Mayor Rick Danner has seen the city of Greer, SC triple in population and quadruple in size since the early 1990’s. “We were growing at such a rapid rate that we were losing our sense of community, that small town feel,” Danner says in an interview with Smart Growth America. “And there was an overwhelming desire to be able to retain this sense of uniqueness that comes with the feel of a small town regardless of what size it is or population that it is. And we knew that the heart of that was going to be the downtown area.”
In magazines and websites, Greenville is often described as a slow-paced Southern city – an ideal place to do business, enjoy a slower-pace of life, perfect for retirement or raising a family. But despite our small-town feel, Greenville’s culinary star is rising, receiving accolades alongside top urban food destinations.
There’s never been a finer time to experience the food scene in the Upstate, with Restaurant Week Greenville ongoing through Jan. 20 at over 20 local restaurants and dining hotspots, including Soby’s, Larkin’s on the River, The Lazy Goat, Nose Dive, Pomegranate, Rick Erwin’s, American Grocery and more. During Restaurant Week, guests can partake in Greenville’s finest fare at a special discount price.… Read More