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Back in November, our Engagement Editor Jordan found herself with a friend at the Swamp Rabbit Cafe to grab a bite to eat: “Like most weekend mornings, the outdoor space was packed so we asked a couple if we could share their picnic table. We introduced ourselves and started a conversation that ended with us finding out about a development that will totally change the West End (in the best way).”
Gather GVL is a community food and beverage collective (think modern food hall, but al fresco) that houses local restaurants, breweries + bakeries in small structures and retired shipping containers. It will have a stage + rooftop venue for local talent to perform, plenty of seating, and a big lawn area for kids to run around.
📍Located diagonally across the street from Smiley’s Acoustic Cafe, near Fluor Field.
The space is, in their words, “pet-friendly, kid-friendly, environmentally-friendly, heck, just friendly.” Sounds like our kinda spot.
Signs went up in January (getting us aalll excited):
Then the tenant announcements started rolling in.
Here’s the lineup so far:
- HenDough – fried chicken, donuts + biscuits (the first tenant announced)
- Greenville Beer Exchange
- Mercado Cantina – click to read our #BucketDish announcement by @EatDrinkCarolinas
- Rocky Moo – hand-crafted ice cream sandwiches made with cookies, brownies, donuts + Belgian waffles
- KO Burger and Fries – thin, griddle-style burgers
- The Pasta Addict
- al Taglio Roman Style Pizza
- West End Coffee Shoppe
- Saki Saki – poke bowls + hibachi
- Cocobowlz – acai + pitaya bowls
And according to Upstate Business Journal, the developers are “currently negotiating terms with a wine bar and concepts serving cold-pressed juices, vegan fare, desserts, and Philly cheesesteak sandwiches, and are still open to other opportunities.”
Here are some of the latest renderings from McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture:
Ground has been broken, with an expected opening date next year. Keep checking back for updates + new tenant announcements.