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Cheryl Harris and Nancy Riehle
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. www.plazaonmain.com
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.
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