South Main Street restaurant changes owners, name

Michael Bradwell
Observer Reporter

A local family has taken over an established South Main Street establishment. Spouses Ryan and Brittany Hepinger and Ryan’s brother, Chris, have bought Nunny’s Place at South Side in Washington, and renamed it Hepinger’s Legacy Tavern at South Side.

“We try to make you feel like family because we are family,” said Brittany, who lives in Washington and whose brother-in-law is from Hickory. The trio purchased from Renee Gregg, who now runs the restaurant and bar at Village Green Golf Course in Hickory. Gregg has been there since mid-April.

Hepinger’s Legacy Tavern opened April 21 and features “comfort food with a modern twist,” Brittany said. Among the dishes: chicken and waffles. Features will include live weekend entertainment; theme nights like Taco Tuesday and wings on Thursday; trivia contests two Tuesdays a month; plus takeout and two catering rooms.

Dining room hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, and 11 to 11 Thursday through Saturday. The kitchen is open until 1:30 a.m. for bar patrons. The phone number if 724-222-0338.