Trolley ridership is down, Greenlink recommends changes

When Greenlink added two trolley routes to neighborhoods close to downtown, ridership was expected to go up. That’s not what happened.

The State settles the Greenville vs. Columbia Main Street restaurant debate

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin claimed that Columbia’s total restaurant count in The Vista and along Main Street currently exceeded the number on Greenville’s Main Street.

The Road Not Taken: Should we block off Main Street from vehicular traffic?

Last week, Greenville Journal columnist Bobby Barreto penned a column proposing an idea that would radically change Main Street – blocking off the road from Beattie Place to Washington Street and turning it into a pedestrian and dining thoroughfare. Here’s what some of you had to say on our Facebook page.

Bobby Barreto’s wish is gonna come true: Main Street will close…

… at least temporarily.

Barreto: We need to get rid of Main Street

Picture a portion of Main Street being a dedicated pedestrian district where constant bumper-to-bumper traffic is replaced with more outdoor dining.

GPD Chief Ken Miller on crowd safety at Fall for Greenville

“People have to remember that events go on daily across the country and occur without incident. But when they do happen, we learn from them.”

No decision yet on West End Plaza Shoeless Joe replacement sculpture

The City of Greenville’s Art in Public Places Commission made no decision at its August meeting on  which sculpture to commission for the West End Plaza.

Downtown streetlights could improve your cellphone service

Walk down Greenville’s Main Street and you’ll be hard pressed to go a block without seeing people using their smartphones to search a list of restaurants to help them determine where they want to eat dinner, watch the latest viral video, and to check email.

Gallery: Liberty Bridge Jump Off

The Liberty Bridge Jump Off featured eight female pole vaulters and eight male long jumpers, including Greenville native and Olympic silver medalist Sandi Morris.

Sudduth, Brasington face off in Greenville City Council District 4 Republican primary

While all three Greenville City Council seats up for election this year are contested, only one of them will appear on the ballot in the June 13 primary. Incumbent David Sudduth and challenger Wil Brasington will face off in the Republican primary to represent District 4, which encompasses the southeastern part of the city that includes Augusta Road, Parkins Mill, the TD Convention Center, the downtown airport and the Clemson University – International Center for Automotive Research.

Wider sidewalks coming to Augusta

Work on a streetscape project designed to bring the vibrancy of Main Street to Augusta Street will begin in May. The project will widen the sidewalk on the east side of Augusta from Smiley’s Acoustic Cafe and install a mid-block crosswalk, something merchants and city officials said will make the area more pedestrian friendly. Ornamental trees will also be planted on both sides of the street.

Vault & Vator speakeasy opens this week

Owned by Joe and Darlene Clarke of American Grocery Restaurant, Vault & Vator was designed specifically to showcase their bartender Kirk Ingram’s considerable skills and respect for cocktails of the prohibition period, The Golden Age of Cocktails.

Assemble the perfect picnic in downtown Greenville

It can be a true pleasure to create a unique al fresco dining experience that goes beyond the mediocre sandwiches and potato chips using only ingredients available within walking distance of Main Street.

City unveils new downtown development guidelines

Greenville’s current downtown design guidelines were written in 2000, before development exploded…

City council candidate Russell Stall: GVL at a crossroads

Greenville City Council candidate Russell Stall is not a proponent of stopping growth. He is a proponent of deliberate and intentional growth.