The band of choice, Twisted Trio, was symbolic in its own way performing at the Wild Ace Pizza and Pub tonight on Trade Street.
“We’re celebrating our anniversaries tonight,” Denise VandenBerghe said. “At 4 o’clock today Wild Ace was three years old and today is the first anniversary for Acme.”
VandenBerghe and her partners were also toasting the opening of their second Wild Ace Pizza in Travelers Rest near North Greenville University. “The menu is exactly the same as it is here but we don’t have an ABC license so we’re not selling alcohol,” VandenBerghe.
VandenBerghe and her husband, Chris, have been a part of the revitalization of downtown. They were recognized as the small business persons of the quarter selected by the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce.
Jordan Abarotin, who has been with Wild Ace since it opened, is the manager of the Travelers Rest restaurant at 1901 Highway 14 Suite D. Hours are Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. The phone number is 864-663-9690.
VandenBerghe said they have shopped for another location to put a second Wild Ace. “It’s an opportunity for us,” VandenBerghe said. “We’ve been looking for the right location and this gives us a lot of opportunities. College kids love pizza and we’re more rural so we can offer delivery service.”
The college crowd has given the new Wild Ace a quick boost. “It’s good so far. We’re happy with our audience and clientele,” VandenBerghe said. “It’s supporting itself.”