The Buenos Aires Café located on the first floor of The SMART Center on the Greenville town square, closed Saturday, February 10th after four months in business.
The Argentinian-based restaurant owned by Oscar and Ainara Farina featured empanadas, rice bowls, salads, and several flavors of gelato. The couple’s original food service offering is in the Foundry in St. Louis.
The SMART Center is a community building owned by Greenville University, and landlord to The Buenos Aires Café. Breck Nelson, Chief Economic Development and Innovation Officer for Greenville University indicates additional interest in the space. Nelson says, “During this time of closure, our intent is to interview potential lessee’s who will work hard to grow their business in Greenville.”
In the mean=me, however, Greenville University will seek to utilize the space to provide an additional amenity to community members and to students. According to Nelson, “we don’t want just anyone to occupy the space in the SMART Center, so before we find the ideal tenant, we intend to utilize this space to provide an additional amenity to both students and community members here in Greenville. Details will follow.”
The SMART Center remains open for co-working space, commercial kitchen rental, and event-space use. Please contact Elaine.McNamara@Greenvillesmart.com for more information.