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Greenville starts downtown shopping campaign

Charles Davis Jr. of A Polished Man in Greenville sets up his booth with various menswear accessories during the Third Thursday Market at Poe West Friday, June 18, 2021.

It’s a brisk fall morning, and Charles Davis Jr. and his wife, Tiffane, are standing in their new store, “A Polished Man,” on West Washington Street in downtown Greenville. 

The bright, clean interior design lets the store’s products shine. Walls lined with colorful pocket squares, snappy bow ties, high-quality socks and underwear. Shelves stacked neatly with men’s travel accessories and self-care products. 

The brick-and-mortar men’s lifestyle accessories store has been open only since Oct. 15, and the Davises, who are Greenville natives, have felt welcomed downtown since day 1, they said. 

“We’ve had a diverse group of customers who’ve come in to support us,” Tiffane said. 

While the support is, in a lot of ways, organic, the city of Greenville is also making special efforts to promote small businesses like “A Polished Man” this fall.