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Brio Tuscan Grille Rebrands to BRIO Coastal Bar & Kitchen In SouthPark

Brio Tuscan Grille at 4720 Piedmont Row Drive in SouthPark has rebranded as BRIO Coastal Bar & Kitchen and cut their menu items from 100 to 40 dishes. According to Executive Chef Michael Siegman, the restaurants in the organization are rebranding “to bring a “lighter, fresher menu” to the table as well as a less [...]

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SouthBound Brings Southern California Cuisine to Charlotte

The new restaurant from Jimmie Johnson and the owners of Mac’s Speed Shop, called SouthBound, has opened in South End, next to Mac’s on South Boulevard. David Jewell, one of the co-owners, says that it’s a unique dining experience that evokes the feelings of Baja and the Yucatan Peninsula, with a Southern California vibe, vs. the [...]

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Tandur Indian Kitchen Aiming for 2018 Opening in SouthPark

A new Indian restaurant, Tandur Indian Kitchen, is opening soon in the spot previously occupied by Try Sports at 721 Governor Morrison Street in SouthPark. The Knoxville, TN based restaurant will use roughly 3,500 square feet of space next to Earth Fare off Colony Road, and is expected to open in the first few months of 2018. Tandur [...]

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Caswell Station Coming to Elizabeth This Fall

The owners behind both The Trail House and Bradshaw Social House are planning a September opening in the space at 366 N. Caswell Road in Elizabeth that was previously occupied by Kennedy’s Premium Bar and Grill for almost seven years before they closed in April of this year. They plan interior and exterior renovations to transform the [...]

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The Daily Targets Fall Opening in Fourth Ward

Nightlife industry veterans Kevin Devin, Maynard Goble and Tommy Timmins (Connolly’s, Prohibition, Dandelion Market, Tyber Creek and Workman’s Friend) and new partner Andrew Curry (general manager at Tyber Creek) are planning a September opening at 214 N. Church Street for The Daily, an American taproom. The 5,100-square-foot former Dillinger’s Tavern space at the corner of West 6th [...]

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The Suffolk Punch/Hyde Brewing Opening on the Rail Trail in South End

A combination restaurant, coffee shop, and brewery is opening at 6:30am on Monday, July 31 in an 8,000 square foot space just steps from the Rail Trail at 2911 Griffith Street. The Suffolk Punch (the restaurant/coffee shop) and sister company Hyde Brewing will open near the Blue Line’s New Bern Station, providing a destination for [...]

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Your Pie Pizza Franchise Debuts in Charlotte

Franchisee Ankoor Patel is opening the first North Carolina location of Georgia based Your Pie pizza in the South End on July 21. Patel decided to join the franchise after a visit during a trip to Georgia. He liked that, “They had a casual setting with a bar in the back of the store, and I [...]

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Luxury Cocktail Bar Sophia’s Lounge Opens Uptown

The team behind 5Church (Alejandro Torio, Patrick Whalen and Top Chef Alum Executive Chef, Jamie Lynch) have joined up with Charleston Master Mixologist and Sommelier Patricia Smith to open a luxurious cocktail bar, Sophia’s Lounge, on the ground level of the upscale The Ivey’s Hotel on 5th Street in the heart of Uptown Charlotte. Named after Queen Charlotte, the [...]

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Max & Lola’s Aiming for Fall 2017 Opening in The Gold District

The Gold District in South End is getting a bodega this fall. Owners Holly Rodriguez and Minh Lai are bringing Max & Lola’s, named after their rescue dogs, to the old gas station at 1501 South Mint St. The location is just a few blocks from Craft Tasting Room and Growler Shop, Bank of America Stadium, [...]

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Bottle Cap Group Opening Wu’s Cajun Seafood In South End

Wu’s Cajun Seafood, the latest concept from Bottle Cap Group (All American Pub, Hot Taco, Whiskey Warehouse, Brazwell’s, Slate, Oak Room and Ink N Ivy), is targeting an early July opening in the old Nan & Byron’s space at 1714 South Boulevard in South End. They describe the concept as “New Orleans meets Far East,” [...]

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