Main and Stone’s Guide to October Activities

Main and Stone’s Guide to October Activities
October 7, 2019

After a long, hot Summer, I think it’s safe to say that we’re all excited that Fall is finally here! Although it doesn’t quite feel like Fall just yet, we can say with certainty that cooler temperatures are on the way. As the air becomes cool and crisp and the leaves begin to transition to vibrant shades of red, orange, and yellow, we are surrounded by all the wonderful sights and smells of the Fall season.

At Main and Stone, October happens to be one of our favorite months of the year. There’s no shortage of fun to be had this month between all of the festive events and activities taking place out in the community, as well as right here at Main and Stone. On October 7th, we’ll be hosting a Pumpkin Painting Happy Hour where you can sip on a drink and paint a pumpkin with your neighbors. On October 17th, join us for a Paint Your Pup Class in the NOMA Lounge where you will receive a sketch of your pup on canvas to paint for only $20. Our Halloween Party will be held on October 29th in the NOMA Lounge where you can enjoy spooky treats and a witch’s brew punch. Wear your best Halloween Costume for a chance to win a prize!

Be sure to check out the 3-day Fall for Greenville festival held on October 11-13. This is a family-friendly event where you can enjoy live music, food from 45+ local restaurants serving over 200 dishes, sample wines and learn about local beers. Take a short drive with your family to do some apple or pumpkin picking, see the farm animals, take a wagon ride, find your way through the corn maze, and enjoy some delicious Fall treats at Denver Downs or Stewart Farms. If you enjoy haunted attractions and you’re looking for a good scare, test your fears at Nightmare Dungeon or MadWorld. 

Of course, there’s more to Fall than just enjoying the many seasonal activities offered in your area. You should take this time to prepare for the upcoming Winter months and the colder weather that accompanies them. Main and Stone has some tips to help prepare your apartment for the colder weather to keep you and your family warm this Fall/Winter without breaking the bank.  Reverse your ceiling fans- this helps because it pulls the cool air up to the ceiling and then disperses the warmer air throughout the room. Use draft stoppers on your doors- these are quick and easy to put in place or remove and help to prevent a draft of cold air from entering into your apartment from under the door. Install insulated curtains- these help to keep the cold air out and the warm air inside your apartment. Use a dehumidifier- these are helpful during the colder months because they reduce the discomfort of the dry air as well as increasing the efficiency of your heating system. Before the temperatures get too cold, turn on your heat to test it out and make sure it’s working properly. If you experience any issues, let maintenance know so the issue can be resolved before the cold weather arrives!

Enjoy your Fall season! We’re looking forward to seeing you and your neighbors at our upcoming events this month. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see what other events we’re planning in the months to come!

Pet Friendly Amenities at Main and Stone

September 18, 2019

Whether you’re a cat person or a dog person, I think we can all agree that life is more enjoyable with a furry friend. Main and Stone makes caring for a pet easy and fun! We’re here to provide you with pet friendly amenities, resources and tips to ensure that your pet is living his or her best life.

Your dog will love Main and Stone’s plentiful green space where they can socialize with other dogs. It is also a great place for you to meet and get to know your neighbors! Main and Stone is located just a short 5-minute walk from McPherson Park where you and your dog can take your daily walks through the trails while experiencing the beauty that Greenville has to offer. After a long walk in the park or through downtown, your dog may not be looking or smelling their best. Take advantage of our on-site pet wash so you don’t have to bring the mess into your home.

Greenville has plenty of dog friendly restaurants and bars where you can eat, drink and spend time with friends or family while also enjoying the company of your pet. Be sure to check out Yappy Hour at NOMA Square every second Wednesday of the month between March and November. They offer a selection of yappetizer specials, live music, and a cash bar. Let your pup join in on the fun by ordering them a complimentary pup-tini. The Unleashed Dog Bar is another fun activity where your dog can play and socialize off-leash with other dogs and humans. Meanwhile, you can enjoy a cold beverage while catching all the big games on their multiple TV’s.

