Ham’s Restaurant in Greensboro moving, creating new concept

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Ham’s Restaurant is moving.

The current location is 324 S. Elm St. The new location will be one-and-a-half blocks north on Elm, across from Crafted and Fincastles.

The new location will be called the Ham’s Grille & Oyster Bar at 214 S. Elm St.

The move comes amid many new changes in downtown Greensboro, as more dining and entertainment options are moving in to the central business area.

“As more and more people come downtown for dining and a night out, we recognized an opportunity to launch a new concept that has been in development for the past year. The Ham’s Grille & Oyster Bar concept will put an emphasis on the main items that Ham’s has become known for along with a seafood and raw bar menu and expanded craft beer offerings,” said Rocco Scarfone, president of Ham’s Restaurants, “We are excited about the atmosphere downtown with all of the new breweries and restaurants and we look forward to being a part of the scene for a long time.”

“We wanted to offer variety as well as a more health-conscious menu. Over the years, we have seen our guests enjoy special limited seafood items, and we lean heavily on the coastal Carolina influence in our own backyard,” said Marty Isom, food and beverage director for Ham’s Restaurants.

“I think it is great that Ham’s is challenging themselves to bring the best in concept and cuisine for their downtown Greensboro location,” said Zack Matheny, president of Downtown Greensboro, Inc. “I look forward to this new restaurant concept and believe it will help be a great addition to downtown.”

The current Ham’s location will be the site of a new project spearheaded by a different group, continuing the development of downtown Greensboro. Said Scarfone. “There’s so much going on, between new apartments, hotels, retail, and live entertainment, we really feel that this is the place to unveil our new
concept.”

The new Ham’s Grille & Oyster Bar is scheduled to open in August. For more information, call the Ham’s Corporate Office at (336) 854-5546, or check www.hamsrestaurants.com.

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