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Thomas Creek, RJ Rockers namesake restaurants to open in May at GSP

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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Construction is ongoing for restaurants and retail stores at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport. 
 

Jim Fair

Construction is ongoing for restaurants and retail stores at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport. 

 



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The $120 million GSP terminal improvement project is scheduled for a January 2016 completion.
 

Jim Fair

The $120 million GSP terminal improvement project is scheduled for a January 2016 completion.

 

Two upstate microbreweries, Thomas Creek and RJ Rockers, which have licensing agreements with MSE Branded Foods of Gainesville, Ga., are tentatively scheduled to have restaurant namesakes open May 10 at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport.

Hudson News is also expanding its retail outlet and enhancing its inventory with products from the upstate. Flatwood Grill, named for the area of land BMW Manufacturing purchased for its only North American plant, will offer a menu of breakfast and traditional American fare.

GSP is undergoing a $120 million terminal improvement project that is scheduled for completion in January 2016. The expansion is projected to accompany two million passengers by 2020.

Thomas Creek Grill will open at concourse A and RJ Rockers’ namesake will be located at concourse B. Hudson News will be next to carousel 1 of baggage claim.

“When we go into regional airports it’s always our desire to feature restaurant brands from the region and locally run,” said Jack Hough of MSE Brands, which has the concessions contract with GSP.

"I think Thomas Creek and RJ Rockers will be a great enhancement to the travelers," said Hough.

Hough said craft beers from Thomas Creek and RJ Rockers will be for sale on site but none are planned for takeout or off-site purchase.

The menus will be similar – appetizers, burgers and wraps – but different, Hough said. “RJ Rockers Chef Williams Cribbs wanted to use some of his beer and sauces on the menu,” Hough said.

Hough said the atrium’s restaurant, still about 1.5 years away, when that part of the expansion is completed, will also feature local flavors.

Jim Coleman, general manager for the Hudson Group, said the retail stores will feature products manufactured from upstate businesses such as coffees, teas, cookies, apparel, glassware and other items.

Flatwood Grill will offer the more traditional fare of hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken fingers and French fries. A breakfast menu of bacon, eggs and omelets will be offered.

Two Dunkin’ Donuts and a Baskins-Robbins ice cream will also be located at GSP. Both food stores will offer all seasonal and new menu items.

The retail and food stores will be located before and post security at GSP for the first time.

 

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