Posted on: January 11, 2017

Zoo Announces Birth of Endangered Siamang

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Amid preparations for the season’s first winter weather event, the Greenville Zoo welcomed a new member of the zoo family on Friday – a baby siamang born to parents, Ella (27) and Oscar (25). This is the second offspring for the pair, whose first, George,...

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

Council Passes Affordable Housing Plan

Home on Mulberry Street in Greenville

The City Council has appropriated $2 million to implement a plan for affordable housing in Greenville.

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

Tourism Grant Application Now Online

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In 2016, City Council established the Tourism Marketing Special Committee and charged its members with evaluating the City’s process for reviewing requests for tourism grant funds. Tourism grant funds include accommodations tax and hospitality tax funds, ...

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Posted on: December 23, 2016

Greenlink Seeking Public Input on Proposed Trolley Routes

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WHAT: Public Input Sessions

WHEN/WHERE:
Tuesday, January 246:30 p.m.
Caine Halter YMCA Conference Room721 Cleveland Street

Wednesday, February 1
12:00 p.m.Greenlink Offices
100 West McBee Avenue

AND

6:30 p.m.West Greenville Commun...More about trolley public information sessions

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Posted on: December 13, 2016

Christmas Tree Recycling

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Place your tree curbside or take it to one of our convenient drop stations. We'll transform it into mulch!

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Posted on: January 12, 2017

1/12/2017 - Greenville Transit Authority Receives 2016 Every Body Walk! Micro Grant

America Walks, a national advocacy organization that promotes walking and walkable communities, has awarded Greenville Transit Authority with a 2016 Every Body Walk! Micro Grant. In its second year, the micro grant program provides funds to support grassr...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

1/11/2017 - Zoo Announces Birth of Endangered Siamang

Amid preparations for the season’s first winter weather event, the Greenville Zoo welcomed a new member of the zoo family on Friday – a baby siamang born to parents, Ella (27) and Oscar (25). This is the second offspring for the pair, whose first, George,...

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

1/6/2017 - City of Greenville Weather-Related Closures

Due to the winter weather expected to begin this evening, City officials are implementing the following weather-related closures for today, Saturday and Sunday:

Friday

  • All City community centers will be closed after 6 p.m.
  • The entrances to McPherson Park and...
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Posted on: January 6, 2017

1/6/2017 - City of Greenville Tourism Grant Application Now Online

In 2016, City Council established the Tourism Marketing Special Committee and charged its members with evaluating the City’s process for reviewing requests for tourism grant funds. Tourism grant funds include accommodations tax and hospitality t...

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Posted on: January 5, 2017

1/5/2017 - City Taking Necessary Steps to Prepare for Winter Weather

GREENVILLE, SC - In preparation for winter weather forecasted for this weekend, the City’s Public Works Department will pre-treat bridges and overpass surfaces today and tomorrow. Parking will not be permitted on Main Street from the Hyatt block...

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Posted on: December 28, 2015

Adventure of the Week: Outdoor ice skating

Asheville Citizen- Times, December 24, 2015
Outdoor ice skating at Sugar Mountain Ski Resort in Avery County, North Carolina, and in downtown Greenville, South Carolina.

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Posted on: July 29, 2012

How A Park Helped One Town Weather The Recession

National Public Radio, July 29, 2011
NPR's Julie Rose writes, "The worst of the recession, businesses closed their doors on many Main Streets throughout the country. That wasn't the case in Greenville, South Carolina."

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Posted on: October 1, 2013

Birth Announcements... Greenville, South Carolina

Food Arts Magazine, October 2013
Passerelle Bistro, located in Falls Park, received kudos from Food Arts magazine for its casual continental cuisine.

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Posted on: June 3, 2014

Passerelle Bistro Among Top Dining Spots in United States

FOX News, June 3, 2014
Located just above the Liberty Bridge in Falls Park, Passerelle Bistro was in the top 100 of OpenTable users nationwide.

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Posted on: June 1, 2014

Falls Park Chosen Among Top Parks in United States

Trip Advisor, June 2014
Falls Park joins the ranks of the nation's finest parks, chosen as number 10 of the country's best parks by the 2014 Travelers' Choice Trip Advisor awards.

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Posted on: January 12, 2017

Greenville Transit Authority Receives 2016 Every Body Walk! Micro Grant

America Walks, a national advocacy organization that promotes walking and walkable communities, has awarded Greenville Transit Authority (GTA) with a 2016 Every Body Walk! Micro Grant. In its second year, the micro grant program provides funds to support ...

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Posted on: December 24, 2016

Greenlink Seeking Public Input on Proposed Trolley Routes

In an effort to expand service beyond the Central Business District, Greenlink will soon add two additional trolleys to its fleet. The expanded service is expected to begin this spring and will feature two new routes. Because a portion of the funding for ...

