Vacant Building Downtown Turning into New Restaurant

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Vacant Building Downtown Turning into New Restaurant

Vacant building downtown Greenville turning into the Flying Biscuit Cafe.

Vacant building downtown Greenville turning into the Flying Biscuit Cafe.

Vacant building downtown Greenville turning into the Flying Biscuit Cafe.

Vacant building downtown Greenville turning into the Flying Biscuit Cafe.

Luna Riley, Staff Reporter

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Downtown Greenville is in the top fifty places to live in the US, and city planners are always trying to improve the city to accommodate more people. The people are constructing new apartments, creating new businesses, and building new restaurants. Some of the biggest restaurants in the US have decided to build their restaurants and grow Greenville. One of these newest restaurants coming to Greenville soon is the Flying Biscuit Cafe. It is based out of Atlanta and will be located next to the Army and Navy store downtown Greenville.

The cafe was started in 1993 and has been loved by everyone who has walked in its doors. One of their customers, Summer Lee, has been going to Flying Biscuit for almost twenty years. She said in an interview with the Upstate Business Journal, “I’ve eaten at every competitor, and I think Flying Biscuit is hands-down in a league of its own.” Summer Lee and her son, Cortland Whitaker, love the cafe so much that they’ve decided to become the new franchise owners for the one downtown Greenville when it opens in early 2019. The cafe in Greenville will be an all-day breakfast and lunch spot. The menu will include biscuits, salads, sandwiches, breakfast bowls, oatmeal pancakes, and much more. The building is projected to be 2876 square feet, and have a divided storefront with exterior windows that has been in the works since 2016.

The Flying Biscuit Cafe is a very popular restaurant in Atlanta and the city of Greenville hopes that the cafe will just as popular here. Junior Lauren Sermersheim said, ”I love biscuits and I can’t wait to have a great biscuit restaurant in Greenville.”Along with the restaurant in the upstate, the cafe plans to build a third restaurant in Charleston soon after the one in Greenville is established. Once the one in the downtown area is built in 2019, the owners are hoping it will become a staple restaurant, just like some of the other popular restaurants on Main Street. Summer Lee said in an interview with the Upstate Business Journal, “From my initial visit there, I just fell in love.”