Southbound Smokehouse to open in SRP Park, along with SweetWater brewery

Baseball in North Augusta will be served up with barbecue and brews.


Southbound Smokehouse, a local restaurant already in operation on Central Avenue by Augusta native George Claussen, will open a new location in SRP Park’s right field. It will partner with SweetWater Brewing of Atlanta, serving its beer, which will be brewed in the park and will include varieties unique to North Augusta, Claussen said Friday.

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“This is such an opportunity for everybody,” he said.

The restaurant will be on two levels, glassed in to offer views from all sides and with three outdoor porches on the river and a biergarten on the bottom level, he said.

Claussen said he’s remodeling the Central Avenue Southbound location — which remains open — and it should be finished about the time the stadium location opens in time for the first game in the new stadium, an exhibition between the University of Georgia and Clemson University on April 10.

“We’ve got to be open, just like they’ve got to be open,” Claussen said, referring to the stadium.

SweetWater has been in operation since 1997. It sponsors the annual 420 Fest, a three-day music event in Atlanta’s Centennial Park. It’s named after SweetWater’s iconic 420 brew, and is scheduled for April 20-22.

Also Friday, a new website about Riverside Village — — was unveiled, along with a logo.

The website is divided into Live, Work and Play Ball sections, and gives contact information for people interested in doing any or all of the three.

It also includes new information on Clubhouse Apartments and Ironwood Apartments, which will be part of the Riverside development, with new renderings.



Thu, 12/14/2017 - 22:35

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