Wednesday, August 17, 2011

City of Greenville Offers New Fall Recreational Programming

The City of Greenville Parks and Recreation Department announced its new fall recreation programming, which features a revamped lineup of leisure activities and sports for both youth and adult residents and visitors to enjoy. The programs are part of a new City initiative to offer a higher level of programming, including wellness, education and recreation to all five of its community centers and several athletic fields and parks.

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CNN Money Says Simpsonville SC in #25 in WHERE HOMES ARE AFFORDABLE!

"Residents who live in these 25 growing towns see their incomes go the furthest."

Came across this article published by CNN Money showcasing our Simpsonville! We continue to read more and more articles about our little diamond in news across the country. This is exciting news for all of us and I hope it continues. Please read and pass on the good news to your friends and family if they are not already here!

And of course…. If they need the assistance of an experienced local agent, give us a call! We would love to help!

Josephine Olson


Connie Rice & Partners

Keller Williams Realty


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Upscale steakhouse to open on Travelers Rest's Main Street

Looking for hand-rubbed garlic on your Ribeye? Maybe a flamed glaze of apricot brandy and rosemary? How about fresh pasta with a signature Pesto sauce? Look no more, because the soon-to-open Chef Giovanni's 24 Main on Main Street in Travelers Rest promises to please the most discriminating of palates.

Bringing the 31-years of culinary experience of Chef Giovanni to downtown T.R., the restaurant features the Chef's selection of hand-cut, Angus beef – Ribeye, N.Y. Strip, Fillet Mignon, Sirloin, and Porterhouse. In addition, 24 Main will offer an array of fresh fish and fresh pastas dishes, complete with signature Alfredo, Pesto, Marsala, and Romera sauces.

Set in a d├ęcor with a Mediterranean and Tuscany flair, 24 Main blends brick (recycled from a cotton mill in Woodruff), slate, stucco, and wrought iron in a perfect Old World combination. All food is prepared and cooked by the Chef in an open-fire grill that is visible to patrons.

Giovanni, who graduated from the Culinary Institute of America and has cooked table-side for celebrities like George Burns, Joan Rivers, and Frank Sinatra, maintains a straightforward mantra.

The formula is simple,” said Giovanni. “24 Main will give customers a great choice of food at a reasonable price, without the drive, heavy traffic, and long waits. It's the ultimate casual, fine dining experience.”

The “reasonable price” is similar to that of Applebee's, according to Giovanni.

With a full-service lounge, guests can order their favorite glass of wine or pint of import draft beer while they enjoy a specialty appetizer.

Open for lunch, the afternoon menu features specialty salads with homemade dressings, Panini grilled wraps, a selection of sandwiches, burgers, and Philly Cheese steak subs (which the Chef is quick to point out are prepared just as they are in Philly - with shaved Ribeye meat).

The menu will also include grilled and stir-fried Vegan dishes as well as Greek and Italian desserts.

Chef Giovanni plans nightly drink specials, wine and cheese tastings, Monday night football wing specials, and award-winning Prime Rib on Saturday evenings. Catering and a Chef's private V.I.P. table will also be available.

Future plans include an outdoor seating area, a wine storage facility, a Spanish Cedar-lined humidor room, and hands-on cooking classes.

Currently in the remodeling and inspection process, Chef Giovanni's 24 Main plans to be open in mid- August.

Monday, August 1, 2011

9 Canvasback Trail

9 Canvasback Trail

Priced at $194,900

Bedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 2 1/2
Home Size: 2,500.Garage: 2
Lot Size:
Community: Partridge Ridge
Property Type: Single Family Detached Year Built:
MLS Number: 1221868
Property Description

Remarkable home only minutes from Furman U. From the outside to the inside there is much natural beauty in this home. The circular drive in front invites you in and leads to lots of extra parking for this home. Teenagers? Not to worry, plenty of room to put em! The side entry garage helps this home sit just perfect on the lot. The back features a screen porch, multi-tiered decking and patios looking out into complete serenity and tranquility. The creek flows quietly through the back of the lot. You will spend many a fun night entertaining and just enjoying the back yard! Inside there is lots of room to roam, featuring 3 bedrooms, bonus room, large kitchen, formal dining room, great room with gas log fireplace, lots of windows looking out to the natural wonder in the back yard, and a sitting room off the master bedroom. Finally, there is a basement, partially finished tho none of the square footage is counted here as its just heated/cooled with a window unit and small heat furnace. There are several rooms in the basement, including a large workshop and a room designed to be a darkroom. The basement does walk out into the patio as well. Tons of opportunity in the basement, its framed/drywalled, has a bathroom, sink,power....dont let this one slip past you.