Upcoming Anniversary of the Georgetown SC Fire

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On September 25, 2014, The Georgetown Business Association will recognize the great spirit of the town in coming back from the devastating fire one year ago.

A year ago, eight businesses were destroyed. A year later there are 19 reopened and new businesses in the historic district.

On September 25, 2013 the 700 block of Front Street was devastated by a relentless fire. Seven buildings and eight businesses were lost. Fortunately no human lives were lost. If we are measured by our response to adversity, Georgetown stands tall and proud. An incredible outpouring of generosity and support ensued immediately. Over $210,000 was raised to help the victims who lived in, worked in or owned the buildings. Countless hours of volunteer help and enormous positive energy was devoted to revitalizing Front Street.

On September 25, 2014 the Georgetown Business Association will acknowledge the tragic nature of the fire, while simultaneously celebrating the resilience, optimism, and sheer grit of the citizens of Georgetown. A year ago, eight businesses were destroyed. A year later there are 19 reopened and new businesses in the historic district. We are inviting these 19 reopened or new businesses to join in a spirit of solidarity to stand together and express our confidence in the future of Georgetown. The following businesses will be acknowledge and celebrated at a special ceremony at 6:00 PM at Francis Marion Park.

Clocktower Books, Atlantic House Restaurant, Rice Birds, Tucks General Store, Doodlebugs, 700 Modern Grill & Bar, Buzz's Roost, Coastal Carolina University, Waterfront Books, Gullah Museum, 5 Rivers Tavern & Grille, Colonial Florist, Boardwalk Boutique, Georgetown County Museum, The Harbor Shop, Creative Canvas, D'Newks Southern Artisan Co-op, Karen's Hair & Massage, and East Bank Shrimp House.

Thursday, September 25, 2014 is one of the regularly scheduled Music in Park events. In addition to the Anniversary of the Fire ceremony at 6:00 PM, we will be entertained in a festive spirit by the After 5 Band from 5:30-8:30 PM also at Francis Marion Park.

Join us as we give homage to the entrepreneurial spirit of Georgetown that not only replaced the eight businesses lost, but added TEN MORE! We have much to celebrate and much to be thankful for!

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