Green Room Restaurant & Bar, 116 N. Main St., will temporarily close after Mother’s Day and is planning to reopen with a new concept.
“Ownership has decided it is time to refresh and rebrand the restaurant into something that will be more cohesively suited to several menu changes with the help of our newly appointed corporate executive chef, Troy Gagliardo,” said Morgan Conroy, marketing director at Bottle Cap Group.
Green Room’s last service as the current concept will be May 14 with a prix-fixe brunch menu by Gagliardo.
A main reason for the rebranding is that management is hoping to make a clean break from the restaurant’s former concept when it was owned by Jason Fletcher’s High Street Hospitality Group, Conroy said.
High Street Hospitality also owned the recently closed Broad and River Pub.
Conroy said since Bottle Cap Group purchased and renovated Green Room in July 2016 they’ve been battling confusion with many diners not understanding the new ownership. Many of the menu changes from Gagliardo wouldn’t fit with the current concept, she said.
Gagliardo, who has been developing spice blends for Bottle Cap Group restaurants for six-plus years, will oversee the new concept. He will also be in charge of all the menus for its existing concepts, including SIP Whiskey & Wine Bar, Brazwells Premium Pub, and Ink N Ivy.
Gagliardo has hosted his live cooking show “Troy’s Everyday Eats” for the past 10 years on WCCB Charlotte and has more than 20 years experience as a chef and owner.
“For me, it was about aligning myself with a group that allowed me to just be me and someone I could grow with,” said Gagliardo on becoming a part of Bottle Cap Group. “I have had a relationship with the folks at Bottle Cap for years; they have such a great energy and vibe going on, and I wanted to be a part of that.”
Reservations for Mother’s Day Brunch can be made online at Opentable.com or call 864-335-8222.