Monthly Archives: January 2015

Now Open: Sidewall Pizza (Travelers Rest, SC)


A new Pizza place up in the awesome Travelers Rest area is now open!

Here’s the scoop from their Facebook page:

[Sidewall Pizza Opens] Thank you for all of your support and enthusiasm while we built Sidewall from an old tire shop into an awesome pizza place in downtown ‪#‎travelersrest‬. We’re thrilled to announce that we’ll be open for dinner tomorrow, Monday January 19, starting at 5pm. We will have limited hours this week. But, we’ll be posting our times each day on Instagram and Facebook. Once we are full steam ahead, ‪#‎SidewallPizza‬ will be open 7 days a week for both lunch and dinner. We can’t wait to have you at Sidewall in ‪#‎TR‬! Oh, and we’ll be picking the winner of our free pizza for a year contest tomorrow. If you haven’t already entered, it’s not too late. Visit See you at Sidewall!!!

Their address:



So go support a local business!


Now Open: Vitamin Shoppe (Taylors, SC)



Noticed that the Vitamin Shoppe in Taylors is now open. Not sure if they had a grand opening but it looks like it might have opened this week or last week. We mentioned it was coming in this post. Doesn’t look like Aspen Dental is open yet though.

Here is the address:

5790 Wade Hampton Rd Suite A

Taylors SC, 29687

Phone: 864-877-1535

Store Hours: Monday-Saturday 9-9|Sunday 11-6

Recently Closed: Grille 33 (Greenville, SC) and Opening Soon: Kilpatrick’s Public House (Greenville, SC)


So check this out. Grille 33 which had a great presence Downtown Greenville for a few years moved to Haywood Road last year in the former Cheeseburgers-in-Paradise/Chinese buffet location. Well, just found out that they are shutting down and the owner is going to open a new restaurant back in Downtown Greenville.

It’s like a soap opera of restaurant happenings!

Here’s some discussion on it:


Grille 33 to close along Haywood Road.

Adam Tyner

They’re moving back into their old space downtown as Kilpatrick’s Public House.

I might be completely butchering this story, which I heard straight from owner Jay McAbee a couple months ago, but I believe he said someone else acquired the lease for 221 N. Main. That other person/group wanted to open a restaurant/bar but wanted the Grille 33 folks to handle the food end of it. The Comedy Zone is gonna be in the upstairs area.

I liked the Haywood Rd. location and the greatly expanded menu there, although, strangely, I felt like the burgers were better downtown.

So there you have it. Closing one place and going into a new place.

Which brings us to a new place opening downtown:


According to their site it’s 2015 but if the above news is true then could be open fairly soon! Address will be:

221 N. Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Coming Soon: Hub City Co-op (Spartanburg, SC)


Carolina Knight mentioned that Hub City Co-op has raised enough money to open a grocery store in Spartanburg. Here’s the scoop:

Hub City Cooperative has met its fundraising goal of $350,000 to open South Carolina’s first cooperative grocery store. It will occupy 5,000 square feet of the former Frank Hall Tire store at 176 North Liberty Street, Spartanburg, South Carolina 29306-5111. It intends to open by the end of the year.

Further Reading:
Shackleford, Lynne P. “Hub City Co-op Reaches Fundraising Goal; Leaders Plan to Open Store by End of Year..” Spartanburg Herald Journal. Hub City Cooperative.


Coming Soon: PecTec (Spartanburg, SC)


Spartanburg is on a manufacturing role! Another German-based manufacturer will be opening a small plant in Spartanburg this year. The company is called PecTec and they make automotive parts. It is estimated that about 15 new jobs will be created.

The facility will produce more than 6 million linear meters of product annually, including foils, strips and sheets of aluminum, aluminum alloy, copper, copper alloy and stainless steel.

Full article.