Shops offer #8216;Wonderful Wednesdays#039;

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 20, 2006

If you imagine downtown Greenville becomes a ghost town each Wednesday afternoon, you are way behind in the times.

These days, many shops and businesses stay open all day each Wednesday.

Shoppers who want to do some mid-week browsing will find a golden opportunity, courtesy of Main Street of Greenville’s Wonderful Wednesdays Program, which continues now through August.

&uot;We have some wonderful Main Street shops offering great items and services in a range of prices…something for everyone right here in your hometown,&uot; Nancy Idland, Main Street executive director, says.

Katrina Scofield, The Pineapple store manager, just back from market in Atlanta, invites shoppers to stop in and pick up brochures on the latest, hottest items soon to be found right here in the Camellia City.

&uot;Customers can get a sneak preview of what we have to offer them later this year,&uot; Scofield says.

As always, The Pineapple will offer a 25 percent discount on selected items each Wednesday. They also offer free gift-wrapping and that personal touch for which the shop is famous.

&uot;Stop in and see what’s on sale this week and learn about all the wonderful new things we’ll be getting,&uot; Scofield says.

At Monograms and Designs by Janice, owner Janice Stinson is gearing up for the back-to-school crowd and getting ready for some football.

&uot;We have the school uniforms for boys, girls and teens and the cute cheerleader uniforms for the little girls,&uot; Stinson said.

Shoppers are encouraged to stop in and see Stinson’s large array of monogrammable merchandise, including purses, tote bags, robes, and much, much more. Monograms and Designs by Janice also offers free gift wrapping.

If you need a new &uot;do,&uot; want to be pampered with a manicure or pedicure or pick up some top-quality hair products, be sure and stop in at the Hair Shoppe downtown.

&uot;We’ll be offering a free gift to all of our customers and a special on our tanning packages, just $25 for a month of sessions,&uot; salon owner Kristi Mayes says.

Located inside the same building is the children’s shop, Prissy Britches, which offers quality name-brand clothing for infants and youngsters, along with blankets, toys, puzzles and other items unique to the area.

&uot;We’ll have fresh-baked cookies, storytelling for the children – and offer 25 percent off on all our spring and summer merchandise,&uot; Cheryl Gates, shop owner, says.

&uot;For you pirate lovers, check out our new pirate puzzles and treasure chests in our toy section.&uot;

If you get the munchies while you’re browsing, make a pit stop at Just Julie’s Coffee Caf\u00E9.

Wednesday’s special is their ever-popular grilled petite rib-eye, with flame-roasted potatoes and red pepper, seasoned whole green beans and a yeast roll, all for $6.95.

Or try their famous fried green tomato BLT, pimiento cheese on a flaky croissant or quench your thirst with Julie’s sweet tea, lemonade or trademark Tay’s Frozen Hot Chocolate.

Idland encourages shoppers to check out other great spots like Karen Rainey Interiors, Greenville Discount Golf, Main Street Movies, Grayson’s of Greenville and other Main Street businesses each Wednesday.

&uot;Save gas, time and money – and find some wonderful buys right here in Greenville,&uot; Idland says.