Main Street USA

MSL national win for members’ tech assessments, online help

Laurens, South Carolina – It was announced Tuesday afternoon that Main Street Laurens is one of only eight Main Street America programs across the nation to receive a Grills Funding for Main Street Revitalization Grant, which offers $10,000 to aid in the recovery from the economic crunch caused by COVID-19. A nationally accredited program, Main…

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Shopping, Luck o’ the Irish this week for Finally Friday

For many years, Main Street Laurens’ Finally Friday has been known as a summer concert and event series, but starting this weekend it’s providing opportunities to enjoy shopping, some concerts or other special events. “Due to input from the community, Main Street Laurens is moving most of the Finally Friday events to the second Friday…

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Laurens Main Street hosts Finally Friday, national representatives

While Main Street Laurens has been busy this summer with the Downtown Farmers Market and its Finally Friday! summer series, its pivotal role is economic development of the historic district and its acceptance for a pilot program in South Carolina will help that happen in Laurens. There are two more Finally Fridays this summer, and…

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Main Street Laurens: Saturday market, Shag Doctorz next Friday

Laurens, SC – Main Street Laurens’ Downtown Farmer’s Market, sponsored by GHS, will return Friday with more vegetables and eggs, popcorn, local honey and a vendor who offers locally made chow-chow, according to Main Street Laurens director Jonathan Irick. The market opens form  8 a.m. to noon, but it’s better to come early for the best selection.…

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Busy spring options across county

Laurens, SC –  Laurens County has its share of residents who assume “there’s nothing to do here,” but the next few weekends of this spring show the opposite is true. Starting today with the Joanna Textile Festival, the upcoming days and weeks offer everything from dancing to sporting tournaments and although some are ticketed fundraisers, they…

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Main Street Laurens selected for a $5,000 community vibrancy grant

Laurens, SC – For the second time in just two years, Main Street Laurens has been selected for a $5,000 Hughes Investments Elevate Upstate Grants, community vibrancy grant funds which will go toward the city’s brand new Food Truck Plaza, behind Verdin’s Too at the corner of N. Harper and Laurens Streets in hopes that it will…

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