Greenville Journal has notes from Tuesday’s meeting. We voted 4-0 in favor of a motion to approve design fees for a renovation of the gym. That puts this item on the agenda for the April business meeting. Read more here: http://bit.ly/3NkYmWL
“In Simpsonville, South Carolina, folks have a valid reason to stay in town. What is that reason, you ask?”
In his recent article, Jamie Sanderson says it’s Warehouse at Vaughn’s . And that’s a good one, for sure! But I’d argue that’s just one of many reasons to stay #SimplyHome rather than taking your weekend spending money elsewhere! In my 2015 campaign launch speech, I told you my vision for downtown. In part, I said, I wanted it to be “a place where people say hey, it’s the weekend! Let’s go down to Simpsonville and spend the day… there’s a lot to do; it’s a great place to be.” Mission accomplished?
Read Jamie’s full article here (try not to drool on the amazing food photos! 😋): http://bit.ly/35WexJg
Highlights from the campaign speech by a younger, blonder me: https://fb.watch/bMNrbfBpCK/
SBS Scavenger Hunt Prizes
🍕$25 gift card to Sidewall Pizza Company
🍺1885 Taproom is offering up FOUR $25 gift cards.
🍫$20 gift card to CocoBon Chocolatier.
💍Clark’s Fine Jewelers has donated a Ronaldo bracelet (valued at $225).
🏃♀️ Run In Simpsonville has provided a $50 gift card.
🧘♀️ Steppingstone Haven Yoga & Spiritual Sanctuary has donated a two-week pass plus one free reiki session.
👩⚕️ Horner Chiropractic has donated a free initial chiropractic visit.
💄Merle Norman has given a free deep cleaning facial, which includes a chemical peel ($150 value)
🚗 Upstate Auto Magic donated a $50 gift certificate.
📚Mathnasium Simpsonville has offered a free month of the Mathnasium program for a student 2nd-12th grade.
🍻Gift card or t-shirt to Clocktower Taproom & Billiards
🎸One Month of Lessons FREE from Musically Gifted Lesson and Recording Studios
🧘♀️Five Class Yoga Pass from Centered Yoga and Wellness
☕Starbucks Gift Card from Grace Internal Medicine
🐕🦺2 free days of doggie daycare from K-9 Corner
🎄A set of Christmas Vacation themed drink ware from The Tutoring Center.
🔨Nailed It DIY: Coupons for 25% off a project booking for all players and a $50 gift certificate for one lucky winner!
Meet us at the clock tower downtown Saturday, November 27th between 9 AM and 12 PM to get your playing card! You can also grab a Chick-fil-A biscuit (while supplies last) and some free swag to show your support of our small businesses!
In 2022 our Simpsonville Arts Center will be home to the Mill Town Players! For less than the cost of a matinee at the local cinema, you’ll have access to quality and affordable live theater right here in the heart of Simpsonville.
This is one of many projects we’ve undertaken to enhance quality of life for our residents. Plus, MTP has a demonstrated ability to draw visitors from across the upstate. When people visit Simpsonville for entertainment, they also dine at our local restaurants; they might shop in our stores. This is good for our local economy, and it can bring in tax dollars from others that can help further enhance the quality of life for those who live here.
The Arts Center was our vision for the future back in 2015. In 2022, it will be our reality. When I ran for office, I quoted Henry Ford on several occasions: “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” Since 2017, this Council has proven me and Henry right. I hope that over the next two years, we continue, to borrow a phrase from our City Administrator, “rowing in the same direction.” That’s how we avoid the mistakes of our predecessors and continue to promote economic opportunity; support neighborhood vitality; and commit to community and cultural programs and services while remaining fiscally responsible and providing first-rate services. It’s what Simpsonville deserves. #SimplyHome
We’re making progress on the Arts Center too! As a reminder, a lease agreement with Mill Town Players has been approved and we plan to have a full season of shows next year! In the meantime, the contractor has until October 27 to complete the renovation project. In addition the City has been working with Duke Energy to get a pad-mounted transformer installed to get underground power to the rear of the building to clean up
the power lines. Interior walls are being installed to create a new lobby area and separation from the auditorium. Interior finishes will be coming soon! #PromisesMade #PromisesKept
What’s new in downtown Simpsonville? Well, Sully’s Steamers should be open this January! Across the tracks, CocoBon Chocolatier and Run In will be joining Kaffeine Coffee Shop And Roastery, SmoQued BBQ, 1885 Taproom, & Sidewall Pizza Company at Burdette Central. CocoBon hopes to serving us their chocolate treats by Thanksgiving! And with all that other good food, it’s a good thing Run In plans to open the first week of October, so I can get some new shoes to walk it all off this fall! #SimplyHome
The Tater Shed restoration project has begun! As a reminder, P+F Construction was awarded the contract to improve the Tater Shed building. Bricks will be saw cut from both sides of the building to open up the building for air and light, Trex flooring will be installed, railing will be installed for safety, new lighting, and a new roof will also be installed. The building will be available to be rented as a shelter, and will add another amenity to City Park. This restoration prevents the further deterioration of the building and makes it useful to the community again. #SimplyHistoric #SimplyConnected #SimplyHome
SimplyHistoric #SimplyConnected #SimplyHome Simpsonville: it’s who we are. There are plenty of historical plaques like this throughout the city. We also work to honor our history through projects like the Arts Center at the historic Simpsonville Elementary school. We’re staying connected too. The best piece of the trail will connect down to Heritage Park. We have events like the recent Westwood Public Safety Meeting or National Night Out to connect with residents. Councilmembers have also held meetings with residents on development concerns, traffic concerns, small business concerns…or just to have coffee and chat. They’re not just words. It’s who we are. Who we strive to be every day. #PromisesMadePromisesKept
Tater Shed Restoration Update: P+F Construction has been awarded the contract to improve the Tater Shed building.
Bricks will be saw cut from both sides of the building to open up the building for air and light, Trex flooringwill be installed, railing will be installed for safety, new lighting, and a new roof will also be installed.
The building will be available to be rented as a shelter, and will add another amenity to City Park. This restoration prevents the further deterioration of the building and makes it useful to the community again.
Sometimes it’s fun to play tourist in your own downtown! There’s so much new and cool to see and do and eat in downtown Simpsonville. #SimplyHome