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

What's Happening Around the Main Street District 

Welcome The Lady to the Main Street District

(Rendering of 1310 Lady St. | Provided by Trinity Partners)
 
The Lady, Main Street's newest residential offering, has started pre-leasing their first phase of apartments. At the corner of Lady and Sumter streets, The Lady's historic character matched with updated features and amenities truly offers the quintessential city living experience.  Get a preview of the renovated historic building, see a full list of amenities (like a co-working space & connected parking garage), and pre-lease your new digs!
 
 
City living begins March 2021. Visit theladycolumbia.com, follow on Instagram @theladycolumbia, or call 803.348.8341 for more details on pricing, availability, unit options, and building amenities. 

The Sandwich Depot is Now Open Seven Days a Week

You can now enjoy your favorite Sandwich Depot breakfast or lunch item seven days a week!
 
New hours are:
 
Monday – Friday: 7:00 am – 2:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Good Life Café is Looking Good!

Check out Good Life’s new tables, furniture, and grab-n-go treats!  Follow them on Facebook for specials, events, and more!

Events & Specials This Month

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or visit our website at www.mainstcolasc.com for updates on February events.

Many of Our Main Street District Businesses Are Offering You and Your Sweethearts Some Sweet Options!  Happy Valentine’s Day!

Ally & Eloise Bakeshop
1332 Main Street

Delicious Treats for Your Valentine

You're going to FALL IN LOVE with their Valentine's Day desserts menu this year!
 
Cupcakes, macarons, and more – they have a variety of delicious sweets to share with your sweetheart!
 
The pre-order menu is now live on the website! Make sure you place all orders by Thursday, February 11!
 
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Mast General Store
1601 Main Street
(803) 771-2300

Valentine's Day is Near - Do You Know Your Sweetheart's Favorite Candy?

Saturday, February 13 & 14
 
Help give a gift to Harvest Hope on Valentine's Day. On February 13 and 14, Mast General Store will match each pound of candy purchased in its Columbia store and online with a $1 donation to Harvest Hope Food Bank. They take that dollar contribution and turn it into three meals for someone in need. On this Valentine's Day, we hope you will show your love for your sweetheart AND for your community.
Halls Chophouse
1221 Main Street

Enjoy a Romantic Dinner for Two at Home - Valentine’s Day To-Go

Friday, February 12 – Sunday, February 14

HURRY! Very limited quantities are available for Valentine's Day To-Go from Halls Columbia. Orders can be picked up on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday during Valentine's weekend. $200 for two guests and a dozen roses!  Call 803-563-5066 to order! 

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Hampton Street Vineyard
1207 Hampton Street

Valentine's Day Dinner

Sunday, February 14
First seating at 5:00 pm

Enjoy a three-course Chef's tasting menu. Begin with a choice of soup or salad for your starter course. For your Main entrée, there will be a choice of Fish du Jour, Ratatouille, or Pork Crepinette. To finish your dinner, select Chocolate Mousse or Creme Brulee for Dessert.
 
Reservations
 
For more information on Wine Dinners during February, click here 
Hendrix Columbia
1649 Main Street

Join Hendrix for a Special Valentine’s Day Dinner

[photo credit: @collinbyrne]

Sunday, February 14
4:00 – 9:00 pm (reservation only)

 
Enjoy a four-course dinner and a complimentary glass of champagne each. $120/per couple.  In-house wine and cocktail specials available. 
 
To reserve your table please email management@hendrixsc.com  They will require a credit card number to hold your reservation.

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Let’s Cook Culinary Studio
1305 Assembly Street
 

Valentine's Day Weekend For Couples

Saturday, February 13
6:30 - 9:00 pm
 
Sunday, February 14
6:00 – 8:30 pm
 
Enjoy cooking an Italian dinner with your honey, and bring your own wine and beer! What will you be cooking?
 
  • Tomato Lentil Soup
  • Arugula Greens with Parmesan and Pear
  • Chicken Saltimbocca
  • Italian Walnut Cream Cake
 
Register Here
 
For more events in February visit their website
Hotel Trundle
1224 Taylor Street

Book Your Sweet Stay Package Today!

