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The view from our rooftop bat at the Pump House restaurant in Rock Hill, SC.

The Catawba River winds a lazy path stretching more than 200 miles from the Appalachian Mountains to the heart of the Carolinas. And in Rock Hill, South Carolina, a World War II-era pump house watches over a landscape filled with river birches and towering pines that hug the water’s edge. For 57 years, the pump […]

Industrial pump house becoming riverside eatery

Pump House

ROCK HILL – From conception through construction, and now pre-opening preparations, the owners of The Pump House have paid attention to the details. Elliott Close and Colby Mosier want to make sure the former industrial pump house turned tablecloth restaurant – on the Catawba River in Rock Hill’s Riverwalk development – has the right feel. […]

Challenges abound as former Catawba River pump house transformed into fine dining restaurant

Pump house under construction

Lake Wylie neighbors Elliott Close and Colby Mosier knew there would be challenges in turning an industrial pump house on the Catawba River into a fine dining, tablecloth restaurant. The plant once pumped about five million gallons of water daily from the river to the Celanese textile and chemical plant. The plant was designed to […]


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