The Hall Management Group today announced that its founder, Bill Hall, Sr. (right), died unexpectedly this morning. The group owns several local restaurants including Halls Chophouse, Slightly North of Broad, High Cotton, Halls Signature Events, and Rita's Seaside Grille.
Jim Wahlstrom of the Hall Management Group released the following statement to all employees:
It is with great sadness that I need to inform you of the passing of our founder, leader, encourager and friend, Mr. Bill Hall. Mr. Hall died unexpectedly this morning. His family, friends, colleagues and I are devastated.
Mr. Hall leaves a legacy that is hard to capture in this brief message. From the west coast of the United States to the east coast here in Charleston, Mr. Hall built opportunity for people, families and communities. His vision for the future always stretched us and made us better.
Thankfully, Mr. Hall always planned ahead and he has grown a great team at Hall Management Group and each of our 8 venues. Together, we will continue to operate in his honor and serve our customers with the kind of generosity and excellence he demonstrated throughout the course of his life.
Please pray for comfort for the Hall family. This loss is such a shock. He was the cornerstone of his family. A husband, father, grandfather. To us, Mr. Hall was so much more than just a boss. Many of us loved him in a way that is hard to describe.
Please press on today in his honor. We will provide you with more information once it is available.