Luna Rosa Café Comes to Mauldin

Luna Rosa CaféMAULDIN, SC – Luna Rosa Gelato Cafe is expanding their operations into Mauldin, moving into the former location of Turtle Shell Bar & Grill at 306 S. Main Street. Richard and Linda Schweitzer, both residents of Mauldin, want to bring new dining options to the city. Luna Rosa is known for its delicious gelato options and its 100-year-plus traditional Italian recipes from grandmothers on both sides of the family tree. The Mauldin location will also feature a stage for live-music and an outdoor deck covered by a wind-powered awning.

“I think we’re going to do extremely well here,” Richard Schweirzer said. “We’re middle priced for really fine food, you can get gelato, we’re going to have a beautiful bar.”

The new location, designed by their son, Jason, will showcase Luna Rosa’s classic gelato
offerings, as well as beer on tap. The City of Mauldin gifted the restaurant $5,000 from the
City's facade grant improvement fund. Mayor Terry Merritt believes that Luna Rosa will
usher more new restaurants into the City.

“Now, we have a beautiful up-fit restaurant, a nice place to go sit down and have a relaxing
dinner,” Merritt said. “I’m looking forward to it.”

The City of Mauldin is located in the Upstate of South Carolina and in the heart of Greenville County. It is the 17th largest city in South Carolina out of 270 municipalities and one of the fastest growing cities in the state. Mauldin was first chartered in 1890 and has grown to a population of more than 25,000. More information about the City of Mauldin can be found online at

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