Oh, Mama! Hartsville’s Guide to Gifting

Roxane Debaty Partner, Promotion

Likely, you are reading this post after having received several promotional emails from brands mass-advertising their Mother’s Day deals. Also likely, you have a mother who is unique, refined, and an all-around gem. What a coincidence: so is Hartsville! And your mother deserves a locally picked gift as unique as she is. With one week to go, we’ve made finding the perfect gift easy with this Gift-Giving Guide from Downtown Hartsville. No matter her personality, she’ll love the thoughtfulness, and you’ll get a fun afternoon in our adorable downtown. Who says you can’t have it all? (Probably Mom).

For the Globetrotting Mom who always has a story to tell…

You need exotic gifts that will make her dream of her next adventure. Head down to De Baz first, and pick up one of their carefully selected fair-trade jewelry pieces or handcrafted decorative items. With items from over 25 countries around the world, this eclectic store may even have a piece that will inspire your mom’s next adventure (and as her new favorite child, you’ll get to go!). Don’t forget to include the item’s tag with its story in the package. Next, mosey over to the The Mint Julep where you can pick up gourmet foodstuffs so your mom can host the next potluck and run through a slideshow of pictures from her travels. Package them in one of the store’s elegant serving dishes so she even has a centerpiece for the gathering.

For the Super-Mom who is always on the run, agenda in hand…

Blush: Merle Norman

You need a “Treat Yo Self” kind of day to stop her clock and relax her. First things first: head to blush: A Merle Norman Studio to assemble a pampering basket for her with the latest Merle Norman beauty products, or grab her a gift-card for a soothing facial.

If a blow-out and the latest Opi color are more her style, head to Indigo Salon & Day Spa for their Mother’s Day gift certificate special: spend $50 on a gift certificate and get $10. For a relaxing spa day she can have at home, place a few of Crema Coffee owner Tiffany Moan’s homemade bath bombs from her brand, Super Natural Body Care in a basket: they’re buy 3, get one free. What, she’s already a regular at the spa? Then indulge her with a double-date to Spa Soleil, picking from such delicacies as a European facial ($65), a blossom ritual ($100–please report back with what this entails), or simply a 1-hr professional massage ($60).

Spa Soleil

And for a longer-term gift of relaxation, check out Girls University‘s Mother’s Day special: 50% off 8 weeks of summer camp at Coker College, to benefit from several days of peace and quiet! Be careful–she might like it.

For the Foodie Mom whose hands are always floury…

Show her the best of Downtown’s palette by taking her on a Treasure Hunt of Flavors. Start by treating her to brunch at Bizzell’s for their famed Mother’s Day Sunday Buffet, featuring such Southern staples as beef tips with mushroom gravy, shrimp & grits, and deviled eggs.


If a dinner outfits your agenda better, but thinking of Hartsville’s Sunday hours makes you gloomy, don’t despair: our new foodie neighbor, Sam Kendall’s, is open from noon until 9pm on Mother’s Day (yes, that includes the bar). The Lighter Side will also be featuring a dinner special, where Mom can get free soup and salad bar with her meal. And since you’ve been planning this Mother’s Day for weeks (right?), you can shuttle her home to a delicious layered cake ordered from SugaRush. Psst…order before Wednesday, May 10th for a Saturday pick-up.

For the Mom who is always Best Dressed and the best shopping Wing-Woman…

Take her on a shopping adventure, or take yourself on one and bring her home the gifts to unwrap and clothe her head-to-toe. If classic elegance is her style, DeVane’s, a family-owned business, will offer you an array of outfits for her. If she’s an easy, breezy, beautiful lady who comes alive with the warm weather and nonchalance of summer days, cross over to COAST on Carolina, where their casual chic style will bring out her vibe. Now, for the shoes…you have two wonderful options. Head to Rambo’s Shoes for the Mother who prioritizes sleek fashion or chic comfort; and for the Mother whose style screams creativity, check out the selection at Brandi’s on College.

Rambo’s Shoes

Because shopping is a marathon—not a sprint—take a breather at Crema Coffee with one of their honey cinnamon lattes before heading down to Minnie’s Giftique for their adorable outfits, purses, and shoes (below).


