Wu’s Cajun Sea Food, which opened in December 2017 at 116 N. Main St., downtown Greenville, closed after dinner Sunday, July 1.
Wu’s is one of several local and regional restaurants owned by Bottle Cap Group, including Ink N Ivy, Vine Nightclub, and SIP Whiskey & Wine Bar in Greenville and others in Charlotte, N.C., and Charleston.
This is the fourth restaurant Bottle Cap Group has closed within a year. The group formerly owned and operated Brazwells Premium Pub at 631 S. Main St., which was open for less than two years when it closed in October 2017, and Diner 24 at 18 E. Coffee St., which closed in November 2017 after five months.
The original Wu’s location in Charlotte closed in March after being open for less than a year, sparking speculation that the Greenville location would follow suit. At the time, Morgan Conroy, marketing director of Bottle Cap Group, said that they had no plans to close the Greenville location.
The restaurant says all Wu’s employees have been informed and given the opportunity to work at any of the other Bottle Cap restaurants.
The Cajun-Asian menu was designed by the group’s executive chef, Troy Gagliardo, who is based in Charlotte. For patrons who want to continue to enjoy Wu’s Cajun-Asian cuisine, Bottle Cap Group will feature the top-selling items on their Ink N Ivy Greenville menu this summer.
“We stepped out of our comfort zone, and we tried something different,” Conroy said. “The concept wasn’t the right fit for our mold, as we are an alcohol-centric restaurant group. We thank you for your continued support as we concentrate on our current concepts in the Greenville, Charleston, [and] Charlotte markets.”
Britton McCorkle, Bottle Cap Group president and CEO, has not yet decided what they will do with the space, Conroy said.