A downtown Landrum cafe is beneath new management and a new identify, but with the identical small city appeal.
The Red Horse Cafe officially opened Could 7 in the previous spot of Southern Delights & Additional. The cafe was sold right after its preceding operator, Linda Fitzgerald-Howard, passed away past yr.
“Linda did such a great position putting this alongside one another, and it really is this kind of a staple of Landrum,” stated Christian Wolters, proprietor of The Red Horse Cafe. “I want folks to have that cute, tiny Landrum place back again.”
Wolters stated that with the exception of included wine, mimosas, vegan and vegetarian alternatives, he designs to keep the Southern Delights menu. Shoppers can get espresso, desserts, ice product, breakfast or lunch. The within of the cafe is nevertheless the same, with retro tin signs, wood chairs and antique decorations.
“I know that a good deal of individuals in the place will respect that much healthier aspect for breakfast and lunch,” Wolters reported.
Wolters is also the proprietor of The Purple Horse Inn, a mattress and breakfast just south of Landrum with 6 rooms and six cottages. It is found on 200 acres.
After graduating from College or university of Charleston, Wolters bought a position as an right away manager at Wild Dunes Vacation resort. He traveled again and forth among the resort’s Charleston and Vermont places throughout occupied seasons. Wolters stated he labored at the inn on and off in advance of taking over the business enterprise in 2017 and bought it in 2018.
“The way I think about it is that The Red Horse Inn is my convenience zone, what I know and it does rather well,” he reported. “All of the businesses that I run are offshoots of that.”
In 2018, Wolters opened a wine bar at the inn. The bar is open to the public and has reside audio. He explained he enjoys wine and songs but did not have time to get out and delight in it much for the reason that of get the job done. For Wolters, the wine bar fills the need to have for audio and exciting.
Wolters claimed that functioning an inn and cafe isn’t effortless, so he’s thankful for the support of his spouse, Allison Wolters. The two fulfilled at the wine bar at the inn and obtained married in April. She is an elementary university counselor but can help with the inn and cafe.
“I really like owning someone to be a sounding board, and she’s so wise and witty,” he reported. “We bounce ideas off of every single other and then occur up with the most effective that our two small brains arrive up with.”
Laurissa Arrington, assistant manager at The Red Horse Cafe, explained she started off doing the job at The Purple Horse Inn when she was 17. Right after leaving the inn, she worked as a physician’s assistant. Arrington explained she wanted to slow down and do a thing that would allow for her to spend extra time with her youngsters.
“We are just actually distinct on the information,” Arrington reported. “So significantly of that follows from the inn exactly where you have to pay out attention to people’s wishes and their requirements.”
Arrington reported there will be a daily meals or drink unique at the cafe.