The Silos: An Affordable Community Gathering Place Is Coming To Downtown Easley

Inky’s Authentic Philadelphia Cheesesteaks and Hoagies owned by Stacey Desrosiers and her husband David Desrosiers made an announcement via Facebook on Sunday that a new project called The Silos is on the way. A new major development in Easley that will bring more jobs, food, and entertainment in the area. 

The Silos located next to the Doodle Trail in downtown is expected to open in about a year and will bring together a brewery, a pizza parlor, an ice cream shop, a Mexican restaurant, a local cheesesteak favorite and more all in one location.

The Silos building itself will house the new craft brewery. Old train cars on the Silos site will be repurposed to house the other vendors. A fourth space is also available, which the Desrosiers hope to fill with a coffee shop. In addition to Inky’s, three other vendors have announced their plans to open in the Silos:

  • Belladina’s Pizza: serving authentic pizza and made-from-scratch pasta, run by a family with roots going back to Naples, Italy.
  • Burrito Hub: a Spartanburg-based, authentic Mexican eatery.
  • Pink Mama’s Ice Cream: an ice cream shop originally from Traveler’s Rest specializing in ice cream, milkshakes, floats, and sundaes

“It’s definitely going to be open air. These large doors will remain open. People can transverse across the property while grabbing a bowl of homemade pasta from Belladina’s, they can go to Pink Mama’s to get some ice cream, come into Silos Brewing and get an amazing craft beer, then go back and see Burrito Hub, come over to Inky’s and sit down,” said Stacey Desrosiers, owner of Inky’s. “It’s time that that money stays right here in Easley.”

“Just an exciting opportunity the kind of revitalize an old building, a historic building in Easley,” Nate Tomforde said, co-owner of Silos Brewing Company.

The Silos aims to be an affordable community gathering place and will not cater to high-end clientele. Affordable top quality beer from Silos Brewing, for instance, will never be priced more than $5.

Desrosiers pointed to her own childhood, growing up in a blue-collar family, as a key motivator behind creating a community gathering space that catered to the average family. Desrosiers also added, they only accept tenants who share their mindset.

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