Downtown Anderson Mellow Mushroom Closes
Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 6:13PM

The Mellow Mushroom in downtown Anderson is no more.

After multiple reports of payroll checks bouncing and a mass exodus of employees over the past few weeks, the Anderson Observer reached out to owner Mark Johnson last week and was assured those reports were the results of accounting mistakes and that the pizzaria was not closing.

Johnson said he was hiring new management and staff and the Anderson Mellow Mushroom location was not in jeopardy of closing. He also said all employees whose checks did not clear had been reimbursed for their wages and any charges. This information is unconfirmed and it at odds with what many former employees are saying. 

Attempts to reach Johnson today have failed.

In an email sent out today, the Mellow Mushroom wrote:

"We regret that as of today, the Mellow Mushroom Anderson, SC location has been closed permanently."

The email also announced plans to open a new Mellow Mushroom location in Clemson this summer. 


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