2023 Holiday Newsletter

A Message from NMCA President Steve Mills 

As the 2nd year of my 2-year term as president of the North Main Community Association (NMCA) ends, I want to thank the board members for their continued service to our neighborhood in 2023 and to welcome the new board members for 2024. One of the main goals for my term was to find new members in our association to serve on future boards so that the good work of NMCA can continue. That goal has been met with our board for 2024 filled with enthusiastic and dedicated members!


Steve Mills – President

Rhett Brown – Vice President

Carlie Boese – Recording Secretary

Becca Folwer – Treasurer

Jenny Pancoast – Membership (started mid-term)

Phyllis Gilreath – Recording Secretary transition assistance



Becca Fowler – President

Carlie Boese – Vice President

Carolina Gomes – Recording Secretary

Arielle Nakdimon – Treasurer

Jenny Pancoast – Membership



The highlight of the past 2 years were the spring socials held at Larkin’s Sawmill and D’Allesandro’s Pizza. We are very fortunate to have businesses next to our neighborhood that are willing to host our socials. We also have many people that help sponsor the events along with the annual dues.

The NMCA has participated with the City of Greenville and other neighborhood associations in many projects that affect our neighborhood and surrounding area. Some highlights are:

Pedestrian safety such as road marking and sidewalk enhancements
New development code
Tree giveaways (>120 trees)
Playground equipment enhancements in Rotary Park and Croftstone Park
Rotary Park stream bank restoration

I wish to especially thank John DeWorken (City Council District 1) and Shannon Lavrin (city manager) for their cooperative spirit which has led to very good working relationships with the City of Greenville! They are both available to meet with NMCA to help find resources to maintain and improve our community.

In closing, it has been a pleasure to serve NMCA, and I hope that our current members will continue to be a part of our wonderful community!

2024 Board of Directors for the North Main Community Association

President – Becca Fowler
Vice-President – Carlie Boese
Treasurer – Arielle Nakdimon
Membership Secretary – Jenny Pancoast
Recording Secretary – Carolina Gomes

Congratulations to our new board members! Thank you to this group for contributing their time and talents to keep our community informed and connected.

Food for Fines Promotion 

Parking Services’ Food for Fines promotion is back, offering $15 off any City parking citation when you donate 10 canned food items to benefit Triune Mercy Center. Cans should be at least 14 ounces and preferred donations include canned vegetables, meats and peanut butter. Expired, damaged or open food donations will not be accepted. Bring your cans and your citation to the Parking Services office at 516 Rutherford Street through Friday, December 15. Past-due citations are eligible.

Chanukah on Main 2023

Please plan on being there with your neighbors, friends, and family Sunday, December 10, 2023 at 4 PM in Noma Square (220 North Main Street). Bring an appetite and your Chanukah spirit.

Fun for all ages!
-Hot Latkes
-Hot drinks
-Kids crafts & activities
-Giant Menorah lighting

The tradition will continue of lighting the menorah candles as a community!


Holidays at the Zoo, presented by Upstate Growers Market, returns for another year of holiday cheer! Immerse yourself in thousands of dazzling lights, festive decorations, and cheerful music while you journey through the Greenville Zoo. Holidays at the Zoo runs from December 8th-10th, December 15th-23rd and December 26th – 30th. Come see the Greenville Zoo in a whole new light! CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS!

Poinsettia Christmas Parade was postponed due to last Saturday’s weather conditions. The parade is rescheduled for Saturday, December 9 at 6 p.m.

Crime Awareness

This is the time of year when we are all busy and many will be out of town.  It’s a good idea to
let friends and neighbors know so they can keep an eye on your house.  If you have security
systems or security cameras, be sure to arm them.  Keep valuable items out of site.  Set timers
for lights to make it look like someone is home.  Either stop your mail and paper or have a
neighbor pick them up each day.  And remember that at night, even though you cannot see out,
if your blinds or curtains are open, those outside, including potential thieves, can see very
clearly into your house.
And with Christmas not far away, remember NOT to put those big screen TV or other boxes out
on the street after you open them…that’s just advertising to criminals.  Tear them up and place
them face down on the curb or take them to the closest recycling site.

