There's a new place to dine downtown.
Vacant since Christmas, when Mally's Bagels and Grits closed, the restaurant at 1102 Broad St. is now the Country Club. It opened in late April and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.P>Breakfast is served on Saturdays and Sundays only, starting at 7 a.m.
Lunch, starting at 11 a.m. daily, features a Country Club Platter ($6.99), which includes an entree and three vegetables, served with biscuit or cornbread, and a drink. Sandwiches, soups and salads are also on the menu.
"You can get anything from a fried bologna sandwich to a cooked-to-order, half-pound hamburger," said Donna Bryson, general manager of the restaurant.
One menu highlight, she said, is the Country Club Salad -- a huge chef-style salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, egg, ham, turkey and scallions. Another is a rather unusual appetizer: fried pickles.
The Country Club is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
The half of the building behind the restaurant has been through several incarnations as a nightclub. It will eventually be a bar featuring country music, oldies and possibly karaoke, said owner Jackie Wall.