Main Street America

Main Street Laurens points to COVID, CDC guidelines, in decision to cancel Squealin’ 2020

Laurens, South Carolina – COVID-19 has claimed another casualty this year with the cancellation of the 2020 Squealin’ on the Square, the barbecue festival which serves as the primary fundraiser for Main Street Laurens. “Our steering committee made the decision,” said Main Street director Jonathan Irick. “With the guidelines on social distancing, we just didn’t…

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‘3rd-generation merchant’ closing shop at Midtown Paint

Laurens, S.C. – While the level of activity has ebbed and flowed during the past hundred years, generations of hard workers have continued the tradition of running businesses in the historic downtown, and with the sale of Midtown Paint Shop, the third-generation retailer next to City Hall is closing its doors this month after 50…

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