It's no secret that York County is booming with new businesses, restaurants, and attractions. With the rapid growth and development, it can be hard to keep up! Fortunately, we've compiled a running list of upcoming openings and exciting happenings by city in York County for 2024!




Textile Skate Shop

📍 518 S Main Street, Clover, SC 29710

NOW OPEN: Introducing Textile Skate Shop, a vibrant new addition to Clover, SC! Located at 518 S Main Street in Clover, this skate shop is the brainchild of a passionate entrepreneur and former Clover High School graduate. Driven by the desire to create a haven for skateboard enthusiasts, this venture aims to foster a community where people can come together. Textile Skate Shop isn't just about boards and gear; it's about breaking barriers and providing a sense of community.


Brick & Mortar Coffee and Mercantile

📍 109 North Main Street, Clover, SC 29710

NOW OPEN: Nestled in the heart of Clover, SC's downtown, Brick & Mortar café embodies a passion for coffee. The menu features beloved classics like lattes, cappuccinos, and skillfully prepared espresso and drip coffee using straightforward ingredients, handcrafted by passionate individuals devoted to serving their community. The café proudly serves locally roasted Peruvian coffee from Pure Intentions Coffee in Charlotte, NC—a medium roast boasting delightful hints of honey and harvest spice. Carefully renovated, the café stands as a tribute to history, preserving original brick and mortar, reminiscent of a time of communal experiences.


The Local Tattoo


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📍 1140 State Highway 55 East, Ste A, Clover, South Carolina 29710

NOW OPEN: York County proudly welcomes a groundbreaking addition to its vibrant art scene: its inaugural tattoo parlor. From classic traditional designs to vibrant new-school styles, moody black and grey art, exquisite custom lettering, and breathtaking realism, this place offers it all! The Local Tattoo is more than just a tattoo shop; it provides a canvas for self-expression and creativity within the community.


King of Fire

📍 117 N. Main Street Clover, SC 29710

COMING SOON: A beloved crowd-pleaser is making its way to downtown Clover! If you've attended any York County city-sponsored event, chances are you've tried a pizza from King of Fire Pizza! Now, you won't have to track them down, as they're planting roots in downtown Clover. Featuring must-try pizza creations such as the "hot honey" and "hearty pickle," your taste buds are in for a treat! Coming mid-2024!


10-42 Cafe

1042 Cafe

📍 204 S Main St, Clover, SC 29710



Fort Mill/Tega Cay


Untamed Waters Brewing


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📍415 Tom Hall Street, Fort Mill, SC 29715

NOW OPEN: The former 1873 Brewing is now under new ownership, boasting a brand-new concept; Untamed Waters! Offering 10+ amazing beers on draft, weekly events, and delicious food from Splendishes Kitchen, this new brewery is set to become a Fort Mill staple in no time. While visiting, be sure to sample the YoCO Brew Trail Collaboration beer, the Electrum Amber Ale, which is available at all YoCoBrew Trail locations. Also, don’t miss the opportunity to admire the mural painted by Jake Summerour.



📍 245 S Sutton Road, Fort Mill, SC 29708

NOW OPEN: Spoons has made a name for itself with its mind-blowing açai bowls that deliver a taste bud adventure like no other! You've probably seen it stealing the spotlight on Instagram – that's açaí (pronounced ah-sigh-EE), the fruit that turns smoothie bowls into works of art. But hey, these berries aren't just pretty faces – they've got some serious substance beyond their good looks! Our top pick? The DJ Queen B, featuring banana, acai, spoons granola, strawberries, pineapple, peanut butter*, coconut shreds, cacao nibs, and honey.


Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

📍 SC Highway 160 W.
Fort Mill, SC 29708

COMING SOON: Firebirds Wood Fired Grill is a swanky yet laid-back American eatery that provides a dining experience like no other by serving dishes prepared on a sizzling wood-burning grill. Renowned for their iconic hand-cut steaks and ocean-fresh seafood, perfectly seared over locally sourced hickory, oak, or pecan wood. Get ready for a cozy and unique dining experience! Firebirds is slated to open in Mills Crossing in late 2024.


