The fate of Old Village Post House remains unclear following its sale on Monday to a group of unnamed local investors.
Old Village Post House, one of four restaurants Hall Management Group picked up when it purchased Maverick Southern Kitchens in 2015, closed after brunch service Sunday. According to a press release issued by the company, "lodging properties no longer fit our rapidly expanding core brand business: Halls Chophouse fine dining steakhouses."
While the selling price for the 7,270-square-foot property wasn't disclosed, it was listed at $4 million.
Hall Management Group owner Bill Hall was quoted in the release as saying, "The new owners have great plans for the Post House." The attorney who represented them didn't return a message seeking further details.
A manager at Old Village Post House reached Saturday declined to say whether future plans include food service.
“It’s all no comment,” she said. “You’d have to talk to Mr. Hall.”
Hall wasn’t available to take The Post and Courier’s follow-up call to Halls Chophouse, although an employee who answered the phone confirmed he was at the restaurant.
“You know, we’ve been looking for Bill Hall, but he kind of disappeared on us,” she said after putting the call on hold for 15 minutes.
Maverick Southern Kitchens in 2003 opened Old Village Post House at 101 Pitt St. in Mount Pleasant. From 2008 onward, the restaurant was led by chefs Frank Lee and Forrest Parker, both known for their emphasis on locally grown produce and heritage ingredients. Parker was replaced in 2016 by Robyn Guisto, who was followed by a succession of other chefs.
In addition to the restaurant, the Post House includes a six-room inn.
Since buying Maverick Southern Kitchens, Hall Management Group has converted High Cotton in Greenville to a Halls Chophouse, and put more steaks on the menu at High Cotton in Charleston. SNOB has thus far retained its name and style of cuisine.
A third Halls Chophouse recently opened in Columbia; a fourth is scheduled to open this spring in Summerville. A publicist reports that two more locations are planned for North Carolina and Georgia in 2019.