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Downtown venue wins WeddingWire award

For its fifth consecutive year, The Old Cigar Warehouse won the WeddingWire Couple’s Choice Award for ceremony and reception space in South Carolina. Located across...

Table 301 Catering announced as new partner with Avenue rooftop event...

"Expanding our catering business has been a top priority for Table 301 over the past few years and continues to be a top priority for 2019," said Table 301 founder Carl Sobocinski. "This partnership with Avenue gives us an opportunity to serve our customers a first class location along with Table 301's signature hospitality, not to mention unparalleled views of our beautiful city."

Bite Squad expands to Powdersville/Easley, offers free one-year membership to residents

Bite Squad restaurant delivery service is expanding to Easley and Powdersville and offering customers who order between Jan. 25 and Feb. 28 a complimentary one-year membership.

Greenville Tech’s Center for Culinary and Hospitality Innovation to anchor Poe...

Greenville Technical College’s new Center for Culinary and Hospitality Innovation (CHI) will anchor the Poe West development in the Village of West Greenville, the school and developer announced Jan. 10.

Famous Toastery has closed after 18 months

Famous Toastery Founder and CEO Robert Maynard: "In this unfortunate situation, the local owner was no longer able to run the restaurant. The landlord is actively looking for tenants and Famous Toastery would be open to transferring the lease to a qualified franchisee. The Famous Toastery corporate team would love to grow its presence in Greenville with an experienced franchisee able to reopen this location and spearhead additional development in Greenville."

Table 301 President Carl Sobocinski is planning his exit strategy

After more than two decades jump-starting and bolstering Greenville’s downtown restaurant scene, Carl Sobocinski, owner of Soby’s New South Cuisine and president of restaurant...

Asheville’s popular The Whale bottle shop and bar signs lease in...

After a months-long hunt for the right location, The Whale GVL has signed a lease for a 2,400-square-foot space at 1108 S. Main St. in new The Green apartment complex near Fluor Field.

New wine bar to open at GSP in spring of 2019

Vino Volo will make GSP the first airport to have its Vino Volo MarketBar, which will serve wine, beer, and gourmet food in a wine country casual and modern setting.

Turning a Corner: Spartanburg’s iconic Montgomery Building reopens in grand style

Spartanburg's revered Montgomery Building, filled with memories, is again open to the public. After nearly two years of restoration and updating, the 94-year-old building at...

Larkin’s Restaurants continues to thrive and grow after 20 years

“The key to our success has been maintaining the strong team that we have that stays hands-on, including the owners," says Bruce Wise, vice president of restaurant operations of Larkin's Restaurants.

Husk Greenville learns from difficult first year, ‘optimistic’ about year two

“I would be dishonest to say it’s been an easy first year,” says David Howard, president of Neighborhood Dining Group. “We’re not hitting our projected anticipated sales goal, but we’re also ambitious and very optimistic.”

Mission Grape brings wine distribution to the Upstate

With a 4,000-square-foot, truck-accessible, climate-controlled warehouse housing at least a thousand cases of wine from 75 or more international producers less than 10 miles from downtown Greenville, Mission Grape is poised to do what other Charleston-based distributors can’t.

Eggs Up Grill keeps expanding with attention to quality and hometown...

As food trends change, Eggs Up Grill proves that there is still a place for family-style home cooking in every neighborhood. The restaurant has over...

Retail rates continue to rise but aren’t the only factor impacting...

“We are still seeing the local restaurant and retail concepts calling Main Street home, but we have observed more and more out-of-market concepts entering downtown,” says John Odom, senior associate broker with Avison Young.

Customer experiences key to making it work on Main Street

It’s been four years since Independence, Kansas-based Magnolia Scents’ owner Brian Hight decided to open a second location of his candle, bath, and body...

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