Griggs Circle Bakery Ribbon Cutting

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The Grand Opening ribbon and celebratory cake were both cut on Saturday, October 22nd by owners Brad, Kim and Alice Belle Carr!

Griggs Circle Bakery is a creative bake shop that provides freshly baked breads, breakfast items and desserts. They use quality ingredients and tried-and-true recipes.

The menu offers custom cakes for every occasion, breakfast pastries, pies, cookies, biscotti and wholesome granolas.

Griggs Circle Bakery is located at 116 N 5th St in downtown Hartsville. For more information about their locally sourced, crafted with love offerings, visit the Griggs Circle Bakery website  or call 843.309.9375.

LighterSide Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Celebration

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The Grand Opening ribbon was successfully cut on Thursday, October 20th by owners Catrina and Houston Penny! Let the lighter dining begin!

LighterSide boasts private dining capabilities for parties up to 60, with full A/V capabilities, and you won’t want to miss the 16 widescreen TVs and 16 draft beers on tap with Yeti Chill-Rite systems to ensure best drinkability!

The menu offers local favorites including freshly grilled entrees, gluten-free options and other feel good foods and drinks.

LighterSide is located at 217 N. Fifth Street in downtown Hartsville. For more information about their menu offerings, visit: or call 843.332.7000

Rescheduled: Fall Downtown Block Party continues with performance by Paperwork sponsored by First Citizens

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Free concert October 6th!

Don’t miss our October 6th concert on West Carolina Avenue!

This event was postponed due to Hurricane Matthew but has been rescheduled for November 10.

Our Downtown Block Party series will continue Thursday, October 10th on West Carolina Avenue with a performance by Paperwork sponsored by First Citizens. The Downtown Block Party series will consist of one more additional free outdoor concert that highlights downtown Hartsville shops and businesses as well as a variety of family-friendly activities during the month of October.

PaperWork’s original material reflects their set-list of ’60s & 70s jams, and ’80s funky grooves – yet their sound is unique. While keeping their retro-styled charm, PaperWork’s original songs maintain an up-to-date appeal. Band members hail from the Myrtle Beach area.

Downtown Hartsville’s Block Party series features various bands and performances, but also offers a variety of activities and downtown vendors. These events were planned by Main Street Hartsville which seeks to create a vibrant and economically successful downtown in Hartsville. For more information on the event, contact

WHAT: Downtown Block Party continues with performance by Paperwork sponsored by First Citizens

WHERE: West Carolina Avenue

WHEN: Thursday, November 10, 6-9pm

Downtown Block Party featuring OutShyne sponsored by Raceway Automotive Group

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Main Street Hartsville’s Fall Downtown Block Party series will begin Thursday, September 22nd  on East Carolina Avenue with a performance by Outshyne sponsored by Raceway Automotive. This concert is free to the public thanks to Raceway’s generous sponsorship!


Other activities planned for the Downtown Block Party are show cars, a Jingle Singing contest, and other fun activities for kids to enjoy such as hula hoops and sidewalk chalk. In addition to the performance by Outshyne, Zach Bradshaw, winner of the 2015 Hartsville Idol amateur singing competition, will be performing at intermission.

Outshyne , a country band from South Carolina, plays music with a country feel and rock overtones. Originally formed in 2007, of high school friends playing after work. In 2010 they turned their passion for music into a full time endeavor, performing 150-180 dates a year. They have opened for country music superstars including, Jake Owen, Eric Church, Lee Brice, Colt Ford, Joe Nichols, Gary Allen, and Justin Moore. Their music can be found on Youtube and Spotify with their latest single, “That Girl” available on iTunes.

Downtown Hartsville’s Block Party series features various bands and performances, but also offers a variety of activities and downtown vendors. These events were planned by Main Street Hartsville which seeks to create a vibrant and economically successful downtown in Hartsville. For more information on the event, contact

St. Patty’s Events: So much to do tomorrow, lucky us!

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Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day, so don’t forget to wear green and head downtown for a shamrockin’ good time!

Hazel’s Delight’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration
Thursday, March 17th
12 – 8 pm
Key Lime Cake Slices, Key Lime/Lemon Combination Cake Slices, Key Lime & Lemon Cupcakes, Key Lime Cheesecake Slices & Lemon Bars.
108 South 4th St.
Or their facebook page for the event here
Visit Crema Coffee Bar and get 10% off a Lucky Shake!

