It's no secret that York County is booming with new businesses, restaurants, and attractions. With all of the rapid growth and development, it can be hard to keep up! Thankfully, we have started a running list of recent and upcoming openings in York County organized by category.

 

Retail

 

The Mercantile HQ and The Mercantile: Home

The Merc

The new store will be located in the historical Coca-Cola building located at 153 E White Street. The shop is 10,000 sqft and will be home to the plant and flower bar, clothing, specialty groceries, gifts and so much more. Their original store at 130 W White Street will now operate as The Mercantile: Home – where their designed, hand-selected pieces can be purchased. The new Mercantile HQ is slated to open in early 2022. 

 

Eats & Drinks

 

The Common Market - Rock Hill

common market

The Common Market has expanded to Rock Hill! This will be their fourth location, but the first in South Carolina. Deemed the "Uncommon Convenience Store," The Common Market is an alternative and eclectic local gathering place that will offer deli sandwiches, local craft beer, a curated wine list, and more! The Common Market is located at 161 W Main Street and is now open for business.

Two Scoops Creamery

Two Scoops
Two Scoops Creamery has planted roots in Rock Hill! This is their fourth location, but the first in South Carolina. Two Scoops features over 32 flavors of homemade ice cream and locally roasted coffee! Two Scoops is located at 161 W Main Street and is officially open to the public.

SoCo Grille - York

soco

Local homemade southern comfort food with a twist! This will be SoCo Grille's 2nd location in South Carolina. You can expect them to be open by early to mid-January on Congress Street in York. 

The Social Cork Wine Bar

Social Cork

Located at 887 Gold Hill Road in Fort Mill, The Social Cork Wine Bar will combine some of the best artisanal wines from around the world with local favorites in an upscale yet unpretentious environment. Their wine bar will be a destination for people looking to enjoy wine, flights, and small bites. They are slated to be open in the spring of 2022.

Little York Brewing

Little York Brewing

A native of the Carolinas himself, brewer/owner RJ Manoni brings decades of homebrewing experience with him and a connection to the area that helps to establish a sense of place that is rare in this era of transplants and migration. Construction is ongoing, but Little York is aiming at an opening in early 2022 at 1029 Spratt Street in Fort Mill.

Sleeping Giant Distillery

Sleeping Giant Distillery

With an aim to promote tourism in Rock Hill and the surrounding area, Sleeping Giant will be the first legal distillery in York County since prohibition. Located at 122 Southern Street in Downtown Rock Hill, Sleeping Giant plans to be open in early 2022

Off the Tracks Brewing

Off the Tracks Brewing will be operated by the founders of Amor Artis Brewing. The new concept will offer traditional brewpub food as well as hand-crafted pizzas. They will focus on locally sourced ingredients while producing a wide array of beers for every beer drinker’s palate.

Hobo's Rock Hill

Hobo’s has been a staple of downtown Fort Mill since 2015. Known for their delicious burgers, hand-spun milkshakes, and a large selection of craft beers from around the Carolinas, the 2nd location will make a great addition to Rock Hill.

Rock Taco

Rock Taco Logo

From the owner and chef of Burgers and BarleyRock Taco is bringing something fresh, exciting, and food-forward to Main Street in Rock Hill. Their menu will feature the perfect combination of traditional and street food with an extensive and curated Tequila selection. You can also expect a vibrant ambiance bursting with color including custom art along the walls. Rock Taco will be a great addition to Downtown Rock Hill and they're hoping to be open in early 2022.

Inizio Pizza Napoletana

Inizio Pizza Napoletana

Inizio Pizza Napoletana will take the corner space at Hwy 160 and Brayden Parkway in Fort Mill. The Charlotte-area company has three other locations, but this will be the first one in South Carolina. You can expect them to be open in early 2022.

Duck Donuts

Duck Donuts

Duck Donuts is opening a new 1,300 SF location at Brayden Village in Fort Mill! Duck Donuts is definitely not your average donut shop, as every donut sold at Duck Donuts is freshly made and totally customizable, from coating to topping! You can expect to enjoy Duck Donuts by early 2022!

Ilios Crafted Greek

Ilios

Ilios Crafted Greek is a fast-causal concept giving the offering of fast food, but fresh and healthy. This will be the second location for Ilios, but the first in South Carolina. Ilios Crafted Greek will be planting roots in Baxter Town Center in early 2022.

