So this was out of the blue. Multiple Ryan’s restaurants have shuttered overnight in the Upstate and beyond. Including the ‘flagship’ one in Greer (next to their former corporate HQ).
Hundreds of food workers are out of a job with little to no warning. 74 buffet style restaurants across the country have been shut down. The two confirmed closures in the Upstate are both Ryan’s restaurants.
Today caution tape and a hand written “closed” sign bar entry to Ryan’s in Spartanburg. Throughout the day patrons pulled up to find out it’s shutdown for good.
The roughly 80 employees here and at the location that closed in Greer, learned just yesterday they are out of a job.
And this article with more details on the SC closings.
In South Carolina, the company said it is shuttering six underperforming Ryan’s locations as part of the reorganization. They are in Columbia, Conway, Greer, Orangeburg, Spartanburg and Surfside Beach.
It looks like Abbott’s Frozen Custard will be opening up this weekend in Downtown Greer! We first heard about them last summer and glad to hear things are coming to an opening. Hey, even if it’s the dead of winter in South Carolina there is always room for frozen custard for sure! The news article headline at Greer Today says January 8 as the opening date but the article itself omits it. So swing by on the 8th to see if they’re open and report back!
Abbott’s Frozen Custard will open downtown Friday, Jan. [sic] at 119 East Poinsett Street. It’s the first franchise in the Carolinas and Georgia.
Owner Mark Khoury has renovated the former Dixie Shoe Shop into the custard store with a contemporary design. Windows have replaced the side brick wall to create a view into the alley that will serve as a common area with outside seating and tables with umbrellas.
“The ally will be open in the spring. It will also be a place where groups and families can rent the space,” Khoury said.
Happy New Year to everyone! Apologize for the lack of updates over the last couple of weeks. Took some much needed time off and kinda unplugged a bit from the ‘net, etc. Did go out to eat way too much though so there is that… 🙂
Anyways, to start off 2016 wanted to let everyone know that Josey’s Chuck Wagon is now open. Drove by it last night and looked fairly packed.
Wells is upfitting the restaurant to serve the meat and three market and will have a drive-thru to serve takeout. Josey’s Chuck Wagon is a name Wells said came easily. “There was a pastry chef at S&S that told me I had the demeanor of Josey Wales,” Wells said. “We’ve become good friends and Josey has stayed with me.”
The restaurant will be open every day, Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sunday 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
So check them out and report how they are in the comments. You can visit their Facebook page as well and see how what they are serving up.
Alrighty Greer residents! Culver’s is looking to open by April, 2016. Awesome.
Jim Clark is locating his second fast-casual Culver’s at 1040 W. Wade Hampton Blvd, next to Aldi and filling in the former D&D Motors site.
The infrastructure is being put in place and Clark said, weather permitting, “Our goal is to open in April. That is the tentative if everything goes according to schedule.”
We previously posted about them coming to Greer here and here.
Also, Blue Ridge Brewery, a brew-pub/restaurant that has been in Downtown Greenville for about 20 years is relocating to Trade Street in Downtown Greer. They expect to open up in early 2016.
After 20 years, Blue Ridge Brewing Company will be closing its downtown Greenville location by the end of this year.
Already in progress is a new location at 308 Trade St. (the former Cazbah space) in downtown Greer that will open by April 1, 2016. Owner Bob Hiller said the Blue Ridge team is excited about the new location and “keeping the brand alive.”
We posted back here that Dickey’s BBQ was shutting down and relocating. Just found out where they are relocating too:
Edit: If you’re not signed into Facebook you might not see the info above so here it is quoted:
For over 6 years we have been blessed with being part of a great community and great circle of guests friends. However, we have made the decision to move the store to a new location in Boiling Springs. November 25, 2015 will be our last day in operation in Taylors. Our new location will be opening at 4080 Highway 9, in front of Wal-Mart, in February 2016. Our phone number will remain the same – 864-848-0004 – for any of your catering needs. We can continue to serve you from our store in Inman. We welcome you to stop by our Inman and Boiling Springs locations and join us as we make new memories there.
So if you’re hankering for some Dickey’s BBQ you’ll have to head off to Boiling Springs now.