Stop in at Bizzell’s Food & Spirits
5 – 10 pm
for a Little Irish Ditty! 

St. Patty’s Day Specials

Corned Beef served on a bed of Mashed Potatoes with Stewed Cabbage Corn Bread & Tea
Reuben Sandwich on Rye Bread – Corned beef, Swiss cheese, Sauerkraut, 1000 Island Dressing served with French fries or Cole slaw, Tea
Green Cocktails! (Melon Mai Tai’s)
Leprechaun Juice for the kiddos

Visit Seersuckergypsy and receive 10% off storewide! What better way to celebrate and drink beer than in a shamrock mug!
The Midnight Rooster is offering… 

Rosemary’s Lucky Lamb:
Seared Rosemary Garlic Crusted Rack of Lamb over asparagus, wild rice with rosemary garlic and parsley sauce.
Mint mojito sorbet for dessert.

Also, try a Rooster Shamrock Fraptacular!:
Menthe Hazelnut and Coconut Frappe


Stop by Frets and Necks for a 10% discount!


Lucky ladies! 20% off all women’s clothing on Thursday!
Stop by Minnie’s Giftique Thursday!

The 2016 Business Expo and Career Fair presented by North Industrial Machine promises to be a connections event you won’t want to miss!
here for more information!


Downtown Hartsville businesses to celebrate National Hat Day on Jan. 15

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Downtown Hartsville’s merchants and businesses will be celebrating National Hat Day on Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, a time to call attention to every kind of headwear brimming with fun, and for participating local businesses to offer special deals and discounts for all customers wearing hats while they shop.

Main Street Hartsville’s Promotions Committee has organized the local event, where participants will be invited to post selfies to social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram of themselves wearing hats in participating stores with the hashtag #HartsvilleHatDay to be entered to win Main Street Hartsville gift certificates.

“We’re excited to present this as a day of fun and excitement in our expanding downtown,” Main Street Hartsville Promotions Committee member Tre’ Gammage said. “We’re hoping everyone will put their hats on and explore our downtown for National Hat Day.”

Main Street Hartsville Executive Director Suzy Moyd noted that the event comes in the middle of the post-holiday-rush lull which businesses often experience at the beginning of the year.

“When people get credit card bills and experience buyer’s remorse, typically retailers see a slow January,” she said. “The Main Street Hartsville Promotions Committee, chaired by Jessica Cohen, is dedicated to creating retail events to give people a reason to shop downtown and make cash registers ring year-round. National Hat Day was just a fun one for them to ‘hang their hat on.’”

To get involved in your downtown, volunteer to serve on a Main Street Hartsville committee by visiting

Jingle ARRGH the Way!

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Jingle ARRGH the Way! is a production by the Columbia Children’s Theater and will be performed at Center Theater in downtown Hartsville at 3 p.m. on December 20th! The play is based on Melinda Long’s story “How I Became a Pirate” and is fun for the whole family.

Ticket Prices:
$8 Adult
$6 Children
FREE Children 2 and under

Tickets are available at Hartsville Tourism Office (106 E Carolina Ave) or

See you there!

Downtown Hartsville’s biggest shopping night of the year, free Christmas activities, arrive with Downtown Holiday Open House Nov. 19

