Just like J.M. Cope, the White Horse Restaurant has been a Rock Hill staple for roughly four decades. It’s called multiple locations across the city home over the years; the most recent being suite 203 at 300 Technology Center Way — a project which J.M. Cope was proud to play a part in.
The restaurant’s new location is part of a massive revitalization of the 23-acre former site of the Rock Hill Printing and Finishing plant. Located between downtown Rock Hill and Winthrop University, the textile mill sat vacant since its closure several years ago, becoming increasingly dilapidated as the years past. In 2009, a fire erupted, delaying its revitalization further.
Now, thanks to the vision of the site’s developers, the area is set to become a mecca for civic, retail, residential and entertainment — the White Horse being just the tip of the iceberg.
While the restaurant’s location is new, the interior gives clear nod to its rich history. Incorporated within its new rustic, but contemporary finishes are the same familiar wooden tables and booths, some still sporting nameplates commemorating the special occasions of the restaurant’s guests. What also remains the same is the great menu residents throughout the region have come to love. Check it out here.