downtown Greenville

Brad Kellar / Greenville Herald-Banner

A downtown landmark will remain in the hands of the City of Greenville.

City Manager Massoud Ebrahim said the city was unable to sell the Paul Mathews Exchange Building to the only bidder.

“The individual we had been negotiating with ... he could not secure long term leases with the tenants,” Ebrahim said.

Housewarmers of Greenville

Pud Kearns of Housewarmers of Greenville says newcomers and long-time citizens alike will find plenty of Christmas activities this weekend in Greenville, including the annual Christmas Parade tonight at 7, a Jazzy Classic Christmas at the Central Christian Church in downtown Greenville at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, and the Park Street Candlelight Tour of Homes Sunday from 3-7 p.m.

Greenville Convention and Visitors Bureau

Milton Babb, the tourism and marketing director of the Greenville Convention and Visitors Bureau, says the success of Landon's Winery and the major renovation of the Texan Theatre are just two signs that downtown Greenville is making a comeback.