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Wata Wing, 6164 Saint Andrews Road: February 2011   45 comments

Posted at 12:48 am in closing

I was a bit reluctant to do this post yet, hoping that the place was going to make it, but I've been by several times within the posted hours (including a Saturday evening) and found it dark (though the phone still rings..)

At any rate, I first wrote of this building when I did a closing for longtime tenant Little Mexico and follow-on Cancun.

After Cancun another Mexican operation Mi Tierra set up shop in the building, and lasted about a year. (And you should visit both of those closing links because the previous comments and pictures for Wata Wing are spread out between them).

After Mi Tierra closed, there were indications fairly early on that the place was to become a Wata Wing chicken wing operation. The setup seemed quite protracted, and with the stall out of the Wata Wing roll-out in the old Taco Bell on Knox Abbott:

combined with reports of some legal difficulties the chain (which I should stress is probably totally different people in different areas) was facing in Maryland, it seemed for a time that this location might not open.

In the event it did open some time between 3 November 2010 and 1 December 2010 when commenter Badger stopped by.

I had thought, given this sign:

that the operation might be headed in a Hooters, Wing House direction with the "Wata Girls" front and center, but that seems not to have been the case.

If this location is closed (and it certainly seems to be), then that would throw into question the opening of a Wata Wing in the old Shoney's/Santa Fe/Savannah's location on Two Notch Road:

UPDATE 23 May 2011 -- More bad news:

UPDATE 18 June 2012 -- Another refit is underway. This time it is to be Luce Cucina Italiana:


UPDATE 12 September 2012 -- The Italian place is getting close to opening:



UPDATE 27 October 2012 -- Luce Cucina Italiana is now open:





Written by ted on March 8th, 2011

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45 Responses to 'Wata Wing, 6164 Saint Andrews Road: February 2011'

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  1. Our band was playing at Wata Wing on St. Andrews Rd. every other Friday. They asked us to play on Friday March 4th for the grand opening of the new location on Two-Notch Rd. On Monday February 27th we spoke to the CEO. He said everthing was on schedule. On the day of the grand opening the building was still vacant and no one had contacted us to cancel. We've made several attempts to contact the CEO. He has not returned any calls. The phone still rings at the St. Andrews location. They were scheduled to open a new location in the old Western Sizzlin building on Knox Abbott Dr. in March and another location in the former Hong Kong Place on Sunset Blvd. in Lexington also. It appears that they have gone out of business. Someone is currenttly gutting out and renovating the former Hong Kong Place building but I don't know who it is.


    21 Mar 11 at 9:06 am

  2. There's not much on their website, but here's the Wata Wing story:


    21 Mar 11 at 10:06 am

  3. I rode by this place last night and there is a sign in the window that it will be "Jay's Wings" or something to that effect. Good Luck You Crazy Kids.


    22 Mar 11 at 8:49 am

  4. When I rode by Sunday, a guy had the hood of the Wata-Mobile open and was apparently trying to get it started. I'm guessing it's gone or soon will be.


    22 Mar 11 at 11:38 am

  5. I worked there in Jan. but the owners wife got real sick an I think passed away an the family went back to greace so I heard. it was good stuf the ceo doc was in calf last I knew


    2 Apr 11 at 5:15 pm

  6. Ummmm...I know this guy personally and he is a pathological liar! Wife did not die, he's not in California. He lives in Charles Town, WV. Still out running from the law. Just Google Donny Prevette, Wata Wing, Maryland and look at the case Maryland has put against him. What a crook and a THEIF!!! They should have named their businesses "Wata Joke", cause that's what they are!

