What’s Happening Around the Main Street District in October

October 1, 2020

Congratulations Hotel Trundle & Boudreaux on Receiving the South Carolina Historic Preservation’s Honor Award

The combination of the boutique Hotel Trundle and BOUDREAUX’s architectural studio was recently recognized by South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Preservation South Carolina, and the Office of the Governor with an Honor Award as part of their 2020 Historic Preservation Awards.

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Welcome Family Fresh Mex to the Main Street District

Family Fresh Mex is now open at 1200 Main Street (Behind the ABC Columbia building).  Customers may recognize the name from the food truck at Soda City Market, but now you can eat with Family Fresh Mex any day of the week at the new physical location. Hours for lunch and breakfast are Sunday – Friday (7 am – 3 pm), and on Saturdays, the food truck will continue to serve food at the Soda City Market.

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Transmission Arcade Now Open to the Public

Transmission Arcade Now Open to the Public

Transmission Arcade is now open every Wednesday through Friday from 4 – 11 pm.  They will be adding even more COVID precautions to create the safest environment possible for customers. Stay tuned for more details.

Transmission Arcade is still offering the two-hour private rental format on Saturdays and Sundays for groups.  Visit transmissionarcade.com for more information.


The Space is Now Open at the Hub at Columbia

A new office co-working concept geared towards students and young professionals is now open at the Hub at Columbia.

The Space offers workshops, networking opportunities, and mentorships designed to provide professional and personal growth to help members stand out in a competitive job landscape.

Yarnbombers of Columbia will transform all of the lamp posts into candy canes.


Yarnbombers of Columbia is Working on Winter Wonderland which will be Featured on Main Street

The Winter Wonderland installation will take place in mid-November and will be on display throughout the holiday season.

The festive scene will include transforming all of the lamp posts into candy canes and other winter scenes along five blocks of Main Street, from Tapp’s to the State House.

If you would like to be a sponsor to help cover their materials and installation expenses, please email [email protected].


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

Mark your calendar for Monday, November 16 at 4:00 pm.  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 on Main Street District’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MainStColaSC


Events & Specials This Month

Uptown on Main
1204 Main Street

Join Uptown on Main for a Grand Re-Opening Celebration
Grand Re-Opening Specials (October 1 – October 3)

  • Gift Certificate Raffles Each Day
    • Two lucky winners each day will win either a $50 or a $25 gift certificate
  • New Rewards Program
    • Earn Uptown cash for your accumulated purchases
  • Spend $100 on Nora Fleming and receive a free Cutie Container ($24 value)
    • Limit one per customer.  Valid for in-store purchases only, while supplies last.


Market on Main
1320 Main Street

Featuring Soda City Brass Band at Market on Main

Friday, October 2
7:00 – 10:00 pm

The Soda City Brass Band brings the fun of New Orleans to every show! This outdoor venue features lawn and table seating, great food, wine, and beer at Market on Main.

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Villa Tronco
1213 Blanding Street
(803) 256-7677

Broadway @ Villa Tronco
Thursday, October 8
5:30 – 7:30 pm

Join Villa Tronco for an abbreviated Broadway Al Fresco.  Call (803)-256-7677 to make a reservation for the evening.

Celebrate Fall with Homemade Pumpkin Cheesecake

Usher in the cooler weather with a slice of Villa Tronco’s seasonal pumpkin cheesecake and a nice, warm shot of espresso! Call Villa Tronco at (803) 256-7677 to make a reservation for dinner.


The Main Course
1626 Main Street

Sip & Paint

Tuesday, October 20
6 – 9 pm

Enjoy Sip and Paint at 1626 Main! The Immersion artist, Ija Monet, will be instructing the art class, with a unique painting of her own. Tickets include all painting materials and two drinks off of the specialty Sip and Paint menu.

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Mixology Class

Thursday, October 22
5:30 – 7:30 pm

Enjoy a mixology class at the Main Course and learn how to make your favorite drinks with the in-house mixologist, Quinn Sellers. You will learn how to build three fun fall cocktails!

