Rick Erwin Dining Group set to open new location in Greer

March 16, 2023

Rick Erwin Dining Group is expanding into downtown Greer. The group, known for its family of steak & seafood restaurants across the Upstate, has plans to open Rick Erwin’s Greer, a traditional fine dining concept similar to that of Rick Erwin’s Eastside, Clemson, West End Grille, and Level 10.

“We are thrilled to be back in growth mode,” says Michael Ivey, Owner & CFO of Rick Erwin Dining Group. “We opened our first neighborhood restaurant, The Vista, on Augusta Street last fall, and we look forward to opening one of our signature steak & seafood concepts in the heart of downtown Greer in the spring.”

Rick Erwin’s Greer will take over the space previously occupied by The Strip Club 104 (a steakhouse), following owner Jason Clark’s announcement that he was permanently closing the restaurant after more than a decade in business.

“Strip Club 104 has been a fixture in Greer for many years. A lot of people are sad to see it go, including us,” says Ivey. “We’ve been friends with Jason for a long time and followed his success over the years. It timed out perfectly that he was ready to close one chapter and we were looking to start a new one. We are honored to move into a space where such a well-respected restaurant has been for so long, and we look forward to serving the Greer community.”

The management team for the new location will consist of seasoned Rick Erwin Dining Group employees. Both the Executive Chef and General Manager, whose names will be announced at a later date, are being promoted from within. “We are a locally owned and operated restaurant group, and we take that responsibility very seriously. We’re not just growing our footprint, we’re growing our team, our future leaders, and our community impact,” says Ivey.

The expansion announcement comes as Rick Erwin Dining Group launches Crab Cakes for a Cause, a new charitable initiative that deepens the company’s commitment to giving back to the community, through a popular item featured on all of its restaurant menus. “Each new location we open is a chance to reach more people through Crab Cakes for a Cause, which helps us bring even more awareness to the needs of our local nonprofits,” says Ivey.

Rick Erwin’s Greer is set to open in May 2023 at 104 E. Poinsett Street. www.rickerwins.com