The Blind Butcher, from the Guys Behind Goodfriend, is Coming to Lower Greenville

Matt Tobin and Josh Yingling, the two good friends behind Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burger House, are opening a new concept on Lower Greenville that will focus on house-made meats and craft beer.

"With the addition of Trader Joe's, the food truck park, and several restaurants, there is a renaissance taking place on Lower Greenville," says co-owner Matt Tobin. "We're excited to be a part of the area's revitalization."

The Blind Butcher will take over the former Service Bar space at 1919 Greenville Avenue. The area has certainly experienced a revitalization of late: In addition to the spots Tobin mentioned, there are already a handful of new restaurants (Jack's Southern Grill, Nora, Qariah) and existing ones -- Teppo, Company Café, and The Libertine, in addition to others -- that go great with the neighborhood.

Tobin and Yingling have tapped former Village Marquee sous chef Oliver Sitrin to run the kitchen and develop the menu, which will feature house-made sausage, pastrami, corned beef and the like. The spot will also serve as a commissary for the friends' other project, Goodfriend Package Store, which is expected to open across the street from Goodfriend Beer Garden later this year.

And while one might think a Blind Butcher shan't drink much, there will be 20 beers on draft with European, American and local beers all getting a bit of representation, all served on two patios and plenty of communal seating.

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