. You’ll be lucky to find him; don’t dally. 7. Across the street there’s healthy stuff along the way. That’s where Melissa loves to play. 8. You’ll find Aunt Millfin where there’s old money. She’s looking at the flowers, honey. 9. Mifflin’s husband, Uncle Miles, loves to eat Italian. He’s by the rain spout. If you’ve found him, give a shout! That’s what a mouse hunt is all about! Courtesy of the City of Greenville

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20 Augusta Street, Greenville, SC 29601 • 864.233.2600 www.augustatwenty.com

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So Much to Do… So Little Time! Upcoming Events Snow Days

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Full Bar Bakery Catering Special Events

Defining “Upstate Casual” HAPPY HOUR BAR SPECIALS

4-6pm: 1/2 priced Appetizers 4-7pm: $3 Well Drinks, $1 off Draft Beer, $4 Augustiner Edelstoff OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK FROM 8 AM TO LATE

116 N Main Street, Greenville • 335-8222

November 27-December 25 llyn strong every afternoon, Monday thru Saturday, starting Black Friday through Christmas, snow blows from llyn’s above-the-store residence creating a beautiful winter wonderland. Children flock from every corner of Greenville to frolic in the snow, a rare site in temperate South Carolina.

Festival of Stars November 27-December 25 Main & Augusta Streets Stroll Main & Augusta Streets to see how downtown retailers have decorated to support the St. Francis Foundation Holiday Festival.

Festival of Trees November 27-December 19 Select Downtown Hotels View the beautifully decorated trees located at the Hyatt Regency, Hampton Inn & Suites – Riverplace, and Piazza Bergamo.

now playing Dear Santa December 4-6, December 11-13 The Peace Center The South Carolina Children’s Theatre presents a story of the true meaning of Christmas for the whole family. Visit peacecenter.org for show times and ticket information.

The Nutcracker December 4-6 The Peace Center The Carolina Ballet Theatre presents this traditional and magical tale. Visit peacecenter.org for show times and ticket information.

Greenville Record Fair December 5, 10 AM-4 PM The Handlebar Come out for the 2nd Annual Greenville Record Fair, presented by Dubmaster G and Horizon Records.

One of a kind gifts that excite the imagination

Teddy Bear Luncheon

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November 30-December 31, Monday through Saturday Café And Then Some Warm up for some festive naughtiness with ten tiny Christmas tales (some of a political nature) all wrapped up for the holidays in the desperate need to believe. For reservations, call 864.232.2287.

December 5, 11 AM-2 PM Hyatt Regency If you bring us a brand new stuffed animal, we’ll give you a free photo with Santa! Complete with a Nutcracker play and holiday crafts!

holiday Village December 5-December 19, Fridays 5-9 PM, Saturdays 2-8 PM Piazza Bergamo A treat for the whole family with snow, complimentary carousel rides for kids, complimentary entertainment, and family-friendly food and beverages. »


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Festival of Lights December 5, 5:30 PM City Hall Kick off the St. Francis Foundation Holiday Festival with the official city lighting.

Greenville Poinsettia Christmas Parade December 5, 6 PM Main Street Main Street from Augusta Street to East North Street. For more information, call 467-4484 or visit www. greenvillesc.gov.

Carolina First Saturday Market Holiday Harvest December 5, 9 AM-1 PM Main Street at McBee Street Held the first Saturday in December, Holiday Harvest provides the perfect oppor tunity to stock up on seasonal produce, find the perfect holiday gift, or just bring the children for a family photo with Santa Claus! The Carolina First Saturday Market Holiday Harvest will offer a festive shopping experience for the entire family. Market shoppers will find a wide-variety of seasonal produce items

and holiday decorations. For more details, visit www.saturdaymarketlive.com.

Artist Catherine Hosack December 6, 12-5 PM Mast General Store Caricature ar tist Catherine Hosack will delight you with her whimsical drawings. Give a gift of a smile this holiday season with one of Catherine’s drawings.

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So Much to Do… So Little Time! Upcoming Events continued… PMC (precious metal clay) hollow Vessels December 6, 1 PM The Beaded Frog Call 864.235.2323 to register.

Bela Fleck & the Flecktones December 8, 7:30 PM The Peace Center enjoy the holiday sounds from their award-winning album, Jingle All the Way. Visit peacecenter.org for ticket information.

holiday Fashion Show December 9, 8 PM The Brown Street Club A portion of the proceeds from this special fashion show, presented by The Brown Street Club, will benefit the Beach Ball Foundation.

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with the tips you pick up from The Cook’s Station’s corporate chef, Mark Pollard, as he demonstrates how to pull off a beautiful Christmas Dinner with ease.