If you’re a pet lover like us, you probably tend to spoil your furry friend with treats, toys and other pet accessories.  Paw Paws USA is a local business that designs and creates unique leashes, collars, harnesses and more. The Barkery Bistro is a local, family-owned pet bakery, boutique and full-service Grooming Spa.

Most apartments have guidelines when it comes to breed, size and quantity of pets that they allow residents to own. At Main and Stone, residents are allowed a maximum of 2 pets per household. There is a pet fee of $300 for one pet and $500 for two. In addition to the one-time pet fee, there will be a $10/month fee for pet rent. We also have restrictions on what breeds we allow at our property. Check out our pet policy on our Pets Corner page for additional details or contact our leasing staff with any questions regarding these restrictions.

At Main and Stone, we want to make sure you and your pets are happy and well taken care of. We love getting to know our residents and their pets, so don’t hesitate to stop by our leasing office with your pet to say hi! Be sure to like and follow us on our social media pages to see if your pet has been featured for “Woof Wednesday” or “Pet of the Week”.

Helpful Moving Tips from Main and Stone

August 28, 2019

Let’s face it, moving is stressful! At least once in your life, you’ve probably grumbled the words “I’m never moving again!”. However, life is ever-changing and moving is inevitable, so we’re here to provide some essential moving tips that will make the process go much more smoothly and painlessly.

Tools

In an effort to be as prepared as possible, keep a box of moving-day essentials handy. This box should contain items such as packing tape, permanent markers, disinfecting wipes, bottled water, paper towels, toilet paper, band aids, pain reliever and some snacks. In all the chaos and disorganization that comes along with moving, having these necessities on hand and close by, should help to alleviate some of your stress and aid in productivity.

Moving Companies

Hiring a moving company to assist with this grueling undertaking will not only speed up the process, but also take much of the physical labor off your hands. Fortunately, the Greenville area has many reputable moving companies who are willing and ready to get the job done. Tiger Moving, Two Men and a Truck, and All My Sons are a few of the most popular moving companies in the Greenville area and can frequently be found assisting residents of Main and Stone with their moving needs.

Packing

When it comes to packing, cardboard boxes are typically the “go-to” for most individuals. An alternative option is to purchase a few large, plastic storage totes. Often times, they can be more durable than cardboard boxes, and they are great for storage once you’re finished with the move and all your belongings have been unpacked. Opting for the clear version of these totes can be very helpful when looking for a specific item or to easily determine what’s packed inside.

Where to Find Packing Materials

Packing fragile/breakable items is always challenging! For this daunting task, bubble wrap will definitely come in handy! Bubble wrap can be purchased, by the roll, at many different locations near you- Walmart, Lowes, Home Depot, Staples and Office Depot. Towels, paper towels, newspaper, or plastic grocery bags can also be used in place of bubble wrap to secure your breakable items during the move. For larger items such as mirrors, TVs, art, or large picture frames, blankets can be draped over these items for additional protection. Rolling suitcases can be used for transporting heavier (non-breakable) items such as books!

Packing Clothes Gently

Wardrobe boxes are another very useful tool when it comes to packing. These boxes can be purchased at stores like the ones listed above for purchasing bubble wrap. However, a cheaper alternative, and probably the best moving hack that we’ve come across, is to use garage bags in place of wardrobe boxes. Leave your clothes hanging where they currently are. With an open garbage bag, start at the bottom of the clothes and surround them with the garbage bag. Continue to pull the bag up until you’ve reached the hangers. Once you get the top of the bag around the hangers, tie the drawstring around the “hook” part of the hangers to keep them all in place for easy transporting!

Minimize and Declutter

One upside to moving is that it gives you a chance to go through all of your belongings and purge the items that you no longer want or need. Now you may be asking yourself what to do with said items. Fortunately, there are a number of companies to help with this – Goodwill, Salvation Army, and Habitat for Humanity are all great places to drop off donations. If you have larger items that you wish to donate, but are unable to transport, some companies allow you to schedule a pick-up with them. If you have other “junk” that cannot be donated, you can try 1-800-GOT-JUNK.

Good luck with your move! We hope that you enjoy these tips so you can feel prepared for your new residence. Moving is a chance to refresh your belongings and restyle your space. Take advantage of this opportunity and make it the best apartment you’ve ever had!

