'New Kid on Block' Prepares for Viva La Vista

'The Peanut Man' admits he's 'in for a treat'


By Monique Williams

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) -- As close to two dozen brick and mortar businesses in Columbia's the Vista prepare for the fifth annual Viva La Vista event, one rookie Vista business owner is hoping he can keep up with the overwhelming demands of the mainstay party.

The premiere event for Columbia's entertainment district is just hours away. Businesses in The Vista are putting finishing touches to prepare for the fifth annual Viva La Vista. This year's theme is 'Put a Fork in It'. The annual event showcases food samples from almost two dozen restaurants and food chains.

New kid on the block, The Peanut Man, admits getting ready for the event has been hard to do since opening a second store. But, he says he looking forward to future business from the event.

Street parking is free for the gathering, which takes place all day Saturday. However, some roads will be closed. For more details go to www.vivalavistasc.com or call 803-269-5946.

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