    Wata Joke

    13 Jun 11 at 2:51 pm

  7. Yes, this man is a joke and a liar. He supposely subleased this property to us as Jay's Wings & Things we were gonna openit back up but then he offered a different location closer to Camden SC because this is where we are from. He signed a contract with us and we didnt know what all kinds of trouble he was in at the time of this and he promised we would be open within 30 days but its July and we are still not open and this other building that he told us was so great well its not. There is just too much work to do and we dont want to keep putting money into something that we cant open soon. I am sorry for anyone getting set on Jays Wings & Things we were gonna open at this location but found out this Wata Wing guy is a fraud. We dont want anything to do with him and anyone with his business. There are reports from Maryland and West Virginia. Donald H. Prevette is the name you need to Google. Now there are suits against him here in South Carolina and you better believe we are some of the ones trying to get some money back that he scammed out of us as well. WATCH OUT FOR THIS MAN HE USES AKAS SUCH AS DOC DON DONNY & THE LAST NAME AS TREZETTE. HE EVEN TOLD US THAT HE WAS TOURING WITH ALABAMA. THE COUNTRY MUSIC GROUP.. YES RIGHT BET HE WAS.. HE HAS ME MAD AS .......!!!!!!!!!! WITH HIM AND I COULD CARELESS ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS TO HIM..


    15 Jul 11 at 1:07 pm

  8. Yes he has taken alot of people with his Wing Restaurants but he has also snaked the beauty industry as well. Cut deals with owners of Tanning and Beauty Salons and taken them all for a ride. And yes his wife Laurie plays dumb and makes excuses and by the time both have talked to you the ability to make any sense of any of it is gone. They are some of the best scam artists that I've ever met. They have seriously destroyed peoples lives. And in the name of God with all their religous claims. So as much as I would love to see them get they're due on this earth, and be witness to it, I would not want to be them when they stand in front of God and have to answer for all they have done. Ol' Saying: Karma's a B___h !!
    Oh and the reports that he has died or that his wife has died????? I can't believe that is anything but another scam.
    Maybe I should go ask her daughter?

    Add me to his list

    19 Jul 11 at 3:55 pm

  9. Guess we were the lucky ones. He tried to sell us the mobile home behind the restaurant in Irmo...but could not get the title. He still owes us the $700.00 deposit we put down to hold it. Wata expensive lesson to learn! Never give money for a car or mobile home unless the clear title is in your hands! Trust no one...especially a Bible thumper that used to tour with Alabama! Lol We have heard all of his lies! Even that he recently had a heart attack. Such a good christian doe these lying scum get tie way! I would hate to be in his shoes on judgment day.


    28 Jul 11 at 3:36 pm

  10. Oops sorry for the typos...How DO these lying scum get to be this way?


    28 Jul 11 at 3:40 pm

  11. Just wow.


    30 Jul 11 at 11:50 pm

  12. Upon further examination of the logo, specifically the dubyas, maybe the long-term goals were indeed for a 'breastaurant' type theme, but they never fully developed.


    31 Jul 11 at 7:05 am

  13. We want to thank all of you who posted about this Prevette guy. He wormed his way into having us think he was on the up and up-lots of promises, and even more lies. There is a stack of them. Fortunately, he told a lie to me and I knew it was and I did some research and eventually found the truth. It is truly a lie his telling people he is a road manager for Alabama and personal assistant to Jeff Cook. He never has been employed by Alabama in any capacity, and he does not work for Jeff. Don't be fooled by this guy!

    Much Thanks

    12 Aug 11 at 9:36 pm

  14. I was probably one of the first people Donnie scammed . In WV we told one lie after another. Took us for thousands of dollars and never got a penny of it back. I wish I had never met this man. Anything he says will never come to be the truth. I have seen him swindle alot of people and never think of anything about it. He is a crook , liar , theif, back stabber and all of the above. And like the person wrote before me his wife does act like she doesnt know anything but thats a joke tool He is allways on the run and hiding and one day the good Lord will make him accuountable for all his wrong doings.

    wata crook

    11 Oct 11 at 7:52 pm

  15. I have heard a variety of theories about what will happen after our life here concludes but one of the more common theories is that we will see the other side of how our actions affected those involved in a 'life review' as we cross over...and hopefully Donnie will experience it during his life's review if not before..

