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City News Podcast: Main Street Challenge Winner, The Local Hiker

Thursday, May 23

Hiking and backpacking store to open on East Main Street this summer


In case you missed the news, the three winners of our Main Street Challenge were announced last night to a packed house at The Showroom. The Local Hiker, Haute Mama, and Motte & Sons Bootlegging Co. will all be coming to Downtown Spartanburg later this year. Thanks to their amazing business plans, and no small measure of hard work to win over the judges, each of these great new businesses will be receiving $12,000 in rent assistance for their first year of operation, as well as thousands of dollars of in-kind services from other businesses in the area.

On this episode of the podcast, we sit down with Michael & Kathy Silverman, owners of The Local Hiker to get the skinny on their plans to bring a new specialty hiking and backpacking store to East Main Street. When might you be able to walk inside and buy yourself that new backpack you've been wanting? Listen below and find out.


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