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behind the counter | 2012 93 Cheryl Harris and Nancy Riehle U nique local hand-made goods in a legendary “We offer unique products at reasonable prices.” downtown building – that’s Plaza on Main. And that’s not all. Plaza on Main offers breakfast Located in the former Aug Smith and healthy lunches at Broadway Cafe, an outlet Department Store building, Plaza on Main of Broadway Bagel, plus workshops on jewelry is a business incubator for local artisans who are making, scarf making, holistic healthcare, card considering opening their own businesses. With making, marble paper, and more. Space also is rented booth space and a staff to sell their goods, available for group meetings. the entrepreneurs can check out the market for With 38 artisans now, the partners hope to expand 174 East Main Street their wares – which include everything from bath to the second floor with an art gallery and studio Spartanburg bombs, glassware and pottery, to wooden boxes, space on the third floor. dog sweaters, jewelry, and more. Riehle and Harris met at EcoRealty, a local realty “Everybody has told us that this is what Monday-Friday 7:30am-6pm company with an emphasis on green development. Saturday 10am-4pm Spartanburg needed,” says managing partner Their environmental interest extends to an Cheryl Harris, who co-manages with Nancy Riehle. inventory of green and recycled products. Local Artisan Retail Photograph by: Carri Bass