After long wait, Wintzell’s to open

Published 5:11 pm Friday, December 12, 2014

More than four years after the announcement, Wintzell’s Oyster House is finally opening in Greenville.

On Friday, the newest addition to the restaurant family will welcome seafood-craving customers.

According to Greenville Advocate archives, the contract to put the restaurant on Interstate Drive across from the Interstate Plaza, was put in place in December 2011. In July 2012, Wintzell’s CEO, Bob Donlon, said that plans to open the restaurant are moving ahead when the property was purchased for the site.

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GA archives also indicate that in March 2013, the restaurant’s opening looked real promising.

The best news relating to the newest eatery came in July of this year, when Greenville Mayor Dexter McLendon said that Rogers & Willard, the company contracted to construct Wintzell’s, was expected to move equipment to the site on July 18.

Construction ended recently and the restaurant will hold its ribbon cutting and grand opening on Wed., Dec. 17, at 10:30 a.m.