It is a testimony to the dedication and vision of Doug and Mack Cross, who due to delays out of their control finally opened their vision of an outdoor food hall on February 18th, 2020, exactly a month before Covid-19 changed the Greenville dining and events scene. Forced to close for two months, only a month after their grand opening, the father and son team persevered and now a year later, Gather Greenville is thriving.
Located at 126 Augusta Street, across from the newly constructed South Carolina Children’s Theatre, Gather Greenville has survived by adapting to the Greenville City mask mandates, adhering to occupancy monitoring and requesting all tenants and guests abide by CDC Covid-19 guidelines. Of course, the entire concept, an open-air pavilion with individual food and beverage stations surrounded by plenty of greenspace, is a concept custom made for these changing times.
Saying Goodbye to Old Friends
While Gather has seen some of the original tenants moving on, new one’s are slated to come on board. The wine bar Sweet Sippin’ is in the process of opening a brick and mortar location in the West End and will be closing shortly. Prost! The German restaurant is leaving the end of March. The spaces housing West End Coffee and Rocky Moo are now vacant and in the process of being refurbished for their excited new tenants.
Hello! New Goodies
One of the cool concepts the Cross team offered from the very beginning was an incubator space designed to help potential new business owners get their start. The inaugural incubator tenant, The Pasta Addict, developed such a strong following with their variety of homemade pastas and sauces they are now becoming long-term tenants and moving into the former Rocky Moo space.
Myami Bites, featuring a Cuban-American inspired menu, will now take over the incubator space. Already a hit in the Charleston area with their Spanglish Cocina+Bar, owner’s Lynda and Tomas Prado are excited to become part of the Greenville food scene.
Yolo Pizza Kitchen, a cutting edge creative pizza place by the owner of Tacozzini is taking over the old Prost! location. In addition to an amazing standard crust they will also be offering the hugely popular cauliflower crust.
Devin Cox, the Greenville Beer Exchange owner has been so impressed with how Gather Greenville has been received, he is now expanding and opening his version of a wine bar, Juice Box, in the old Sweet Sippin’ location. He is also tripling the current Greenville Beer Exchange space, adding a bar and separate lounge area.
As you can see, Gather Greenville has weathered the Covid-19 storm and exciting new things are happening! And now that spring is almost here, the days are getting longer and the temps warmer, so why not come check it out for yourself? It is pretty awesome! Currently Gather is closed on Monday. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday their hours are 8AM-9PM, Friday and Saturday 8AM-10PM and Sunday 8AM-8PM.
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