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Greenville Culinary and History Tours offers look at city’s past
In 1797, the Village of Pleasantburg at Greenville Court House was laid out in what is now known as the Court Square area of downtown Greenville.
The original courthouse, built in 1918, still stands today and includes carvings of spindles and cotton balls, representing the textile mills in the area. Other buildings of note include the Westin Poinsett Hotel, which is approaching its 100th birthday, and the oldest building on Main Street, which now houses Soby’s New South Cuisine.
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Greenville woman follows lifelong dream of becoming fashion designer
A childhood dream of becoming a clothing designer came true when a longtime Greenville resident Kathy Harris decided to follow her passion for fashion.
It takes a lot of vision to take a piece of fabric and make it designer clothing.
Harris had that vision from an early age.
“I was making Barbie doll clothes at seven years old. I have the original Barbie doll,” said Harris from her studio in the Village of West Greenville.
Stored in shoe boxes in her work space, Harris keeps the tiny clothes she sewed for her Barbie dolls as a young girl growing up in Columbia, S.C.
Harris is still making clothing only now it’s not for dolls.
Now it’s the real deal in the form of her own fashion brand called kottkomm.
“As my tag line goes: classic mod mix. I love menswear classic fabrics. I just don’t think you can ever go wrong. They never go away,” she explained.