In 2009, Mike Okupinski initiated the vision for a small bottle shop and growler bar, and his buddy, Ed Buffington, joined the project shortly thereafter offering up the idea of a curated wine selection. The two firmly believed that Greenville’s culture was ready for something special. They opened The Community Tap on July 1st, 2010, to a thirsty crowd. We have grown from a staff of 2 (that would be Mike and Ed in 2010!) to eleven of the finest folks in Greenville who graciously represent all that is the Tap.