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

What's Happening Around the Main Street District 

Main Street District Featured in The Locale Palate

Photo Credit: Forrest Clonts

Check out The Locale Palate’s round up of some of their favorites in the district!

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The City of Columbia  Launches  Public Art Project

Artist -  Ija Charles

Our focus and theme for this project was to create artistic murals that depict African American history, heritage and culture,” said Assistant City Manager, Henry Simons. “The desire was to find specific locations within each councilperson’s district for this work to be accomplished. Several locations were identified, and we narrowed those locations down to four city-owned facilities.”

This beautiful mural is on the north wall of the city’s office building at 1401 Main St. While this building is now a gleaming office tower, that corner of Main and Washington, years ago, was part of a thriving Black business district. The mural will depict African American businesses that were in that area.  

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Our Yellow Shirts are Staying Safe! 

Our amazing Yellow Shirts are available for you throughout the Main Street District. If you need assistance, please email  or call 803-309-7758 or 803-587-7831.
Hours of Operation for Yellow Shirts:
Monday-Saturday: 7:00 am to 11:00 pm
Sunday: 7:00 am to 3:30 pm

First Reliance Bank is Taking Over the First Floor of the Former Bank of America Building

(photo and source: The Post and Courier)

First Reliance Bank is taking over the first floor of 1901 Main Street, the former Bank of America building, in downtown Columbia.
“It is significant that a South Carolina headquartered bank is going in there,” said Matt Kennell, President and CEO of City Center Partnership. “It’s really good to see (a bank) going the other direction, after so many mergers moving out of state, and locating on Main Street.”
Kennell also said First Reliance’s growth plans mean they won’t just be on Main Street now but will be a long-term investor in office space and in the city.
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Events & Specials This Month

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Hotel Trundle
1224 Taylor Street

Happy Birthday to Hotel Trundle!

Photo Credit: Jessica Hunt Photography
Hotel Trundle is celebrating its 3rd birthday by adding a new experience package, The Birthday Package. You will receive $15 off when you book during April and stay by July 31st. 
Enjoy a complimentary breakfast brought straight to your door!

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Market on Main
1320 Main Street

Live Jazz and a Movie

8:00 – 10:00 pm

This is a FUN way to experience live jazz while enjoying gourmet popcorn, craft cocktails, and some of the best films that feature jazz. Enjoy Market on Main’s large outdoor space and large screen.  Call 803-722-4222 for reservations.

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The Grand
1621 Main Street

Easter Brunch

Sunday, April 4
9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Celebrate Easter Sunday with friends and family! The Grand will be offering a build your own Omelet station with numerous sides and a biscuit. Sip on a cool Bloody Mary at the Bloody Mary bar and listen to live music.
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80’s Music Bingo

Tuesday, April 13
7:00 - 10:00 pm  
Soft rock, glam metal, thrash metal, pinch harmonics, and whammy bar abuse sound familiar? Jammin' out to these tunes were the 80's!

Join the Grand for Music Bingo and show how much you know the 80's. Dressing up is encouraged, and there will be prizes for all Bingo winners.
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Cocktails and Cooking with Chef Mike Ellis

Thursday, April 15
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Enjoy a unique date night experience hosted by head chef, Mike Ellis. Begin the night off with an opening cocktail by Quinn Sellers and then learn how to make their secret NY Strip with a mushroom demi-glace sauce.  Couples tickets are $90.

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Main Course
1626 Main Street

Fish Fry Featuring Steel Hands Brewery

Friday, April 2
6:00 – 9:00 PM

It's a Good Friday, old fashioned, southern Fish Fry featuring Steel Hands Brewery! Bring some friends and enjoy the holiday weekend.

