Answered: Reminisce on closed Greenville businesses

These local hangouts might be gone, but they are far from forgotten. We asked you which closed Greenville businesses you miss most, and here’s what you had to say.

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We miss you. | Photo by Hampton Station

Between reader-submitted staples and social media shout-outs, we’ve gathered the names of hundreds of closed Greenville businesses that have everyone singing, “Baby Come Back.”

While we can’t illuminate the “open” neon, we can reminisce (again) with a more robust roundup. This is not a full list of businesses you listed, these are just the most mentioned.

Birds Fly South | 7 years in business | This brewery + taproom was a staple in the Greenville beer scene. Its closure in September 2023 shocked the city.

The Chocolate Moose | 9 years in business | The Chocolate Moose always knew how to satisfy your sweet tooth. Its cookies, cake pops, cupcakes, and breads always hit the spot.

Barley’s | ~30 years in business | This taproom was known for its pizzas, beer selection, and pool tables.

Bake Room | 5 years in business | We’re not sure what we miss more: The morning buns or the ham and cheese croissants.

Husk + Husk Barbeque | 5 years in business | After the pandemic, Husk re-opened as a barbecue concept, and boy was it good.

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There’s no way you’ll miss basta. on the street | Photo by GVLtoday

Basta | ~3 years in business | The vegan treats from Basta were so good, you didn’t know they were vegan.

Lemongrass Thai Cuisine | 25 years in business | You never left Lemongrass hungry. The chicken pad thai was one of City Editor Stephanie’s favorite dishes in Greenville.

EXHILE | ~2 years in business | EXHILE was the name and craft cocktails were the game. With some of the best bartenders in the biz, this hidden spot was a diamond in the rough.

Tommy’s Country Ham House | ~40 years in business | Now the site of Lewis Barbecue, this family-owned joint was famous for its smoked meats and delicious sides.


Photo: @brewery85

Brewery 85 | ~10 years in business | This local brewery combined German brewing techniques with southern culture.

These businesses may be gone, but they’ll never be forgotten.

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