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

What's Happening Around the Main Street District 

Congratulations Main Street District!

The Main Street District is excited to win Free Times Best of Columbia 2020 for the ‘Biggest Improvement in Columbia this Year’.  We are proud to win this award for the 6th year! This last year was the first in which everyone got to enjoy the beautiful renovations of Columbia Museum of Art's Boyd Plaza!  Congratulations to all of our Main Street neighbors. Visit to check out a list of all the winners.

Uptown on Main Reopens Under New Ownership

Michelle Cormier will reopen the gift shop in its same location on Main Street in early September. She said the store’s merchandise will remain the same, with the addition of new brands.
“Most of the things I’m adding are to enhance what was already there,” she said. “I’m excited to get opened up and continue the legacy that Martha Studstill started and become part of the downtown Columbia family."
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Hampton Street Vineyard Reopens Under New Ownership

The new ownership team behind Hampton Street Vineyard brings wine expertise and fine dining experience to the restaurant that has operated in the Main Street District for more than 20 years.

Chelsea Carrier, Jonathan Lopez, and Hernan Martinez, the three co-owners, have worked as beverage directors and general managers in dining destinations like New York City and Chicago, at restaurants that have taken home coveted James Beard Foundation Awards. 
Hampton Street Vineyard is now open for lunch, dinner, and takeout.
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Congratulations His & Hers Tailoring on Celebrating 48 Years in the Main Street District!

His & Hers Tailoring is celebrating 48 years in the Main Street District this September!  The shop is a family owned business run by Thomasena Reynolds and her two daughters.
“I love the wonderful people in the Main Street District.  Everyone is very kind, friendly, dependable, and an absolute joy to work with.  I am one of the original board members of City Center Partnership, so the Main Street District has a special place in my heart,” said Thomasena. 
His & Hers Tailoring is open Monday - Friday from 9 am - 5 pm. They also make and sell quality face masks if you’re ready to swap out your paper one!  Ask for Val (803-799-9519).

Congratulations Soda City Market for Being Name 10 of the Best Unexpected Farmers Markets in the U.S.

Soda City Market has been named one of the 10 Best Unexpected Farmers Markets in the U.S. by Garden & Health.  According to the publication, the event is “inspired by traditional European street markets,” and features over 150 producer-only (products must be made or grown by sellers) vendors on Saturdays yearlong, rain, or shine. Vendors and food trucks line Columbia’s Main Street selling everything from Thai street food, paella, Belgian waffles, kombucha, and olive oils to handmade art.
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Rosie is Out of Quarantine and Back to Roaming the Streets

Rosie is the first electric litter vacuum cleaner with an autonomous driving system and Follow Me system.  She will recognize and automatically follow our Yellow Shirts while at work cleaning the streets of the Main Street District.  She roams the streets from 7:30 am – 3:30 pm, seven days a week. If you would like to purchase advertising space on Rosie, call Grace Outdoor Advertising at 803-719-5188.

City Center Partnership’s 19th Annual Celebration is Going to be Virtual this Year!

Mark your calendar for Monday, November 16.  Things are a little different this year, but you will be excited to hear what is in store for Main Street!  Stay tuned and be on the lookout for more details and login information.  


1649 Main Street
Hendrix Dining Room Reopens Tuesday, September 8
Reservations are now available through OpenTable. The rooftop will also offer a full menu. Check out their website to see their weekly menu at 📸: Simply Lynn Luc
1214 Main Street
Bourbon Reopens for Outdoor Seating and Takeout After Labor Day
Missing the Heart of Darkness cocktail? To remedy this prolonged absence, Bourbon plans to reopen for outdoor seating and takeout the week following Labor Day!