Greenville’s Best Summer Events by Main + Stone

June 28, 2018

The summertime is always full of fun events here in Greenville, SC! Surrounded by some of the best restaurants and bar experiences, as well as natural adventures, you can fill your schedule with the best events in Greenville when you live at Main + Stone apartments.

Take a look at some of the events happening at Main + Stone:

June 23 | “Floats while you float” at the resident-only pool
Ice cream floats while relaxing by the pool with some of our residents


July 14 | 11 am Main + Splash Pool Party
Main + Stone’s annual pool party, DJ, prizes, games, food trucks, treats!

Greenville Events:
July 1 | 2 pm Candle making experience:
Candle Making Class at Magnolia Scents by Design, located at the Chef’s Table Culinary Tour

Chef’s Table Culinary Tour

Greenville History Tours and nationally recognized Table 301 have partnered to offer the first culinary tours in Upstate, SC. At the Chef’s Table Culinary Tour is an exciting dining and cultural experience that takes you to five unique dining destinations — each providing you with the opportunity to MEET THE CHEFS AND DINE AT THEIR TABLES.

August 2 | 7:30 pm Music by the Lake
Enjoy free live music by the relaxing lake at Furman University with some of your friends from Main + Stone!

We hope to see you at some of the exciting events this summer, don’t forget to tag us in your photos for a chance to be featured online!

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Your Guide To Greenville Farmers Markets

May 11, 2018

Whether you’re looking for fresh ingredients or a new piece of artwork, the farmers market is the perfect spot to relax on the weekends near your home at Main and Stone apartments. Choose from a vibrant selection of local produce, gather freshly picked flowers, or try some eclectic food truck bites. You can stock up on honey, baked goods and locally-produced snacks while you’re there, and it’s always worth the weekly trip to enjoy the sights and familiar faces.

Downtown’s Saturday Market (https://www.saturdaymarketlive.com/) and Travelers Rest Farmers Market (https://www.facebook.com/pages/TD-Saturday-Market/199880110053270) are open on the Saturday’s and they are only a short ride from your home at Main and Stone!

Stroll through downtown Greenville to find fresh produce, beer & wine, local art, clothing, and handmade crafts vendors, food trucks, and street performers. Grab some friends, including your furry ones, and join your neighbors to have fun in this special part of Greenville!

4 Must-Do Spring Events In Greenville

spring events in Greenville
February 2, 2018

Peacock STRIDES for Babies 5K

Stay active for more than just your health. Peacock Strides for Babies is a 5K race that raises money to help fund research towards combating Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Since 2009, the race has raised over $150,000 and only continues to shed light and hope towards ending this tragic problem.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Irish Festival

St. Patrick’s Day is one where everyone become Irish for the day, regardless of your

background. This festival held in Downtown Greenville gives people the chance to celebrate and enjoy a fun filled Irish parade. Featuring live Irish music, dancing, activities for children, and traditional Irish foods to indulge in.

The Community Tap Craft Beer Festival

When: April 21, 2018

6 years running and no signs of stop, just like the beer that will be flowing in this year’s Craft Beer Festival presented by The Community Tap. This hops-filled festival gives you the opportunity to try over 110 different types of beer from over 50 breweries around the US. So grab some friends and get ready for delicious beer!

21st Annual Blue Ridge Fest 2018

When: May 4, 2018

Raise money for a good cause and have fun doing so! That’s the promise that the Blue Ridge Fest has delivered on for 21 years now. Come enjoy the awesome old-school cars, great entertainment,  as well as good food.

Greenville’s Best Bites During Restaurant Week SC

January 15, 2018

Every year, we prepare our appetites for Restaurant Week South Carolina, an 11-day event celebrating local flavors and experiences from fine to casual dining. Main and Stone residents can discover new flavors throughout Greenville’s restaurant scene, tasting special menu items while enjoying special discounts around town.

Check out a list of our favorite #RWSC promotions right by Main and Stone that you won’t want to miss!