A Christmas Carol December 11-13 & 17-20 Greenville Little Theatre Charles Dickens’ spiritual tale of hope renewed and joy restored. A musical and magical celebration of Christmas. A must-see Christmas classic! Visit greenvillelittletheatre. org for show times and ticket information.

Mice on Main Book Signing December 12, 11 AM-4 PM Mast General Store This delightful children’s book written by Linda Kelly and illustrated by Zan Wells showcases the personality of each little bronze mouse. Meet the author and illustrator in person and have them sign a copy for you!

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December 10, 5:30 PM The Beaded Frog Please call 235.2323 to register.

Brian Setzer Orchestra December 7, 7:30 PM The Peace Center Come out for the 7th Annual CHRISTMAS ROCKS! extravaganza. Visit peacecenter.org for ticket information.

A Sophisticated Christmas Dinner Class December 10, 6-8 PM The Cook’s Station You will be sure to wow your guests

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Sharp Dressed Man For Every $100 spent, receive a $20 Gift Certificate. Good thru Christmas Eve.

Cashmere & Mink Sportcoat – Jack Victor Collection Peter Millar Cashmere Sweater Houndstooth Sportshirt

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Cooking up the Best Gifts!

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• Selection of Gift Baskets • Extensive Cookware Collection • Hard-to-find Cooking Utensils • Complimentary Gift Wrap

864.250.0091 659 South Main Street Greenville, SC www.TheCooksStation.com


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December 12, 11 AM-5 PM Barefoot Comfort enjoy a special holiday open house complete with food, entertainment, prizes, and a great pair of clogs as the grand prize!

December 15, 6-9 PM The Brown Street Club For only $10 children can sit with Santa, sing along to Christmas carols and enjoy the spirit of the holidays. There will be food and drink specials as well and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Beach Ball Foundation. Photos will be available for purchase throughout the night.

Earring Class The Nutcracker December 12-13 The Peace Center The International Ballet and the Greenville Symphony Ballet present this holiday classic. Visit peacecenter.org for show times and ticket information.

holiday Brunch December 13,11 AM-2 PM Commerce Club Bring your entire family to this classic and delicious holiday tradition!

Artist Bruce Bunch December 13, 12-5 PM Mast General Store Wildlife artist Bruce Bunch has combined his love for the outdoors with his passion for the arts to create “Art on the Fly,” a series of bird and fly-fishing art that is collected worldwide. Much of his work is portrayed in the Southern Appalachian Mountains.

December 17 The Beaded Frog Please call 235.2323 to register.

2009 holiday at Peace December 18-20 The Peace Center This Christmas concert, presented by the Greenville Symphony, is one of Greenville’s favorite traditions. Visit peacecenter.org for show times and ticket information.

Chef Rodney Freidank December 19, 12-5 PM Mast General Store Meet Greenville’s own award-winning Chef Rodney Freidank as he signs Soby’s New South Cuisine, one of the South’s top cookbooks.

Ghosts of Upstate South Carolina Book Signing

hyatt New Year ’s Eve Party December 31

December 20, 12-5 PM Mast General Store The Upstate is haunted… John Boyanoski, Greenville Journal reporter, learned the love of a good ghost story from his family. He shares these stories in his latest books: Ghosts of Upstate South Carolina and More Ghosts of South Carolina.

Hyatt Regency Greenville Ring in the New Year with the traditional Atrium Balloon Drop at midnight!

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Miracles of South Carolina Book Signing December 21, 12-5 PM Mast General Store Robbie Boman tells her true stories in Miracles of South Carolina. Miracles are happening right here in the Palmetto State, and, as Boman has discovered, they are happening to people very much like you.

Jan. 7, 2010, 7:30 pm The Peace Center Trumpet superstar Chris Botti fuses the sound of contemporary jazz with pop music style.

With Strings Attached Jan. 8-10, 2010 The Peace Center Greenville Symphony Orchestra performs Telemann’s Viola Concerto, Variations on a Theme of Franck Bridge, & String Serenade.

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December 25, 11 AM-4 PM Provencia Restaurant Celebrate Christmas with a delicious holiday buffet at the Hyatt Regency Greenville’s Provencia Restaurant.

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We have something for everyone on your shopping list. You’ll find old-time housewares, traditional clothing, comfortable footwear, trail and travel gear, toys and over 500 old-fashioned favorite candies—the possibilities are endless. And if you can’t make up your mind, why not give them the whole store with a Mast Store Gift Card.

111 N. Main St. • Downtown Greenville • 864 -235 -1883 • Mast General Store.com Enjoy free weekend parking behind our store in the Richardson Street Garage and use our back entrance.


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