    I never got to go to this place and everything everyone says has somehow supported the various suspicions I have had about this operation.

    My mom and I both feel that things like this have a way of catching up to you one day.


    11 Oct 11 at 9:28 pm

  16. Is there anyway we can find him or so something about getting some of our money back? We all were scammed by this man. Looks like there should be some legal way to get him for all of this. We lost almost $9,000 with this guy before we knew what he was doing & then we couldnt open because the real owner wanted more money & didnt want to fix anything. He wanted us to do it all after loosing money like that. I want to take this guy to court. Bring him out some way take our stories to the news. If any of you want to please let me know.


    8 Dec 11 at 12:07 am

  17. If anyone wants to help get justice! Please provide me with a way of contact. I'm being very vague right now until we have him for sure and then can have others come and tell their stories too!!! SO please help bc he is doing a scam as we speak and we have caught him quick but he has NO clue!!


    9 Feb 12 at 5:31 pm

  18. I am a victim of Prevette as well. I'll head this up. Anyone who has been scammed by this low life contact me asap! I have created an email account for this. Contact me at I already have a couple of people ready but the more people I can get together the stronger our case will be. Any help or information will be beneficial. We need to move now. And Donny, I'm sure you are monitoring this blog so I want you to know......I'm coming for you buddy!

    this is war

    17 Feb 12 at 3:27 pm

  19. I'm in!


    17 Feb 12 at 4:23 pm

  20. FYI people he is going by Donny Snead right now as well so if you hear that name its the same guy!!


    2 Mar 12 at 10:41 pm

  21. HI we need to find this guy because he took our $35,000 form us to start WATA WINGS IN ROCKIVLLE area & he lie so much He doesn't have authority to open stroe in MARYLAND. I have all documents form lawyer. he lie to my cousin he open the store in COLLEAGE PARK MARYLAND HE NEVER GAVE SUPPORT
    Him He lost his money also please see if we can fine him asap
    please so call us at 301-675-8621 or e-mail us

    Jayesh Amin

    8 Mar 12 at 4:41 pm

  22. 803-3183684, Doug Jolley knows how to contact him


    17 Jul 12 at 7:57 pm

  23. This location now has a sign on it calle "Luce", an Italian restaurant "coming soon."


    20 Jul 12 at 12:56 pm

  24. Not sure if I should post in this thread or the other for this location, but since badger referenced "Luce," I will put it here. It is now open. Menu looks good, per my dad. Will have to give it a shot. I still think Marioni's on St. Andrews in the old Stinger's is closed. 7:00 Sunday evening and it is dark is a sign.


    31 Oct 12 at 2:33 pm

  25. The new restaurant "Luce" now open , and have great food , every one should give it try , thanks


    16 Nov 12 at 1:25 pm

  26. I hope you all are still monitoring these posts! This man supposedly took over our mobile home park here in West Columbia, SC in March of this year as Don Pruett! He has taken peoples money, sold mobile homes here to people that were apparently sold at tax auction last December and caused the residents here to go without water for 4 weeks before the bank repossessed the park from the original owners!!! Lexington County Sherrif's Department is in the middle of a criminal investigation on this creep! You can contact either Deputy David Nieves or Captain John Jones at LCSD if you have pertinent information on this criminal! Oh, he's definitely not dead!!!! Please help if you can!

    Mary Anne Brazell

    7 Dec 12 at 5:29 pm

  27. James who posted my name is the bitter ex-stepson of Donny. His story is far darker than anything written here about Donny. He has a personal agenda unrelated to others' business concerns.

    I did not give my permission for my number to be published here. I am Donny's friend, but I have not seen Donny in many weeks. The last time I talked to him he was far west of Columbia SC. I did not meet Donny until long after the Wata Wing saga was over. Please do not contact me regarding this matter. Thank you.