Free Drive Thru Vaccine Clinis for Cats and Dogs

Greenville County Animal Care will hold a free drive-thru vaccine clinic on Dec 7 from 12 to
4. This event will be a DRIVE-THRU Vaccine Clinic, meaning that & your pet(s) can remain
in your vehicles and Animal Care staff will only remove them when it’s time to vaccinate
them! APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED for this event to avoid having long lines with lots
of people & pets waiting! Pet owners may request an appointment online through this
link: Greenville County Animal Care | Clinic HQ

Christmas Tree & Lights Disposal

For the convenience of city residents, trees can be placed at the curb for collection on
regularly scheduled pick-up days or taken to one of four convenient locations. All trees
must be free of debris such as ornaments, tinsel, ribbons and lights.
 Drop-off locations include:
 Holmes Park (Twin Lake Road & Holmes Drive)
 Timmons Park (Oxford Street & Blackburn Street)
 Gower Park (Laurel Creek Lane & Laurens Road)
 West Greenville Community Center (8 Rochester Street)
 The locations listed are open until late January. Curbside pick-up within the city limits will
continue for as long as needed.
 All holiday boxes, tissue paper and wrapping paper (except foil-lined) can be recycled at
the curb and at the following locations:
 Stone Avenue Recycling Center (800 East Stone Avenue)
 North Greenville Recycling Center (514 Rutherford Road)

Keep your dollars in your community. The following companies are committed to preserving the beauty and economic well-being of the North Main Community and the greater Greenville area.

If you would like to see your company listed here, please join the NMCA today!

