Ember closes after 5 months, death of founding partner
MAY 18, 2012

Ember restaurant, at 302 Trade Street, has closed after five months. 

Ember restaurant at 302 Trade Street has closed. The only announcement restaurant owner Tim Kearns left was a handwritten sign on the door reading: Coming soon. Pour Judgement (sic). Greer’s destination for hamburgers, wings, alcohol & music.

Kearns and Ember’s staff was jolted when partner and general manager Ryan Storrie died of a heart attack on Jan. 31, one month after the restaurant opened for New Year’s Eve. Storrie, best friends with Kearns, came up with the Ember name and Himalayan salt block idea.

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Ember to remember Ryan Storrie at Heart Walk Saturday
APR 13, 2012

The Ember restaurant family and friends will remember Ryan Storrie Saturday at the Upstate Heart Walk at Greer City Park.

Storrie, 29, died of a heart attack in January, one month after he realized his dream of opening his first restaurant, with Tim Kearns, his close friend and business partner. Storrie and Tim Kearns, his best friend, partnered in opening  the restaurant.

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Ryan Storrie remembered as everybody's best friend
FEB 14, 2012

Ryan Storrie, 29, lived to open a restaurant that had personality and character in the way food was cooked and presented. He saw the fulfillment of his dream come true. Sadly, it was too short-lived.

Ryan Storrie was the best friend of more people than he ever could have imagined. 

"Ryan had a ton of people say 'he's my best friend' because he was everybody's best friend," Tim Kearns said. Kearns and Storrie were best friends and opened Ember, a downtown Greer restaurant, on New Year's Eve.

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Storrie, partner at Ember restaurant, dies
FEB 2, 2012

UPDATE (Feb 15, 2012): Read the follow-up story "Ryan Storrie remembered as everybody's best friend" >>

Ryan Storrie, 29, a partner at the Ember Restaurant at 302 Trade Street in Greer died Tuesday morning after a brief illness.

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