Opening Soon List: All 63 restaurants, breweries and bars opening soon in Charlotte

Opening Soon List: All 63 restaurants, breweries and bars opening soon in Charlotte
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32 hottest restaurants and bars that have opened in the past six months

Pepperbox Doughnuts – Chef-driven doughnuts. Flavors include s’mores, rhubarb vanilla bean, blackberry candied kiwi, crème brûlée, Mexican hot chocolate and blueberry white chocolate.

N.C. Red – Latest restaurant from Bruce Moffett, the owner of Charlotte staples like Good Food, Stagioni and Barrington’s. The menu consists of Southern food (think fried chicken) and New England food (think lobster roll).

Hawkers Asian Street Food Orlando-based Asian restaurant inspired by hawker stalls of southeast Asia.

The Dunavant – $25 steak & bottomless fries restaurant.

Idlewild – Cozy craft cocktail bar.

Peppervine – Upscale new American restaurant from the owners of Banner Elk’s Artisanal.

The Manchester – Modern gastropub with a rustic English flare from he folks behind Essex Bar & Bistro and The Local in Uptown.

Barcelona Wine Bar – Popular Spanish tapas and wine bar chain with a chic European vibe.

The Manchester – Modern gastropub with a rustic English flare from he folks behind Essex Bar & Bistro and The Local in Uptown.

Heist Brewery & Barrel Arts – 26,000-square-foot new brewery and taproom.

The Yolk – Breakfast and lunch spot at 7th Street Public Market

Sukoshi – Grab-and-go sushi restaurant based on styles and flavors from sister restaurant O-Ku.

Poppy’s Bagels South End – New York style bagels (best in town).

The Crunkleton – Classy cocktail bar and restaurant.

Capishe – Fast-casual Italian restaurant from the founder of Salsarita’s.

Sweet Lew’s BBQ –  Authentic old-school North Carolina barbecue.

Yafo Kitchen Dilworth – Mediterranean and Middle Eastern fast-casual spot.

Siggy’s Good Food – New York-style neighborhood cafe.

MERE’S – European-inspired cheese and wine shop in Dilworth.

Frankie’s – Amusement park with full service American restaurant and bar.

Common Market South End – Neighborhood market and deli.

Skrimp Shack – Fried-fish chain positioning itself as the “Five Guys of seafood.”

Pour Taproom – Hoppin’-style self-serve bar (118 taps).

Groucho’s Deli –  Deli sandwiches, salads piled high with cheese and meats and dipping sauces.

Nuvole Rooftop TwentyTwo – Rooftop bar and restaurant on the 22nd floor in Uptown.

Legion Brewing SouthPark – Two-story taproom with 40 taps, an upscale bar bites menu.

EastSide Local Eatery – Coffee shop and neighborhood restaurant.

Town Brewing – The brewery (24 taps) is housed in a roughly 11,000-square-foot space.

The Waterman – Two-story, oyster-themed restaurant and bar with a rooftop terrace.

Your Mom’s Donuts Park Road – Popular Matthews-based bakery with square donuts.

Sabor South End – Latin street food.

Cava Park Road – Fast-casual Mediterranean chain.


Complete list of all restaurants, bars and breweries opening soon in Charlotte

Middle James Brewing

Projected Opening: Spring 2019

Concept: Pineville’s first brewery with 24 taps, a food menu and shaded deck overlooking the putting green. Expect wine, cider and kombucha on tap, too.

Location: Pineville, 400 N. Polk St.

Bar Marcel

Projected Opening: April 2019

Concept: Italian restaurant with international influences from the team behind Vivace.

Location: SouthPark, 3920 Sharon Road (Morrison Shopping Center)

Not Just Coffee Wesley Heights

Projected Opening: Spring 2019

Concept: The same delicious beverages (and food) you’re used to from this neighborhood staple in their biggest location yet.

Location: Wesley Heights, inside Hygge Jay Street

Agenda preview story: Hygge’s coworking empire growing with new 20,000-square-foot building that’ll have our city’s largest Not Just Coffee

Ilios Crafted Greek

Projected Opening: Spring 2019

Concept: Fast casual Greek restaurant from the team behind popular restaurant Ilios Noche.

Location: South End, on the corner of Church Street and West Summit near Wooden Robot.

Taproom Social

Projected Opening: Spring 2019

Concept: Hoppin’-style self-serve bar featuring 50 taps as well as offer a limited food menu (think Craft). The taps will consist of 40 beers and 7 wines or proseccos along with taps for kombucha, cold brew and a soda. The food menu will feature panini, salads and charcuterie boards. Inside the 2,400-square-foot space, you’ll find 11 TVs along with a kid-friendly area. As a young parent who goes to Knights baseball games frequently, I’m loving this setup.

