#YeahTHATAgenda: New Tortas Shop on Haywood, WYFF Celebrates 'Chronicle's' 10th, Duck Derby, More Super Lawyers, Opioid Vending MachinesApr 17, 2019 09:55AM ● By Chris Haire
New Mexican street food shop Mextizo Tortas & Tacos to open today on Haywood Road: Ask fans of authentic Mexican fare in Greenville there's a chance they'll tell you that Las Meras Tortas is one of the Upstate underrated gems.
With locations on White Horse Road (next to La Unica) and Wade Hampton Boulevard (across from the Taylors Walmart), Las Meras specializes in serving tortas, a popular street food sandwich that can include cheese, tomatoes, jalapenos, avocado, lettuce, onions, refried beans, and your choice of meat, from carne asada to chorizo to carnitas.
And now Las Meras has a sister restaurant: Mextizo Tortas & Tacos.
Located at 601 Haywood Road in the same shopping center housing Kanpai and City Range, Mextizo will be open starting today April 17 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. At press time, no regular menu was available, but it wouldn't be an unheard of to imagine something similar to Las Meras.
WYFF 4 will mark the 10th anniversary of its award-winning Chronicle program on “10 Years of Chronicle” premiering Wednesday, April 17 at 8 p.m. This locally produced special looks back at some of the incredible stories WYFF News 4 has told over the past decade.
The first Chronicle debuted in the spring of 2009 with “Chronicle: Paul’s Gift,” which followed the process of organ and tissue donation. Since then, the program has investigated issues like the opioid crisis and domestic violence and told the stories of interesting people like Rev. Billy Graham and Shoeless Joe Jackson.
“I have been part of Chronicle from the beginning and look forward to each program because of the stories we tell about the people and places that make the Carolinas special,” said Jane Robelot, host of Chronicle and WYFF News 4 anchor/reporter.
“I grew up in Greenville and know this community very well, but I can honestly say I learn something new each time we work on a Chronicle project," Robelot adds. "We want Chronicle to be memorable…something a viewer can talk about with their friends. I am so proud of what we have done in our first 10 years and am excited about where we can go from here.” --Kathleen Maris
Reedy River Duck Derby Announces Event Activities: While the Duck Derby is known for the 10,000 little ducks that float over the Reedy River falls to help local charities, the Rotary Club of the Reedy River Greenville also hosts an all-day celebration.
“The event is going to be filled with fun activities for people of all ages,” said Jessica St. Clair Smith, president of the Rotary Club of the Reedy River Greenville. “As always, we’ll have live music and entertainment, games for children and interactive booths. We’ve added some new elements this year, such as Old World Festival’s interactive drummers and Chicora Singers, which involve the community even more and we are all very excited about that.”
This year’s event, which is called the official unofficial kick-off to summer in Greenville, will be on Saturday, May 4 from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
For more information on how to adopt a duck, visit www.reedyriverrotary.org. --Kathleen Maris
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The next Greenville Business and Brews is Tuesday, May 14th at Serendipity Labs featuring Greenville Metropolitan Arts Council Director Alan Ethridge, who will give a quick presentation, followed by a short Q&A. (Business and Brews)
The Ultimate S.C. Super Lawyers List: South Carolina law firms recently announced attorneys who have been selected as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars this year. Here is a firm-by-firm look at 2019 winners across the state. See the statewide list here. (Greenville Business Magazine)
Lakeside Lodge Clemson plans fall opening (GSA Business)
Officials seek input on Travelers Rest master plan (TR Tribune)
What constitutes success for Winthrop athletic beer sales experiment? (Rock Hill Herald)
Trident Tech’s aeronautics training center nearing completion (Post and Courier)
The hijacking of the Maersk Alabama 10 years ago: the threat is still real (Logistics Management)
New Effort to Exempt Crypto Currency from Certain SEC, Tax and Other Regulatory Burdens (National Law Review)
Economic burden of chronic diseases nearly 20% of U.S. GDP: report (Fierce Healthcare)
Rural safety-net hospitals seeing emergency department use increase faster than cities, report suggests (Becker's Hospital Report)
Small businesses turning far more often to online lenders: Fed (American Banker)
Army Secretary Reveals Weapons Wishlist for War with China & Russia (Defense One)
Lyft Pulls Electric Bikes Off the Road After Brake Problems (Manufacturing.Net)
Timex Is Celebrating 165 Years With a New Watch Collection That Brings Production Back to the U.S. (Ad Week)
One doctor's answer to drug deaths: Opioid vending machines (Wired)
Regular Users of Marijuana Can Require More Sedatives During Medical Procedures (Discover)
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I was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. I first came to Greenville to attend Furman and play on the baseball team. I relocated to Atlanta after graduation and eventually found my way back when I was afforded the opportunity to join the industrial group at The Furman Co., now CBRE. It’s been a wonderful ride so far being able to directly contribute to the growth of our great city.
At CBRE, I advise clients on a wide scope of industrial real estate transactions. My services range from something as straightforward as finding and leasing warehouse space for automotive suppliers to more complex deals, like repositioning textile mills into mixed-use projects through tax credit utilization. Most recently, I’ve had the pleasure of working with an outstanding team on the redevelopment of Judson Mill.
Outside of the office, I have coached high school baseball, served on the Paladin Club Board at Furman, and volunteered for the First Tee of the Upstate. I live in Overbrook with my wife Ali and son Brooks. I feel honored and extremely grateful to be included amongst this very talented and community-driven group of individuals.