Category Archives: Coming Soon

Coming Soon: Menkoi Ramen House (Downtown Greenville)

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Oh yes! This is fantastic news! Last year we posted about Menkoi opening up their first Ramen House off Woodruff Road. Well, now they will be opening up a second location in Downtown Greenville!

Their downtown location will be located on North Main in the former Dark Corner Distillery.

Menkoi offers traditional Japanese ramen with a broth and meat of your choice, noodles and a collection of green onions, spinach, and boiled eggs.

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They are to open sometime this Winter. So maybe by end of the year? Perfect ramen time!

Friday Roundup! Brio Internal Medicine, Caviar & Bananas, Golden Chick, Toss Pizza Pub, and More!

Happy Friday to everyone! Let’s jump into a few recent happenings around the Upstate.

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Brio Internal Medicine is now open in Downtown Greenville. They are located at the corner of E. North and Main Street. Good to see more professional services coming downtown to serve the community. They were recently featured on UBJ:

Brio will have three locations by early 2017, and the downtown Greenville site will be available for urgent care visits, as well as appointments for illnesses and annual check-ups, says David Martin, CEO of Tribe 513, the umbrella company for Brio and other physician practices.

“This location will focus on establishing a primary care provider with working professionals, mostly adults, and especially in the younger crowd of people, ages 22 to 40, who haven’t established care with a primary care provider or who haven’t gotten a physical in five years,” Martin says.

Brio’s new office is designed to appeal to busy, working professionals who do not want to waste time driving across town to a doctor’s office, says Sandy Gibbes, partner with Equip Studio, which has designed the 3,700-square-foot space. It will have three providers and eight exam rooms, all on a second floor that can be reached by elevator.

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There are also some recent photos on their Facebook page as well.

 

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Caviar & Bananas is open now. From the looks of it, they are staying pretty busy during the breakfast and lunch hours. The location they are in is a great spot as well. Lots of foot traffic and brings traffic and life to areas off of Main Street.

 

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Saw on their Facebook page that Toss is open now. They are located in the South Ridge area (corner of University and Church Street) of Downtown Greenville.

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A few tips came in from readers so I’m going to post them here:

Just bought some sausage from Carolina Growers Group at the Thursday night farmer’s market in Fountain Inn. The young man said their butcher shop is in Gray Court, but in a few weeks they will be opening a butcher shop at 202 Weston Street…a block off of Main Street in Fountain Inn. They will be selling a wide variety of freshly made sausages plus other meats. Their web site is Carolinagrowersgroup.com I love your website! Thanks for all the tips.

Thanks for your support Sheila!

This one is from Lorri:

Breakwater & Bar is closing. http://upstatebusinessjournal.com/news/greenvilles-breakwater-restaurant-bar-closing/ While Greenville’s Bacon Bros. Public House is still saddling up for its franchise expansion into Houston, this week the farm-to-table gastropub announced a new partnership that will put a bakery, butchery and diner right off the Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail. http://upstatebusinessjournal.com/news/bacon-bros-to-set-up-shop-near-the-swamp-rabbit-trail-plans-franchise-move-into-houston/

I heard about Breakwater closing. Bummer for sure. I hope a new place will take over that location soon. West End is a fantastic area of Downtown for sure!

This tip is not as surprising to hear:

Was looking up Golden Chick locations in the Upstate and noticed that their locations on Pleasantburg in Greenville and also in Greenwood closed. Not sure about the latter, but the former has only shuttered in the last couple of months. http://www.city-data.com/forum/greenville-spartanburg-area/1455665-recently-closed-businesses-greenville-spartanburg-area-123.html

Thanks for the tip Andrew!

Ever since Golden Chick opened up a few years ago the locations seemed a bit off. Their food was good but I think they opened up in the wrong areas.

And this one from Mike:

Fuddruckers and Starbucks coming soon to Duncan at 290 & 85. Former Denny’s location.

Appreciate all the tips everyone! You all rock so keep ’em coming!

I know I’ve missed a bunch. Been a little crazy with work and school starting so I’m a bit behind on updates and postings. Have a great weekend everyone and show your support for some of these new local businesses!

 

Opening Soon: Chasing Rabbits Tea Company & Toasty (Downtown Greenville)

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The space vacated by Tealoha a few months ago will be a new locally owned tea shop called Chasing Rabbits Tea Company. They’re are scheduled to open this month.

A little blurb from Greenville Online about them:

Chasing Rabbits takes that idea a step further. The shop, with its 50 varieties of tea, sourced from around the world, will have a focus on health, but the owners also wanted to create a space that made tea, well, kind of cool.

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Two Chefs have moved to the Stone @ Main area and their former location will soon be occupied by a new breakfast/lunch concept called Famous Toastery.

They are a North Carolina-based chain and have Greenville listed as one of the new cities they will coming to in the near future.

Famous Toastery, which was formerly Toast Cafe, started in Charlotte in 2005. The restaurant is known for its higher end, creative, homemade, breakfast, brunch and lunch options. Most everything is made in house, Maynard said, from the salad dressings to the biscuits and gravy. Even the lobster for the Maine Benedict is delivered fresh each day, Maynard said.

Other popular items include the avocado omelet, crepes, and a quinoa and a kale salad.

Plans call for gutting the former Two Chef’s space, and expanding it significantly by at least 1,000 square feet. The restaurant will feature a range of seating and service options from full-service sit down table seating to counter service and outdoor seating and a grab and go area as well. Famous Toastery will also feature a full bar menu. Maynard said.

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Opening Soon: Starbucks and Fuddruckers (Duncan, SC) & Hampton Village news (Taylors, SC)

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Got this tip from a reader…

Fuddruckers and Starbucks coming soon to Duncan at 290 & 85. Former Denny’s location.

Thanks Mike!

 

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Also, looks like Highway 55 Burgers will be opening up in the new mini-strip mall area at Hampton Village.

Looks like Hwy 55 Burgers and Shakes going next to the new Starbucks.

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Downtown Greenville Growth Update (and Popeyes Chicken is Now Open)

Courtesy of UBJ

 

Downtown Greenville’s construction boom keeps on going!

According to the UBJ there are about 17 downtown projects in the midsts of starting or will be starting soon. This doesn’t include the EP360 building that is going up as well as other areas.

Fantastic for Downtown for sure!

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Popeyes Chicken is now open in Boiling Springs! One step closer to the Greenville area.