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Downtown Holiday Open House 1Gray Thursday, Black Friday, Shop Local Saturday, Cyber Monday – the Thanksgiving holidays bring a full slate of opportunities to kick off the Christmas season. In downtown Hartsville, however, anyone searching for the perfectly unique and local gift will get their first crack at it a week before Thanksgiving, when Main Street Hartsville’s Downtown Holiday Open House brings extended hours, special deals, and free, memory-making Christmas activities.
The extended-shopping-hours evening is coming Thursday, Nov. 19, running from 6 to 9 p.m., and will offer participants free photos with Santa as well as free milk and cookies at Hartsville City Hall, 100 E. Carolina Ave. Also at City Hall, visitors can learn more about and buy tickets for “Jingle ARRRGH the Way!,” the Christmas Pirate Adventure Musical which is coming on Sunday, Dec. 20 at 3 p.m. to the Center Theater as the first date in the Hartsville Children’s Theatre series.
Elsewhere in downtown, free horse-drawn carriage rides will be leaving from Centennial Park, found at Fifth Street and Carolina Avenue, which will also become the home of a snow machine for the night. A cadre of professional Christmas carolers will tour around downtown throughout the evening. Burry Bookstore, found at 130 W. Carolina Ave., is offering story time with Mrs. Claus at 6:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m. and 8 p.m., along with hot chocolate and carols from the Hartsville High School Singers.
“Downtown Holiday Open House is arriving toward the end of what has been an unimaginably electrifying year for downtown Hartsville, full of new construction, façade improvements, and the opening of 15 new downtown businesses,” Suzy Moyd, Executive Director of Main Street Hartsville, said. “This event has always as one of our retailers’ most exciting dates on the calendar and it kicks off the season in the heart of our downtown. Our Main Street Hartsville partners are looking forward to working together for this night of celebration and having a great Christmas.”
“But to quote the Grinch: ‘It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. Maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas means just a little bit more.’ Celebrate with your neighbors on Thursday and share your love for each other, your hometown and that ‘little bit more.’”
For more information about these events, contact Main Street Hartsville at or at 843.383.3015.


Duke Energy Lights Up the Night Community Festival spotlights downtown Hartsville Oct. 24

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FALL FESTIVALDowntown Hartsville will shine as never before on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 5 to 10 p.m., as the Duke Energy Lights Up the Night Community Festival arrives with laser shows, live music from Terence Lonon and the Untouchables as well as a plethora of vendors and children’s entertainments.

This large-scale, free community festival, sponsored by Duke Energy, is taking place on Railroad Avenue and Coker Avenue, as well as at Coker College’s DeLoach Center. The event’s free, 15-minute laser shows will take place inside the DeLoach Center at the top of every hour from 6 to 9 p.m. The classic beach music group Terence Lonon and the Untouchables, meanwhile, will return to Hartsville for the fourth straight year, entertaining festival-goers with a massive repertoire of Doo-Wop/R&B/Soul hits of the Drifters, the Four Tops, the Temptations and the Tams.

“The Duke Energy Lights Up the Night Community Festival is going to be big, bright and family friendly,” Suzy Moyd, Executive Director of Main Street Hartsville, said. “We’re tremendously grateful that Duke Energy has given Hartsville the gift of a major fall festival that reflects the amazing vibrancy of our community. This has become one of the greatest and most exciting events to come to us in recent years, and we’re already looking forward to making this an annual fixture on the calendars of local residents.”

A wide variety of vendors will be on hand with crafts, soaps, fabrics, jewelry, pumpkins, bake sales and carnival food as well as photo booth opportunities. Children will have a chance to discover such exciting vehicles as a NASCAR Pace Car and a Duke Energy bucket truck at the Touch-A-Truck display, play inside inflatables, discover a petting zoo from Pleasant Valley Stables and explore a neon obstacle course, which the Hartsville YMCA will create around the pond at the Vista, the park located along Railroad Avenue. The ArborOne Ag Simulator will also appear, allowing children to imagine driving a tractor amidst various crops.

“Hartsville Knocks,” a wreath designing competition which will place expertly crafted and themed wreaths on front doors throughout downtown Hartsville beginning in November, will host its preliminary judging at a display during the festival. The nine wreath-decorating artists selected then will go on to a final competition round during Main Street Hartsville’s Downtown Holiday Open House on Nov. 19 at Seersuckergypsy, 212 N. Fifth St., from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Another competition will reach its final round during the festival, as the Hartsville Icon amateur performance finals take place on the main stage. The event series has garnered an enthusiastic response as it ran throughout Main Street Hartsville’s fall Downtown Block Party series, and will provide to its ultimate winner a grand prize including $200. The finalists include Zachary Bradshaw, Lona Anne Arreola and GleeSSM, the Glee Club of the S.C. Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics, with the winner determined by audience applause.

Robinson Nuclear employees will also be on hand to teach children about nuclear energy and electricity through interactive demonstrations that are sure to delight. There will be a booth for adults as well with information about nuclear energy, tips for saving money on your light bill, and other pertinent information that Duke Energy customers can use.