South City Tavern to replace Bunz

Julia Francis


South City Tavern will replace Bunz, a club that was located across from Campus Crossing apartments, and is set to open in early October.

“I think this will be a good product down here that I think people will enjoy” Chris Springfield, owner of South City Tavern, said.

South City Tavern should provide the gap between other restaurants like Millhouse and bars in The University Plaza, Springfield said.

Students are excited about the new social spot opening this fall, especially about where the bar will be located.

“The convenience of how close it is a plus,” Eric Martin, junior sports science major, said.

South City Tavern is scheduled to open during the weekend of The Citadel game, October 12, Springfield said.

The bar will include eight bartending stations, food service, an outdoor stage, a Tiki-styled back patio, pool tables and more, Springfield said.

Springfield has previously owned The Capital Room, The Winery, The Firehouse and The Sandbar in Athens.

Springfield felt there was a market for this lounge-styled bar, and that the style could be the next big thing.

South City Tavern aims to incorporate quality and fast service times and a nice environment for everyone in Statesboro, Springfield said.

Nathan Queen, co-owner of Retrievers Sports Bar and Grill, said, “I love seeing business come to town.  There’s enough business to go around for everybody.”