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

What's Happening Around the Main Street District 

Congratulations to All of Our Main Street District Neighbors!

The Columbia Chamber recently announced the recipients of its annual Columbia Impact Awards for 2021:

The Cathy Novinger Trailblazer Award honors an individual who has shown exemplary leadership in his/her industry, advocates for business, and positively impacts our community. The 2021 recipient (posthumously) is Mr. Bill Hall, founder of Halls Chophouse.

The Impact Award for Diversity & Inclusion celebrates a Partner that goes above and beyond to create a diverse work environment by breaking the glass ceiling. The 2021 recipient is TD Bank.

The Golden Nail Award is bestowed upon businesses or property owners for exemplary contributions to the physical character of the greater Midlands region through cosmetic or commercial means such as restoration of a façade, historic building, or re-purposing of a blighted space during the previous calendar year. 2021 recipients include: Holiday Inn, Market on Main, Oliver Gospel Roastery and Café, Richland Library, Southeastern Esthetics Institute, and The Woody.

Congratulations WXRY 99.3 FM on 16 Years in the Main Street District!

WXRY is a local, nonprofit alternative radio station in the Main Street Disrict, broadcasting from high atop the historic Barringer Building. You can also listen online at

Events & Specials This Month

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Hampton Street Vineyard
1207 Hampton Street

Chef Collaboration Dinner Series

Monday, March 8
6:00 pm
Hampton Street Vineyard is excited to present its next Chef Collaboration dinner featuring Chef Jessica Shillato. HSV's Chef Christopher Holme and Chef Jessica Shillato will be presenting a five-course tasting menu. Along with the food, there will be a pairing of eight wines chosen by Certified Sommelier Hernan Martinez and guest Sommelier, Madi Pickrel of Ratio. 

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Follow HSV on Facebook for more information on the Wine Australia Wine Dinner scheduled for March 22.
The Grand
1621 Main Street

Bridgerton Trivia

Thursday, March 4
7:00 pm

The Grand is turning up the heat with a trivia event based on the new regency period Netflix series Bridgerton. Grab your tailcoats, flowing pastel gowns, laced corsets, and jewel-encrusted tiaras, and make your way to The Grand to put your series knowledge to the test. Prizes for the winners of trivia and best dressed. 

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Cocktails and Cooking with Chef Mike Ellis

Thursday, March 11
6:00 pm
Enjoy a 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 bourbon chicken and rice recipe. Individual Tickets are $50 & Couples Tickets are $90.  

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Stranger Things Brunch Trivia

Saturday, March 20
11:00 am

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.

On Facebook
Main Course
1626 Main Street

That’s My Jam

Every Wednesday
8:00 – 10:30 pm

Main Course and Mike Stone Entertainment presents That’s My Jam hosted by Boogie Brown. Join Main Course every Wednesday for an electrifying night of live music. Can you sing? Grab the mic and showcase your talents.  Wing special—10 wings for $8. Choose from a selection of flavors. 

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St. Patrick’s Pour Fest Day Celebration

Saturday, March 13
5:00 – 8:00 pm
Pour Fest, Columbia's semi-annual craft beer sampling event, is back at the Main Course Tap Wall. Your admission includes unlimited samples of 75 beer selections, a souvenir tasting cup, live music, and entry to Immersion Art, an immersive experience created by local artists.
Live Music:
Mike Stone 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Cory Luetjen and the Traveling Blues Band (Duo) – 3:00 - 6:30 pm
Phillip Michael Parsons – 7:00 – 10:30 pm
Tickets are $50.  

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Mixology Class

Thursday, March 25
6:00 pm
Join us for a mixology class at the Main Course and learn how to make your favorite drinks with our in-house mixologist, Quinn Sellers.  We will be learning how to build three of the following cocktails, St. Patrick’s Cough Syrup, Irish Penicillin, and an Irish Luau. We will learn some simple techniques and tricks to make these same cocktails in the comfort of your home. 

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The Joint @1710 Main
1710 Main Street

Mark Rapp Group: Music of Wes Montgomery

8:00 – 11:00 pm
The entire month of March, the Mark Rapp Group featuring Sam Edwards (bass), Amos Hoffman (guitar), and Brendan Bull (drums) will present the incredible works by Wes Montgomery.

