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photo of Main Street in downtown GreenvilleGreenville is Upstate, South Carolina’s "shopping center." You’ll find a wide range of shopping opportunities ranging from national retailers to antique stores, to high-quality specialty boutiques to factory outlet stores. All are only minutes away from Greenville’s hotels, performing venues and community attractions. If a good meal is what you're shopping for, you can choose from an impressive variety of restaurants ranging from local cuisine favorites to popular national chains.

Downtown

How many cities can boast a Downtown with over 90 restaurants and a unique collection of galleries and shops within a comfortable 15-minute walk? Greenville can! Downtown Greenville has become a favorite destination for Upstate diners and shoppers who want to experience a unique variety of dining experiences unmatched in the region.

Photo of diners at a downtown restaurantA Taste for Everyone

Downtown restaurants offer a variety of dining choices catering to every taste and price range. With over 90 restaurants, the choices Downtown offer tempting menu items for visitors and residents alike. Virtually all of the restaurants are locally owned one-of-a-kind eateries ranging in cuisine from Dutch to Thai, Italian to Greek.
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Photo of entrance to toy store on Main StreetA Shopper's Advantage

Art galleries, boutiques, and an assortment of specialty shops, most of which are locally owned and operated, offer choices that cannot be found elsewhere. Renewed interest in Downtown shopping has created increased demand for Downtown retail establishments.
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Photo of plaza in front of the Westin HotelDowntown Atmosphere

With wide sidewalks, outdoor plazas, and streetside outdoor dining opportunities, Downtown Greenville offers a pedestrian-friendly atmosphere that has been compared to that of a European city. Truly, shopping and dining in Greenville are pleasurable experiences. One of dowtown's biggest attractions is Falls Park on the Reedy, featuring two sets of waterfalls. Located in the West End area and adjacent to the Peace Center and the new Governor's School, the Park also has miles of walking and bicycle trails that follow the river along our Downtown greenway.

Parking

Currently there are over 7,000 City owned and operated spaces available. All of these spaces are available to the public.

A first-class validation program allows downtown merchants to provide free or discounted garage parking to their customers. All 782 on-street parking spaces are FREE for downtown customers - no meters, no tokens. These spaces provide downtown visitors with ample one and two hours worth of convenient curbside parking.
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The Customers

During the day, the central business district is home to over 17,000 employees and has become an evening destination for the area, attracting residents and visitors every night of the week.

Special events and activities such as Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive, St. Francis Fall For Greenville, BB&T Main Street Fridays, Gallery Tours, and many others are attracting more and more visitors each year.
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Shops at Greenridge

Photo of Greenridge Shopping plaza Shops at Greenridge is a $64 million retail development along Woodruff Road that features a number of local and chain retailers, including Ann Taylor Loft, Lowe’s, Marshalls, PetSmart, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Swoozie’s, Foxfire, Ulta Salon and Cosmetics, Talbots, Barnes & Noble, Off Broadway Shoes, and J. Jill. Greenridge was developed by Charlotte-based Crosland Development. Restaurants include Panera Bread, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Salsarita’s, Brixx Wood Fired Pizza, Red Robin, Mimi’s Café, and Long Horn Steakhouse.

Augusta Road

Augusta Street, or Augusta Road as it is referred to locally, is located less than a mile from Greenville’s central business district. This shopping district is home to a large variety of high-end specialty shops. Fine clothing stores, flower shops, health food markets and decorating resource centers can be found near old-fashioned hardware stores and a wide range of restaurants.

The Augusta Road Business Association (ARBA) is a coalition of businesses established to work together for the betterment and the economic development of the Augusta Road corridor. ARBA currently has over 70 members and holds monthly Board meetings. Membership is open to any business having an interest in Augusta Road. You can visit the Augusta Road Business Association web site at www.onlyonaugusta.com.

The City of Greenville has partnered with the Augusta Road Business Association(ARBA) to facilitate a long term improvement plan for the area. The improvement project is an ongoing process that relies heavily on the active participation of local businesses. Public improvements included the removal and replacement of utility poles, the installation of mast arms at intersections to define the character of the area, and additional landscaping.
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Haywood Road Area

Haywood Road is one of the City’s most vibrant commercial corridors and is composed of a mix of residential, restaurants, retail, and office developments. The area is a regional shopping destination where you can find merchants of every description, including nationally-known furniture, jewelry and home improvement stores, as well as clothing outlets and a host of specialty retailers. Haywood Road is also home to Haywood Mall, one of the Upstate’s largest regional malls, which includes over 150 specialty shops, and five major department stores: Belk, Dillards, Macy’s, JCPenny, and Sears.

The area also has a variety of hotels, such as the Hilton, Courtyard by Marriott, and Hyatt Place.
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photo of shoppers in the West End

West End Market and Historic District

The West End Historic District, known as the arts and entertainment center of the city, is anchored by the West End Market and Falls Park on the Reedy. While visiting the West End , you can browse through the shops in the West End Market and surrounding streets, dine in one of the area's unique restaurants, enjoy a theater performance, or view the progress of the construction of a world-class pedestrian bridge across the Reedy River falls.