Biscuit Belly

📍 SC Highway 160 W.
Fort Mill, SC 29708

COMING SOON: Biscuit Belly, a breakfast and brunch chain originating from Kentucky, is all set to make its mark in York County! Patrons can expect a menu featuring biscuit sandwiches—both savory and sweet—along with the classic biscuits and gravy. Other options include omelets and the tempting "Brekkie Bowl," loaded with home fries or cheesy grits, crowned by spinach, mushrooms, onions, roasted tomatoes, goat cheese, and a zesty poblano-tomato sauce. The menu also boasts an array of side dishes such as fruit, fried green tomatoes, breakfast tots, cheese grits, and the irresistible "Bonuts"—scrumptious biscuit-based doughnut holes coated in cinnamon sugar and served with a delightful cup of bourbon cream cheese frosting for dipping. Biscuit Belly is set to open sometime in 2024.


Center Theatre Pi

📍 100 Main St, Fort Mill, SC 29715

NOW OPEN: Go for the pizza and stay for the ice cream! At Center Theatre PI, it's not just about crafting pizza; it's about creating an experience! Positioned as a high-energy, fun-loving establishment in the Fort Mill community, they offer a vision: imagine homemade New York-style pizza accompanied by handheld dishes and palate-pleasing salads. Our top pick? The Meatza, no doubt. Featuring Nona's red sauce, Mozzarella cheese, homemade meatballs, mouthwatering Italian sausage, and Ricotta cheese. Gluten-free? No problem! They've curated gluten and dairy-free options, ensuring a safety net that keeps everyone happy. And make sure to save room for dessert because Center Theatre features an "ice cream truck" window right on their patio, offering a sweet treat that'll leave you wanting more.


New York Butcher Shoppe - Tega Cay

📍 Gold Hill & Pleasant Rd, Tega Cay, SC

COMING SOON: The renowned franchise, New York Butcher Shoppe, has announced the opening of its 15th location in South Carolina. These shops are known for their wide variety of hand-cut steaks, chicken, and meats, alongside an assortment of cheeses, prepared entrees, fine wines, and more.


Donatos Pizza

📍 Gold Hill & Pleasant Rd, Tega Cay, SC

COMING SOON: The beloved Ohio-based company is renowned for its "Edge to Edge®" toppings generously spread over a crispy, golden thin crust. The company currently operates 375 restaurants across 22 states, and this will be the 4th in South Carolina!


Rock Hill


Kounter to expand with new Kounter Lounge


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📍135 E Main Street
Rock Hill, SC 29730

COMING SOON: Rob Masone of Kounter and Kre8 Xperiences will expand his Rock Hill restaurant with a new concept called Kounter Lounge. Masone will renovate the two-story, 3,000-square-foot space currently occupied by Edward Jones at 135 East Main Street. Kounter Lounge will offer charcuterie, dessert, and an extensive cocktail menu featuring locally sourced ingredients.

“The goal is to bring a much-needed, elevated experience to Rock Hill’s Main Street,” said Masone. “I envision Kounter Lounge as a space for upscale client meetings that generate more foot traffic in downtown Rock Hill after typical dinner hours.”

Plans for downstairs include private seating with partitions and bar seating overlooking Main Street. The upstairs space, dubbed Elsie’s, will function as a speakeasy with an unexpected entrance, dim lighting, bold wallpaper, and high-end finishes.
Named in honor of Masone’s grandmother, Elsie, the décor will feature keepsake items and personal memorabilia from Masone’s family including an heirloom piano which will provide live music.



📍 343 Technology Center Way #107

NOW OPEN: Everbowl Rock Hill just leveled up the açaí bowl game! Get ready for a delicious and nutritious experience packed with top-notch ingredients that'll leave you feeling energized and totally satisfied. Our top pick? The Matcha Made in Heaven, blending Matcha and Coco Love in perfect harmony. Topped with Granola, Pineapple, Strawberry, Kiwi, and Coconut—pure bowl bliss!


Greenspace Plant Co. + Wine Bar

📍 151 E Main St, Rock Hill, SC 29730

COMING SOON: Formerly a pop-up plant shop located inside of a decked-out trailer. The goal of this space is to bring together all of its beloved elements—plants, individuals, and wine—transforming the Main Street shop into a tropical haven. They hope to craft an environment that fosters community cohesion, offering a diverse range of tropical plants for purchase, providing a serene setting to enjoy them alongside a glass or bottle of wine, and presenting educational opportunities through classes and workshops conducted by the team and other community members. The new wine bar aims to open in January of 2024!


