Monthly Archives: August 2015

Now Open: Tirado’s Empanadas And More (Greenville)


Ah yes! Tirado’s is now open! (at least at 11 AM today). Woohoo! If you haven’t been there then I suggest you try them out. Their food is fantastic and a bit different from most Latino themed restaurants in the Upstate.

Check out their Facebook page and give them a visit! Their address is

1316 Stallings Road

Greenville, SC

Oh, and here’s a sneak peek from WSPA.


Now Open: The Fresh Market (Greenville)


At last! The 2nd Fresh Market grocery store is now open. We posted about them coming a while back and they have finally opened up their doors.

A new Fresh Market opened its doors in Greenville County Wednesday morning.

The new store on Woodruff Road is the eighth for the state and second in the county.


So for everyone that lives off the Woodruff Road area you have no reason to journey to South Pleasantburg to visit that Fresh Market down there!

Now if only they would open one up in Greer…


Coming Soon: Kitchen Sync (Greenville)


Looks like the hype for ‘sustainable’ and ‘eco-friendly’ restaurants has hit Greenville finally! Kitchen Sync has started construction on their restaurant off Laurens Road. Sounds really cool.

Here’s a little bit about how they are going to be different:

Kitchen Sync will be a locally owned, full-service neighborhood grill and pizzeria specializing in local, sustainable farm-to-table fare in a casual, family-friendly atmosphere.

– Member of the Carolina Farm Steward Association, will work with farmers to develop local food shed

– Plans to harvest their own solar energy; compost and recycle waste; capture rainwater for irrigation

– Will use all sustainable/recyclable takeout containers; Energy Star equipment; all LED lighting

– In communication with Swamp Rabbit Trail planners to create easy access to businesses and neighborhoods in the McAlister Square area of Laurens Road

– Creating a bike-friendly culture

– Incorporating materials salvaged from local historical sites as well as materials salvaged and repurposed from on-site demolition

You can read more about them here.

Nice to see some new development on Laurens Road. That’s a great corridor but hasn’t kept up as fast as other areas of growth in the Upstate.

Looking forward to seeing them open.

Thanks to Kelly for the tip!

Coming Soon: America’s Best (Greer, SC)

americasbestlogoLooks like a contact lens and eyeglasses place will be opening up soon in Greer. Their location is right next to the Five Guys and IHOP in Greer (off WHB). They have a temporary sign up and you can see build out work going on in the interior.

They have the store page up here.

Official address is:

Suber Commons
1488 B.W. Wade Hampton Blvd
Greer, SC 29650

Monday-Friday: 9am-7pm
Saturday: 9am-6pm
Sunday: Closed

Eye exams provided by :
Doctor’s Exchange of South Carolina, P.C


Coming Soon?: The Cheesecake Factory, Part IV (Greenville)


There have been some more rumors and posts about CCF coming. Here’s a summary of some of the info that has been posted recently:

Panera is building their free standing unit next to Wells Fargo and CCF will take their place as well as a few other spaces. This is a done deal.


It is a done deal. However, CCF is not going to take over any other stores. They will expand the footprint of the Panera space.


and later on this:

Let’s just say I know someone involved with the project and with the Panera building. Believe me. It is going to happen. It will be announced soon.


It is indeed Cheesecake Factory. Construction has already started to expand the area in front of Panera for it.


So take it as you will. There are  lot of naysayers but here’s the deal: We’re hearing a lot of ‘insider information’ but nothing concrete has been shown as evidence. Personally I’m inclined to believe that CCF will be coming. Greenville would make a good market for their store.

You can check out our other CCF posts here: