Upstate Headlines: Rick Erwin’s West End Grille named to Top 100

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A collection of the top Upstate headlines for the week of November 24, 2014.

Rick Erwin’s West End Grille named to Top 100– Rick Erwin’s West End Grille has been named a winner of OpenTable Diner’s Choice Awards for the Top 100 Steakhouses in America. The list of winners was chosen from more than 5 million reviews submitted by OpenTable diners between Nov. 1, 2013, and Oct. 31, 2014.

Dave & Buster’s opens on Woodruff Road– Dave & Buster’s opened its doors to the public on Monday. Located in the Magnolia Park shopping center on Woodruff road, the new D&B is the franchise’s 73rd location and first in South Carolina…

A tradition on ice– Greenville’s Ice on Main was modeled after the outdoor rink at New York City’s Rockefeller Center. In four short years, it has become one of Greenville’s most popular winter attractions, last year drawing about 300 skaters per day during a 53-day season…

New Wofford stadium to open in 2017– Jerry Richardson, Carolina Panthers founder, owner and Wofford alumni and trustee, is making a generous donation to Wofford College to build a new indoor stadium that will house a basketball arena, volleyball venue, locker rooms and other facilities…

Former Dixie’s Tavern to get rooftop bar– The former Dixie’s Tavern building at the corner of Brown and East North streets is getting a rooftop bar and new storefront, according to plans filed with the City of Greenville Design Review Board…

24-unit condo community planned for Markley Street– Plans for a new 24-unit condo community at 110 Markley St. have been submitted to the City of Greenville Design Review Board. The condos will be a mixture of two-an-three-bedroom units with an average of 1,800 square feet, said architectural designer David Anderssen with the Johnston Design Group…

School district to spend $6.5 million surplus– Greenville County Schools appears to be ending 2014 with some extra money in its pocket, and plans to spend it on band and string instruments, elementary school physical education equipment and an early-warning system that will identify students who are having academic difficulty sooner…

Travelers Rest, Laurens win Community Vibrancy Grants– Travelers Rest and Laurens were the two winners announced last week of the 2014 Hughes Investments Elevate Upstate Community Vibrancy Grants. The winners were announced at the Nov. 13 Ten at the Top (TATT) Regional Forum after five finalists provided a brief overview of their initiatives at the event…

Mayor wins inaugural Carroll Campbell award– Greenville Mayor Knox White was presented with the inaugural Carroll A. Campbell Jr. Vision in Leadership Award at the Palmetto Policy Council’s VisionSC conference on Monday…

Catching up with Perry Tuttle– on New Year’s Eve, 1981, Clemson senior Perry Tuttle was in Miami preparing for his last collegiate football game. He was a gifted receiver heading for NFL, but barely known outside the business of college and professional football…