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“Mask” erade Ball at 1626 Main

Saturday, October 31
6:30 – 10:30 pm

Halloween is right around the corner! The night will be filled with dancing, eats, drinks, photos, and contests. Enjoy music from DJ brought to you by PartyTime, as well as a photo booth! Tickets are $10 and include entry and small spooky bites. Dinner and special Halloween cocktails sold separately. Contest prizes go to the best dressed, best mask, best couple, and much more.

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The Joint
1710 Main Street

Masquerade Ball

Saturday, October 31
6:00 – 11:00 pm

The Joint is celebrating its second annual Masquerade Ball with live entertainment by Mark Rapp. This event will be fun and feature a special food and drink menu. Costumes are welcome and encouraged!

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The Grand on Main
1621 Main Street

Halloween Trivia at the Grand on Main

Thursday, October 8
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Join the Grand on Main for Halloween Trivia. If you are a scary movie expert, this is the trivia for you! Win a gift card to the Grand on Main. Feel free to dress up.

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Tequila Dinner at the Grand on Main

Thursday, October 15
6:30 – 9:00 pm

Join the Grand on Main for a Tequila Dinner! The dinner will consist of a starter cocktail and a delicious four-course meal tailored to the evenings’ Don Julio tequila.


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

Sylvan’s Discover the Decades Event

Wednesday, October 14 – Saturday, October 17

Explore Sylvan’s favorite discoveries from every decade. Great selection and great values!

Sylvan’s Annual Trade-in Event

Friday, October 16

Bring in jewelry or timepieces that you no longer wear and let the experts make an offer to apply towards something new!


Columbia Museum of Art

1515 Main Street
(803) 799-2810

A Virtual Evening with the Guerrilla Girls

Friday, October 9
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Join the School of Visual Art and Design and the Columbia Museum of Art for a virtual evening with the Guerrilla Girls!  A live presentation by Guerrilla Girl Frida Kahlo will be followed by a Q&A session.

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Learn a Gujarati folk dance known as Garba that revolves around the nine forms of mother goddess Durga. At the Columbia Museum of Art.

Plaza Rhythms: Garba Dance

Sunday, October 25
2:00 – 3:30 pm

In honor of Navratri, a major Hindu festival dedicated to the divine feminine, learn a Gujarati folk dance known as Garba that revolves around the nine forms of mother goddess Durga. Taught by local dancer and educator Panna Chauhan. Free with membership or admission. Registration is required, and capacity is limited to ensure physical distancing. All ages.

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Richland Library
1431 Assembly St
(803) 799-9084

Abolitionist Teaching and the Future of Our Schools

(Richland Library Online)
Sunday, October 11
4:00 – 5:30 pm

Scholar and author Dr. Bettina Love discusses antiracism and freedom in education. Presented in partnership with the University of South Carolina and Richland School District 2.  Tune in to Richland Library’s Facebook page for this program at 4 pm.  Please make sure you are logged in to Facebook in order to enjoy this program premiere at the scheduled date and time.

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Check out Richland Library’s Blog to Maximize At-Home Learning

Thanks to a partnership with both Richland School District One and Richland School District Two, every student in these two districts will be automatically given a library card (more on that soon), but cards are also FREE for everyone who lives in Richland County, and educators–including those who live outside the county but teach in Richland County.


Mast General Store
1601 Main Street
(803) 771-2300

Round Up for a Cause – United Way

During the month of October, Mast General Store is having a Round Up Campaign for United Way. Mast is asking every guest to round up their purchase to the nearest dollar and they’ll donate the proceeds to United Way. There will also be various donation collection jars scattered throughout the store.


Hampton Street Vineyard
1207 Hampton Street

HSV Now Serving Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays

Enjoy delicious brunch items on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 3 pm.

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1649 Main Street

Hendrix is Launching a Weekly Photo Contest in Front of the Neon Ivy Wall

Grab your cameras and snap a picture in front of the wall and tag #HendrixCola for your chance to win a $25 gift card. Each Friday a winner will be chosen. Get creative, have fun, and give them your best shot!


East Bay Deli
1426 Main St
(803) 814-2277

Your East Bay Deli Favorites are now Available Even Later!

NEW hours of operation are 7:00 am – 9:00 pm daily!

Order on the app and save 10%! (Code: 10PERCENT) www.eastbaydeli.com