Columbia Lizard’s Thicket to close for extensive renovations

Photo from Lizard’s Thicket Facebook.

Lizard’s Thicket, the 41-year-old family-owned Southern restaurant, will be closing its Broad River Road location for several weeks beginning Monday.

The Williams family, which owns all 15 local Lizard’s Thickets, has decided to update their Broad River Road location as part of the plan to make improvements and upgrades to all of their restaurants.

“We have so many long-time customers that love Lizard’s Thicket on Broad River Road, and we wanted to update the restaurant as a thank you to them, as we have already done to many of our locations,” Chairman Bobby Williams said. “The renovations will reflect an updated look and feel that our newer locations have, but customers will instantly feel at home and of course, we’ll still serve the delicious traditional Southern cooking our customers know and love.”

The renovations include:
-New exterior paint
-New roof
-New parking lot
-New booths and tables
-New flooring, lighting, and ceiling
-Fresh paint
-Larger ADA compliant bathrooms

All employees at the restaurant have been given the option of working in the same location after the renovations are completed. They have also been presented with the opportunity to work at any other Lizard’s Thicket while the store is closed.

Customers are encouraged to try the two nearest locations while the Broad River Road Lizard’s Thicket is closed:
7569 St. Andrew’s Road in Irmo
2234 Sunset Boulevard in West Columbia

Lizard’s Thicket representatives will announce plans for the grand re-opening of the Broad River Road location later in the summer. No specific time has yet been announced.

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