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Christofferson, owner of Great Bay Oyster House, dies

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Published on Saturday, May 19, 2012

Stan Christofferson, 54, died Friday night. The owner of the Great Bay Oyster House at 109 E. Poinsett Street, often worked at home while recovering from chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

Jim Fair

Stan Christofferson, 54, died Friday night. The owner of the Great Bay Oyster House at 109 E. Poinsett Street, often worked at home while recovering from chemotherapy and radiation treatments.



Stan Christofferson, a pioneer in Greer’s restaurant industry, has died at the age of 54. Christofferson has been fighting cancer for over a year. He was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2011 and recently battled a brain tumor diagnosed in April.

The Great Bay Oyster House (GBOH), owned by Christofferson, was the anchor restaurant in Greer that led to what has become known as restaurant row. The GBOH, at 109 E. Poinsett, has been in Greer nearly eight years.

Christofferson worked at home after chemotherapy and radiation treatments and maintained a presence at GBOH until the past several weeks.

Christofferson was in the packaging industry when he decided to pursue his dream to own a restaurant.

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