When the streets of our town are full of people from other places, it’s a chance for us to shine.
And shine we did.
The Delta Hot Tamale Festival has grown over the years to become the premiere Greenville downtown festival.
It’s got a few things going for it for sure.
It’s open to everyone.
It’s a well-run event.
There’s hot tamales.
In the coming years, this festival will share space downtown with a new courthouse and new green spaces.
These items alone are not the return of our downtown, but they are part of the movement forward for Greenville.
While it may sound sad, Greenville is at its nadir. There’s truly nowhere to go for downtown but growth.
We hope this growth happens sooner rather than later, but we also hope the growth happens in the appropriate manner.
That’s one of the reasons we are so happy the downtown development, somewhat shepherded along by Main Street Greenville — an arm of the group who puts on the Delta Hot Tamale Festival.
If they can pull off the largest event in town, with the county’s largest economic impact, we know they can confidently guide the revitalization of our downtown.