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Posted on: January 4, 2017

Downtown Trolley - January Bon Secours Wellness Arena Event Schedule

During the month of January, the Downtown Trolley will service the following events at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena:

Monster Jam

Friday, January 27

Drop off: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Pick up: 9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Monster Jam

Saturday, January 28

Drop off: 12:00...

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

Route 14 Service Changes Effective January 2

Beginning January 2, 2017, the following changes will go into effect for Route 14:

  • Existing stops on Millennium Blvd and Innovation Drive will now be for passengers traveling inbound towards Downtown Greenville only
  • New stops will be installed directly acro...
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Posted on: January 5, 2017

52 Places to Go in 2017

New York Times

The NYT highlighted Greenville as the next major food destination, and so much more - choosing our city as a top locale to visit in the world.

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Posted on: January 3, 2017

12 Great Places to Go in 2017

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Time's Money Magazine named Greenville as a top destination, and suggested April as the perfect time to visit.

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

The Sophisticated Southern Gem Everyone Is Flocking To

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Men's Journal gave the nod to Greenville when offering expert advice about the 2016 best places to live.

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Posted on: August 22, 2016

Southern Progress

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A serene, sylvan setting and a radical approach to city planning have made Greenville, South Carolina, a surprising new hot spot.

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Posted on: August 1, 2016

Greenville Springs to Life

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A river ran through it. Falls, too. But nobody noticed. Now the Reedy River Falls, and the park that surrounds it and the suspension bridge that spans it, are at the heart of one of the great smallish-town successes in the United States.

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Posted on: March 9, 2016

PBS News Hour Features Greenville

PBS anchor Judy Woodruff introducing the Greenville story

It’s called flyover country -- low-profile parts of the U.S. the news media often forgets. But to husband-and-wife journalists James and Deborah Fallows, these areas are home to ‘cities that work,’ thriving communities that buck this election’s narrative ...

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Posted on: March 3, 2016

The Signs of Success Show in Greenville

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Writer James Fallows of The Atlantic outlines the eleven signs a city will succeed, and uses Greenville as an example of that success.

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Posted on: March 2, 2016

U.S. News and World Report Chooses Greenville as a Best Place to Live

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Greenville encompasses big-city amenities without attracting the same unpleasantries that come with a more populated, urban city.

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Posted on: January 29, 2016

Making Additions to the Modern Day Ark

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The Greenville Zoo is expecting a baby! The zoo’s Masai giraffes, named Walter and Autumn, will have a calf in early February (or any day now). South Carolina Public Radio’s Laura Hunsberger visited the zoo to meet the animals.

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Posted on: January 29, 2016

Cycle Through the New Greenville

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With a growing food scene, a creative DIY spirit, and a serious cycling culture, this once-sleepy southern town has reinvented itself as an exciting destination.

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Posted on: February 5, 2015

Greenville: The Coolest Main Street in the South

Atlanta Magazine

Travel writer Amanda Heckert muses about moving to Greenville after a recent visit to her parents' Upstate home. Heckert offers a bounty of the reasons - from pedestrian-friendly walkways to street-side entertainment to the variety of interesting boutique...Read on...

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Posted on: February 5, 2015

Greenville: The Number 1 City for Jobs This Spring

Forbes

Forbes.com - March 13, 2012
Forbes magazine has named the Greenville-Mauldin-Easley area Number 1 in a list of best cities for jobs this spring.

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Posted on: February 5, 2015

Greenville: Big City Doings, Small Town Atmosphere

Ballantyne Magazine

"Greenville, South Carolina personifies the new south done right," says writer Nan Baurath during a recent visit to South Carolina's Upstate. Baurath attributes the city's rise as an arts mecca to the influence of South Carolina artist Jasper Jo...Read on...

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Posted on: February 5, 2015

Top 10 Fastest Growing U.S. Cities

CNN Money

Despite the housing bust and the recession, these 10 U.S. cities - including Greenville, South Carolina - still managed to record population gains of 30% or more in the decade ending in 2010, according to the Census Bureau. The national average was less t...Read on...

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Posted on: February 5, 2015

America's Greatest Main Streets

Travel and Leisure

Travel and Leisure - May 2012
Travel and Leisure writer Wayne Curtis sampled Main Streets of smaller cities across America, looking for distinctive qualities to choose the 'Greatest Main Streets.' Find out why Greenville made the cut.

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Posted on: February 5, 2015

Why Greenville Is The Knowledge Economy's Next Big Thing

Fast Company

Found out how Greenville, technically a medium-sized market, has more corporate headquarters than any other region in the state, including $1.1 billion in new capital investments that has created more than 6,000 jobs in the last 5 years.Read on...

