At 23, Spartanburg restaurateur with Mexican roots is helping to shape downtown’s dining scene

In August 2016, Fabian Mata realized his entrepreneurial dream when he opened the doors to Nacho Taco, a casual eatery featuring elevated Mexican dishes and craft beer, at 129 N. Spring St. in downtown Spartanburg.

Upscale home décor concept SPRUCE Curated Interiors will open in Spartanburg

Mary-Stewart Loring, a native of Spartanburg, has purchased the 10,000-square-foot building at 844 S. Pine St. formerly occupied by Vintage Warehouse for her new store SPRUCE Curated Interiors.

Halls Chophouse bar reopens Friday night with new lounge, expanded bar

Halls Chophouse closed Monday and will reopen tomorrow night, unveiling a new lounge area with seating immediately inside the front door and a 16-foot bar expansion, adding 12 more bar stools.

Joe’s Place bookstore moving from Main Street to Pettigru District

Owners say the expansion will make room for “the same business, but on steroids.”

UP on the Roof opens for lunch with a bit of Hawaiian flavor

The same small-plate menu will be served continuously all day until close at midnight, seven days a week.

From empty storefront to stunning restaurant, we’ve watched the Anchorage every step of the way

Certainly we claim no responsibility for McPhee’s accomplished chef’s resumé, or the amount of planning and work he and his crew have put in to rehab 586 Perry Ave., but as onlookers, and sometimes participants, we’ve been indirectly involved and invested in the process since its beginning.

Spartanburg’s DRB approves plan for downtown beer garden

Planners said FR8 Yard, a beer garden planned for a vacant lot at 125 E. Main St. in downtown Spartanburg, will be on par with similar concepts in Austin, Chicago and Philadelphia.

Coastal Crust now hosting weekly pop-ups at Pendleton Street location

Coastal Crust couldn’t have picked a nicer January day for its first pop-up at the truck’s future brick and mortar location.

Fireforge Crafted Beer finds a home on Washington St.

Fireforge Crafted Beer has finally found a home after a nearly two-year-long search. The location: 311 E. Washington Street.

GB&D now open every Sunday for brunch

GB&D opened in August in the Village of West Greenville as a lunch-only location, Tuesday-Friday from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., and over the last six months has gradually added in weekend brunches and Thursday Noodle Nights.

Toppers Pizza hopes to make some dough in the Upstate

Wisconsin-based pizza concept now looking for franchisees to open up to 10 stores in the Greenville, Spartanburg and Clemson areas during the next few years.

UP on the Roof opens on top of Embassy Suites Downtown

The roof-top restaurant overlooks the Reedy River with near-360-degree views of the city, and features outdoor fire pits, bottled craft cocktails, along with a Pacific Island-inspired menu using loads of local ingredients.

Jianna makes USA Today’s most anticipated restaurant list

Titled “20 Restaurants Coming in 2017,” the photo story highlights the most anticipated restaurant openings in the country, not just South Carolina or even the Southeast, but the entire United States.

Willy Taco owners plan to open beer garden in downtown Spartanburg

The city of Spartanburg’s Design Review Board will receive information about the FR8 YARD, a beer garden concept, during a meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 18.

Bijou building in downtown Spartanburg adds two tenants, reaches full occupancy

Two new businesses, the Black Derby Barber Co. and the Nail Bar, announced Thursday they have signed leases and will be moving into the more than 126-year-old building at 145 E. Main St. this spring.