A seafood restaurant in Greenville’s Nicholtown closed its doors after nearly six years in business.
The Seafood Spot at 219 W. Antrim Drive was owned by Kenisha and Greg Brantley, who say they closed the restaurant for reasons similar to those cited in other closures — staffing shortages and inflation.
“We are a small family business, and it was a lot of stress on us to be the only employees, with the exception of one other,” said Kenisha Brantley.
The Seafood Spot’s Spartanburg location closed on June 25, 2022.
However, this is not where the Brantleys’ journey ends, they said.
The husband-and-wife duo are currently outfitting a food truck to keep the seafood business alive.
“We plan to come back in the form of a food truck. That way we won’t be tied to restaurant hours. We’ll have more flexibility, and in turn, it’ll help alleviate staffing issues we were experiencing,” Brantley said.
The Seafood Spot food truck will be similar to the former brick-and-mortar location, with the same featured menu items such as crab fries, garlic snow crab and shrimp, and fried croaker.
“Although the plan was eventually to have a food truck in addition to the restaurant, as we’ve had it for a little while now, as time moved on we thought it would be a better option for us instead of a restaurant,” said Brantley.
Brantley said they will most likely move the truck around various spots in Greenville in the next three to four months, rather than park permanently at one location, but that is not certain at this time.