First Look: Ink N Ivy

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Hand-painted wall, floor and ceiling murals, tattoo-inspired artwork, unique chandeliers and roll-up doors offering indoor/outdoor seating are just part of Ink N Ivy, a new bar and restaurant concept by restaurant group, The Bottle Cap Group. Ink N Ivy, located in the former Corner Pocket space on Coffee Street, is slated to open the end of May.

The Upstate Business Journal got a “first look” at the space this week, which will include several bar areas, including a rooftop bar, and two floors of restaurant space that will serve “classic American food but with an edgy twist and attention to detail and quality.” The menu will include chef-inspired seafood, steaks and small plate items. “It’s casual enough but also a place to come have a great dinner,” said Britton McCorkle, president & CEO of the Bottle Cap Group.

“Ink N Ivy will be a place that caters to everyone,” said McCorkle. Five bi-fold doors on the first level will open onto Brown and Coffee Streets, allowing for an outdoor dining experience. Several TV’s will also be placed throughout the building, although McCorkle is quick to point out that Ink N Ivy is not a sports bar. Exposed and repurposed brick, recycled wood and the original metal ceiling have been kept in the $3 million plus renovations to the historic building. As part of the décor, Artist Michael Boudreault of Artisan Rooms is hand-painting murals everywhere including the walls, ceilings, glass elevator shaft and floors.

A full bar area will be located on each level of the three-story-plus-rooftop venue and Ink N Ivy will offer classic cocktails and an extensive drink menu. On the third floor, The Bottle Cap Group hopes to provide an ultra-lounge called Vine, which will cater towards Greenville’s nightlife. On the roof, a 12,000 square foot bar will open later this summer and offer great views of the city and where the restaurant hopes to provide a weekly raw oyster bar.

This will be the North Carolina-based Bottle Cap Group’s second downtown Greenville restaurant. Brazwells Pub opened earlier this year in the former Ford’s Oyster House & Cajun Kitchen space on Main St. The group is also working on Diner 24, Greenville’s first 24-hour diner with fifties-style décor, jukeboxes on the tables and sparkly booths in the former Charlie’s Steakhouse location, also on Coffee St. Diner 24 is expected to open this fall.

Ink n Ivy is actively hiring for all positions, including a chef. For more information, http://greenville.inkanivy.com/

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