#YeahTHATAgenda: Rafferty's Site Update, Farehouse Brunch Returning, SC is a Site Selection Magnet, 3-D Printed Hearts, Keebler Elves Get New Bosses, Peeps ForeverApr 16, 2019 10:22AM ● By Chris Haire
By the late '90s, the road had morphed into a convenient dining spot situated between two of the area's major malls -- both of which had undergone significant renovations -- and near three movie theaters, Hollywood Cinemas, Haywood Cinemas, and a dollar theater. Downtown Greenville was reemerging, but the Haywood area was where you often went when you went out.
It was at this moment when Rafferty's staked its claim at 600 Congaree Road.
Although the heart of Greenville retail shifted from Haywood Road to the Hollingsworth properties on Woodruff in the 2000s, Rafferty's remained while other once-popular eateries closed up shop. But following a fire last September, Rafferty's shuttered its doors for good. The site, however, will be redeveloped.
In February, Duck Shack Real Estate Partner sold the property for $965,000 to 600 Congaree LLC, and according to Colliers International which assisted in the sale, the site will be redeveloped as an "upscale dental office."
Duck Shack has previously bought the property for $1,125,000 from Rafferty's Inc. Ky Corp.
“This is a great example of the idea that good real estate is always good real estate,” said Colliers International’s Frank Hammond, CCIM, CPM, who represented Duck Shack in the sale. “While the Haywood Road retail corridor is experiencing the effects of recent trends in retail, such as the announcement of the Toys ‘R’ Us closing, the adaptable use of this property is an example of how a great location with strong demographics will reinvent itself.”Although the Greenville location is closed, more than a dozen Rafferty's locations remain in business across the south, primarily in Tennessee and Kentucky.
Farehouse readies brunch relaunch: The Farehouse at Taylors Mill has been a popular brunch spot since it opened last year, but months ago, the restaurant next to 13 Stripes Brewery nixed Sunday brunch hours as staff retooled the menu. That retootling is over and the eatery is set begin serving brunch again, starting Sunday, April 28, from noon to 3 p.m.
No word yet on the menu specifics, but the restaurant will be offering "homemade brunch items available but there will be scratch-made snacks, sandwiches, salads," in addition to bottomless mimosas and a bloody mary bar," according to a Facebook post from the dining establishment.
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I received my master’s in health administration from the Medical University of South Carolina and bachelor’s in finance from Wofford College. Outside of professional obligations, I am the secretary of the S.C. Community Health Worker Association (SCCHWA), a member of the SCCHWA Executive Committee, and the chair of the SCCHWA Education Committee. Also, I am member of the American Heart Association’s Upstate Heart Ball and Go Red for Women Luncheon Silent Auction Committees, and a volunteer with Meals on Wheels. I am a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and active in the Radiance Bible study group. Thank you for the honor of being named one of Greenville Business Magazine’s Best & Brightest 35 and Under.