Ticket includes unlimited fish, chips, rice, hushpuppies & more, 2 beer tickets, & live music.
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Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet

Sunday, April 4
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Enjoy a gourmet brunch buffet on Easter Sunday featuring all of their buffet staples, along with a carving station.  Celebrate the holiday at Main Course!
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Cash Unchained - The Ultimate Johnny Cash Tribute

Thursday, April 15
8:00 pm

Take a journey back in time to the life and music of "The Man in Black" performed by Cash Unchained.
Advance Tickets: $10
Day of Show Tickets: $15
Reserved Table & Admission for four: $75
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Office Trivia

Tuesday, April 20
7:00 – 9:00 pm

The Office is considered to be one of the greatest television shows of all time.  How well do you know Michael, Dwight, Jim, Pam, Angela, and all the staff of Dunder-Mifflin? Test your knowledge with Steel Hands Brewery on the outside patio!  Prizes will be awarded to the winning team and best dressed!
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Hampton Street Vineyard
1207 Hampton Street

Hampton Street Vineyard Chef Collaboration Dinner Series: Chef Javier Uriarte

Monday, April 5
6:00 pm
Hampton Street Vineyard is excited to present the next Chef Collaboration dinner featuring Chef Javier Uriarte. HSV's Chef Christopher Holme and Chef Javier Uriarte will be presenting a five-course tasting menu. Along with the food, they will be pairing eight wines chosen by Certified Sommelier Hernan Martinez.
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The Joint @1710 Main
1710 Main Street

Mark Rapp Group: World Music & Jazz

Saturdays in April
9:00 pm – 12:00 am
The Mark Rapp Group is featuring and celebrating original music by bandmates during their birthday months. April is the birthday month of Amos Hoffman. Every Saturday in April, they will feature his unique world music compositions, arrangements, and tunes of his choice.
Mark Rapp: trumpet, didgeridoo
Amos Hoffman: guitar and composer
Sam Edwards: bass
Brendan Bull: drums
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1515 Main Street
(803) 799-2810

Jazz Al Fresco

Friday, April 9
11:30 – 1:30 pm
The Mark Rapp Quintet is performing a free outdoor concert celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month, the return of spring, and with it the return of outdoor seating for our downtown community on Boyd Plaza. Drop by any time during the concert to enjoy the music. Bring your lunch — or better yet, support our Main Street neighbors and purchase your food from them. Free. Seating is limited. Masks required when not eating.
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Roses & Rose’

Thursday, April 15
6:00 – 8:00 pm

Take a floral-focused tour of art through the galleries and Art Blossoms arrangements. Along the way, learn about the significance of various types of flowers across time periods and cultures. Enjoy wine expertly paired with Art Blossoms arrangements and explained by Danielle Robinson of Advintage Distributing.

Registration required.
2-person tables: $80
4-person tables: $160
6-person tables: $240
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Chaye Alexander Presents Live at Boyd Plaza: The Rhythmic Jazz Experience

Sunday, April 25
3:00 – 5:00 pm
Spring is in the air, and Boyd Plaza is the perfect backdrop for an outdoor concert filled with your favorite tunes jazzed up and expertly delivered by The SC SoulJazz Collective.  Food, beer, and wine available for purchase. Face coverings required while not seated and while inside the museum. Entry into the CMA galleries included with your ticket. Due to the popularity of the Escher exhibition, there may be a wait to enter the galleries. Advance registration required as space is limited to ensure physical distancing.
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Richland Library
1431 Assembly St
(803) 799-9084

AiR Presents: Portraits and Prose for Kids

Tuesday, April 6
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Spend your Spring Break with Richland Library Artist-in-Residence and poet Tammaka Staley as she leads a fun, interactive workshop on poetry reading, writing, and art creation. 


AiR Presents: Shake It Up for Social Justice

Thursday, April 8
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Spend your Spring Break with Richland Library Artist-in-Residence and poet Tammaka as she leads an interactive workshop that blends together dance, music and poetry to learn how art and pop culture build community. 

Let’s Cook Culinary Studio
1305 Assembly Street

Check out Classes in April

Let’s Cook Culinary Studio is adding a Saturday morning pasta class for two that begins at 11:00 am.  Head on down to Soda City Market and then walk over to Let’s Cook for a class.
Wild Women ladies night is also returning every third Tuesday of the month.  Check out their complete schedule of classes.

Carolina Hair Studios
1537 Main Street

Looking for More than Just a Job?

Carolina Hair Studios is an upscale hair, makeup, and nail studio located in the bustling Main Street District.  They are always interested in meeting talented new stylists and technicians. 
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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