4/30/2015 5:32:50 PM
Restaurateurs Bill Hall and Dick Elliott are pleased to announce Hall Management Group has acquired the restaurants of Maverick Southern Kitchens. The transaction includes High Cotton Charleston, High Cotton Greenville, Slightly North of Broad and Old Village Post House. These leading South Carolina restaurants will operate under the Hall Management Group umbrella along with Halls Chophouse and Rita’s Seaside Grille at Folly Beach.
The newly expanded Hall Management Group will be led by Owner Bill Hall, a veteran in the hospitality and dining industry, along with his family, wife Jeanne and sons Billy and Tommy. In addition to expanding its properties, Hall Management Group will welcome from Maverick Southern Kitchens a team of exceptional leaders in the culinary industry, including Director of Operations David Marconi; Executive Chef Frank Lee; and seasoned general managers Jill Maynard, Peter Pierce, Katie Hajjar, and Chet Green.
“We are happy to welcome Maverick Southern Kitchens’ restaurants and employees into the Hall family,” states Hall. “Dick Elliott has been a respected and like-minded friend and I am honored to carry on the legacy of his 25-year labor of love. Dick’s commitment to the gold standard in hospitality and his genuine respect for employees and customers represents a philosophy that I truly admire and share. Also, we are pleased to partner with Capital Bank in the financing of this transaction for the Hall Family.”
Maverick Southern Kitchens has made notable contributions to South Carolina’s dining scene with its award-winning restaurant brands in Charleston and Greenville; leadership in environmentally sound food practices; development of chefs and managers now leading more than 30 restaurants along the East Coast; and the 2008 induction of Slightly North of Broad into the Fine Dining Hall of Fame sponsored by Nation’s Restaurant News.
“In the last 25 years the restaurants of Charleston have risen to the top tier in the country, and I have been privileged to participate,” says Dick Elliott. “I am overwhelmingly grateful to all our employees who have been indispensable in building the company’s success and I am immensely thankful to the Charleston and Greenville communities for their years of loyal support.”
When he opened the doors of Halls Chophouse in 2009, Bill Hall leveraged his extensive expertise gained over four decades in restaurant and hotel management and Charleston’s legacy for Southern hospitality. Prior, Hall’s attention to detail, driven by a finely attuned penchant for impeccable hospitality, placed Hall in leadership positions at such iconic destinations as Pinehurst, NC; Hilton Head, SC; Napa Valley and Pebble Beach, Calif.; various Ritz-Carlton outposts; and the Cloister Resort & Beach Club at Sea Island, Ga. Since the opening of Halls Chophouse, the Hall family has been steadfast in their commitment to operate their flagship steakhouse with dedicated precision and a passion for customer service. Hall plans to apply the same principles of unsurpassed service and uncompromising cuisine that he has adapted and refined at both Halls Chophouse and Rita’s Seaside Grille to the challenge of leading an expanded portfolio of distinctively Southern restaurants.
Effective May 1, 2015 and for the remainder of the year, Hall Management Group will continue the Maverick Collection customer loyalty program and will honor the Maverick Collection card at Slightly North of Broad, High Cotton Charleston, High Cotton Greenville and Old Village Post House. The Maverick Collection program will not be available at Halls Chophouse or Rita’s Seaside Grille.
-Hall Management Group Portfolio of Restaurants-
Hall Management Group is now comprised of the following restaurants:
High Cotton opened in historic downtown Charleston in 1999. It’s unabashedly American, with mahogany woodwork, thick old brick walls, and ancient heart pine floors to evoke feelings of adventure, romance and comfort. The menu offers steaks, chops, game and fish, using fresh, local and organic ingredients. Live entertainment is offered nightly and during Sunday brunch. High Cotton opened a second location in Spring 2007 in downtown Greenville in the beautiful Falls Park area with scenic views of the Reedy River.
Halls Chophouse is located in the heart of Charleston’s historic Upper King Street and features some of the finest USDA Prime steaks the city has to offer, complimented by the gold standard in customer service. From its grand opening in 2009, The Hall Family has revolutionized the service culture in Charleston, greeting guests by name as they walk through the door and briefly visiting tableside to ensure every guest’s expectations are met. The restaurant is the ideal location to enjoy live entertainment, featuring nightly jazz artists and soulful sounds during Sunday Gospel Brunch.
Rita’s Seaside Grille is located steps away from the beach and the Folly Fishing Pier, providing a memorable dining experience for visitors and locals alike. Rita’s is known for its high standards in hospitality and service, casual American cuisine, house smoked BBQ and an unforgettable oceanside dining experience.
Slightly North of Broad (S.N.O.B) is a popular bistro located in the historic district of Charleston. Since its opening in 1993, it has been a favorite of locals and visitors for its lively atmosphere, comfortable, professional service, and creative interpretation of Lowcountry cuisine.
The Old Village Post House is located in the Old Village of Mt. Pleasant in a beautifully restored historic property. Since its opening in 2003, the Post House has been a neighborhood gathering spot for locals and travelers alike, offering casual Southern bistro cuisine for dinner daily and Sunday brunch along with six distinct and well-appointed rooms to accommodate traveling guests.
For more information on Hall Management Group, please visit www.hallschophouse.com or call 843.727.0090.