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Main Street in downtown Rock Hill finally reopens

Main Street in downtown Rock Hill reopened to traffic Wednesday morning, more than a year after construction began on the new Fountain Park and a new office building.

Elizabeth Lane between Main and White streets also opened to traffic.

The news was greeted with enthusiasm by downtown business owners, many of whom struggled while the roads were closed.

Thi Le and Betsy Rock have been neighbors on Main Street for years and their businesses felt the brunt of the street closures. Nonetheless, both remained optimistic during the closure and are hopeful business returns with the reopening of Main Street.

“I drove down Main Street this morning and it was so beautiful,” said Le, owner of Thi’s Place on Main restaurant.

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Downtown Rock Hill welcomes Jimmy John’s as catalyst

Downtown Rock Hill welcomes Jimmy John’s as catalyst

Nicole E. Smith 803-329-4068

As a student at the University of South Carolina, Rock Hill’s Tyler LePhew ate at Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches many times.

The franchise promotes itself as a shop that offers fresh meats and vegetables with no additives or fillers, and with more than 2,000 shops across the country, LePhew thinks it could be a catalyst for bringing more people and businesses to downtown Rock Hill.

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Historic White Home Restored and Now Open to the Public

Historic White Home Restored and Now Open to the Public

The Historic White Home was built by George and Ann White in 1839, making it one of Rock Hill’s oldest structures. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and, for the past five years, Historic Rock Hill has been working to restore it. The property covers more than three acres and includes the main house, as well as several outbuildings.

Restoration is now complete, and the grand opening of the White Home was held on October 24th. The public is welcome to visit and learn about the home’s history, including the contributions that the White family made to Rock Hill. There are historic photographs and documents inside the home, as well as a gift shop featuring South Carolina merchandise.

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Historic White Home Grand Opening

Historic White Home Grand Opening

Make plans to attend the grand opening of the Historic White Home and learn why Historic Rock Hill has spent five years restoring one of Rock Hill’s most important and interesting homes. The National Register site, built by George and Ann White is one of Rock Hill’s earliest structures.

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Main Street Children’s Museum to open at ChristmasVille

Creative, educational fun for the very young

ROCK HILL, SC – Main Street Children’s Museum, the Culture & Heritage Museums’ newest site, will open at Rock Hill’s ChristmasVille festival December 2.

The name for the children’s museum was selected based on research from the Association of Children’s Museums as well as feedback from local focus groups.

The idea for Main Street Children’s Museum evolved since 2008 with input from area early childhood educators as well as families. The museum’s interactive exhibits were inspired by the whimsical artwork of the late Vernon Grant.

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Tailgate Specials, Game Day Discounts at Groucho's Deli

Groucho’s Deli of Rock Hill offers tailgate specials and box lunches on game days. Full-service catering that includes meals, desserts, and drinks is available as well. Call or stop by for details or to place an order.

Groucho’s also remains open after the home games of local high school football teams. A 10% discount on food and non-alcoholic drink purchases is given to customers with ticket stubs from that night’s game.

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