Posted on: February 5, 2015

A Community Springs From Acres Once Held by a Reclusive Magnate

The New York Times

New York Times write Jamie Duffy portrays the transformation of Greenville from a "concrete sidewalks and ratty parking lots" to "landscaped sidewalks" filled with "tourists that pop in and out of art galleries and boutiques."...Read on...

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Posted on: February 5, 2015

Best Small Cities for Cycling

Bicycling Magazine

Bicycling Magazine has named Greenville, South Carolina, as one of the Best Small Cities for Cycling in the USA. Writer Alyssa Gerety gave Greenville the nod for its cycling events, trail advocacy and development of the Swamp Rabbit trail, which snakes al...Read on...

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Posted on: February 5, 2015

The George Hincapie Short List

Men's Journal

Men's Journal - August 2012
Greenville made George Hincapie's 'short list' of favorites, which he outlined during an interview with Men's Journal just prior to his final race before retirement.

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Posted on: February 5, 2015

10 Reasons To Buy A Cheap Southwest Ticket to Greenville, South Carolina. No, Really!

Food Republic

Food Republic - September 2012
Surprise! You'll find 99 indie restaurants in a 10-block stretch of downtown Greenville. It was enough to shock a Food Republic editor into buying a cheap Southwest ticket and heading to town for a culinary adventure!

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Posted on: February 5, 2015

In Greenville, South Carolina, the 1st Shoots of an EV Ecosystem

The New York Times

New York Times - September 21, 2012
Automotive columnist Jim Motavalli takes a look at Greenville's electric car sharing program, WeCar, and the unique public-private partnership that is making it a success.

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Posted on: February 5, 2015

The Best Little Food Festival in the South

Southern Living

Southern Living - September 22, 2012
Southern Living's Paula Disbrowe loosened her belt a notch as she tasted and imbibed her way through Euphoria, Greenville's annual gastrointestinal extravaganza. Find out why it was worth wearing tight trousers!

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Posted on: August 25, 2016

School Bus Safety

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School is in session - please slow down and help keep our kids safe!

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Posted on: January 19, 2016

Skaters Enjoy Ice on Main

Live 5 News, January 19, 2016
Ice on Main in downtown Greenville opened for its final day of the season Monday.

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Posted on: December 22, 2015

Skating offers public a way to take to the ice

Greenville News, December 22, 2015
United Community Bank Ice on Main is the temporary open-air rink set up in downtown Greenville in front of the Marriott with United Community Bank as the title sponsor. The rink is open through Jan. 18.

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Posted on: December 2, 2015

Ice on Main hosts Share the Warmth

Greenville News, December 2, 2015
Ice skating and warm clothing go hand-in-hand, so it makes sense that United Community Bank Ice on Main is trying to spread some warm wishes this weekend.

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Posted on: November 30, 2015

TALK Calendar: December

Greenville News, November 25, 2015
Greenville is aglow during the holiday season. Stroll down Main Street to have a cup of hot chocolate, browse the Christmas displays and watch — or join — the skaters at Ice on Main.

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Posted on: November 24, 2015

Ice on Main Is Open for Business

WSPA.com, November 24, 2015
A favorite holiday tradition is back! Ice on Main in Downtown Greenville opened over the weekend.

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Posted on: November 20, 2015

Ice on Main Makes Greenville Special

Greenville News, November 20, 2015
And now, for the 5th year in a row, Greenville's favorite winter tradition, United Community Bank Ice on Main, is back in the heart of downtown.

Posted on: November 9, 2015

Crew prepare Ice on Main for first skate

WYFF 4, November 9, 2015
Work began Monday to install the United Community Bank Ice on Main rink in Downtown Greenville. The chiller that helps keep the ice frozen arrived ...

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Posted on: November 8, 2015

Greenville Ice Rink Construction Starts Monday

WSPA 7, November 6, 2015
Construction of the holiday season ice rink in downtown Greenville is scheduled to begin Monday.

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Posted on: November 8, 2015

Downtown ice skating is coming, a distinct holiday ritual

GreenvilleOnline.com, November 6, 2015
The process to freeze the square for the popular Ice on Main skating rink begins 8:30 a.m. Monday morning when the large chilling device that makes the rink possible is lowered by crane.

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Posted on: November 8, 2015

Crews to begin Ice on Main installation in Greenville on Monday

WMBF News, November 8, 2015
Work will begin on Monday to install the outdoor ice skating rink for the upcoming Ice on Main season, city officials said.

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Posted on: October 28, 2015

Ice on Main Plans Opening

GreenvilleOnline.com, October 27, 2015
This year's Ice on Main will offer special fifth-anniversary events throughout the season, including discounted admission for special events.

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