Sun, May 19, 2024

New restaurant coming to a familiar CSRA location

The site of a former restaurant in The Plaza at Evans Town Center has been empty for more than a year. Stay. Social Tap + Table operated a unique pour-your-own beer and wine business from a row of taps along the wall and tapas-style food. It won’t be vacant much longer.

As ABD previously reported, there was a three-month-long debate over whether Stay received more than 50 percent of sales from food. In December of 2022, following unsuccessful mediation, the doors of Stay were closed and in the following months, everything was sold including fixtures and kitchen equipment.

This fall, a new restaurant will roll out at 7025 Evans Town Center Boulevard. The local owners of Mellow Mushroom, Shawn & Katy Ledford, are set to open a casual American Tavern cuisine with a menu that blends classic favorites in a tavern environment designed for the whole family to enjoy. Guests can expect to enjoy a mix of bar and table/booth seating and frequent acoustic performances by local artists.

“We look forward to expanding our presence in the Evans Town Center area. There is so much growth around the PAC and park that we wanted to be in the center of it! It’s one of the few places we’ve seen foot traffic in Columbia County, and it felt like the time to do something new. We can’t wait to roll out a new casual and fun dining option,” according to Shawn Ledford.

The Ledford’s own Mellow Mushroom which moved from 1167 Broad Street to 1102 Broad, which was the former home of Downtown Bar & Grill.

Meybohm Commercial was instrumental in the Stay opening as well as for the new restaurant concept coming to their former location.

“We are excited to have proven local restaurateurs bringing a fun new concept to Evans Town Center in the Meybohm Building,” said Matthew Rogers, Meybohm Commercial Properties Vice President.

There is still no word regarding Stay’s future other than waiting for five years in South Carolina and 10 years in Richmond or Columbia County because of the alcohol license revocation.

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