A new restaurant and bar has taken up residence in the former home of Smiley’s Acoustic Café.
Located at 111 Augusta St. in downtown Greenville, Coupe’s Corner will be open for lunch and dinner, offering full restaurant and bar menus on the West End.
In the late 17th Century, coupe glass was born and was originally used as a vessel for champagne in France, according to legend. Coupe glass has made a resurgence in cocktail bars across the world and Coupe’s Corner pays homage to that history.
Owners Matt Kschinka, who owns a few bars in Kansas City, and Marius Soglo, a partner in Greenville’s Sully’s Steamers, have created a casual hangout and dining spot.
Featured dining option include feasts, in which groups of four or more can come in and get a shareable platter of meats and veggies. Coupe’s also will be adding extensive coupe selections, which is a play on the name of the glass, and a series of mixed drinks will be added onto the menu weekly, said Kschinka.
“We want to cater to people that are already coming in, so if you like a specific gin or vermouth, we will be sure to carry it for you next time you come in,” he added. “We pride ourselves on taking that extra mile for our customers. We are not a craft cocktail place but a fun and flavorful but not-too-fancy establishment that makes our own syrups.”
The pair also owns Jack n’ Diane’s Dueling Piano Bar located at 115 N. Brown St. in Greenville, which is the business venture that brought them to the Greenville area, said Kschinka.
“We have been here for 10 years now,” he said. “Back when we were looking for another city that needed a piano bar, Greenville came highly recommended, even at that time. So when the Smiley’s location became available, we jumped on the opportunity.”s