History can be tough to come by in Charlotte, especially in Uptown where new construction seems to be popping up around every corner.
But you just have to know where to look — like Latta Arcade and Brevard Court, century-old sister developments that have managed to preserve their architectural integrity while maintaining relevance today as a bustling retail marketplace.
It’s the non-museum kind of history I think a lot of us crave more of in Charlotte — the kind that merges seamlessly with modern life. Catch it during the weekday lunch rush or before a Knights game to see it come to life.
Combined, the two developments cover a city block, creating a pedestrian thoroughfare filled with restaurants, shops and businesses from Tryon to Church. Here are the dining destinations you’ll find there.
Open-air brick courtyard on the Church Street side of the development
Valhalla – Casual Nordic-inspired pub with a full menu
The Cotton Room – Cozy speakeasy-style craft cocktail bar upstairs at Belfast Mill
Hooligan’s – Charlotte’s hometown soccer bar
Pho Plus – Vietnamese restaurant. Don’t be fooled by the small size; there’s a dining room upstairs
Clover Joe’s – Lunch spot known for its cheesesteaks
Rush Espresso – Quaint little coffee shop
QCBC – Craft beer bar with burgers, brats, hot dogs, chili and more
Melt in Your Mouth – Cupcake bakery
Zablong – Fast-casual, build-your-own pizza joint
Nefelie’s – Greek gyros, souvlaki and more
Belfast Mill – Classic Irish pub
Two-story arcade with a glass roof
Sithara Indian – The full-service restaurant is up in University but you’ll find the same authentic Indian cuisine here at their express takeout location
Crisp – Extensive salad bar
Potbelly – Chicago-based sandwich chain (the entrance is outside the arcade on Tryon)
Pie in the Sky – Simple takeout pizza counter
Fujiyama – Counter-service Japanese teriyaki and tempura dishes
Phil’s Deli Express – All-day breakfast, deli sandwiches and burgers
Score – Retail shop with an on-site coffee bar