Hoppin'

HOPPIN

The Cotton Warehouse along Dave Lyle Blvd is being transformed from an old textile mill structure to a new bar concept called Hoppin’! This will be the third location of the self-pour beer and wine taproom. Hoppin' is looking forward to a summer of 2022 opening!

Bossy Beulah’s Chicken Shak

Bossy Beuhlas

Bossy Beulah’s Chicken Shak is a Charlotte chicken sandwich and wing restaurant that will be going into the former Coleman’s Garage site at 314 N White Street in Fort Mill. This will be their 2nd location, but the first in South Carolina. They are aiming to be open in 2022.

Tip Top Daily Market

Tip Top Market

Tip Top Daily Market strives to be your place for all the things that brighten your days! Curated with curiosity and joy, Tip Top Daily Market partners with local artisans to bring the best provisions available. Tip Top is planning on opening on Main Street in Fort Mill in early 2022!

Poke Bowlz - Rock Hill

Poke Bowlz

Located at 355 Herlong Ave, Suite 102 in Rock Hill, Poke Bowlz offers a wide array of authentic Poke Bowls. The Rock Hill addition will be their 2nd location in York County. Poke Bowlz is now open to the public.

Cinnaholic

Cinnaholic

Award-winning gourmet cinnamon rolls as seen on ABC's hit show SHARK TANK! Their products are 100% vegan, dairy & lactose-free, egg-free, and cholesterol-free. Coming soon to 1177 Stonecrest Blvd Suite 104 in Tega Cay!

TWF Burgers

TWF burgers

TWF Burgers is a new restaurant concept by James Rivenbark, who is also the co-founder of Blue Smokehouse in Fort Mill. The property is located 887 Gold Hill Road in Fort Mill and is expected to be open in early 2022. 

Draco Dega

This bodega concept with a twist will be making its way to Main Street! This much-needed small grocery store will offer convenience items to the downtown Rock Hill area.

 

Art & History

 

Jail, No Bail Exhibit

JNB

Jail, No Bail: How 30 Days Impacted the Civil Rights Movement captures the unique role their protest played in the 1960s civil rights movement. Later dubbed the Friendship Nine because most were students at nearby Friendship College, this group of men bravely joined with national activists to protest segregation and oppression prevalent in Rock Hill and throughout the United States. Through original letters, newspaper articles, images, and video, this exhibition tells the story of a group of individuals who together, altered the course of civil rights. Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Saturday - Sunday 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

Catawba Cultural Center

The Catawba Cultural Center has been under renovation since 2020 and when it reopens in 2022 visitors can expect:

- A fully renovated Trading Post featuring work by Catawba artists and other Native artists

- New exhibitions including children's exhibits, digital exhibits, and an audio tour

- Renovated bathrooms, doorways, and floors to provide improved safety, access, and public health.

James Williams Exhibit at Historic Brattonsville

Brattonsville - Brick House

The Brick House opens with stories to tell from the days of the Reconstruction Era in York County. With new exhibits installed, Historic Brattonsville opens the two front rooms on the house’s first floor as museum spaces. The exhibition represents a part of Brattonsville’s history that has not been a major part of the site’s interpretation until now, specifically the life and work of James Williams, . The exhibit is now open to the public and you can reserve your tickets online

 

Development

 

Cultivate Rock Hill

Cultivate RH

Cultivate Rock Hill will be a new development for local entrepreneurs. The community center will consist of 23 restaurants and retail shops, an open-air amphitheater, an outdoor bar, and plenty of opportunities to succeed while offering affordable lease arrangements for entrepreneurs. The community center will be open to the public every day and offer an opportunity for our citizens to support local start-ups. 

The Perch

The Perch

The Perch will be located on the corner of Cherry Rd and Oakland Ave next to Winthrop University and will consist of a mixture of restaurant, retail, and office space. The development will also feature an artificial turf outdoor games area with traditional lawn games and the ability to host live music and other exciting events.

Parks

 

Catawba Park

Catawba Park

Catawba Park is a new multi-use park and sports complex for people of all ages to enjoy. Located on New Grey Rock Rd, Catawba Park is planned as a 62-acre park on the shores of the Catawba River, including a boat launch just below the Lake Wylie dam, which has become a popular paddle sports launch for the region. 

Catawba Bend Preserve

cbp

York County is proud to announce the name of the upcoming premier park on the Catawba River. 1,900 acres of beautiful woods, fields, and ponds along a bend in the river will become a one-of-a-kind, nature-based park. The development will focus on preserving the natural environment while opening it up for recreation and enjoyment.