Hartsville, SC – Two Main Street Hartsville Façade & Signage Grants were awarded this month to two new businesses in downtown Hartsville: Hoof & Hound and Wooden Pineapple Boutique. The Façade Grant Program is funded by the Sonoco Foundation and covers a percentage of the cost to install new signage or improve blighted building frontages by offering an incentive to improve the face of the downtown district. The program has been in place for 5 years. Other 2018 recipients included the city’s new EdVenture Children’s Museum and Hakuna Matuna.
“Sonoco is proud to see the growth in Hartsville’s downtown. Our Foundation supports small businesses and programming that promotes community building. The Main Street Hartsville Façade Grant Program continues to help revitalize our commercial district, and we are proud to partner with them.”Roger Schrum, Sonoco Corporate Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Affairs.
One of the recipients, Hoof And Hound, is a new, family-owned burger and hot dog restaurant, located at 113 West Carolina Avenue. They installed a gorgeous bracketed arm sign. Now people can find this great, new corner restaurant, offering lunch and dinner, with Certified Angus beef hamburgers, as well as pasture-raised, Brasstown Beef hot dogs, sourced from Franklin, North Carolina. They also specialize in flatbread pizzas, wings and tenders, sandwiches
The other recipient, Wooden Pineapple Boutique, is a ladies clothing and accessories destination, located at 148 Mantissa Row. Owned by Diane Ollis, the shop improved their curb appeal by adding not only new paint, but also new light fixtures, an awning and signage. What was once the back entrance to a finance company, has now been rehabilitated and re-energized into a modern, ladies’ fashion store offering clothing, shoes, handbags and jewelry.
Main Street Hartsville’s purview is the immediate downtown district, and it works to make connections and act as a resource for new and existing businesses.
“A colleague recently called rehabilitating our downtowns ‘The Pilates Of Place,’ because if you have a strong core, the rest of you will also become strong. One of Main Street’s focuses is on the value of architectural integrity and preserving historical storefronts. The Sonoco Foundation has been gracious in supporting our community’s promising commercial district and its small businesses, and we look forward to more downtown beautification efforts in 2019!”Suzy Moyd, Executive Director of Main Street Hartsville
Main Street Hartsville is a program of the City of Hartsville and comes as one of the many downtown redevelopment partnerships initiated by Main Street South Carolina, a program of the Municipal Association of South Carolina. These participating programs from around the state all coordinate efforts through the National Main Street Center’s Four-Point Approach, which includes: organization, promotion, design