    • Allen Tate Realtors (864.386.3180) – Self-employed Real Estate Agent – Specializing in The North Main Community
    • Arrive’e (864.275.2084) – Arrivée is a unique salon experience which was built to focus on one client at a time.
    • Barrett-MacKenzie, LLC (864.232.6247) – Full service domestic relations and criminal defense law firm.
    • Bohemian Cafe (864.233.0006) – A melting pot of great flavors serving lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch, with a full bar and relaxed atmostphere.
    • Coffee Underground (864.298.0494) – We are a locally owned coffee house & cafe specializing in freshly made desserts & coffee roasted on premises. Located at the corner of Coffee & Main. If you’re looking for Mice on Main, Marvin Jr. is one of our regulars, you can’t miss him!
    • Cole Properties (864.233.1606) – Designer, Artist and Recognized Scholar of the arts and crafts movement, Trey Cole has more than a quarter century of designing and building award winning residential properties throughout the upstate, including many here in the North Main Community.
    • Community Tap (864.631.2525) – The concept behind TCT is quite simple: to provide really good beer and wine in an atmosphere that’s casual and inviting. Mike Okupinski initiated the vision, and his buddy, Ed Buffington, joined the project shortly thereafter.
    • Curry, P.A. (864.855.5621) – Curry PA has been a leader in accounting, financial and businesses services since 1998. While numbers are our business we don’t expect our clients to be treated like one.
    • D’Allesandro’s Pizza (864.252.4700) – Greenville residents John Petrich (North Main resident) & his stepson Chad Matheny have partnered with brothers Nick & Ben D’Allesandro to bring their favorite pizza to the Upstate. Good time & a Great Bite! Visit D’al’s for delicious pizza & salads!
    • Dahlia a Florist (864.232.0112) – Custom, artful flower arrangements – when you want something different.
    • Daylily and Hosta Gardens (864.297.9043) – We now grow and sell over 1000 different AHS registered varieties and have about 30,000 plants. The garden is open only on weekends, April through June.
    • Deb Sofield (864.275.8877) – Interviewing is never easy. Public Speaking coach Deb Sofield’s Interview Advantage gives you the lead to stand out from others for the Professional Job, Scholarship, Internship or College position that is yours. Call 864-275-8877.
    • Drop-in Store (864.242.0111) – The best kept secret in Greenville. Maria’s Kitchen located at the back of the store serves the best food in town. Plus the widest selection of craft beer.
    • Fifth Third Bank (864.252.3263) – Fifth Third Bank is located at 225 E. Stone Ave. The Financial Center Manager is Tim Bishop. His contact information is Timothy.Bishop@53.com Call Fifth Third Bank at 864-252-3263 or visit their website www.53.com.
    • Gary Hester Interiors (864.232.4975) – Interior Design
    • Hall of Fame Sports Grill (864.346.8378) – We are a neighborhood sports bar serving fabulous food. Come watch the game in a one-of-a-kind atmosphere with TVs in every direction so you never miss a moment. Grab some friends, take advantage of our Happy Hour specials, and unwind after a day at work
    • Henry’s Smokehouse (864.232.7774) – We use the best ingredients, the leanest butt in town. Our BBQ is cooked in the old fashioned Southern tradition.
    • Jason Elliot Law Firm (864.235.5308) – Jason Elliott Law Firm handles family law matters, criminal defense, real estate closings, personal injury, and more. Contact us to discuss resolving your legal issues today.
    • Ji-Roz Restaurant (864.373.9445) – Delicious Mediteranean foods that are sure to satisfy. From salads and gyros to skewers or rotisserie chicken, dishes are crafted with fresh ingredients and a passion for serving only the best.
    • Jordan Wholesale Lumber Co., Inc. (864.232.9686) – Wood Flooring Sales & Installation Since 1934
    • Law Office of Christine Howard (864.282.8575) – Law office handling domestic law, divorces, custody, etc.
    • LMG Architects (864.438.0561) – You deserve a refreshing architectural experience. LMG can change the way you think about architecture. See for yourself. Lura & Mark Godfrey are a dream team!
    • MarbleLife of the Carolinas (888.627.2530) – MARBLELIFE is the world leader in stone and tile care. We now have a wide spectrum of services for residential and commercial surfaces such as marble, stone, granite, terrazzo, ceramic, porcelain, grout, concrete, vinyl and more.
    • Marchant Real Estate, Inc. (864.467.0085) – Locally owned Greenville Real Estate/Property Management Company located in Downtown’s North Main area.
    • Margaret “Tara” Pickens of eXp Realty (864.901.9644) – Real estate agent living here in the North Main Community. Specializing in Greenville’s North Main, yet Servicing ALL the Upstate
    • Nathalie Morgan, LLC (864.242.6655) – Practice areas include Family Law and Immigration.
    • Northgate Soda Shop (864.235.6770‎) – Downtown Greenville’s classic soda shop and diner.
    • Northside United Methodist Church (864.233.8359) – A local Methodist Church located at 435 Summit Drive.
    • Palmetto Plating Company (864.859.9314) – Providing High Quality Metal Finishing Services in South Carolina and Beyond
    • Plant & Tree Solutions ( 864.601.5115) – Fertilization & Organic Soil Conditioning, Insect & Disease Control, ISA Certified Arborists, Tree Risk Assessments, Horticultural Consulting, Mosquito Control. Please visit our website for a comprehensive list of services.
    • Rhett Brown | The Marchant Company (864.305.1818) – As a native of Greenville & resident of the North Main area, I am happy to not only be your neighborhood Realtor, but also your neighbor!
    • Royal Engineering, Inc. (864.235-4425) – Structural Engineer Consultant
    • Schneider Tree Care (864.244.3088) – Tree care services – fertilization, removals, pruning, stump grinding and mulch.
    • Southern Accent Designs (603.520.6570) – Fine art, decorative arts as well as murals, faux finishes, pet portraits, and house portraits. Inquiries for commissioned artwork are always welcomed.
    • Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery (864.255.3385) – A community cafe and grocery store specializing in local food. Our grocery store sells products from over 150 different vendors- including: produce, raw milk and Happy Cow milk, meat, and more! The cafe has scratch made scones, bread, sandwiches, organi
    • The Carolina Law Group (864.312.4444) – Law firm that handles Personal Injury, Worker’s Comp. and Criminal cases. Where the Client Comes First.
    • The Haro Group of Keller Williams (864.312.6424) – Our vision-to deliver the best possible transaction for our clientele. Conveniently located downtown. North Main is a focus area for us! Over 70% of our clients are from word-of-mouth or referrals.
    • The Sunnie and DeWorken Group (864.905.5529) – The Sunnie and DeWorken Group is a pro-business government relations firm, helping businesses and business associations meet their goals in state government.
    • Universal Joint (864.252.4055) – Universal Joint has set up shop in Greenville to offer great food, an always-rotating draft & bottle selection, a friendly neighborhood atmosphere, and an easy going bar scene. Come enjoy our patios, yell at our TV’s when your team is playing, grab a
    • Vibe Fitness LLC (864.609.4144) – Group Fitness Trainer, Personal Trainer, Health Coach. Andrea is a fitness instructor/personal trainer with a passion to help people live their best lives using mobility, flexibility, and functional training.
    • Watson Fowler Attorneys at Law (864.467.0380) – Watson Fowler Attorneys at Law offer clients over 60 combined years of outstanding criminal defense experience.
    • WildEarth Landscaping LLC (864.242.9225) – Eco-friendly landscape design, consultation and installation focusing on residential and small business clientele – including rain gardens and native plant gardens.
    • Wilson Associates Real Estate (864.640.8700) – Wilson Associates Real Estate is an agency of select real estate professionals intent on serving Greenville and Upstate South Carolina with excellence. “We know Greenville’s neighborhoods and we know real estate. Just very good real estate.”
    • Yacobi Law Firm (864.233.3750) – Attorney Stephen Yacobi has been representing Social Security disability claimants from Greenville, South Carolina, and surrounding areas for over 30 years. He understands the disability evaluation system and can give you an expert evaluation.

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2023 Holiday Newsletter