This month is filled with #mainsteats and tons of #mainstdistrict events and happenings along #mainstcolasc.  Come see what's in store!
JUNE 2021

What's Happening Around the Main Street District 

Mast General Store Celebrates 10 Years in the Main Street District

On May 25, 2011, Main Street welcomed an unconventional new retailer to its growing chorus of Downtown Columbia institutions when the Mast General Store opened its doors in the historic Lourie’s Department Store building.   

“The decision by the Cooper family to locate its store in the iconic 1870s building, commonly known as the Efird’s Department Store building, was a game changer for our Main Street and City,” said Matt Kennell, president and CEO of Columbia’s City Center Partnership. “It was a moment when we knew large-scale retail was back in our city and has led to a transformation of the surrounding properties as a destination for shopping and fun.”

Congratulations Mast General Store on your 10-year anniversary in the Main Street District!

Welcome the Toasty Hot Spot to the Main Street District

The Toasty Hot Spot offers a variety of breakfast and lunch items including bagel sandwiches, muffins, wraps, lunch sandwiches, and salads. One of the restaurant's specialties is build-your-own grits bowl, where customers can choose from four different meat options and eight additional ingredients to add. Drink options include iced coffee, matcha lattes, and fresh-squeezed flavored lemonade in peach, strawberry, and blue-raspberry

The Toasty Hot Spot is located at 1305 Lady Street. 

Welcome Sound Bites Eatery to the Main Street District

A new restaurant is making its way to Columbia bringing customizable food options.  Sound Bites Eatery will open its doors in the coming weeks offering sandwiches, salads, grits, and other breakfast and lunch menu items at 1425 Sumter Street.

The group is tentatively targeting mid-July to open and planning to operate from 9 am to 6 pm daily, Monday through Saturday.

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Events & Specials This Month

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The 8th Annual Caribbean Festival Returns to Main Street on Saturday, June 12

Gates will open at 12:00 pm.  The celebration will be a free family-friendly block party from noon to 10 pm along Columbia's Main Street, between Laurel and Richland streets. There will be food, games, activities for kids, and live concerts from a variety of performers, according to event organizers.
Organizers request no outside food or drinks and to please wear your mask.  Entrance will be on Laurel Street.
For more information visit
1515 Main Street
(803) 799-2810

First Thursday Returns to Main Street

Celebrate the return of this event with a FREE show featuring performances by Stagbriar and Dear Blanca on Boyd Plaza. Food trucks and beverages will be available for purchase.  Show begins at 6:00 pm.
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Celebrate the Light

Saturday, June 26
7:00 – 11:00 pm
Break out your best attire, slip into shimmering fabrics, and sip from sparkling glasses. Join the CMA for a champagne toast enveloped in a warm summer sunset and an evening of music and dancing surrounded by art. It's a new kind of masked ball where the capacity is capped, but the joy is overflowing. After a long year apart, your museum can't wait to welcome you back to savor the delight of being together and revel in the light.  $175 / $150 for members.
This summer fundraiser raises significant funds to support the museum’s award-winning arts education and community enrichment programs.
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Mast General Store
1601 Main Street

Live Music Featuring Stillhouse at Mast Store

Thursday, June 3
5:00 - 7:00 pm

Head to Mast General Store this Thursday for music, art, food, and shopping. Enjoy live music with Stillhouse. 

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Cantina 76
1301 Main Street
(803) 764-1769

Featuring Live Music

Thursday, June 3
6:00 – 9:00 pm

Enjoy music performed by saxophonist, Stot Juru and half-priced Original House Margaritas. 
Uptown on Main
1204 Main Street

Don’t forget Dad! 

Uptown Gifts on Main will stay open until 8:00 pm on First Thursday. Stop in to see all that’s new!  Any purchases made between 6:00 – 8:00 pm will receive a 10% discount.
Father’s Day is June 20 and Uptown Gifts on Main has something he will love!

Book Signing with Mary Martha Greene

Tuesday, June 15
11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Join Uptown for a book signing and cheese biscuit samples with author, Mary Martha Greene.  The Cheese Biscuit Queen Tells All.  Some Southern cooks keep their prized family recipes under lock and key, but not Mary Martha Greene. Why? She says few things can truly be kept secret in the South and recipes, like cheese biscuits, are meant to be shared.
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Book Signing with Lou Sahadi

Thursday, June 24
11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Meet Author Lou Sahadi and pick up his newest book Justice in the Midlands - How a Local Sheriff Solved a Thirty-Year Cold Case. The murder of Ron “Little Red” Beasley is one of the most bizarre homicide cases in the Midlands history. This mystery, with a background of macabre events and colorful characters, remained unsolved since 1967.
Hotel Trundle
1224 Taylor Street

Happy Father's Day from Hotel Trundle

Hotel Trundle is offering $15 off of your next stay. Book by June 30th and stay by August 31st.  