Minnie’s Giftique

Finally, check out our newest neighbors, Mahala Reese, for timeless pieces made for women of all ages (below).

Mahala Reese

Don’t have time for all that shopping? Just stop by Main Street Hartsville and grab her a gift certificate, signed by you and redeemable for any day of the year, anywhere in Downtown.

For the Party Planner Mom who is always hosting the liveliest gatherings…

Turn the tables on her and host a celebration for HER this Mother’s Day. Take a page from her (likely very organized) book and stop by Tin Can in Burry Bookstore to pick up elegant stationary or boxed notecards (20% off!) for your party-planning to-do list. Next, head to Retrofit Sip-N-Seat—no, not to sample their delicious lemon sorbet and tequila refreshers, but to grab a set of these gorgeous gold-etched serving plates (below) for her always-set dining room table.

Retrofit Sip-n-Seat

Finally, go to Raised Down South to grab her a floral dress like this one (below) that will match her personality.

Raised Down South

And if she’s a Supper Club host, ease her load at the next gathering by ordering a delivery of chocolate-covered strawberries from Crema Coffee (6 for $14 or 12 for $24). You’ll be her second-in-command in no-time.

For the I’ll-Move-Wherever-You-Move Mom who has a picture of you and your siblings for every year of your lives…

Nothing makes her happier than boasting about her family, so stop by Madison Avenue to grab her a pair of stackable rings with each child’s birthstone for an elegant reminder that you love her (above).

Then, head over to local, hand-made SeersuckerGypsy where she can get one of your father or brother’s neckties made into a vintage-chic cloth bauble necklace by a local artist. Finally, stop by Midnight Rooster this week to grab one of their strawberry cakes with pistachio buttercream icing (below) to crown off a nice family dinner honoring the lady who stitches it together.

Midnight Rooster

There you have it, folks! No matter the personality of the dear Mother you call yours, Downtown Hartsville’s got a gift idea for you. Grab your Guide and head out there: it’s your day to become the favorite child once and for all. Happy shopping!

Downtown Block Party, featuring The Paul Grimshaw Band, to rock out East College Avenue this Thursday, April 27th

Casey Event, News

Main Street Hartsville is gearing up for another street celebration of the local talent and businesses which set Hartsville apart at this Thursday’s Downtown Block Party, featuring The Paul Grimshaw Band, sponsored by SPC Credit Union.

From the band’s website,

“The Paul Grimshaw Band (PGB) began performing in the greater Myrtle Beach area in 2001 to meet the demand of restaurants and concert venues seeking high quality, affordable, family-friendly, diverse live music options for a broad clientele. From vacationers to demanding locals, the PGB sound is unique, mixing acoustic guitars with electric lead guitar, along with and bass and drums to recreate a broad range of styles with some 700 songs in its repertories. From country classics to classic rock, from Jimmy Buffett-styled tropical-rock and reggae, to alternative and indie pop, and of course, plenty of dance music, the PGB never fails to entertain and play to the crowd.”

The event is Thursday, April 27th from 6 to 9 p.m. is coming to the newly paved portion of East College between Fourth Street and Fifth Street, and will not only feature the concert but also a community coming together with sidewalk sales, food and drink vendors. Both parking lots will remain accessible from the Fourth Street (Coker College) side.

For more information about economic development, programs and events coming to downtown, or to be a vendor at this event, contact Main Street Hartsville at 843.383.3015 or info@mainstreethartsville.org.

Dr. Orville Dyce Opens New Office In Downtown Hartsville

Casey News, Partner

Dr. Orville Dyce and Black Creek Medical Consultants celebrated the opening of their new location at 149 East Carolina Avenue in downtown Hartsville on Monday morning, with a ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration.

The new office is 7,000 square feet of custom-built medical space that now includes services such as: surgical and procedure rooms, comfortable exam rooms, state of the art diagnostic tools, and laboratory services, allowing them to better serve the community and meet the needs of their patients.

