What to Eat and Do at Fort Mill’s Kingsley Town Center


TWENTY MINUTES SOUTH of uptown, Kingsley Town Center is a new-construction shopping strip in South Carolina that resembles a historic mill town—complete with a smokestack and street names like “Textile Way” and “Broadcloth Street.” The retail and dining area offers a lot in a small space for a night out or a family excursion. Here are our top picks:


Taco Molino
Before opening Taco Molino, chef and owner Scott Wallen worked with Burke Restaurant Group (Harper’s, Mimosa Grill), including a stint as the executive chef at Upstream. Wallen models Taco Molino’s menu off Mexican street food with dishes like chicken tinga tacos and tres leches cake. The “little amigos” menu offers a cheese quesadilla or crispy tacos for kids for $6. 1328 Broadcloth Street, Fort Mill. 803-650-3760, tacomolino.com

Spice Asian Kitchen
I dined at Spice three times for this restaurant review, and every time I was impressed. Then I learned that one of the owners, Robert Kongkham, is also behind Thai Taste and Hibiscus, and it all made sense. My favorites include the bibimbap, green curry, and pork shoulder bossam. Find a seat on the second floor for a view of Kingsley’s pond and waterfront area. 251 Textile Way, Fort Mill. 803-548-6868, spiceasiankitchen.com

Its third location in the Charlotte area, Corkscrew has a cozy atmosphere for a glass (or a bottle) of wine and a cheese board. Stop by on a Thursday, Friday, or Saturday for live music. 1365 Broadcloth St., Ste. 102, Fort Mill. 803-547-0202, corkscrewinepub.com

Napa at Kingsley
For a romantic date night, dine along Kingsley’s waterfront at this location of the Charlotte-based restaurant. Napa at Kingsley’s executive chef, Michael Griswold, takes culinary cues from California’s Napa Valley with entrées like braised short rib and butternut squash agnolotti. 1310 Broadcloth St., Fort Mill. 803-548-6335, napakingsley.com


Broadcloth Boutique
In a shopping center that resembles an old textile mile, it’s only fitting to have a clothing store. Inside the spacious Broadcloth Boutique, find trendy blouses, sweaters, boots, and more. 1366 Broadcloth St., Ste. 103, Fort Mill. 803-548-9141, broadclothboutique.com

Small Hands Big Art
For a family outing, reserve a private art session at Small Hands Big Art, a Charlotte-based studio that offers art classes for kids. An hour workshop with your whole family costs $350 plus the cost of the canvas. Check Small Hands Big Art’s website for more information on upcoming events, art camps, and more. 1365 Broadcloth St., Ste. 105, Fort Mill. 803-396-0125, smallhandsbigartfortmill.com

Enjoy the Views
For a free activity, sit by the waterfront at one of many public benches. Also keep an eye on Kingsley Town Center’s Facebook page for updates on events. On December 7, for example, the center is hosting a holiday celebration with faux snow, Santa photo-ops, and holiday music.

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