    Doug Jolley

    11 Feb 13 at 8:02 pm

  28. These people have scammed my parents for the past 4 years. They entered into a contract to purchase property after theirs sold. They later found out they didn't own the property but was leasing and was evicted. Mr and Mrs prevette lied to not pay the rent, destroyed a beautiful property and stole items and sold them. They are currently under indictment in Charles Town WV on felony thief charges. If anyone has information or details in assisting the process of convicting these 2 con - artist. Finally the legal system has an opportunity to punish these 2 individuals for their criminal activities. They need to be stopped.


    19 Oct 14 at 9:09 am

  29. I am very familiar with the con artist. Please contact me anyone that has been screwed by him


    12 Nov 15 at 10:12 pm

  30. They're in Hagerstown, MD. Got someone else


    20 Apr 16 at 3:03 pm

  31. Look up Hurrikane Tap House on Facebook. Prevette strikes again.


    21 Apr 16 at 9:11 am

  32. Breaking news! Donald H Doc Prevette was just now taken into custody in Hagerstown, MD.


    26 Apr 16 at 1:59 pm

  33. @ Jeff,
    They need to put that guy under the jail.


    27 Apr 16 at 1:44 pm

  34. True scam artist got me and three other contractors in Hagerstown MD


    28 Jun 16 at 8:27 pm

  35. SO is he still in jail?


    11 Aug 16 at 2:05 pm

  36. He has a court date in Washington County, Maryland according to court records at the end of August. He was given a court date and released. He is in hiding again. He took a family with 2 beautiful little girls for a ride. They caught onto him but it was too late.


    13 Aug 16 at 2:08 pm

  37. So, today I confirmed with the Criminal Division of the District Court of Washington County, MD. He has been arrested and he has a trial date set for August 30.

    The charge is theft of $10,000 to under $100,000.

    Hopefully this will be the beginning of a lot of retribution he owes to many many people..

    wata loser

    15 Aug 16 at 8:50 pm

  38. They arrested him but he's gone from Hagerstown. Can't believe with a failure to appear they let him go. I'll be there but I bet he doesn't show. His wife Laurie is just as guilty. She knows what goes on. They both need to go.


    17 Aug 16 at 3:13 pm

  39. Has anyone in SC filed suit with the DA on this guy? Are there any indictments, or warrants out for his arrest if he steps foot back in the state?


    19 Aug 16 at 2:27 pm

  40. What was the out come in Hagerstown Court

    Gary Price

    12 Sep 16 at 9:54 pm

  41. Any updates on the Prevettes?

  42. Hi all,

    I just found this forum. I wish that I would have seen it five months ago. “Donnie” Walked away with $3,100 of mine for a driveway paving job in Columbia, SC that was never completed. I had just gotten out of the military and he told me that he had been in the Navy. That opened the door for quick rapport and, unfortunately, quick trust on my part. A loss of $3,100 is small compared to some of the other folks on this feed, but wrong is wrong.

    I have no doubt now that he was never in the military. The fact that he used military service as a tool for manipulation is a special kind of low. Please give me a call if you’re in the in the Columbia area and you’re interested in trying to help “Donnie” have his day in court. My number is 8039845410.



    21 Jan 18 at 7:47 am

  43. Hello All, yes Donny Prevette is a thief

    He is donny laurie on facebook.

    american visco is his current company, numbers are
    843 945 2153, also 803 394 8011, 642 sunset blvd west columbia sc.

    website to his company.

    his wifes facebook is laurie ann


    14 Jun 18 at 8:57 pm

  44. update
    american vis-co in myrtle beach sc

    601 seaboard street myrtle beach sc

    thats where his current business is running out of better hurry before his scamming ass runs from there also.

    This man needs a little bit a street justice served to him.

    He has scammed the wrong person in me.


    16 Jun 18 at 3:05 pm

  45. OK. Whoa! I can't have this site involved in "street justice". I have no personal knowledge about any of this beyond the fact that Wata Wing closed, and I am going to have to impose a moratorium on comments here..


    17 Jun 18 at 1:00 am


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