  1. Roost: Take a 10-minute walk from Main and Stone to NoMa Square Roost for this great dinner spot. We suggest the seared scallops with truffle crab risotto as part of the 3-course dinner deal for $30 per person.
  2. Hall’s Chophouse: Located downtown, this family-owned steakhouse has a special 3-course dinner menu for $45 per person. We recommend the she crab soup and the filet mignon.
  3. Larkin’s on the River: This Main Street staple is known for its fancy venue, which is sure to wow you with its 3-course dinner for $40 per person. Try the bacon-wrapped free range chicken breast and Larkin’s creme brulee, one of the best in Greenville!
  4. LTO Burger Bar: Famous for their amazing burgers and death by chocolate milkshake, LTO is offering a 3-course lunch menu for $20 a person.
  5. Passerelle Bistro: This dining staple boasts one of the best views of Falls Park in downtown Greenville. The beef bourguignon is incredible, and we suggest a table on the patio to enjoy the gorgeous natural setting.

We hope you find something you enjoy during this fun and delicious celebration of South Carolina’s best dishes!

Residents’ Choice: Top 5 Coffee Shops In Greenville

October 9, 2017

With the cool fall weather slowly making its way to Greenville, it’s time to find the hottest coffee shops all under 10 minutes from our apartments! We asked our residents where their favorite nearby cafe is and here are the results:

1. Coffee Underground (5 mins away)
2. Methodical Coffee (4 mins away)
3. Starbucks (4 mins away)
4. The Village Grind (7 mins away)
5. Port City Java (5 mins away)

Our property is close to plenty of trendy coffee shops for you to get your pumpkin spice fix or get fueled up with a crafty select brew!

Come by our offices today and find out how you can live in the most convenient spot in Historic Downtown Greenville!

The Right Way to Celebrate Football Season in Greenville

September 1, 2017

It’s time to dust off your college football jerseys and freshen up on your trash talking… College football season has arrived! We’re getting ready to kick off this season by highlighting our favorite places to catch the game and the best ways to celebrate your beloved team! Whether you’re a Clemson Tigers, Carolina Gamecocks or Furman Paladins fan, we have some perfect places for you to spend your game nights:

Where to Watch

There’s nothing like watching a game with fellow fans! Here are a few local spots that bring celebrating to the next level: Continue reading

How to Celebrate the Solar Eclipse in Greenville

August 18, 2017

Millions of visitors will flood to South Carolina to watch the solar eclipse from all around the nation. The path of totality will pass through Columbia, Greenville and Charleston where there will be one to two minutes of blackout! When the eclipse comes, where will you be?

We will be hosting a Black Out party at 12:30 p.m. on our pool deck! Let’s experience the total eclipse together over drinks, light appetizers and eclipse viewing glasses as Greenville completely blacks out at 2:39 p.m.

 

Here are a few other local spots hosting eclipse events:

The Greenville Drive will play West Virginia at 1pm on eclipse day. Game play will stop for the totality portion of the game and eclipse glasses will be provided upon entrance to the stadium.

Furman University will host a free viewing of the total solar eclipse at Paladin Stadium from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Events include streaming live coverage from NASA, narration by Furman scientists, educational activities, “Eclipse@Furman” viewing glasses, concessions and live music.

At NOMA Square, the “Eclipse over NOMA” party will be celebrating with tunes by Katie & Larry and a cash bar from 1-4pm. Click here for more details on their Facebook page.

The Children’s Museum of the Upstate will be having a “Total Solar Eclipse Party.” This event is rain or shine and all activities are free with museum admission. Activities include story time for all ages, pinhole projectors, moon phase activities, live streams from NASA and the Smithsonian, Women in Astronomy activities in the Spark!Lab and more. Visit the TCMU website to learn more.

 

You can pick up a pair of viewing glasses from the following vendors Roper Mountain Science Center, Bi-Lo, Wilson’s 5 cent to $1 Store, Publix.

We hope that you enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon and will be ready to celebrate in your lovely eclipse glasses this August 21st!

Our Main Fourth of July Plans

June 30, 2017

Have you made your Fourth of July plans yet? If you live at Main & Stone Apartments, you’ll be in prime fireworks viewing territory!