Add a little extra umph to your stay with Hotel Trundle’s Sweet Stay Package! Waiting in your room upon arrival will be a sure to please bottle of champagne on ice, two keepsake signature Hotel Trundle wine glasses, macarons from local bakery and downtown neighbor, Ally & Eloise Bakeshop, and last but certainly not least, a hand-crafted bouquet of seasonal flowers by the talented florists at Something Special Florists. Also, enjoy complimentary parking as part of the package. For more information, click here [PDF]
 
Hotel Trundle is offering specials on all of their packages in February.  Enjoy 15% off the room rate portion of the package. Book by Feb 28 and travel by March. 31. 
The Grand & Main Course
1621 Main Street / 1626 Main Street

Valentine’s Day Specials at The Grand & Main Course

Monday, February 8 – Sunday, February 14
 
Are you worried about where to go for Valentine's Day? Relax, The Grand and Main Course have you covered with savory Valentine's Dinner Specials offered each evening from February 8 -14.
 
Check out the specials at The Grand's Facebook Page and Main Course's Facebook Page

The Big Game

Sunday, February 7
6:00 – 11:00 pm
 
This year watch with family and friends on one of many TVs while enjoying some of the best food and drink specials in Columbia. Don’t miss their colossal halftime raffle featuring special swag and gift card giveaways. 

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Cocktails and Cooking with Chef Mike Ellis

Thursday, February 11
6:00 – 8:00 pm
 
Join The Grand for 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 seafood gumbo recipe. 

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Stranger Things Brunch & Trivia

Saturday, February 20
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
 
Dress the part and come hang out in the upside-down for Stranger Things Brunch Trivia. This creepy event will feature specialty drinks, music by DJ EZ, first, second, third place prizes, and best dressed. 

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Main Course
1626 Main Street

Valentine’s Day Dinner at 1626 Main

Sunday, February 14
5:30 pm & 8:30 pm

Treat your special someone to a Valentine's evening to remember. Enjoy dinner within the historically elegant 1626 Venue, smooth mood-setting live music by Mike Stone Entertainment, and a five-course chef-prepared meal to tantalize your taste buds. Add Champagne and Chocolates, and you are a hero. One seating at 5:30 pm and one seating at 8:30 pm.

Reserve Here

Brunch and The Beatles

Sunday, February 28
11:00 am

Sundays are tailor-made for leisurely brunches and live music. Brunch & The Beatles will treat fans to hits from one of the greatest bands the world has ever known, the "Fab Four" from Liverpool.

So, relax, sip a Mimosa, sample extensive made from scratch brunch selections, while listening to Michael Reid perform a catalog of your favorite songs.

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villatronco.com
1213 Blanding Street 
(803) 256-7677

Join Villa Tronco this February for a Month of Yummy Dishes and Fun Events!

Valentine’s Day Specials: Thursday, February 11 - Saturday, February 13
 
Virtual Broadway Show: Thursday, February 18

Due to regular hours of operation, Villa Tronco will be closed on Valentine’s Day but will be celebrating the day Thursday, February 11 -  Saturday, February 13

In addition to their Valentine’s day event, they are hosting a virtual Broadway show on February 18. Seating is limited and a reservation is required. Please call 803.256.7677.  6:30 pm.

If you cannot join the festivities, please feel free to call and place a Togo order, and don’t forget to pick up a bottle of wine!
The Shoppes On Main
1604 Main St.

Looking for Something Special for Your Sweetheart?

The Shoppes has some great gifts for Valentine's day for your special sweetheart. Check out their 50% off sale area too!

Sylvan’s Jewelry
1500 Main Street
(803) 779-2250

Steven Lagos Trunk Show

February 4, 5 & 6 

Looking for something special for your sweetheart? LAGOS was founded in Philadelphia by master jeweler, Steven Lagos.  Since 1977, Steven Lagos estimates that he has created over 10,000 pieces of jewelry, and there’s no sign of him slowing down. Each year, another 400 to 500 new designs are created. 
 
