D. Nechodom

Cupcake Castle

By D. Nechodom

Cinema South

Cupcake Castle owner Tim Robinson says that his bakery and ice cream parlor is all about smiles. Located in a charming building in downtown Greer, South Carolina, is Cupcake Castle. It's one of a number of new small businesses that has been opened in Greer, South Carolina in recent months.

Owner Tim Robinson says that he came to a festival in downtown Greer and noticed there was no place that sold ice cream, and fell in love with the building that his business now occupies. 

Video by Doug Nechodom through USC Upstate Student Media Program.

Greer Bow Tie

By D. Nechodom

Greer Bow Tie

Empire Ltd. is a consignment clothing store located in downtown Greer, South Carolina that specializes in the production of bow ties made from reclaimed materials.

James Carter takes pride in his ability to outfit people on any budget. He says that he got his start out of necessity and began by assembling outfits from consignment stores and thrift stores, as a young man. After a career in culinary arts, he decided to transition to a new career and began Empire Ltd. studios.

After originally operating in Simpsonville, he relocated to Greer.