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Transmission Arcade
1712 Main Street

March Skee-Ball Tournament

Sunday, March 21
4:00 pm
This will be a single-entry, double-elimination bracket tournament. Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers.  Sign-ups are $5 with prizes awarded to the top three finalists. Skee-ball will be free all day on March 21 leading up to the tournament for anyone who wants extra practice. 

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March Pinball Tournament

Sunday, March 28
4:00 pm

Enjoy a friendly match-play pinball tournament! Arcade opens at 10:30 am for brunch and warm-up. Tournament rounds start at 4 pm.

- $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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1213 Blanding Street 
(803) 256-7677

Broadway @ Villa Tronco

Thursdays March 18 & 25
Join Villa Tronco this month for outdoor Broadway Al Fresco shows! Perfect for the warming weather! Call 803-256-7677 to place a reservation for one of the shows.
MOMS on Main
1734 Main Street

Slammin' Betty @ MOMS on MAIN - Dinner and Mayhem

Saturday, March 6
6:00 pm 

Make a reservation for dinner, and then join Slammin’ Betty upstairs for some great, new tunes.  Call 803-708-4313 to make a reservation.

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1515 Main Street
(803) 799-2810

Art Class: Watercolor 102

Saturday, March 13
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
This intermediate level class touches on a variety of techniques including underpainting and glazing, creating a strong focal point, and improving overall composition. Taught by professional watercolorist Constance Manley, a member of the South Carolina Watermedia Society. Ages 15 and up. Capacity limited to 10 participants to ensure physical distancing in the CMA studios; face coverings are required.   

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CMA Virtual Trivia

Tuesday, March 16
7:00 – 8:30 pm
Test your art smarts and general trivia prowess on topics and themes emerging from the CMA collection and beyond. Hosted by CMA staffers Wilson Bame and Dana Witkoski and featuring a special guest. All ages are welcome, but adult themes may be covered. Limited to 6 people per team. Registrants will be sent Kahoot and Zoom links to participate. Price per person: $5 / $4 for members.

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Richland Library
1431 Assembly St
(803) 799-9084

Shades of Beauty: Women & Mental Health

March 6
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Join this discussion in celebration of Women's History Month as Counselors Shamiquia McPherson and Sharlianne Smith address topics related to women and mental health. Learn ways to recognize anxiety, depression and other signs that may lead to concern. McPherson and Smith will also share self-care tips, such as how to cope with stress in the midst of a pandemic, and provide recommended mental health resources. Register here.

Shades of Beauty: Women, Wisdom, & Wealth

March 13
6:30 – 7:30 pm
Celebrate Women's History Month with President and CEO of KRJ Consulting, Karen Jenkins. During this session you will learn financial tips to include strategies when managing your money during the pandemic and beyond, simple savings, credit, and investing strategies. Jenkins will also share holistic tips to manage your mindset during these challenging times. Register here.

Shades of Beauty: The Celebration

March 20
6:30 – 7:30 pm
Gather in a safe, supportive space as Jennifer Bartell and Cassie Premo Steele share poetry and guide participants through mindful discussion, journaling, and quiet reflection. Think of this as a time to nurture yourself and rekindle your light with the arrival of spring. Register here.
Uptown on Main
1204 Main Street

Spring Open House Celebration

Friday, March 26 & Saturday, March 27

Stop by Uptown and pick an egg, which will offer a discount of 5% to 25% off your entire purchase (excluding Nora Fleming and Bogg Bag).  You’ll have a chance to register in a raffle for a gift basket too.
Capitol Places
1520 Main Street

Two Free Months of Rent on Select Lease Terms Now

Capitol Places provides unique urban apartment residences with character and style. They are a short walk or ride to downtown businesses, healthcare and educational facilities, places of worship, libraries, museums, historic and cultural points of interest, parks and recreation, shopping, fine dining, and nightlife.  The Main Street district has emerged as an exciting and vibrant neighborhood to live and work!
Contact Capitol Places at (803) 779-5171 for details! Visit
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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