Free flower bouquet with any purchase of $250.00 or more on Saturday, February 13 while supplies last.
Cantina 76
1301 Main Street
(803) 764-1769

Featuring Live Music with Marcus Gullen

Enjoy live music with Marcus Gullen.  His musical influences include Dave Matthews Band, Kenny Logins, Chicago, and Hall & Oats.  Also, enjoy regular 1/2 priced original house margaritas.

View Marcus Gullen's Facebook Page
The Joint @1710 Main
1710 Main

Mark Rapp Group: Music of Tadd Dameron

Friday, February 5
 
Born February 21, 1917, Tadd Dameron was the most influential arranger of the bebop era. The entire month of February, the Mark Rapp Group featuring Sam Edwards and Amos Hoffman will present the incredible works by Tadd Dameron. 

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Transmission Arcade
1712 Main

It’s Super Bowl Sunday! Do you Love Pinball?

Sunday, February 7
4:00 pm

Seems like the perfect day to play some pinball!  The arcade opens at 10:30 am for brunch and warm-up. No sign-ups needed, just show up and tell the bartender. Tournament rounds start at 4 pm.
No IFPA points - just for fun!


- $5 entry (free play during competition)
- 8 rounds for every player
- Top 8 players proceed to Semi-Finals
- Top 4 players in Finals

Cash prizes & trophies for the Top Three finalists.
 
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Market on Main
1320 Main

Featuring Live Music with Devin Everhart

Saturday, February 13
5:00 – 8:00 pm
 
Since the age of nine, Devin Everhart has performed, written, and recorded music in Lexington, North Carolina. He performs original & cover music starting with the classics to newer country music, and also throwing in some southern rock from time to time! 

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columbiamuseum.org
1515 Main Street
(803) 799-2810

Free First Thursday at CMA

Thursday, February 4
10:00 am – 8:00 pm
 
Enjoy free admission and extended hours courtesy of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina. Plus, head to the collection galleries at 6:30 pm. to chat with CMA’s friendly docents about the art you see. 

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Wine, Cheese & Reflections of the CMA Collection

Thursday, February 11
7:00 – 8:00 pm
(Zoom)

Join the Contemporaries for a virtual wine and cheese tasting! The experts from The Gourmet Shop are picking wines and cheeses that "pair" with the artwork we'll discuss, which include an exquisite chandelier by Italian artist Antonio Salviati and the CMA's lone Monet impressionist work.  CMA Curator Catherine Walworth will join us for an interactive discussion highlighting the museum's current exhibitions.
 
Please register by Wednesday, February 3 to ensure your wine and cheese baskets for pickup at The Gourmet Shop.  Each ticket includes three 750 ml bottles of wine and a cheese plate to share with your crew. So get a group together and toast to this educational event! 

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Virtual Trivia Night

Tuesday, February 16
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm 

Test your art smarts and general trivia prowess on topics and themes emerging from the CMA collection. Hosted by CMA staffers Wilson Bame and Dana Witkoski. Prizes for first, second, and third place, most creative team name, and more. All ages are welcome, but adult themes will be covered. Limited to 6 people per team. Registrants will be sent a Kahoot and Zoom link to participate. Price per person: $5 / $4 for members.

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Richland Library
1431 Assembly St
(803) 799-9084

A Candid Conversation with Jane Elliott

Richland Library Online
Age Recommendation: Adults

 
Sunday, February 21
6:30 – 8:00 pm
 
Experience a stimulating conversation with Dr. Jane Elliott, creator of the groundbreaking Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes Exercise. This, now famous, exercise labels participants as inferior or superior based solely upon the color of their eyes and exposes them to the experience of being a minority. Elliot is an internationally known teacher, lecturer, diversity trainer, and recipient of the National Mental Health Association Award for Excellence in Education. 

Register Here
Uptown on Main
1204 Main Street
803-661-7651

February Specials at Uptown

Buy one get one 50% off all children and adult masks
 
Buy one get one 50% off all children and adult hats and mittens
 
Hurry while supplies last!
Carolina Hair Studios

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 la@cartertodd.com or call 803.779.4005.
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