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Popcorn & Prohibition is Sept. 3

GREENVILLE- Join Main Street Greenville as they step back into the 1920s for the Popcorn and Prohibition First Friday Event on September 3 from 6-9 p.m.

Legend states that Frank and Ida Thomas owned the best popcorn stand in the area from 1891 to 1937. Drawing people from all walks of life, Ida’s popcorn was a 5¢ staple in Downtown Greenville. In honor of the “Popcorn Lady” and her long standing business, attendees at this First Friday event are encouraged to stop by the Welcome Center at 421 S Broadway to receive a free bag of popcorn. The fun does not stop there! In each bag, attendees will find a list of secret speakeasy locations and deals offered by local businesses exclusively during this event.

Curious attendees can expect an evening of music with performances by The GreenDeVilles sponsored by The Merchant House and Tribute Funeral Homes and acoustic music from Jason Grieshop. Businesses downtown will be offering deals like free gifts, discounts on purchases, popcorn and exclusive bathtub gin! In true prohibition fashion, the details of where these offers will be located are a secret. In order to find out where they can discover these deals, attendees must get their popcorn first.

With the prohibition theme, the evening promises to be a great time to take advantage of the DORA. Visit to find more information about the DORA including where you can carry your beverages and how the DORA works.

First Friday events aim to bring people downtown during evening hours to enjoy activities, demonstrations, food, and music in a beautiful historic setting. The monthly event is presented by Main Street Greenville – a non-profit organization committed to stimulating and supporting revitalization efforts, historic preservation, and economic growth in historic Downtown Greenville. To learn more, visit their Facebook page. You can contact them at 937-548-4998 or

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