The Village of West Greenville will soon have a new restaurant offering breakfast and lunch.
GB&D, which stands for Golden Brown and Delicious, will feature fast-casual American food and is planned to open in April, depending on construction build-out of the space formerly occupied by Lily Pottery on Pendleton Street.
Owner Andy George, along with two investors, has been planning for the restaurant for more than a year. While this is George’s first business venture, he said he’s been working in restaurants for more than three years and cooking his whole life.
“I live nearby and really like the Village. It has great potential,” said George. “It’s a place where you can do something you want to do without being an established chain. For other businesses to work, someone has to come to the area and take the risk.”
The 1,500-square-foot space will accommodate about 49 seats including tables and a large farm table and window bar, George said, as well as exposed brick walls and whitewashed wood, along with local artwork and an open kitchen. A door will link GB&D and The Village Grind, a coffee shop next door operated by George’s sister, Lindsey, to allow customers to easily flow from one business to the other.
GB&D will offer counter service, meaning you order your food and then sit down. George calls it “classic food done really well,” and says the menu will be chef-driven using locally sourced food whenever possible. Breakfast will include breakfast sandwiches, baked goods, oatmeal, granola, bagels and croissants. Lunch will feature sandwiches, salads, burgers and braised meats. Everything on the menu, including the bread and granola, will be made in-house. GB&D will also offer vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options, and some menu items will be available as “grab-and-go.”
George says they will also cater events and have space to accommodate private parties. GB&D will be open each First Friday and may eventually open for dinner, depending on customer demand. Already planned are special dinners once a month with themes such as a build-your-own-noodle-bowl, dim-sum night and family-style fried chicken dinners.
For more information, visit eatgbnd.com.