Five Points Association

Five After Five, 5 Points concert series details

The Five Points Association welcomes the community to the third concert of this season’s Five After Five. It’s a free and family friendly outdoor concert series in the heart of Five Points, at the fountain. Patrons enjoy great local music, brews, food and fun times  on the first Sunday of the month, through August.  Previous seasons have been held on a…

More than 47,000 attend St. Pat’s in Five Points, and other numbers

Approximately 47,400 people came to the St. Pat’s in Five Points celebration, Saturday. Amy Beth Franks, executive director of the Five Points Association and co-chairwoman of St. Pat’s in Five Points issued a release of the details below: The Get to the Green 15K, 10K, 5K and 1-mile Family Fun Run had 2,401 participants.  This year’s race featured a new 15K, in…

Five Points celebrates Col. Jack Van Loan

Statute of Van Loan and new art project dedicated at Centennial Plaza for Veterans Day

Five Points on Friday celebrated Veterans Day with a tribute to a veteran and war hero who has become known as “the unofficial father of Five Points,” Col. Jack Van Loan. Col. Jack Van Loan (seated) is surrounded by Rep. Joe Wilson, Five Points Association Executive Director Amy Beth Franks, Richland County Councilman Seth Rose, Mayor Steve Benjamin, S.C. Department…

Columbia groups take steps to honor Prince

The Purple One is getting the royal treatment thanks to the Richland Library and the Five Points Association. Richland Library has assembled a collection of purple-colored children’s books to honor Prince. (Photo provided) Library cardholders can access the music of the late rock, soul and funk artist Prince through their online digital media service Hoopla. Hoopla is a free mobile…

Five Points district featured on ‘Travels with Darley’

Five Points, the bustling business district that was once a wetland for Rocky Creek branch, continues to celebrate its centennial with a new promotional video and spot on a PBS television series. Andy’s Deli is featured in the Five Points Association’s new promotional video. (photo provided) The Five Points Association announced last week that the neighborhood would be featured on…

Temporary surface lot at former Exxon gas station in Five Points to open around Thanksgiving

Visitors to Five Points soon will have more places to park as Columbia Parking Department officials plan to raze the Exxon Mobil gas station at the corner of Harden Street and Saluda Avenue and turn it into a surface lot. Parking Services Director John Spade said the city is leasing the property where the gas station currently stands from local…