Rock Taco 

📍 122 E Main St, Rock Hill, SC 29730

NOW OPEN: From the team behind Burgers & Barley, the much-anticipated Rock Taco is now officially open on Main Street! Imagine a Latin-inspired paradise offering a menu filled with all the classic favorites alongside chef-inspired creations. With not just one, but two fully stocked bars, Rock Taco is prepared and eager to serve you a drink!


Elk Ave Tavern Rock Hill

📍 125 Elk Ave, Rock Hill, 29730

COMING SOON: What initially began as a food truck has now evolved into something revolutionary! Cibi Cibi is making a significant change by expanding to include a brick-and-mortar establishment called Elk Ave. While the menu at this new location might not mirror the exact offerings of the food truck, rest assured that some of your all-time favorites will make a return. This establishment is crafting a fresh and distinct identity separate from the original Cibi Cibi. You can expect them to be open in late 2024.


Stars and Strikes

📍 2225 Dave Lyle Boulevard, Rock Hill, SC 29732

NOW OPEN: Now open in Rock Hill, Stars & Strikes is a one-stop shop for family fun! Featuring bowling, laser tag, arcade games, axe throwing, and more, Stars and Strikes offers an experience for everyone! Arrive hungry and fuel up for an epic night with an item or two from their full menu. Complement your dinner with a drink from their fully-stocked bar!


Dank Burrito


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📍 343 Technology Center Way, Suite 108, Rock Hill, SC 29730

COMING SOON: Dank Burrito, the brainchild of Chef Clarke Merrell, a North Carolina native renowned for crafting unique culinary experiences, is gearing up to introduce its fresh-to-death, non-Tex-Mex, chef-driven concept in Rock Hill come January 2024. Situated close to the Rock Hill Sports & Event Center, this slang-inspired eatery—where 'dank' embodies freshness and top-notch quality—will wow taste buds with a variety of offerings such as the Danksgiving Burrito, Cheerwine Beef Quesadilla, Nashville Hot Chicken Burrito, and much more. What sets Dank Burrito apart? Their scratch-made ingredients, including zesty salsas, flavorful slaws, zingy kimchi, and creamy guacamole.


Twisted Eats Food Truck has replaced Cibi Cibi at Slow Play Brewing

📍 274 Columbia Ave, Rock Hill, SC 29730

NOW OPEN: Foodies and craft beer aficionados, rejoice! The moment has finally arrived: Twisted Eats is now stationed at Slow Play Brewing! Prepare your tastebuds for "twisted" classics like the mac and cheese egg rolls and the "fun-feta" dip. And what better way to wash it all down than with a perfectly paired Slow Play beer? Sign us up!


19th at Warehouses

19th Hole

📍 130 W White St, Rock Hill, SC 29730

COMING SOON: Get ready to tee off! — Rock Hill's debut Golf Simulator and bar will be coming to the Warehouses on White in February 2024! At 19th at Warehouses, you'll be able to play a round of golf in about half the time it would normally take for a typical outdoor match. Pair it with a perfectly crafted cocktail or cold local beer and you've got yourself a perfect afternoon! The new concept will also feature a limited kitchen serving bar bites. Their vision revolves around preserving the historic warehouse's authenticity, utilizing original brick and repurposing wooden floors for bar and tabletops, juxtaposed with state-of-the-art, modern simulator machines. With the combination of historic charm and contemporary sophistication, this new space aims to create a swanky atmosphere for all to enjoy.


Roar Entertainment Center in The Thread

The Thread
📍220 White Street, Rock Hill, SC 29730

COMING SOON: Mayfair Hospitality has revealed the introduction of ROAR, a fresh family entertainment hub slated to debut at The Thread in Rock Hill. Covering approximately 17,000 square feet, this site will boast a complete kitchen and bar, offering a range of activities including duckpin bowling, mini golf, arcade games, and live performances. Drawing inspiration from the vibrant themes of the 1920s, ROAR aims to infuse its casual dining experience and craft cocktails with an iconic touch. The establishment will encompass both indoor and outdoor spaces, along with a mezzanine. Simon Burgess, representing Mayfair based in North Carolina, expressed that the project's purpose is to unite the community in a fantastic and enjoyable gathering space.


Tandoor Indian Cuisine


📍 991 N Anderson Rd, Rock Hill, SC 29732

COMING SOON: Get ready to savor a taste of India at Tandoor Indian Restaurant! They're set to bring you the magic of Indian cuisine—think aromatic spices, buttery chicken tikka masala, and biryani rice. Once you give them a try, you'll be sure to want more! Opening in the spring of 2024!

