2017 Restaurant Roundup: Where Are They Now?

The Anchorage // Will Crooks

This year was a big one for Greenville’s restaurant scene. There were nearly 30 bars and restaurants projected to open this year – including Husk, The Anchorage, Vault & Vator, and Diner 24 – with only a few not quite making it, and many more popping up midyear to fill in the gaps. Here’s a rundown from that original list of what opened, and which places are still in the works.

In Progress

Automatic Taco
Location TBD
Projected opening: Spring 2018

The address of the brick-and-mortar location for the beloved food truck is being kept under wraps for now, but owner Nick Thomas says he is looking at a spring opening.

Automatic Taco looking for brick-and-mortar space


Coastal Crust
1180 Pendleton St., The Village of West Greenville
Projected opening: Spring 2018

The pizza truck from the Lowcountry that has been a big success in the Greenville area since it arrived in September 2016 is still cranking away at private events. Owner Brian Lewis planned to open a stationary location in a renovated bungalow in the Village of West Greenville late this summer, but he says, “We have been pushed a little behind due to zoning and permitting and should have an updated project timeline shortly. We are anticipating a fairly quick construction schedule and looking to have a more exact open date very soon.”

Coastal Crust pizzeria sets opening date in Village of Greenville


The Commons
159 Welborn St.
Projected opening: Summer 2018

So named for food’s ability to bring all types of people around the table for one common purpose, The Commons project has been in the works for more than five years, and the timeline for completion continues to stretch further into the future. A groundbreaking was held in July for the project that will include Feed & Seed, Bacon Bros., Community Tap, Due South Coffee, and other local vendors in the 20,000-square-foot food hall.

The Commons to include Feed & Seed, Community Tap, Carolina Triathlon, Due South and other businesses


19 Mohawk Drive
Projected opening: February 2018


Diner 24
18 E. Coffee St.
Opened in July
Closed: Nov. 13

After a two-year process, The Bottle Cap Group opened Diner 24 in the old Charlie’s Steakhouse location, and four months later closed it, saying they’re looking to turn it over to new management. The two-story, classic ’50s-style diner with counter service and checkered tile floors was open 24/7 — something downtown is still sorely lacking for those late-night grub needs.

Diner 24 closes, will reopen under new management


Neo Burrito
1268 Pendleton St.
Projected opening: Mid-January 2018

After months of delays, it looks like the wacky space-themed burritos-and-more shop from Asheville, N.C., will open by mid-January. From owner Walter Godfrey: “We are just waiting on Duke Energy and then waiting on the city to approve our design for the sidewalk outside to meet ADA requirements, because we cannot wait for the city to expand the sidewalk. … We are anxious and excited to open in the coming weeks as well!”

Neo Burrito opening soon, sign added


Swordfish Cocktail Club
Location TBA
Projected opening: TBA

Swordfish Cocktail Club is still cranking away on Thursday nights in a secret location, but owner Evan Leihy and his crew are still looking for the right location and funding for the public debut of the pre-prohibition cocktail club.


Open for business

The Anchorage
586 Perry Ave.
Opened Jan. 17
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Basil Thai
ONE City Plaza
Opened May 22
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Barista Alley
125 E. Poinsett St., Greer
Opened March 31
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Farm Fresh Fast (formerly Elev8)
860 S. Church St.
Opened May 22
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Farmhouse Tacos
164 S. Main St., Travelers Rest
Opened Jan. 12
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Grill Marks Haywood Mall
Haywood Mall facing The Cheesecake Factory
Opened Nov. 24
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Growler Haus Village of West Greenville
12 Lois Ave.
Opened July 28
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Husk Greenville
722 S. Main St.
Opened Nov. 28
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600 S. Main St.
Opened March 7
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644 N. Main St.
Opened Jan. 9

Menkoi Noodle House
220 N. Main St.
Opened Feb. 24
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Monster Subs
206 Coffee St.
Opened in September
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Sidewall Pelham Road
3598 Pelham Road
Opened March 24
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Stella’s Southern Brasserie
340 Rocky Slope Road
Opened March 28
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Stone Pizza
500 E. Park Ave.
Opened in February

Terrace Café
654 S. Main St.
Opened May 22
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Tropical Smoothie Café
2815 Woodruff Road, the Village Market East shopping center
Opened March 25
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Up on the Roof
Embassy Suites
Opened Jan. 11
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Vault and Vator
655 S. Main St.
Opened April 4

White Duck Taco Shop
1320 Hampton Ave.
Opened June 21
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Wild Wing Cafe
Magnolia Park, Woodruff Road
Opened April 21
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