The Lost Cajun has taken over the lease at Greenville’s 116 N. Main St. from Wu’s Cajun Seafood that closed in July, and plans to open its second Greenville location within 60 days.
“Bottle Cap Group will no longer operate the space at 116 N. Main St.,” said Morgan Conroy, marketing director for the restaurant group that owned Wu’s. “Our company worked with a broker and can confirm [that] we closed on a transaction with The Lost Cajun.”
Clay Eaddy, owner of The Lost Cajun franchise at 3612 Pelham Road, Suite A, purchased business assets from Bottle Cap Group and is taking over its lease. Sherman Walters and George Buell of National Restaurant Properties brokered both sides of the deal.
The Lost Cajun, which specializes in New Orleans-style gumbo and beignets, is ranked the No. 5 Greenville restaurant on TripAdvisor. Eaddy has been targeting the downtown market because the restaurant gets numerous calls from travelers who are already downtown but not willing to drive to Pelham Road, Walters said.
“Aside from some very slight modifications to the interior, I think they should be up and running within 60 days,” Walters said.
A focus of the downtown location that doesn’t get as much traffic at Pelham Road is the bar business, so get ready for hurricanes on Main, Walters said.
Bottle Cap Group, a restaurant group from Charlotte, N.C., continues to operate Ink N Ivy, Vine, and Sip Whiskey & Wine in downtown Greenville, and still retains ownership of Diner 24, which closed in November. Conroy says there is no news to report on Diner 24’s status. The group previously operated Brazwells Premium Pub and The Green Room, both of which closed in 2017.