The Wells Fargo Red, White, and Blue Festival presented by AT&T is Greenville’s premier Fourth of July celebration and includes one of the state’s largest fireworks displays!

This free event runs from 5:00 – 10:00 pm on July 4 and features live music on two stages, fun-filled activities in the kid zone, and a ton of popular food and beverage vendors. The event itself takes place in downtown Greenville from Court Street to Falls Park Drive, if you want to walk on over!

If fighting holiday crowds isn’t your thing, this is your lucky day! Main & Stone residents get a front row seat to see the fireworks on Tuesday night on the top level of the parking garage! That’s right, join your neighbors on top of the deck and watch the fireworks from home. Talk about loving where you live!

Can’t wait to enjoy the holiday with our residents!

A Long Weekend in Greenville!

May 25, 2017

Wondering what to do over the long weekend? Your team at Main & Stone Apartments in downtown Greenville has you covered with tips on what to do both near and far from your apartment.

On Friday night, stroll down to Basil Thai Cuisine at One City Plaza. The family-owned Thai restaurant officially opened just this week! Enjoy fresh, delicious Thai food and yummy cocktails and welcome this new restaurant to the Main Street neighborhood!

Spend Saturday at the Greenville Scottish Games. From competitions to performances, you’ll see a bit of everything on Saturday at the event at Furman University. Events include the Great Scot! Parade, a British car show, a Celtic jam, Border collie events, and more! Continue reading

Greenville Saturday Market

May 17, 2017

One of our favorite things about this time of year in Greenville is the Saturday Market! Starting in May and running through October, the Saturday Market happens every Saturday morning from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm at Main Street at McBee Avenue. That’s right, it’s just one mile from your Main & Stone Apartment!

During the market, two blocks of Main Street are completely transformed from road into bustling farmers market. All food vendors at the market must grow or produce their products within 100 miles of Greenville, so you know you’re getting something fresh and local! Continue reading

Main & Stone Must Try: Universal Joint

May 5, 2017

With Main & Stone’s incredible location at the corner of Main Street and Stone Avenue in downtown Greenville, you’re never far from a great shop, hangout, or restaurant. In our Main & Stone Must Try series, we bring you some of our most beloved neighborhood spots. In this week’s edition, we’re talking about local favorite, Universal Joint.

Just two blocks from Main & Stone (seriously, it’s a five-minute walk from your apartment!) on Stone Avenue, Universal Joint is a great lunch, dinner, and late-night spot. They serve killer burgers and a wide variety of other options!

In addition to the great food, Universal Joint has a great outdoor patio so you can sip and dine al fresco in the Greenville sunshine. Plus, with a trivia night, you can enjoy your burger and exercise your mind all at the same time.

Insider tip: parking can be tight, so your best bet is to walk from your Main & Stone Apartment.

What’s your favorite thing on the Universal Joint menu? Let us know on social media!

May Events

April 27, 2017

April showers bring…May events! Whether you’re looking for family fun or date-night ideas, there’s something for everyone in Greenville this May. With your Main Street location at Main & Stone Apartments, you’re right in the heart of it all!

May 7: Family Fun Day at Upcountry History Museum

Stop by the Upcountry History Museum, less than a mile away from Main & Stone, and enjoy games, stories, and special appearance by Cat in the Hat! Whether you’re bringing your own kids or competing for the title of coolest babysitter, Family Fun Day is a surefire way to keep little ones entertained. Continue reading

Get Outside!

April 21, 2017

With Earth Day this weekend, Main & Stone wants to take a minute to remind you of some of the incredible parks in our area. With our apartments’ location on Main Street in downtown Greenville, we’re just minutes away from some of the area’s best outdoor spots!

One of our favorites is McPherson Park, the oldest historic city park in Greenville. It’s just a six-minute walk or two-minute bike ride from your apartment at Main & Stone!

McPherson Park has walking paths and pedestrian bridges across babbling brooks, picnic tables and shelters perfect for birthday parties or family gatherings, playgrounds and miniature golf courses for the kids in all of us, and lighted tennis courts to practice your forehands!