For over 12 years, Dr. Dyce has been caring for and treating patients in Darlington, Chesterfield, and Kershaw counties, with privileges at both Carolina Pines Hospital and McLeod Health Cheraw.  He is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology in both Otolaryngology and Sleep Medicine, and is also a fellow with subspecialty certification in allergy from the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy.

Dr. Dyce attended Cornell University in New York where he received a Bachelor of Arts from the School of Arts and Sciences in 1992.  He received his Medical Doctorate (M.D.) from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia in 1997.

Dr. Dyce performed his internship and residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennslyvania with the Department of Surgery and the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. He performed a fellowship at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland in the Department of Otolaryngology Division of Laryngology.

Dr. Dyce can diagnose and treat a wide range of sleep disorders, thyroid problems, voice and swallowing disorders, head and neck cancers, and sinus and allergy difficulties.  Dr. Dyce is board certified in Otolaryngology, Sleep Medicine, and Allergy and is a member of the AAOA, ASM, AOA, and AMA.

Dr. Dyce is excited to announce the addition of Miss Rachel Kuegler who moved to Hartsville from Fort Meyers, FL.  She is a Physician Assistant with a Masters of Medical Science from NOVA Southeastern University, where she graduated with Honors and was a Pi Alpha Honors Society Member.   She brings with her a strong background in Cardiology and Internal Medicine and has been received by the practice and its patients exceptionally well.

Black Creek Medical Consultants is now accepting new patients, and welcoming existing patients to their new location. Their office hours are by appointment Monday – Thursday 8:00-6:00 and Friday 8:00-3:00.

For more information, see www.blackcreekmedicalconsultants.com or call 843-383-5312.

Valentastic 2017 Specials

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Check out all of the great, gifts, offers, and discounts our Downtown Hartsville businesses have this year for Valentines. Specials for your special someone!

Valentastic 2017 Menu

Downtown Chowdown: Hartsville Restaurant Week 2017

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Check menus at your favorite Downtown restaurants for Lunch and Dinner specials during Restaurant Week January 12-22, 2017! Partner restaurants are doing their own delicious specials this week, some featuring four-course meals, to celebrate.

Downtown Office Space for Lease

Casey Partner

Office Space Available from a Main Street Hartsville Partner:

146 Cargill Way, Hartsville, SC 29550
Negotiable Price

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  • Just a few feet away from area Attorneys and CPA’s
  • Exercise at the YMCA next-door
  • Shop in downtown Hartsville
  • Walk to more than five nearby different locations
  • Less than a block from lodging at the Mantissa Executive Suites & Spa, Hampton Inn & Suites, and Fairfield Inn by Marriott
  • Enjoy green space, walk and enjoy fresh air at Burry Park
  • Space Available: 2,500 SF
  • Rental Rate: Negotiable
  • Property Type: Office
  • Property Sub-type: Office Building
  • Additional Sub-types: Creative/Loft, Office-R&D, Executive Suite
  • Building Size: 5,000 SF
  • Building Class: A
  • Year Built: 2014
  • Zoning Description: Commerical Office Space

Click here for more information or contact Rusell Powell with inquiries:

Russell Powell
(843) 332-0958

Alleyway Printing Ribbon Cutting

Casey News, Partner

Congratulations to Daniel and Holly Watkins of Alleyway Printing! We celebrated their Grand Opening with a Ribbon Cutting on Tuesday!

Alleyway Printing offers several design services, such as: large format printing, copying, web design, branding and marketing.

We are so thrilled to have a full-service print and design shop in our growing downtown! Visit them for all your marketing and branding needs: 209 N 5th St Hartsville, SC 29550, or call (843) 307-3483.

RE/MAX Results Realty Grand Opening

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On November 21st, RE/MAX Results Realty opened their doors to serve Hartsville’s real estate needs. Visit them at their new downtown location: 122 North 5th Street.

Wagon and Carriage Rides

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carriage-ridesEnjoy Christmas On College with Wagon Rides and Carriage Rides. $5 for Wagon Rides and Carriage Rides are $10/person, $20/couple,$30 Couple for Private Ride. Fridays and Thursdays Only!