New eats coming to Greensboro

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- FOX8 has the scoop on several new restaurants opening around Greensboro by summer.

"Greensboro is becoming a dining destination, really, for the entire Triad. What's happening is people in Burlington or Eden or Asheboro are coming to Greensboro to eat, and now they'll have even more options," explained Marty Kotis, Developer and CEO of Kotis Holdings in Greensboro.

Many of the restaurants Kotis is involved with are along Battleground Avenue. They include The Marshall Freehouse, a Britsh Gastropub featuring a whiskey bar and variety of British beers; Burger Warfare, complete with gourmet burgers and milkshakes; and The Pig Pounder Brewery, a venture that includes a tasting bar and a new beer brand. He's hoping all will be up and running in June.

"With just our new restaurants, we're creating 240 new jobs in Greensboro," Kotis pointed out.

Construction is underway for a Texas Roadhouse across from Krispy Kreme on Battleground Avenue and a large parking area. At the back of that same 5.3 acre plot, Kotis hopes to eventually develop a string of shops, cafes and restaurants right along the Greenway.

Meanwhile, Momentum Properties is debuting Spice Cantina in downtown Greensboro this summer. Nick Piornack spearheaded the Cantina alongside the new The Worx restaraunt downtown. Both spots are being developed in buildings more than 100 years old.

Economic Development Manager for the City of Greensboro John Shoffner tells FOX8, "Other new restaurants downtown include the Harlem Bistro, Crafted,and the Broadway Cafe."

A new Hams will open in March downtown in the former Bin33 restaurant space on Elm Street.

Restaurant Owner Koco Tamburi is opening Osteria next week off Westover Terrace. "We are bringing a little Italy to Greensboro!" he said.

"We are not sophisticated, but we are right to the point. We want to hear the voice of the folks around here," added Tamburi. His restaurant will feature an ever-changing menu of specials inspired by Nothern Italian cuisine, hand-made pasta and Italian wines.

"Why in Greensboro?" questioned Tamburi. "Why not!"