Where will you be spending your Earth Day weekend?

April Events

March 31, 2017

Spring is in full swing in downtown Greenville this April! Get ready for tons of wonderful outdoor events so you can enjoy that Greenville greenery. Here are a few that we’re most excited about (and the best part – they’re just steps from your Main & Stone apartment!): Continue reading

Main & Stone Must Try: Ji-Roz

March 17, 2017

Main & Stone isn’t just a place to call home; it’s a place to enjoy all that life has to offer. Having an apartment at Main & Stone means you are part of a community in downtown Greenville.

Each month, we’re featuring one of our favorite restaurants, shops, or venues in Greenville in our Main & Stone Must Try series.

One of the best things about being a Main & Stone resident is the access to the amazing onsite restaurants, some of the best on Main Street! In addition to beloved Two Chefs, there’s wildly popular newcomer Ji-Roz. Continue reading

St. Patrick’s Celebrations!

March 8, 2017

On Sunday, March 12, Greenville is really going green! At NOMA Square, just half a mile from your Main & Stone Apartment on Main Street, you’ll be able to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with all your favorite Greenville neighbors.

The Irish festival will begin at 1:00 pm and will feature all things Irish: music, dancing, food, beer, and crafts! Admission is free and with your apartment so close by you won’t have to worry about driving your car there, either.

Want to start your St. Patrick’s celebrations even earlier on Sunday? The parade will also commence at 1:00 pm, running down Main Street from Broad Street to North Street.

Don’t forget to check out what other exciting events are happening near your Main & Stone Apartment this March!

March Events

March 3, 2017

Spring is just around the corner, and with Main & Stone’s fantastic Main Street location in Greenville, your apartment can be just around the corner from your favorite spring events!

While there’s something to do every day in Greenville, here are just a few of our favorite upcoming March events: Continue reading

Preferred Employer Program

February 17, 2017

Through our Preferred Employer Program, Main & Stone offers a discounted move-in rate for employees of some of the largest companies in Greenville, as well as law enforcement agencies.

As an employee of one of these companies, you will pay no application or reservation fee when you move in to a Main & Stone apartment! Continue reading

Main & Stone Must-Try: Two Chefs

February 10, 2017

Having an apartment at Main & Stone is about more than just an address, it’s about being part of a community. We’re committed to creating a downtown Greenville neighborhood for our residents and people in the area.

One way we’re doing this? By bringing some of the best restaurants and shops into our Main & Stone building.

Longtime Greenville favorite Two Chefs is one of two restaurants at Main & Stone. Continue reading

Perfect for Pups

February 3, 2017

Finding an apartment that you and your pup can both enjoy shouldn’t be stressful. At Main & Stone, we love your furry friends just as much as you do. That’s why our downtown Greenville apartments are pet-friendly and perfectly suited for you and Fido.

Not only can you and your dog take long walks throughout the surrounding parks, you can also go to the resident-exclusive dog park on site! Your dog will love getting to sniff and say ‘hi’ to his neighbors at the off-leash park.

If he gets dirty running around, no worries! At our pet spa and washing station you can easily clean him right up. Then stop by our leasing office for a smile and a dog treat for your pooch from our friendly staff!

For more information on having a pet at Main & Stone Apartments, call our leasing office or check out our Pet’s Corner.

February in Greenville

January 27, 2017

February is a great time to be a downtown Greenville resident! There’s so much going on around our fantastic city from Super Bowl parties, to new restaurant openings, stellar performances, and everything in between. The Main & Stone team is excited for our residents, whether new to Greenville or native, to experience all of it! Continue reading

Main & Stone CARES

January 19, 2017

At Main & Stone our residents are part of our family. That’s why we always strive to go above and beyond when it comes to making each and every one of them feel happy and at home from the second he or she moves in.

When it comes to resident satisfaction, it would be easy to rely on our downtown Greenville location, the abundance of incredible shops and restaurants in our area (some even in our building!), or our five-star amenities like the resident clubroom and lounge or the beautiful pool, at Main & Stone we like to give our residents a personal touch. Continue reading