April 18, 2009

Randolph Grille

UPDATE:  New photos added of the finished restaurant!

The residents of Winchester are anxiously awaiting the opening of a new eatery, the Randolph Grille.  Terry Hunsucker has furnished us with a sneak peek!  Hope to see all of you there soon.

The Randolph Grille is the third project of a group of investors who are determined to revitalize our hometown of Winchester.  The long anticipated Grand Opening will be May 1. 

The first project, completed and open for just over a year - Randolph Inn and Suites.  Located just off Hwy 27, south of Hwy 32, the 3-story hotel, with 47 rooms and 12 suites, features an indoor pool; free wireless Internet, a microwave and fridge in each room and one suite with a kitchen.  There is also a banquet room that will accommodate 60. 

Second was the recently completed Towne Square Cinema.  It has three screens and shows first run movies, with a new movie each week.  The community seems to have received it well.  The café, which is attached, is being remodeled and should open for business around the 1st of May.  It will focus mainly on the morning coffee-muffin crowd along with a full lunch menu.

The third project, the Randolph Grille, will be a full-service restaurant and lounge. The main dining area will seat approximately 90 people with an adjacent lounge that will accommodate 30.  The lounge will have access to a covered patio area that will seat an additional 25 to 35, weather permitting.  

For those in need of a large room for a special occasion, the Banquet Hall at the Randolph Grille will accommodate 80.  A very special feature will be the Gift Shop that will feature crafts and gifts made by craftspeople from Randolph County. 

The menu will feature great steaks and prime rib, along with a variety of fish, and other items.  The Randolph Grille features its own private label wine.

“Even with the opening of these three projects – we are not done”, says Terry Hunsucker.  “A project is underway to obtain grant money to redo the facades (fronts) of all the buildings around the town square, and a project called "Gateway" is being submitted to redo US-27 from Greenville Pike (Wal-Mart) and past Union City Pike (SilverTowne).   This will give a new impression of the community when you drive in on US-27.” 

Terry further stated, "Should anyone want to help out, know of any small business looking to expand or for a new home, or someone wanting to start his or her own business or who has failed retirement like I have, we would be glad to talk to them. If any of you have ideas or would like to support new business, but just don’t know where to begin, please feel free to call David or me.  We welcome all ideas, questions and a willingness to assist.  There are so many of you who have business knowledge and talents we could use.

If you are in Winchester, please be sure to stop in for a meal at the Randolph Grille.  As we say in the south, Ya'll come down for some fixin’s when you get a chance." 

Mark your calendars – May 1 and drop by if you are in the area.     

Here are some photos of the finished restaurant!  The staff have been practicing on volunteers, and the reports are EXCELLENT!