Westone Development

New Brewery and Coffee Shop Announced for Stone Avenue Project

Previously home to Battery & Electric Company, the property along West Stone Avenue is getting a facelift. It will soon be home to Liability Brewing Company and a second location for Coffee Underground, which has been a staple of downtown greenville for decades. The space is going to require some significant overhauls to be re-purposed …

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So Here’s the deal: We’ll text you no more than once per day. We’ll only text between the hours of 9:00 AM and 9:00 PM Once you sign up, you’ll have an opportunity to set your preferences as to which types of messages you’d like to get. You can opt out at any time by …

Farm Fresh Fast

Funky Rustic Restaurant Opening on Church Street

A new dining room and pick-up window is opening for Farm Fresh Fast. The company does gourmet, ready-made meal delivery and pickup to the upstate, and will now offer a traditional dining experience. The menu is pictured below and will change weekly, and even throughout the week, depending on what is in season according to Jonathan …

Terrace Restaurant

Southern Cuisine with a Twist

We got to preview the new Stewart Penick’s Terrace restaurant, which opens Monday, May 22nd in the west end.  Most of the food at Terrace is locally sourced – the owner wanted to make the restaurants very “Greenville” and all of the artwork inside the building is created by local artists. There is inset patio …

Birds Fly South Biergarten

Way More Room to Sit in the Shade at Hampton Station

If you haven’t been by Birds Fly South Ale Project Lately, they’ve installed a new Beer Garden, completely with plenty of new shaded seating, thanks to rows of mature trees. The landscaping along the street has been updated to provide additional barrier to the roadway. Birds Fly South is closed Monday through Wednesday for brewing, …

The Blue Ridge Brewing Company

The Blue Ridge Brewery Returns to Downtown with a New Location on the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail

We were all a little said when The Blue Ridge Brewing Company closed it’s doors across from NoMa Square, but the sadness is fading as they’ve announced they’ll open back up right along the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail. The new location, which was formerly the White Horse Paper Co, will have a microbrewery on site, …

Yee-Haw Brewing Company

New Brewery to Anchor Keys Village Space

Upstate Business Journal reported yesterday the newest tenant for Keys Village – Yee-Haw Brewing out of Johnson City, Tennesee. Yee-Haw will occupy the large space next to Cyclebar, a 4,400 square foot warehouse-type space with 3 roll up doors that open to a 10,000 square foot courtyard, which is to feature parking for food trucks and …

QuikTrip – Corner of Academy and Markley

QT Underway on corner of Academy and Markley Streets Downtown

The Popular QuikTrip Brand is opening a 24-hour gas station on Academy Street at the intersection of North Markley Street. It’s welcome news to anyone driving around the downtown area looking for a gas station. There aren’t a lot of them, and the few in close proximity to Main Street aren’t exactly clean or necessarily …

What Does it Cost to Operate a Restaurant On Main Street?

A look at the high-risk restaurant business on main street

Opening a restaurant is always a gamble, there are so many moving parts, so many areas that can open up a restaurant for failure.  Poor personnel management, lack of accounting skills, sub-par food, customer service. According to data from Dun & Bradstreet, about 26% of independent restaurants fail in their first year, with chains failing …

Panda Express

Fast Causal Asian Chain Considering Woodruff Road for New Location

Panda Express is apparently taking bids to remodel the Freddy’s Frozen Custards & Steakburgers on Woodruff Road, according to this article. The closest Panda Express is in Clemson. The fast causual chain is the largest Asian segment restaurant chain in the U.S. According to wikipedia. The location is a bit isolated from the majority of …