The Upstate SC

VOL12ISS2 2016

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THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE — UPSTATE SC | VOLUME 12 — ISSUE 2 28 GREENVILLE Quality Education SincE 1921 The haynsworTh school is dedicaTed To The developmenT of The whole child. For 98 years the Haynsworth School has endeavored to provide a superior education program and a stimulating environment for the intellectual and social development of the child. In addition to the finest planned curriculum that meets the standards of public education systems, Haynsworth provides the small, intimate class where student and teacher have time to become friends and work is accomplished under the best rapport. Add to this the spark of patriotism, deep respect for God, and a building that is warm from years of usefulness. The staff is not only qualified but dedicated to developing intellectual curiosity, self expression, self respect and feelings of responsibility in all Haynsworth children — with this you have the Haynsworth Private School. K2 preschool - 2nd Grade • after school proGram • summer day camp Located Downtown in the Historic Park Avenue District | 228 E. Park Ave. Greenville, SC 29601 864-235-3010 | | Diner 24 will be Greenville's first 24-hour diner with '50s style décor, jukeboxes, and sparkly booths set to open by the end of 2016. More than a dozen other food concepts are set to open by end of 2016 and 2017. Urban dining takes food to a new level in the city but South Carolinans still like down home barbecue. Wayne Preston owner of Bucky's BBQ started his barbecue dynasty in Greenville on a pork shoulder and a prayer. Years later the favorite barbecue guru has dived into teaching the art of 'cue, something he had not planned to do. "We teach people how to buy, and prep meats – ribs, brisket, pork and chicken," said Preston. "It is three hours full of fun, food, and instruction." The barbecue icon is currently rated as number seven out of 256 barbecue teams in South Carolina. Female owned businesses have their own niche in the progressive city. Amanda Henry's Popcorn Parlor is a mother-daughter, family-owned business located in the Historic West End. The family grew up eating fresh popcorn every night from corn grown on their rural Michigan farm and decided to share their love for the healthy snack. Ice cream and vintage sodas are also sold. Pedal Chic is America's first women-specific bike shop. A single mom and longtime cyclist, Robin Bylenga opened Pedal Chic in 2010. "We have a lot of bike shops here - more than most cities of our size - but we have been embraced by the cycling community here and on a national level," said Bylenga who has trained female mechanics to work on their bikes. "We hear often that no one has seen a store geared toward female clientele." Pedal Chic has been featured by CNN, Money magazine and other national media. The shop is voted "America's Best Bike Shops" in 2016. Museums showcase the region's history, art galleries promote the love of the artistic form and public art is displayed near Falls Park including the "Rose Crystal Tower" by world-renowned American glass sculptor Dale Chihuly. The Village of West Greenville is fast becoming the city's art Mecca where galleries, studios, restaurants, shops and other businesses collide. New on the arts scene is the Greenville Center for Creative Arts. The gallery and art school opened in a historic cotton factory in 2015. The three-day, juried Artisphere Festival elevates the arts each year in May when thousands of visitors and residents convene to enjoy demonstrations, exhibits and live performances. Visual and performing arts in the form of live music, theater and dance are showcased to rapt crowds. Euphoria is the word when the renowned festival comes to Greenville each fall. Euphoria Greenville is four-day extravaganza founded by platinum-selling singer/songwriter Edwin McCain and restaurateur Carl Sobocinski that "educates, entices, enlightens and entertains" local and visitors who flock to Greenville for the culinary food and wine event. The highly anticipated event includes exclusive tasting events, intimate musical experiences, food truck rodeos, cooking demonstrations and wine seminars by national experts, as well as multi- course dinners and live music. The 2,100-seat Peace Center situated strategically downtown brings in national artists (Gladys Knight), musicians (Goo Goo Dolls), Broadway shows, and speakers like David Sedaris. The Bon Secours Wellness Arena hosts national acts like Bob Seger, Garth Brooks and other performers. Large and small businesses exist side-by-side in the vibrant downtown. Décor shops, boutique and retail stories, many locally owned, make shopping an experience. For nostalgia, a great pair of walking shoes and more, head to Mast General Store. The candy section is every kid's dream come true and a camping section fulfills the dreams of older kids. "Denim kings" rule with Billiam Jeans (percentage of the profits >>

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