City council announces new Wintzell’s ownership

Published 12:55 pm Wednesday, December 6, 2023

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The Greenville City Council discussed the new ownership of Wintzell’s Oyster House, amongst other announcements, during its meeting on Nov. 27.

Mayor Dexter McLendon said the previous owner, Bob Donlon, is one of the finest men he has ever been around. Due to health reasons, Donlon sold the restaurant to Gill and Daniel Jones, a couple from Atlanta, GA. 

The mayor said for the most part the restaurant should stay the same, keeping the same management team, with a few creative differences. 

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“I’ve been told they might open on weekends for breakfast,” McLendon said. “They are very knowledgeable, and I’m excited about working with them. They want to focus on some Korean dishes, since there is a Korean population here. Perhaps we will have something at the Lodge and have everyone come out and meet them.”

In other Greenville culinary, the mayor said there is a new restaurant coming that will be built behind Taco Bell. The restaurant will be announced at the beginning of the year. 

In other matters, the council discussed the Greenville Camellia Show that will be hosted at Beeland Park on Jan. 27-28. The event is projected to bring 1000’s of visitors to Greenville. The council decided to keep the town’s Christmas decorations up until the end of January for the show. There will be a ribbon cutting for the Camellia Society and the Greenville Historical Society at Beeland Park on Dec. 6 at 10:00 a.m. 

The council also announced that the properties of 617 West Commerce Street and 0 East Fields Street have received a request to clean up the properties or a fee will be added to the property’s taxes.

The council approved the reappointment of Housing Authority to Eddie Cook and Planning Commission to Steve Bush and Eddie Cook. 

The city council’s next meetings will be held on Dec. 11 and 18 at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall.