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RJ Rockers, Thomas Creek grills open Wednesday at GSP

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Monday, July 14, 2014

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R.J. Rockers Flight Room exhibits its personality with a handmade signature wall clock made from bottles, the polished wood counter is from a Spartanburg mill, and the mural is an aerial view of the airport stretched across the interior.
 
 

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R.J. Rockers Flight Room exhibits its personality with a handmade signature wall clock made from bottles, the polished wood counter is from a Spartanburg mill, and the mural is an aerial view of the airport stretched across the interior.

 

 



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Thomas Creek's mural depicts scenes from its labels. South Carolina artist Sean Williams created the 30-foot mural and hand painted it.
 
 

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Thomas Creek's mural depicts scenes from its labels. South Carolina artist Sean Williams created the 30-foot mural and hand painted it.

 

 



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Hudson News will have its gifts/reading/novelties stores on both concourses and on the first floor. More state and regional items have been stocked to promote South Carolina tourism.
 

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Hudson News will have its gifts/reading/novelties stores on both concourses and on the first floor. More state and regional items have been stocked to promote South Carolina tourism.

 



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Flatwood Grill is located in baggage claim A with Dunkin' Donuts and Hudson News. The restaurant, open to all passengers and visitors, has pictures depicting scenes from Flatwood, where GSP property was acquired.
 
 

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Flatwood Grill is located in baggage claim A with Dunkin' Donuts and Hudson News. The restaurant, open to all passengers and visitors, has pictures depicting scenes from Flatwood, where GSP property was acquired.

 

 



Thomas Creek Grill and RJ Rockers Flight Room will be welcoming passengers Wednesday to Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport in Greer. Both are new food concepts for the upstate breweries.

The occasion is the launch of several of GSP’s new retail and concessions as part of the Airport District’s $125 million Wingspan expansion that is past midway in the four-year project. It is scheduled for completion the first quarter of 2016.

Hudson News will offer an expanded product line promoting the region and state.

The dining and shopping venues will help satisfy customers who have routinely responded to GSP surveys asking for wider menu and gifts/reading/novelties inventory.

Scott Carr, Director of Properties and Development at GSP, presented the concessions program today to airport commissioners and outlined the two-step process. “The craft beer will be highlighted,” Carr said. 

A clock made with bottles, lit only at the hour marks, is at Thomas Creek. The mural incorporates all its different beer labels. R.J. Rockers will have old-style seating and an aerial mural.

Thomas Creek Grill and RJ Rockers Flight Room are new concepts of the breweries that are branded with MSE Branded Foods operations. Flatwood Grill is partnered with Hudson. The final touches on stocking food and beverages were taking place Monday.

"We will have our 'stress test' (Tuesday)," said Chris Langston, MSE Brands general manager at GSP. "We want to see how the staff reacts to a larger crowd and orders."

MSE has developed sauces – barbecue, mustard, cheese and vinaigrette – for RJ Rockers and Thomas Creek.

Flatwood Grill will be a grab-and-go vendor featuring upstate peaches and a peach salad.

The concessions’ signage and flooring are temporary and the new bathrooms are undergoing a final punch list.

Passengers will be directed to the new businesses via signage at the bottom of the escalator.

Coupons offering 20 percent off at participating vendors will be available on the concourses and are good through Sept. 1. The concourse restaurants and vendors are only available for ticketed passengers after passing through security.

Baskin-Robbins, Chick-fil-A, a second Dunkin’ Donuts, CNN Newsstand and sit-down restaurant(s), to be announced, will be coming at a later date.

Wednesday, July 16

Concourses A & B

New Hudson stores open

Current Hudson kiosks close

Thomas Creek Grill opens

Snack bars remain open

Concourse A

Eats & Treats kiosk remains open

Windows restaurant

Counter remains open

Bar and sit down closes

Late July or early August

Baggage Claim: New Hudson store, Dunkin’ Donuts and Flatwood Grill opens

Landside Hudson store closes

Windows counter closes

 

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