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The Joint
1710 Main Street

Featuring Music of Cole Porter: The Mark Rapp Group

Every Saturday
Join The Joint every Saturday in June as they celebrate the music of Cole Porter.
Mark Rapp: trumpet
Amos Hoffman: guitar
Sam Edwards: bass
Brendan Bull: drums
Make your reservations now!  (803) 814-2614 
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The Grand
1621 Main Street

Live Music Featuring Supachai

Friday, June 11
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Columbia’s Supachai is headed to the Grand on Main Street. Enjoy dinner with all your favorite popular and alternative music.
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Father’s Day Smoked Meat Special

Sunday, June 20
9:00 am – 11:00 pm
Treat your Dad on Father's Day with a delicious smoked meat special.  
Celebrate that special man in your life with their 24 oz. Porter House dinner special. Make your reservations today.  Call (803) 726-2323.

Summer Splash Hits Music Bingo

Tuesday, June 22
7:00 – 10:00 pm
Getting ready for summertime? Join the Grand for a night of summer hits. Have a splashing good time at the Grand for bingo.  Prizes awarded to bingo winners!
The Main Course
1626 Main Street

Slippery When Wet – The Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute

Friday, June 4
8:00 pm
Slippery When Wet – The Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute was formed in 2003 by Jason Morey after answering many inquiries of “Are you Jon Bon Jovi?”. Most notably comedian Dave Chappelle invited Jason backstage following one of his comedy shows thinking that he was the New Jersey icon. It was then that Jason knew he had to take advantage of the resemblance.
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Thursday Pups N’ Pints

Thursday, June 10
6:00 – 9:00 pm

Join the Main Course on Thursday nights, in the back courtyard, for Pups N’ Pints!  Bring your pup and enjoy some live music. All pre-selected draft pints are only $4.00. See you and your four-legged friend there!  Featuring Hazelwood Brewing.

Marvel Trivia

Tuesday, June 15
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Marvel cinema universe experts will love this trivia night. If you love the Avengers and have seen every Marvel Studios movie, you will not want to miss out on this trivia night.   Prizes awarded to winners.

Father’s Day Gourmet Brunch Buffet

Sunday, June 20
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Give dad a gift he’ll really love this Father’s Day and treat him to a day of brunch and mouthwatering Prime Rib! Join the Main Course for an All-About-Dad Extravaganza and celebrate that special man in your life.
The Nick
1607 Main Street

The Nick is Back Open and Featuring
A Quiet Place II

Through June 10
Grab your beer and your popcorn, it's show time! Purchase your tickets to see A Quiet Place II, Thursdays through Saturdays at The Nick!
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Richland Library
1431 Assembly St
(803) 799-9084

123 Andres

Wednesday, June 2
10:30 – 11:30 am
Richland Library Online
Celebrate the start of Richland Library's 2021 Summer Learning Challenge with a special family concert with Latin-Grammy-winning 123 Andrés. Their catchy songs and lively, joy-filled show will get the whole family singing, dancing and learning in Spanish and English.

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A Candid Conversation with the Sheriffs and the Chief

Thursday, June 17
6:30 – 7:30 pm
Richland Library Online

Join Richland Library for a candid conversation with Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott, City of Columbia Police Chief W. H. “Skip” Holbrook, and Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell as they address police reform, today's headlines, police trainings, understanding your safety, and more. 

Who is City Center Partnership and the BID?
In 2001, City Center Partnership was formed to manage the downtown Business Improvement District in the 36-block area bounded by Gervais, Elmwood, Assembly and Marion streets in Columbia, SC. The organization provides public space management, economic development, place management, marketing services, and public advocacy for the Main Street District.
The Board of Directors oversee the organization’s mission — to focus on filling vacancies in commercial properties, retaining existing downtown businesses and recruiting new ones, expanding the downtown residential base, and creating a safe, clean, and friendly downtown environment.
If you are located in the downtown Business Improvement District (36-block area bounded by Gervais, Elmwood, Assembly and Marion Streets in downtown Columbia) and are offering any specials NEXT MONTH, please email Lorri-Ann Carter at or call 803.779.4005.
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