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Andy O'Mara

Andy O'Mara is the owner of two Travelers Rest businesses -- Merrimack Canoe Company and Sidewall Pizza Company.  
Founded in 1954, Merrimack Canoe Company is the 2nd oldest canoe manufacturing company in the country.  Each canoe is individually handcrafted using modern materials and timeless craftsmanship.  Andy relocated Merrimack from Tennessee to Travelers Rest in 2013.

While setting up the Merrimack Canoe shop, Andy got to know the people and businesses in Travelers Rest and he saw an opportunity to bring artisan pizza to the greater Greenville area.  Fueled by his entrepreneurial drive and his healthy pizza addiction, Andy opened Sidewall Pizza Company in an old tire shop on Main Street in downtown TR at the beginning of 2015.  The restaurant sits right on the Swamp Rabbit Trails and welcomes diners from across the upstate with a menu focused on homemade, local and fresh offerings.