HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - On Tuesday, Topher's Rock 'N Roll Grill held a grand opening ceremony, ribbon cutting and check presentation at its newest location on Hardy Street in Hattiesburg's Midtown.
This grand opening ceremony marked the fourth Topher's location in Mississippi.
On Monday, Sept. 26 through Sunday, Oct. 9, Topher's hosted its soft opening "Eat Good, Give Back" fund-raising event.
Proceeds from this 14-day event was donated to the Children's Center at USM in a check presentation before the grand opening ceremony.
Over $2,100 was raised for the Children's Center and according to Sarah Case-Price, Director of the Children's Center, the money will be used to support their efforts to help provide services to the children at no cost to them.
"We are so grateful for community partners like Topher's and the Making Life Grand crew," Case-Price said. "Their contribution and care for what we do allows us to continue providing exemplary therapy programming to each child we serve."
"We are very excited to be open and couldn't be more excited about our location." said John McCarter, brand president of Topher's. "We are located on Hardy Street across from the University, so partnering with The Children's Center was a perfect fit. I encourage everyone to come out for our "Eat Good Give Back," have some great food, and check out our new building design. We worked with Greenleaf Architects for design and collaborated on a rustic industrial design while using the existing large panes of glass which creates a very open feel. We have seating for over 50 people inside, an open air covered patio that seats up to 24 people, and a drive-thru. With the help of our community and fans we'll be able to have a great donation next week for The Children's Center."
The Children's Center is located on the campus of The University of Southern Mississippi.