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Wade Hampton Happenings (Greenville, Taylors, Greer)

Lots of construction going on down the Wade Hampton Boulevard corridor. First of all Taylors/Greer has a new jewelry store!

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In the North Hampton Market and in the former location of the Tutti Frutti will be opening a Kay Jewelers. Also, the old Papa Murphy’s space looks like it’s getting renovated as well. Not sure what will be going in there.

 

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Down by the Hampton Village area in Taylors is a coming soon sign for the Highway 55 burger location that will be occupying 2 spaces of the new retail space that’s just finished being built. Starbucks is supposedly occupying the last space in that new area.

And it looks like the construction going on in front of the Wade Hampton HS and off WHB is the rumored Lidl grocery store and some other shops. And only a few more days till the newly renovated Aldi’s will be back open in Taylors!

There is also a good bit of construction happening down near the IHOP. That old hotel area is totally cleared out and looks like infrastructure is starting to be laid down for maybe retail or offices? Not sure.

 

Opening Soon: Risata Pizza (Greer)

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A new Pizzeria will be opening up in Greer this December called Risata Pizza. They will serve Neopolitan-style pizzas.

Neapolitan-style pizza requires a wood-burning oven that heats to 800 degrees or higher, which cooks the pizza in about two minutes. It also requires the dough only be made with flour, yeast, water and salt and that the consistency remains “soft, elastic and easy to manipulate and fold.”

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Sounds pretty interesting. Greer has a solid abundance of really good pizza places – Merrel’s, Wild Ace, Della Ventura’s (my favorite), etc. The location of Risata (near Walmart off WHB) is in an area that does not have a ton of restaurants, so hopefully they’ll do well!

Edit: Got a comment from a reader that Vito’s in Greer has the best Pizza.

Not a tip but a comment…. The best pizza in Greer is Vito’s in the Bilo Shopping center on Wade Hampton. “Vito” is really Pat who is very Italian and grew up in Milan so all the Italian decor is not faux in the least. The prosciutto pizza is to die for…….

Thanks BP!

Hmm, I’ve heard that Vito’s is pretty awesome but have not had a chance to try it out yet. So it’s on the list now! 🙂

Weekly Summary: Blue Ridge Brewery (Greer), Tropical Grille, Moe Joe’s, and More!

 

Couple of newsworthy items so let’s do this!

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Blue Ridge Brewery opened up on Tuesday, June 14 in Downtown Greer.

The long-awaited Blue Ridge Brewing Co. opens in downtown Greer today at 4 p.m.

Bob Hiller, owner of the brewpub 308 Trade Street, said the restaurant received its alcohol permit Friday, trained staff over the weekend and held a soft opening Monday night for loyal customers.

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Moe Joe’s closed abruptly last week. According to this thread it was due to noise complaints and their business license not being renewed.

Facebook page says that their business license wasn’t renewed due to noise complaints.

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Bangkok Thai which has been off Pelham Road for a very long time is closed due to that shopping center being reused as a school or something else. They are moving to Haywood Road.

Bangkok Thai Cuisine closed on May 21st. Forced out by school / landlord. Relocating to Haywood Rd between Conn’s and Redwing. I think that’s the old Kannika’s Thai Kitchen location.

Renovations underway.

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Sounds like Kitchen Sync is getting close to opening now.

My wife and I were invited to a soft opening last night at Kitchen Sync. This is a new, local restaurant on Laurens Road (near Schwaben House). The owners have done a phenomenal job transforming the old Coble Dairy building into a functional space (with an open, spacious kitchen). When possible, reclaimed materials were used for the interior remodel.

This restaurant emphasizes local, fresh, ingredients. Our meals were great and prices seem appropriate for the quality.

Last word: KS offers made-to-order pizzas that are just as good as Sidewall Pizza.

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Another local taco place has opened up on Pelham (in the Publix shopping center).
Tipsy Taco, a new locally owned and operated restaurant here in Greenville will provide the area with an exceptional dining experience. Co-owners Trish Balentine and Roger Carlton, who both have a passion for good food at a great value, are committed to using only the freshest ingredients in all of menu items. Our flavors are bold, creative and distinct, specializing in street tacos, tamales and other Tex-Mex favorites, our made-from-scratch artisan approach is the cornerstone of our flavor profile.
Their address is:
215 Pelham Road
Suite B206
Greenville, SC 29615
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Tropical Grille announced their Mauldin location as a standalone restaurant. If you’ve not had their food yet then drop everything and go now! Some of the best Cuban food you’ll ever eat.

Tropical Grille has become a hub for mouth-watering Cuban cuisines with its four Upstate locations. Now, the Greenville-based restaurant is opening its first freestanding space in Mauldin.

The 3,000-square-foot restaurant, located at 108 North Main St., will be the largest Tropical Grille to date and will feature outdoor patio seating and a drive thru.

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Now Open: Tucanos Brazilian Grill (Greenville), Culver’s (Greer), The Cheesecake Factory (soft opening), Bruster’s (Greer)

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Hey all! Tucanos is now open! Go get check them out and let us know how it is! Upstate Business Journal has a quick article on it.

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Also, The Cheesecake Factory is in the midst of a soft launch. I’ve heard from a few different folks that have been there  (or will be going) over the next week or so to try them out.

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Culver’s in Greer opened up yesterday. Heard there was a good line too!

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And finally, Bruster’s in Greer will be opening up tomorrow as well.

The Bruster’s building that was moved from WH to S Buncombe in Greer will reopen tomorrow (5/17) per posted sign.

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Opening Soon: Culver’s (Greer)

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Hey Greer folks! All is well for those of us that reside in the Greer area. Culver’s will be opening on May 16 and they are looking to hire about 75 people to staff the restaurant.

Culver’s has set an opening date and has begun hiring for its Greer Restaurant.

Culver’s, a 4,250-square-foot restaurant, is located at 1040 W. Wade Hampton Blvd., next to Aldi. There will be seating for 108 guests and a drive-through for to-go orders with parking for a runner to deliver the completed orders.

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One less reason to journey to Woodruff Road once they open up.

We first posted about Culver’s here, here, and here.

Quick update: The digital sign is showing a May 16th for opening day! Woohoo!