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Smiley’s Acoustic Cafe will reopen as a new concept in partnership with another West End venue

Smiley’s on the Roxx will offer the live music you know and love from Smiley’s Acoustic Cafe paired with the restaurant and bar features you know and love from On the Roxx.

Smiley’s Acoustic Café

In the words of the great Hannah Montana, “You get the best of both worlds.” | Photo by GVLtoday

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When we told you Smiley’s Acoustic Cafe was closing after 17 years in business, the response — unsurprisingly — was that of a heartbroken community:

  • “So sad! That place was magic,” Lydia commented.
  • “Thanks for the memories,” Letitia said.
  • “So many fun memories there! This is heartbreaking,” Ashley also replied.

We come bearing a happy update: Smiley’s will return to Greenville in partnership with On the Roxx + Smiley’s on the Roxx will open Wednesday, Sept. 6.

Still in the West End, you’ll find the new concept just a block away from Smiley’s former Augusta Street location at 734 S. Main St., first reported by the Post and Courier Greenville.

The partnership is described as “the best of both worlds,” bringing together the top features of both venues to create a “premier small live music venue.”

What’s new?

The stage at On the Roxx has been rebuilt, there are plans to add TVs to make the business a destination for sports fans, and the menu will be focused on shareable + small bites (with plans to add a “more extensive” menu in the future).

The venue will also feature local draft beers, a craft cocktail list, a dog-friendly outdoor patio, and optimized space for live music.

Read the full feature from The Post and Courier, including how this partnership came together so quickly after Smiley’s announced its closure last month.