Mouth-watering food. Locally-roasted coffee. Handmade craft beer. Books and games to keep you entertained. Plants and hiking boots for your new found hobby. Unique gifts to treat yourself, someone you love, or even your four-legged friend. Downtown Spartanburg is home to all of that and more. And now more than ever, those local businesses need your support.
Thankfully, social distancing and supporting local business aren’t mutually exclusive.
Here’s how you can help keep Downtown Spartanburg vibrant.
To start your work-from-home days, Little River Roasting’s whole bean coffee can be ordered online, ground and brewed at home, with deliveries available within five miles of the coffee shop. Your favorite drinks are also available to-go, as is freshly-baked bread. Spill the Beans’ coffee and milkshakes, including their popular espresso milkshake, can be ordered to-go.
For your after-hours drink of choice, Bond Street Wines is offering curbside pickup and Carriage House is open, with altered store hours in effect so you can browse for wine while avoiding the chaos of the grocery store.
Beer afficionados can pick up beloved RJ Rockers brews in four-and six-packs, or growlers, cold and straight from the tap. Growler Haus has deals on growler fills of beer, and Ciclops Cyderi & Brewery’s well-known garage door is open for on-demand fills, curbside pick-up, and family meals to-go.
Enjoy a cocktail made by a pro by picking up a pint of margarita mix from Nacho Taco or a curbside cocktail kit from the AC Hotel Spartanburg. You can even sharpen your own mixology skills by tuning in to their Facebook demonstrations.
The Urban Planter is ready to help with your green thumb with curbside pickup and Facebook tutorials. Also taking to social media is The Hub City Bookshop with live read-along videos. The bookshop has offered free shipping for online ordering, and deliveries for orders within five miles.
The Imagination Station has let customers shop via FaceTime before picking up their purchases curbside. The Paisley Paw has begun washing dogs again, with limited capacity, and Paisley Paw’s online store has an extensive offering of what’s available.
Downtown’s boutiques are open again, with social distancing in place and other guidelines to keep shoppers safe. Two Doors Down and Pink on Main are welcoming limited numbers of customers inside to shop. The Kindred Spirits has shop by-appointment options and Market on Main has started sharing its in-store items on Facebook.
Downtown’s restaurant community has helped thrust the heart of the Hub City into a new era of success. These local favorites remain open for delivery or to-go.
The Crepe Factory has started offering crepes to-go made curbside in front of the restaurant. Bar 1884 and Miyako’s are still offering fresh sushi, and Pokenori’s bowls and burritos are available to-go. Le Spice Downtown’s fusion French and Thai flavors can be ordered ahead and enjoyed at home. Mexican food favorites like Burrito Hub, Mezcal, and Nacho Taco are offering single and family-meal options.
Blue Moon Specialty Foods’ market is open for take-home meals and snacks. The popular burgers at Baber Rhyne and Cribb’s Kitchen’s sandwiches and entrees, and Main Street Pub’s pub grub can all be ordered online. Cribb’s Catering is offering boxed family meals too.
Casual favorites are there for you too, whether you’re craving a Venus Pie pizza or a huge sandwich from Monster Subs. Delaney’s Irish Pub is offering family meal packs, and Groucho’s Deli has to-go and catering options for your next meal at home.
Make your first post-quarantine vacation a staycation with a reservation at a downtown hotel. Enjoy the amenities of the Spartanburg Marriott, indulge in the comfort of a room at The Inn on Main, or take in the views from high above the city at the AC Hotel Spartanburg.
Whether you spend your staycation relaxing by the pool or wandering our quaint downtown, staying local will ease you back into ‘normal’ – when the time is right.