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October 2014

There are 12 blog entries for October 2014.

The Spa at West End provides guests with a relaxing, positive experience. The spa is the ideal place to unwind and rejuvenate yourself — both mind and body. The Spa at West End is located at 714 South Main Street in Greenville. Spa treatments include massage therapy, signature spa facials, body treatments, hair removal, hand and foot specialties, shellac nail services and detoxifying treatments. Salon services include haircutting, color services, hair treatments and styling services. With a great blend of services, you can leave the spa looking and feeling like a new you! The Spa at West End is a locally owned business where experts give each customer the royal treatment. Whether you need a haircut or a massage, you can't go wrong with The Spa at West

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This Friday is Halloween, and there is no shortage of events happening in Greenville this weekend. With a holiday based around spooky traditions, it can sometimes be difficult to find friendly events for little ones. On Friday, October 31, Swamp Rabbit Cafe will hold a special Halloween event for children aged 6 and under. The event will take place at 205 Cedar Lane Road in Greenville from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. The event will include a scavenger hunt, costume contest, mystery box, music and games. This event is free and open to the public, and a safe, friendly Halloween option for your little monsters. 


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The Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum & Baseball Library is one of Greenville's many historic gems. The museum educates visitors about the life and legacy of Shoeless Joe Jackson, the legendary baseball player with a lifetime batting average of 356. The museum is located at 356 Field Street in Greenville, just across the street from Fluor Field. 

The Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum & Baseball Library 

The museum is a not-for-profit museum that is located in the home where Joe Jackson lived and died. At the museum, visitors will discover photographs, records, artifacts and more to help highlight the life and career of Shoeless Joe Jackson. The museum follows Jackson's childhood years, which were spent working in a textile mill. Visitors can then learn of Jackson's rise to fame as he played textile league ball

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This weekend, you can support local artists and businesses by visiting the Fine Arts and Craft Festival and Shop Hop at the Trailblazer Park & Travelers Rest, South Carolina. The event will take place on Saturday, October 25, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

 Art on the Trail

You can visit Upcycle Alley to experience the creations of innovated, environmentally conscious artists who have transformed vintage or discarded items to create stunning works of art. Some Upcycle Alley artists include Olive and Grey, Barndoor Studios and Jeanette Janson. The event will also feature music and performers at Trailblazer Park and the SRT Downtown. There will also be additional Shop Hop performances available throughout the event. 

The Art of Food demonstrations offer demonstrations and

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A downtown bookstore has been on the city planners wishlist  for some time and now it is becoming a reality. The M. Judson Bookstore is coming to downtown Greenville on Main Street next to the Westin Poinsett Hotel in the Greenville County Family Court building on the first floor. The plan is for it to be part bookstore, part cafe that provides a place for authors and readers to gather. Focus will be on culinary literature, books for young adults and children as well as Southern literature.

Greenville Court House

Work on the space is expected to take about 6 months. Downtown planners have sought a bookstore over the past 10 years and feel this is a significant development for the downtown area.

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Last month the developers that purchased The Greenville News building in downtown Greenville announced some of the preliminary plans for the space once they tear the existing building down. Those include a hotel with up to 150 rooms, an apartment complex with over 200 units, office building space and 100,000 square feet of retail/restaurant space that would include a fitness center.

Greenville News Building

Now they are also considering a dine-in movie theater where you could have a meal and drinks while watching a movie. These type theaters are normally located in larger markets and average 6 to 8 screens. Seems like it would be a great addition to the current offerings downtown.

Construction is expected to start by the third quarter of 2015 and will take about 2 years

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Located at 205 N. Main Street in Downtown Greenville is a family favorite — the Greenville Gemstone Mine. The shop is open Sunday-Thursday from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Friday & Saturday from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. 

Gemston Mine 

At Greenville Gemstone Mine, you will discover an array of natural treasures such as minerals, fossils and petrified wood. The gems at Greenville Gemstone Mine come from around the world — Europe, Africa, Asia and South America. You can find petrified wood from Indonesia, geodes from Europe, pieces of meteorites and even gemstones from Brazil. At the store, you can browse tumbled gemstones and sterling silver gemstone jewelry. Greenville Gemstone Mine stocks citrine, jasper, pyrite, agate, rose quarts and much more.  

Gem mining on site is

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This weekend, the Greenville Country Museum of Art will be hosting the Antiques, Fine Art and Design Weekend October 17-19. This event will take place at 420 College Street in Greenville at 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. on Sunday. The cost for general admission is $5. 

Greenville Country Museum of Art  

The event will consist of an array of fine art, antique and design exhibits from the Southeast. Special portions of the event will include lectures given by experts, delicious boxed lunches, elegant desserts and Champagne. On Friday, the special guest speaker is designer Richard Keith Langham, who is known for his sophisticated Southern style. The speaker for Saturday is Jennifer Boyles, creator of The Peak of Chic blog. She will also be available to

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From fresh muffins in the morning to sweet treats in the afternoon, Greenville's Chocolate Moose is the perfect place to satisfy your sweet tooth. Chocolate Moose is located at 120 North Main Street across from Mast General and is open Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Friday & Saturday from 10 am. - 10 p.m. and Sunday from noon-7 p.m. 

Chocolate Moose Dessert Bar 

Chocolate Moose serves ten different cupcake flavors each day along with muffins in the mornings, Choco Moose Pie, cake pops, banana pudding and Tira-Moose Sue. There are also somethings different specialty items available. Black &White, Chocolate, Red Velvet, Vanilla, and Vanilla with Chocolate cupcakes are available every day.  

Some seasonal specialty flavors include

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This weekend, experience a taste of Greenville at this fun-filled event. The festival begins on Friday, October 10 and ends Sunday, October 12. The outdoor festival will be spread over 8 blocks from north Main to south Main. 

Fall for Greenville 

Fall For Greenvile will include food, entertainment, vendors and more! Over 40 restaurants will be offering a range of delicious menu items. Participating restaurants include Babaziki Mediterranean Grill, Chocolate Moose, Funnel Delicious, Grille 33, India Palace, Mellow Mushroom, Papi's Tacos, Wild Wing Cafe and many more. There will be performances by Old 97's, Lionz of Zion, Amigo, Brave Baby, The Black Cadillacs, Charles Walker Band, The Flashbacks, Mac Arnold & Plate Full O'Blues, Wanda Johnson and more. There will also

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