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#YeahTHATAgenda: VR View of Revitalized Greer, Panthers Get Greenlight, Beer Brouhaha in Charleston, Walmart Sued for Homeopathic Remedies, Minecraft Earth

May 21, 2019 03:58PM ● By Chris Haire
Greer launches online virtual tour of $10.8 million downtown streetscaping project, Center C: The nearly two-year-long project began in January and will offer a dramatically different look and feel to what is now called Greer Station.

"The CenterG project will transform Trade St. through a shared street design," the Greer Commission of Public Works noted in a January announcement. "Shared streets allow for easy movement of both vehicles and pedestrians by removing curbs and replacing them with multi-colored pavers and other methods to direct traffic. The removal of curbs also creates an open space, allowing the street to be transformed into a pedestrian plaza for special events."

Currently, parts of Trade Street are blocked off as construction continues. The project involves sewer and utility work, in addition to the street and sidewalk makeover.

CenterG is one in a number of steps the City of Greer has been taken since 1998, when the city, Greer Public Works, the Greer Development Corporation, and Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce set out to revitalize downtown Greer by forming the Partnership For Tomorrow.

By the close of the effort in 2008, the city had a new city hall and a new downtown park, complete with a large green and a wide sidewalk for events, a centerpiece fountain, and a playground.

The move also kickstarted a new surge of restaurants and retail in the area. Today, Greer Station boasts coffee houses, a frozen custard shop, a pizza parlor, a beer hall, sports bars, international eateries, fine dining, an event venue, a wine shop, and a fried chicken joint, among other businesses.

The next 
item on the revitalize Greer agenda: the construction of a four-story, 108-room Hampton Inn on Main Street. Grace Church is also working a new Greer Station outpost.

To experience the CenterG VR tour visit 
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