Location: Uptown, near BB&T Ballpark at 430 W. 4th Street.

Agenda Preview Story: View renderings: New self-serve bar named Taproom Social opening next door to BB&T Ballpark


Projected Opening: Spring 2019

Concept: Self-serve bar. The two-story, 6,036-square-foot space will feature four duckpin bowling lanes and 70 taps. For comparison, Hoppin’ is 4,600 square feet and has 60 taps. Pinhouse will also have a large outdoor space, plenty of large TVs, a putting green, about 30 parking spaces and food trucks. In terms of the user experience, Pinhouse will use the same iPourIt dispense technology with wristbands as Hoppin’.

Location: Pinhouse is taking the space formerly occupied by Midwood Cleaners in Plaza Midwood. The exact address is 2306 Central Ave., two blocks away from Resident Culture Brewing.

Agenda Preview Story: Hoppin’ launching new self-serve bar named Pinhouse in Plaza Midwood

Armored Cow

Projected Opening: Spring 2019

Concept: This new brewery will have a focus on gluten free-beers as well as a 3,500-square-foot taproom. Expect 18 taps offering up a mix of regular beer and gluten-free beer. No bottling will happen right away, but there will be draft sales. The taproom will have indoor seating for around 170 people (mix of high top and regular tables) and outdoor seating for about 60. There will be plenty of parking and a semi-private room available for event rentals.

Location: University City, 8821 JW Clay Blvd

Agenda Preview Story: Former Sycamore brewer to open new brewery named Armored Cow featuring gluten-free beers

Protagonist Clubhouse

Projected Opening: Spring 2019

Concept: This new brewery and taproom leased 1,700 square feet of space on the corner of North Davidson and East 35th streets. It’s the space formerly occupied by NoDa Grocery in the same complex as Popbar.

Location: Fat City Lofts in NoDa

Agenda Preview Story: New brewery named Protagonist Clubhouse opening near Popbar in NoDa

Optimist Hall

Projected Opening: Spring 2019

Concept: Giant food hall with a bunch of different food and drink concepts. If you’re familiar with Krog Street Market and Ponce City Market in Atlanta, UrbanSpace in New York City or Morgan Street Food Hall in Raleigh, you can get a pretty good idea of what to expect here. It’s going to be incredible.

Location: 340 E. 16th St.

Agenda Preview Story: Everything we know so far about Optimist Hall’s food and drink tenants

QC Pour House

Projected Opening: Spring 2019

Concept: Restaurant and bar. Expect plenty of TVs, open garage doors, elevated bar food, straightforward cocktails and plenty of beer on tap.

Location: South End on the corner of Tremont and Hawkins

Agenda Preview Story: New restaurant and bar named Queen City Pour House planned for South End

Death Wish Games

Projected Opening: Spring 2019

Concept: 13,000-square-foot interactive social house concept, plans to open this spring near Plaza Midwood. It’s taking the space formerly occupied by a bowling alley near Bojangles’ Coliseum and will feature the same self serve-beer and wine system as Hoppin’.

Location: Near Plaza Midwood, 2801 E Independence Blvd

Lincoln St. Kitchen & Cocktail

Projected Opening: Spring 2019

Concept: Cocktail bar from Craft owner Dan Davis. It’ll be in the 3,000-square-foot space next door formerly occupied by Lady M. The concept is relatively straightforward: Take what everyone loves about Craft and create a complementary sister project with a focus on wine, whiskey and small plates.

Location: 1320 S. Church St.

Sushi Bar at Clean Catch

Projected Opening: Spring 2019

Concept: Eight- to 10-seat, u-shaped sushi bar inside of Clean Catch. To run the sushi program, Clean Catch hired Jesse Vang, previously the sous chef at O-Ku. Sushi is currently being served Wednesday through Sunday right now.

Location: Myers Park, 2820 Selwyn Ave.

Agenda Preview Story: Clean Catch now serving sushi and will soon debut a new sushi bar

Papa Doc’s Shore Club

Projected Opening: Spring 2019

Concept: Bottle Cap Group — the team behind Rosemont, Ink N Ivy, Slate, Oak Room, Whiskey Warehouse, Brazwells and more — announced the name of its new lakeside restaurant and bar. Papa Doc’s Shore Club is coming to the former T-Bones space on Lake Wylie and will feature a modern American menu with a seafood influence and Tiki-inspired cocktails.

Location: Lake Wylie, 3990 Charlotte Highway

Agenda Preview Story: Papa Doc’s Shore Club coming to former T-Bones space on Lake Wylie


Project Opening: Spring 2019

Concept: Snooze A.M. Eatery is a popular Denver-based breakfast, lunch and brunch spot. Snooze has more than 30 locations with most in Colorado, California, Arizona and Texas. According to their website, this will be Snooze’s first east coast location.

