Catch up on the most recent restaurant openings and developments

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Hello, Spartanburg foodies!

Last week, I went to visit Blue Moon Specialty Food owners Chris Walker and Molly Cashman at the site of their latest project, Blue Moon Bodega. The new location will be the restaurant's second in the city and will feature a grocery store-like retail component in addition to a cafe and wholesale warehouse.

So far, Walker and Cashman have added over 3,000 square feet of additional space to the property, located on E. Daniel Morgan Avenue.

This is the site for the Blue Moon Bodega in Spartanburg. Owners Chris Walker and Molly Cashman talk about plans for the business.
This is the site for the Blue Moon Bodega in Spartanburg. Owners Chris Walker and Molly Cashman talk about plans for the business.

The Blue Moon Bodega project is moving fast — they even managed to finish painting the exterior of the building since we went out for photos. Check it out on their Instagram!

More: Spartanburg Eats updates: Blue Moon Bodega eyes fall opening. New Moore, Inman restaurants

The story also includes updates from Holliday Brewing, Cribbs Kitchen Tyger River, and Little River Roasting at Fretwell.

Main Street Pub on W. Main Street in Spartanburg, Tuesday, August 2, 2022. The pub is expanding and will be renovating the building next to them for additional space.
Main Street Pub on W. Main Street in Spartanburg, Tuesday, August 2, 2022. The pub is expanding and will be renovating the building next to them for additional space.

I also visited Main Street Pub to talk about their plans for renovation. The downtown restaurant will be nearly doubling its footprint next year.

More: Main Street Pub: Here's the plan for a new stage, kitchen, menu at downtown Spartanburg staple.

New in town

Speaking of developments, Spartanburg has seen a number of new restaurants open in and near the city. Here are some of the most recent:

Health In Hand opened its new Moore store, located at the Tyger River Plaza at 5854 Reidville Road in Moore, Monday.
Health In Hand opened its new Moore store, located at the Tyger River Plaza at 5854 Reidville Road in Moore, Monday.

Health in Hand officially opened its second location in Tyger River Plaza Monday. The new, larger location offers all the menu items of the downtown location and a new retail section.

More: Moore juices and smoothies: Health in Hand opens Tyger River location, eyes more expansion

The Prime Restaurant and Whiskey Lounge is now open in Spartanburg. Dishes on the line waiting for guests.
The Prime Restaurant and Whiskey Lounge is now open in Spartanburg. Dishes on the line waiting for guests.

Downtown has a new fine dining option in Prime Restaurant and Whiskey Lounge. The new restaurant in the old Peddler location offers steaks and a variety of seafood (Swordfish! Oysters Rockefeller!) as well as 26 varieties of whiskey.

More: Spartanburg's Prime Restaurant and Whiskey Lounge brings life back to former home of Peddler

Artessence is a new art-themed coffee shop and cafe located in the WestGate Mall in Spartanburg. The cafe serves Colombian coffees, teas, sandwiches, and desserts.
Artessence is a new art-themed coffee shop and cafe located in the WestGate Mall in Spartanburg. The cafe serves Colombian coffees, teas, sandwiches, and desserts.

For those who haven't been to the mall lately, you may want to swing by and visit their latest tenant. Artessence, an art-themed coffee shop and cafe, opened in Westgate Mall last month. The shop offers a variety of coffee drinks, sandwiches, salads and more named for the famous artists the shop is dedicated to, plus coloring sheets for all ages!

More: Colombian family combines art, coffee at new shop and café in Spartanburg's WestGate Mall

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Until next week,

Eat well, friends!

Samantha Swann, food and dining reporter

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