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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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Weekend News: Oakblue Kitchen (Downtown Greenville), Pet Supplies Plus (Taylors), Guitar Center (Spartanburg), and More!

Happy Friday the 13th! Trust you aren’t too superstitious about this freaky day. 🙂 So let’s jump right into a few news bits that’s hit our inboxes lately:

 

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A brand new restaurant is opening up in Downtown Greenville called Oakblue Kitchen. According to their website it looks like they’ll be serving Korean BBQ and Southern Staples (whatever that means). They will be opening up in the former Bravo location on Main Street.

A Korean BBQ restaurant will be a great boon for downtown. That’s one niche that’s non-existant so far.

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In the Hampton Village shopping center there’s been a few changes. Miniature World of Trains has closed up as well as Wade Hampton Country Buffet. Rumor has it that the Pizza Hut that’s in that center will be opening up a sit down restaurant where the buffet used to be.

Also, the construction has started where the old Sonic used to be for a new Starbucks based on the info that we’ve received.

And finally, a new pet supplies store will be opening up where the Office Depot used to be. Pet Supplies Plus is the name of the store and this will be their first Upstate location (closest one is up in Asheville, NC). You can see where they’ll be located at on this development sheet.

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Speaking of pizza. This new Chicago-style pizza place called Old Chicago is coming to the Upstate. It sounds like it might be a few years out though.

The first of the new locations is scheduled to open in Myrtle Beach late this year, with two other locations planned to open in Greenville and Spartanburg in the next three years.

Old Chicago specializes in handcrafted pizzas and craft beer. The restaurant offers classic pub fare like chicken wings and specialty burgers, as well as a variety of pizzas. The restaurant features traditional Chicago style, as well as thin crust varieties, and 30 craft beers on tap.

The restaurant currently has 100 locations in 24 states

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Here’s hoping they open sooner than 3 years though!

 

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Got a tip from one our readers that QT will be opening yet another location in the Spartanburg area

QT is a great place to be honest. Clean, good food, good gas prices. Glad to see them continuing their expansion and growth in the Upstate.

 

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The Haywood Road area continues to be refreshed and updated. Looks like The Gallery shopping area is getting a parking lot renovation that will be fantastic.

Major appearance changes are planned at The Gallery shopping center on Haywood Road. A New York company, DNA Property Management, plans to develop a courtyard and renovate a side building to accommodate outdoor recreation retailers.

Weinstein said the side building, a former restaurant, is being gutted, and the renovation includes an exterior “elevation plan” to visually enhance the space for retailers such as running stores or bicycle stores. He said city approval is being sought for that project, which will start first.

The courtyard will follow in the area outside of Cici’s, Weinstein said.

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According to sources, one of the new shops going in will be Performance Bicycle

The new Performance Bicycle is going to be in the vacated Grille 33 restaurant space. I saw people working on that building last week.

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Guitar Center opened up yesterday in Spartanburg.

Los Angeles-based music instrument retailer Guitar Center celebrated the grand opening of its Spartanburg store on Thursday.

The company kicked off its fourth store in South Carolina at 1487 W.O. Ezell Blvd. with a live performance by the Charleston-based band Top Jimmy, exclusive savings and gear giveaways.

The store will operate from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.

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Whew! That’s about it for this week. Love seeing all this news! Great for the Upstate (the openings, not the closings). Don’t forget that Culver’s is opening up next week in Greer! Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter as well!

Now Open: Chicken Salad Chick (Greenville)

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Got a tip from a reader and wanted to share it with everyone:

Hi there, Wanted to share some exciting news that I thought might be of interest. Chicken Salad Chick (CSC), the nation’s only southern inspired, fast casual chicken salad restaurant, will be opening its third Greenville location on Tuesday, April 19 at 15 Garlington Road, Suite 100. This location is owned and operated by long-time franchisee team Michelle Singleton and Julie Beville of Sing Bev Hospitality, LLC and marks the seventh Chicken Salad Chick restaurant in South Carolina. Would love to share this news with your readers!

Thanks Tiffany for the submission!

We posted about the upcoming expansion last year so it’s great to hear that it will be open tomorrow!

 

Now Open: Sidewall Pizza (Greenville)

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Pizza fans rejoice! Sidewall Pizza is now open!

Sidewall Pizza, a popular Travelers Rest eatery known for its eclectic pizzas and unique homemade ice cream flavors, is having a soft opening this evening [WOT note: this was yesterday] at its new Greenville location.

Andy O’ Mara, who owns Sidewall Pizza along with Loren Frant, said the second location will open slowly, similar to how they opened in Travelers Rest. Hours will be limited and increase as staff gets in place. Eventually the Greenville location will be open for lunch and dinner. For the lunch crowd, O’Mara said they plan to add some sandwich items to their menu.

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You can check out their hours on their Facebook page and website.

Downtown Greenville Changes: Bravo – Nouvelle Mexican Cuisine (Closed), Chocolate Moose (Moved), lou lou boutique (Recently Opened)

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This picture is where Bravo – Nouvelle Mexican Cuisine was until about last week when they shutdown in downtown Greenville.  According to a forum post they will be merging with Cantinflas down the street.

Bravo – Nouvelle Mexican Cuisine on N Main St Greenville closed, but merging operations into Cantinflas on S Main St.

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The Chocolate Moose has also closed in their former location but all is not bad! They just moved down the street to M. Judson Booksellers instead.

On Thursday, the changes became official, and Gibbs, Dallam and O’Hara are poised to take the beloved Greenville bakery into a new phase.

“The Chocolate Moose has been a huge part of downtown, and Greenville,” Dallam says. “We feel really excited to carry on what’s been done already.”

First things first, The Chocolate Moose will remain downtown. The bakery had moved to the café space at M. Judson Booksellers at 130 S. Main St. The new digs, just a few blocks south on Main Street from the Moose’s original home, will allow the cupcake operation to grow its café side.

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Interesting to note is that with the relocation the store has changed owners as well and it sounds like they’ll be offering a whole lot more than just cupcakes. Great news for downtown for sure!

 

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And a new retail store named lou lou Boutiques has opened up in the former Ayer’s Leather Shoppe location. Not sure how long they’ve been open but it looks to be a nice store.

You can find out more about lou lou’s here.