Arsaga family purchases Greenhouse Grille, plans new concept

Greenhouse Grille / Courtesy photo

A longtime restaurant specializing in locally sourced, farm-to-table food will close its doors for good this weekend. On the bright side, another might soon take its place.

Local coffee icons and restauranteurs, the Arsaga family, have purchased Greenhouse Grille from owners Jerrmy Gawthrop and Clayton Suttle, and plan to open a new concept in the building at 481 S. School Avenue.

Greenhouse Grille will officially close after dinner on Saturday, Dec. 23.

The closure was announced Thursday in a letter posted to Greenhouse Grille social media pages.

Dear Family and Friends,

After our twelve years of service, we are selling the Greenhouse Grille. We are excited that a wonderful local family will be taking over the location and look forward to watching their creative vision grow in the place we have called home.

Thank you for supporting us from the very beginning and allowing us to be a part of the fabric of Fayetteville. The relationships we have developed with our customers, employees, local farmers and artists have impacted us in a profound and positive way. Above all, we are grateful for the opportunity to be a part of your lives and memories.

Our last day of service will be this Saturday, December 23. We again thank you for the love and support.

Greenhouse Grille Family

Gawthrop and Suttle have been focusing lately on their wood-fired pizza concept, Wood Stone Craft Pizza, located next door to Greenhouse Grille in the Mill District. They also plan to open a second Wood Stone location in north Fayetteville next month.

The name for the new concept has not been determined yet, Arsaga said, but the new restaurant, like Greenhouse Grille, will focus on locally-sourced ingredients. Cary Arsaga told us on Thursday that Arsaga’s at the Depot chef Patrick Lane is currently working on a menu for the new place, which he said will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The new place may also offer a couple of Greenhouse Grille’s more iconic dishes on the new menu.

“That’s something we’ve been talking to Jerrmy about,” he said. “We are working on figuring all of that out now.”

Arsaga said he plans to begin an extensive interior and exterior remodel of the building for the new concept immediately, and hopes to be finished and ready to open in the next three to six months.