Bourbon is known for its variety of whiskey, bourbon, and craft cocktails, accompanied by Creole-style food with locally sourced ingredients.
Villa Tronco
1213 Blanding Street 
Villa Tronco Reopens for Dine-in Dinner
Villa Tronco is now open for dine-in 5 – 9 pm from Tuesday - Saturday.  Please make reservations as space is limited due to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines.  Check out their menu and specials on their website.
Coyboys Brazillian Steakhouse
1508 Main Street
Cowboys Brazilian Steakhouse is Back Open for Lunch
Enjoy all you can eat 30-item gourmet salad bar and six hot dishes for $8 per pound.  Lunch is Take-Out only. 
Main Street Public House
1556 Main Street
Main Street Public House is Back Open Six Days a Week
Tuesday - Thursday (11 am - 8 pm)
Friday - Saturday (11 am - 9 pm)
Sunday (11 am - 4 pm)
Monday (Closed)

September Events

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1515 Main Street
(803) 799-2810

Wednesday Night Karaoke

Wednesdays, 7 – 10 pm

Cheese & Wine Wednesday Nights continue with Karaoke on The Main Stage! Hang out and enjoy an incredible Cheese & Charcuterie Board plus 25% off all wines by the bottle, while listening to Karakoke underneath the bright lights of Soda City’s Big Screen!
The Main Course
1626 Main Street

Live Music on the Patio

The Main Course has live music for you! Come out for brunch, lunch, and dinner!

Front Patio

September 5th: Randy Lucas Trio
September 11th: Parker’s Back
September 18th: Chris Moreno
September 25th: ColaJazz


Every Saturday Morning: CJ Mack
Every Sunday Morning: Brent Lundy
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TLC Tribute

Sunday, September 13
8 – 10 pm

Come out and enjoy a TLC tribute by Mike Stone Entertainment. This unique show will be one you won't want to miss! Featuring Taylor Diaz, Shayla Willey, and Tisa Lee.  General admission tickets are $20. Mezzanine seating only available.

Holiday Parties at The Grand & The Main Course

Just shoot an email to to book your event today! 
The Grand
1621 Main Street

Puppy Paws & White Claws

Thursday, September 3
6 pm - 9 pm

Join The Grand for Puppy Paws & White Claws on the Patio! Bring your pup out and enjoy $20 seltzer buckets of your choice of 5 White Claw, Bud Light Seltzer, or Truly!

LIVE MUSIC with Audrey Hamilton!

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Moms & Mimosas

Tuesday, September 8
11 am -2 pm

Calling all Moms! Celebrate school starting back with a $10 mimosa flight and brunch, at The Grand on Main.

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Ain't Your Momma Tour-Rhonda Funk LIVE

Sunday, September 27
11 am – 2 pm
Enjoy the raw and real experience of an acoustic show with Pure Music Nashville recording artist and songwriter Rhonda Funk as she shares songs from her latest EP "Ain't Your Momma."
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Richland Library
1431 Assembly St
(803) 799-9084

What do You Like to Read?

Looking for your next great read? Tell Richland Library’s staff what you like and don't like, and they will e-mail you some suggestions. They'll even put the items on hold for you! Get started by clicking here.
Market on Main
1320 Main

Virtual Family Fun Night with Columbia Children’s Theatre

Friday, September 11
6:30 – 7:30 pm
Join the CMA and Columbia Children's Theatre for the final Virtual Family Fun Night of the summer! Log in to Facebook at 6:30 to watch this special premiere of Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience, based on the hit children's book by Mo Willems and inspired by fashionable items in the CMA collection. And don’t forget Art Time with a CMA staffer! Keep an eye out for an art materials list that will be posted several days before the event. 

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Miss Cocky Fashion Boutique
1450 Main Street

In Need of Some Retail Therapy?

Miss Cocky has you covered! Shop these outfits & more. Fall colors are back and all new Hobo selections are out.  Did you know the 90's are back? Miss Cocky has you covered with polka dots, ruffles, pleats, ties, and Madonna and Prince inspired fashion!  Check it out for yourself at Miss Cocky. Go Gamecocks!
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.  For more information visit
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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