COLUMBIA, S.C. (September 26, 2017) – The Five Points Association has announced the launch of a new promotion in Columbia’s original village neighborhood. The “Selfie Spot” promotion consists of seven iconic locations within the Five Points neighborhood, encouraging patrons to stop and take a selfie. Social media enthusiasts are encouraged to post the selfies, tagging Five Points’ pages (@FivePointsSC) and using Five Points’ hashtags (#FivePointsSC / #eat5points / #drink5points / #shop5points). Selfie Spot locations include prominent pieces of public art, neighborhood landmarks and history.
“Selfie Spot” Locations:
- Five Points Fountain | Saluda Avenue & Harden Street
Five Points’ first fountain and most iconic landmark, constructed in 1997 and located in the heart of the neighborhood
- Five Points Marquee | 632 Harden Street
The iconic former Five Points Theater, which opened in 1939 and has since become a popular hospitality location
- Five Points Centennial Plaza | Blossom Street & Santee Avenue
The newly constructed plaza which holds Five Points third water feature, as well as a bronze statue of former POW Col. Jack Van Loan
- Hootie & The Blowfish Monument | Santee Avenue & Harden Street
Contemporary art piece that represents the impact that Hootie & The Blowfish has had on Five Points, as well as the City of Columbia
- Saluda Avenue Fountain | Blossom Street & Saluda Avenue
Five Points’ second fountain, built ten years after the original fountain in 2007
- Yesterday’s Mural | 2030 Devine Street
A patriotic piece of art completed by Ralph Waldrop, just after the September 11thattacks in 2001
- Postcard Mural | 732 Harden Street
Five Points’ newest public art project, with a vintage feel and several scenes of Five Points
About Five Points:
Five Points has served as downtown Columbia, S.C.’s original village neighborhood for shopping, dining, entertainment and personal services since 1915. Extending from the intersection of Santee Avenue, Harden and Devine Streets to the surrounding residential neighborhoods and USC, Five Points encompasses nearly 150 businesses, many of which are locally, independently owned. Five Points celebrated its Centennial throughout 2015 and has since kicked off the start of the next 100 years with fresh community events, public art initiatives and district enhancements.
About the Five Points Association:
The Five Points Association is a non-profit organization whose principle task is ensuring that Five Points stays an integral and important part of the City of Columbia. The Association has accomplished and endured many major infrastructure, development and beautification projects over the years. The Association hosts annual events that continue to grow with each year and entertain thousands of people within the City of Columbia, as well as the state of South Carolina.
Five Points Online:
Hashtags: #FivePointsSC I #shop5points I #eat5points I #drink5points
For more information about Five Points, please visit www.FivePointsColumbia.com