GREENVILLE, SC (WSPA) – Have you dropped your clever phone recently and shattered the glass? There’s a new high-tech store in downtown Greenville that could fix it and entertain you at the same time as you wait.

After being pissed off with long wait instances and not anything to do, Gizmo Bar owner Shaun Robertson got here up with an idea to open a restore shop for cell telephones, drugs and drones that serves beer and wine too.

“The devices are repaired at the back of the bar in order that they never leave your sight,” Robertson explains. “It’s got six 50 -inch touch monitors constructed into the bar… the character sitting proper at the back of you will become engaged in what you’re searching at. I suppose that’s been the biggest trouble in maximum bars is the dearth of social interaction we’ve with one another.”

Gizmo Bar offers upkeep until as past due as 8pm and additionally capabilities as a bar, lounge or workspace.

“This is the first of its type,” Robertson says. “No one had ever used this technology in a ultra lounge kind of environment.”

The screens were custom made oversees to resist a number of abuse and spills.  Soon, Robertson plans to add item recognition era. The displays have the capability to examine QR codes, so one idea is to use the era to show informational content material related to customers’ liquids.

There’s no meals at the menu, but clients are recommended to apply shipping offerings on the touchscreens.

“These human beings are identifying how to beat the waits on Friday and Saturday nights,”
Robertson says.

Gizmo Bar is open 7 days per week and is located at 245 North Main Street in downtown Greenville.

Also moving to corner spaces inside Wando Crossing, just down from Walmart, could be H&R Block tax provider and Cell Phone Repair, consistent with personnel inside the groups on Wednesday. H&R Block will move with the aid of Monday while Cell Phone Repair does now not have a shifting date. Most of the affected companies are anticipated to be out through yr’s stop.

Representatives of the retail middle and Total Wine did now not right now reply for comment Wednesday.

The city’s Design Review Board will recall very last approval of the facade upgrades to the retail web site Dec. 19. The purchasing center is owned by way of Ohio-primarily based Site Centers Corp., which changed its name in October from DDR, formerly Developers Diversified Realty.

Total Wine is based totally in Maryland, Its different Charleston-place store is on Ashley River Road in Crossroads Plaza in West Ashley. It opened in 2005.

The retailers’s planned expansion follows its a hit lawsuit towards the kingdom in 2017, while the Supreme Court dominated a regulation proscribing the range of state-issued licenses for one alcohol store to three changed into unconstitutional.

When Total Wine sued several years in the past, it operated stores in Charleston, Columbia and Greenville and wanted to open every other store in Aiken. The Mount Pleasant website will be its fourth.

Home Team BBQ will add a 5th South Carolina place by 2020 in the Upstate. It opened its 0.33 Charleston restaurant (above) at the peninsula in 2016. Another will open in Columbia inside the spring. File/Wade Spees/Staff

Upstate-certain A Charleston-based totally barbeque restaurant chain is including a brand new vicinity within the Upstate.

Home Team BBQ will open a five,500-rectangular-foot kitchen and eating room together with a 1,000-square-foot patio by way of mid-2020 in Holland Park at 813 Laurens Road in Greenville.

It will percentage parking with a proposed brewery and workplace building inside the improvement. Construction will begin in summer time 2019.

It’s the 6th area for the organisation. A 5th web page will open in Columbia subsequent spring. Others are in downtown Charleston, Sullivan’s Island, West Ashley and Aspen, Colo.

Home Team’s chief operating companion and pitmaster Aaron Siegel and accomplice-chef Taylor Garrigan will be a part of forces with Home Team veterans Tony McKie and Sean Daniher as working companions of the Upstate region.

“Greenville has always been an interesting market for us — it’s a city that is truely taking ahead strides from a culinary perspective that we’re excited to be a part of,” Siegel stated.

Parcel 32 is including an upstairs bar known as The Parlour. The downtown Charleston venue opens on New Year’s Eve. File/Andrew J. Whitaker/Staff

Lounging about A downtown Charleston eating place is including an upstairs watering hole.

Parcel 32 at 442 King St. Will unveil The Parlour at nine p.M. New Year’s Eve with a gap party for $a hundred seventy-five someone.

The lounge will offer a full bar with a focal point on traditional libations, as well as wine and beer. Food, sweets and stay music additionally might be supplied.

The venue may be open beginning Jan. 2 from five p.M. Until final each Tuesday through Sunday. Late-night eating can be to be had 10 p.M to nighttime Friday and Saturday. The eating place’s first-floor bar will continue to operate.