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Tupelo Honey Cafe Announces New Location Coming to the BullStreet District

CRBR Biz Wire //March 23, 2023//

Tupelo Honey Cafe Announces New Location Coming to the BullStreet District

CRBR Biz Wire //March 23, 2023//

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Columbia, S.C. — The BullStreet District, known as the largest urban development project on the East Coast, will become the future home to Columbia, South Carolina’s first Tupelo Honey Cafe. The popular restaurant, known for scratch-made southern food and handmade cocktails, is set to open its 5,800 sq. ft. location in the first quarter of 2024 inside the new Bennet at BullStreet mixed-use complex.

“When I first visited the BullStreet District, I knew it was not a matter of if we wanted to be there, but when. The ‘when’ is now,” says Stephen Frabitore, CEO of Tupelo Honey Cafe. “BullStreet is a vibrant, mixed-use district that reflects the authenticity of downtown Columbia, and we are excited to be a part of all the good things happening in the district and city.”

Tupelo Honey will feature a variety of brunch, lunch and dinner options, including its most popular southern dishes such as honey-dusted fried chicken, shrimp and grits, and chicken and waffles. Farm-fresh sides and decadent desserts will add to the authentic southern fare menu.

In addition to its extensive menu, Tupelo Honey features a robust bar program. Guests can choose from numerous signature handmade cocktails such as “Peach Don’t Kill My Vibe,” a sparkling sangria; “Tupelomo,” a fruity tequila cocktail; and “The Debutante,” a twist on a classic vodka drink with house-made lavender lemonade. An extensive selection of wine, beer and liquor, including numerous options from local distilleries and breweries, will round out the beverage menu.

Tupelo Honey focuses on a responsibly sourced ethos, including sustainably grown and “forever free” proteins that are free of hormones and antibiotics.

“Tupelo Honey coming to the BullStreet not only solidifies Columbia’s status as a great culinary destination in the southeast, but it is also a powerful statement on the growth and development of businesses in this district,” says Robert Hughes, president of Hughes Development Corporation, the master developer of the BullStreet District. “With their proven track record of success and commitment to excellence, Tupelo Honey brings a reputation that is both celebrated and well-deserved, adding to the vision of BullStreet becoming a premier destination for all of the Midlands.”

Founded in Asheville, N.C. in 2000, Tupelo Honey currently has 20 restaurants in 13 states, including Greenville and Myrtle Beach locations in South Carolina. Tupelo Honey is continuing to expand their operations nationwide with new locations in Indianapolis, Indiana; Lenexa, Kansas; Omaha, Nebraska; Las Colinas, Texas and others in development.

Tupelo Honey will occupy retail space on the ground floor of Bennet at BullStreet, which is located in the geographic center of the BullStreet District —neighboring Segra Park, the First Base Building and the new WestLawn Building.

The 181-acre BullStreet District is the largest urban redevelopment project on the East Coast and is South Carolina’s first urban gigabit community, just one mile from the S.C. State House in downtown Columbia, S.C. Learn more at

About the BullStreet District

Known as the largest urban redevelopment project on the East Coast, the BullStreet District is an active transformation of the historic,181-acre South Carolina State Hospital campus into a vibrant, mixed-use lifestyle district that reflects the authenticity of downtown Columbia, S.C. The state’s first urban gigabit community, BullStreet is a city-within-a-city, located one mile from the S.C. State House and anchored by the award-winning stadium, Segra Park, home of the Columbia Fireflies Minor League Baseball team. The district is home to an array of local and national businesses, including REI Co-Op, Starbucks, Capgemini, Founders Federal Credit Union and Publico Kitchen and Tap. BullStreet contains 125,000+ square feet of commercial/office and retail space and is zoned for up to 3.3 million square feet of commercial use and 3,558 residential units. Follow @BullStreetSC and #BullStreetSC on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and learn more at


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About Tupelo Honey Southern Kitchen and Bar

Tupelo Honey Southern Kitchen and Bar is a revival of Southern food and traditions rooted in the Carolina mountains we call home. Our recipes are simply crafted and made from scratch with responsibly sourced ingredients that bring the best of every season. For more than 20 years, we have infused our Southern spirit into every bite. At Tupelo Honey, we create breakfasts, lunches and suppers that invite you to gather around the table for gracious and delicious Southern food. Since opening in downtown Asheville, N.C. in 2000, Tupelo Honey has become one of the most beloved restaurants in the Southeast. The award-winning restaurant’s contemporary, creative atmosphere and inventive New South cuisine have grown in popularity, spurring additional locations and three nationally distributed cookbooks, including Tupelo Honey Cafe: Southern Small Plates and Spirits, that was released in 2017. The restaurant has 20 locations across the Southeast, West and Midwest in Denver, Co.; Boise, Id.; Grand Rapids, Mi.; Asheville, Raleigh and Charlotte, N.C.; Knoxville, Franklin and Chattanooga, Tenn.; Greenville and Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Arlington and Virginia Beach, Va.; Sandy Springs, Ga.; Frisco, Tx.; Milwaukee, Wi. with additional openings on the horizon. For more information on Tupelo Honey, visit