Purrfectly Pair Cat Cafe

 📍1125 N Anderson Rd, Rock Hill, SC 29730

COMING SOON: Welcome to Purrfectly Pair, Rock Hill's inaugural cat cafe! The concept stemmed from the owner's extensive visits to over 40 cat cafes across five states. At Purrfectly Pair, visitors can anticipate encountering charming cats within cozy spaces. Come, unwind, and enjoy the combination of coffee and feline friendship! Following the opening, all adoption procedures, paperwork, and fees will be managed under the direction of the Humane Society of York County.



Working Theory Beer Co 

 📍 16 E. Liberty St. York, SC 29745

COMING SOON: Working Theory Beer Co. is a nano-brewery set to launch in York, SC in early 2024. It aims to specialize in crafting beer using small-batch techniques that emphasize quality and innovation. The company's mission revolves around producing freshly brewed, intricately crafted ales and lagers for the local community while nurturing a familial ambiance for both its employees and patrons. Working Theory Beer Co. warmly invites everyone to join in raising a glass in anticipation of its upcoming grand opening.


McGill's Cafe

📍 1598 SC-161, York, SC 29745

NOW OPEN: Amid a transforming York County community, McGill's stands as a beacon of hospitality and excellence. As the rural landscape shifts towards suburbanization, this landmark establishment embraces its role as a gathering spot for families rooted in the area for centuries and newcomers from across the nation. With a delightful menu featuring Grandma Lynn's cherished heirloom recipes, a variety of snacks, and beloved coffee classics, McGill's Store guarantees an impressive experience for all.


Parks and Development


Kings Mountain State Park Announces Exciting New Amenities

Kings Mountain State Park

📍 1277 Park Rd, Blacksburg, SC 29702

NOW OPEN: 2024 is set to be a significant year for Kings Mountain State Park! Alongside various improvements and the appointment of a new Park Manager, the equestrian campground is currently undergoing consistent upgrades to its power and water facilities, aiming to complete the installations and become fully operational by Spring. Following its successful launch, the hammock camping sites have received positive feedback, leading to ongoing improvements in the area, including a renovation of the bathrooms. The park is also currently in the fundraising stage for renovating the historical bathhouse. Once a hub of park activities, this renovation would not only create a central location for campers and visitors to receive information but also enable the utilization of the Lake Crawford swimming area! This project would be a significant victory for SC Parks and an opportunity for Kings Mountain to showcase its unique offerings!


Southside Regional Park

Southside park

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📍 Heckle and South Wilson Street

COMING SOON: Rock Hill's gearing up for a fresh regional park! Spanning around 100 acres, this green gem is set to sprout on the Southside near the intersection of Heckle Boulevard and South Wilson Street. Learn more here.


Catawba Bend Preserve

📍 3271 Neely Store Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730

COMING SOON: York County's 1,900-acre premier park on the Catawba River continues to transform into a one-of-a-kind, nature-based park for recreation. Catawba Bend Preserve will soon host youth and collegiate cross-country races as planned development continues. 

Allison Creek Park

📍 2499 Viesta Road, York, SC 29745

NOW OPEN: Built by Duke Energy at the former Allison Creek boat landing, the 1,000-acre Allison Creek Park will feature 35-40 camping spots, hiking trails, kayak launches, bathhouses, picnic shelters, and more. The Park will be roughly four times the size of Ebenezer Park which is flooded with locals and tourists throughout the year. 


The Thread

COMING SOON: Located in one of the most iconic buildings in the region, The Thread transforms 400,000 sq. ft. of historic industrial warehouse space in Rock Hill, SC into an exciting adaptive mixed-use development. Weaving together downtown and Winthrop University, The Thread will be a creative destination for the community to come together to work, eat, shop, and play. 

Sharonwood Project

Sharonwood Project

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📍Sharonwood Lane and India Hook Road

COMING SOON: Exciting plans have been announced on the corner of Celanese and India Hook featuring fast food hotspots and a Construction headquarters! Plans just landed showcasing exciting additions: fast food joints and the forthcoming headquarters of Poettker Construction.

For more commercial development news in York County, visit the York County Economic Development press room

View the latest York County development Charlotte Business Journal feature here.

To learn more about Rock Hill development projects, visit the Rock Hill Economic Development website.

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