Hi Greenville, Grace here. 👋 Greenville has been home to many classic restaurants over the decades, some of them “lost” or seemingly forgotten about. John Nolan, founder of Greenville History Tours, recently released his new book Lost Restaurants of Greenville + as fans of Greenville history, we had to grab a copy.
The book is divided into four parts:
○ 1900-45: Early Eateries
○ 1945-70: Diners, Drive-Ins, and Destinations
○ 1970-90: Changes in and out of Downtown
○ 1990-2015: Foundations for a Modern Culinary Cuisine
Each part features a handful of Greenville’s “lost” restaurants that opened up during that particular time period, complete with historical photos, background on the owners, and descriptions of foods served.
Our restaurants are just one of the many things that make Greenville great, and John Nolan uses his book to make sure many of Greenville’s “lost” restaurants are remembered whether you’ve lived in Greenville your whole life and remember/dined at many of them, or if you’re like me + didn’t grow up here but enjoyed the fun history lesson this book provides.