How many cities can boast a
Downtown with over sixty restaurants and a
unique collection of galleries and shops within
a comfortable 15-minute walk? Greenville can!
Downtown Greenville has become a favorite
destination for Upstate diners and shoppers
who want to experience a unique variety of
dining experiences unmatched in the region.
a taste for everyone
Downtown restaurants offer a variety of dining
choices catering to every taste and price
range. With over sixty restaurants, the choices
Downtown offer tempting menu items for visitors
and residents alike.
Virtually all of the restaurants are locally
owned one-of-a-kind eateries ranging in cuisine
from Dutch to Thai, Italian to Greek.
The restaurant growth Downtown is a continuing
trend. Since 1992, over forty-five restaurants
have opened their doors creating a niche market
unique to the region and redefining the role
of Downtown in the community.
Art galleries, boutiques, and an assortment
of specialty shops, most of which are locally
owned and operated, offer choices that cannot
be found elsewhere.
A renewed interest in Downtown shopping has
created increased demand for Downtown retail
establishments. The City recently retained
a marketing and research consultant to provide
a comprehensive retail and entertainment market
analysis for Downtown. The assessment provides
valuable information for retail businesses
interested in locating Downtown.
With wide sidewalks, outdoor plazas, and streetside
outdoor dining opportunities, Downtown Greenville
offers a pedestrian-friendly atmosphere that
has been compared to that of a European city.
Truly, shopping and dining in Greenville are
One of Downtown’s biggest attractions is the
Reedy River Falls Historic Park featuring
two sets of waterfalls. Located in the West
End area and adjacent to the Peace Center
and the new Governor’s School, the Park also
has miles of walking and bicycle trails that
follow the river along our Downtown greenway.
The Downtown Business Association and the
West End Association create partnerships allowing
restaurants and shops in the central city
to work together to collectively market their
The City of Greenville has worked diligently
over the past several years to increase the
number of parking spaces in the Downtown.
Currently there are over 7,000 City owned
and operated spaces available. All of these
spaces are available to the public.
A first-class validation program allows downtown
merchants to provide free or discounted garage
parking to their customers.
All 782 on-street parking spaces are FREE
for downtown customers- no meters, no tokens.
These spaces provide downtown visitors with
ample one and two hours worth of convenient
During the day, the central business district
is home to over 17,000 employees and has become
an evening destination for the area, attracting
residents and visitors every night of the
Special events and activities such as Downtown
Alive, Fall For Greenville, Main Street Jazz,
Gallery Tours, and many others are attracting
more and more visitors each year.