The Rick Erwin Dining Group broke ground for its new restaurant in Clemson’s Patrick Square in a ceremony on Thursday.
The new location, to be called Rick Erwin’s Clemson, is the fourth in the restaurateur’s growing franchise and its first location in Clemson. The restaurant will have seating for 140 inside with additional outdoor seating, and will be modeled after Erwin’s West End Grille in Greenville.
Erwin’s other restaurants include Rick Erwin’s Nantucket Seafood and Rick’s Deli and Market in Greenville. The concept for Rick Erwin’s Clemson “will be a mix between the Deli and the Grille, leaning more towards the Grille,” according to a Rick Erwin Dining Group spokesperson.
Construction of a 12,000-square-foot mixed-use building, which will include the ground floor restaurant, is scheduled for completion in fall 2014. Located at the corner of Thomas Green Blvd. and Market Street, the building will anchor the Town Center, along with Clemson University’s Osher Life Long Learning Institute.
Patrick Square is a planned mixed-use traditional neighborhood development in Clemson. Along with the Town Center, the community will include 415 homes, stores, restaurants and public gathering areas.
Rick Erwin’s Clemson is expected to open in October.