Location: Plaza Midwood, 1331 Central Ave. (same building as the new Yafo).

Agenda Preview Story: Snooze, a popular Denver-based breakfast, lunch and brunch spot opening in Plaza Midwood

Lower Left Brewing

Projected Opening: Spring 2019

Concept: In terms of beer, Lower Left Brewing Co. will have four to six core beers available year round including a New England IPA, tropical IPA, American pale ale, blonde ale, amber ale and a porter or stout. The brewhouse will be 1,200 square feet, and the taproom will be about 900 square feet. Expect front and rear outdoor seating, lawn games, live music and a dedicated kids area. The brewery will not have food, but there will be prepackaged snacks for sale, popcorn and a rotating food truck lineup.

Location: The exact address is 4528 Nations Crossing Road — within walking distance of Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, Sugar Creek Brewing and Brewers at 4001 Yancey.

Agenda Preview Story: New brewery named Lower Left Brewing Co coming to Lower South End in early 2019 near OMB

Billy Sunday

Projected Opening: Spring 2019

Concept: Award-winning, upscale cocktail bar based in Chicago that’s opening a second location at Optomist Hall.

Location: 340 E. 16th St.

Room & Board

Projected Opening: Spring 2019

Concept: Dinner and drink spot to start, with brunch on the weekends. The menu’s still in the rough-draft stages, but you can expect something like Seoul Food where you pick from a list of meats and vegetables. There will be fried chicken, pulled pork, brisket and other meats.

Location: NoDa, 3228 N Davidson St

Agenda Preview Story: New restaurant Room & Board coming to the former Revolution Ale House in NoDa

Pins Mechanical Company

Projected Opening: Spring 2019

Concept: Pins Mechanical Company, a popular social house, has games like foosball, pinball, duckpin bowling, ping pong and bocce. 16-Bit Bar+Arcade has pretty much every classic arcade game from the ’80s and ’90s. Rise Brands, the parent company, will develop both concepts next to each other. Both have quality cocktails on top of an extensive beer list (custom curated, no “paid for” stuff here). And it’s all housed in a massive and beautiful facility with modern rustic decor in a giant 20,000-square-foot space.

Location: South End, 307 W. Tremont Ave. near the new Common Market.

Agenda Preview Story: Pins Mechanical Company and 16-Bit Bar+Arcade are coming to South End

El Thrifty

Projected Opening: Spring 2019

Concept: An authentic Mexican-inspired cantina, bar and upscale gaming like pelota, Belgian feather bowling (very cool), foosball, ping pong and snookball.

Location: Optimist Hall, 340 E. 16th St.

Agenda preview story: Dancing and snookball: Queen Park Social owners bringing El Thrifty Social Club to Optimist Hall

Eight and Sand

Projected Opening: Spring 2019

Concept: Inizio Pizza owner Grant Arons and Not Just Coffee co-owners James and Miracle Yoder are behind the joint venture and the plan is to have an artisanal bakery, specialty cafe, bar and modern eatery. The foundation of the menu will be built on doughs made with house-milled heirloom grains, locally sourced organic flours and natural leaven.

Location: South End, 135 New Bern St.

Agenda preview story: Owners of Inizio Pizza and Not Just Coffee launching joint venture in South End

Rush Bowls NoDa

Projected Opening: Spring 2019

Concept: Fruit- and vegetable-based meal bowls with toppings and add ons like granola and protein — think acai bowl with even more options.

Location: NoDa, 416 E. 36th St.

Open Rice

Projected Opening: Spring 2019

Concept: Modern Asian restaurant offering signature dishes from Hong Kong including roasted duck, ramen noodles and bubble waffles along with a wide variety of sake.

Location: Blakeney Shopping Center, 9870 Rea Road

Cilantro Noodle & Ocha Time

Projected Opening: May 16

Concept: A Chipotle-style fast-casual Vietnamese restaurant serving dishes like pho noodle soup with 24-hour broth, banh mi sandwiches along with customizable rice bowls, spring rolls (not quite burrito sized) and vermicelli noodle bowls. Ocha will serve boba tea, Thai roll ice cream and taiyaki fish ice cream.

Location: Plaza Midwood, across from N.C. Red

Agenda preview story: Chipotle-style Vietnamese restaurant opening in Plaza Midwood — and it’ll have Taiyaki fish ice cream

Artisan’s Palate

Projected Opening: Mid-May/early June

Concept:  Art gallery, coffee shop, hangout spot and bar all under one roof.

Location: NoDa, 1218-A E. 36th St.

Taco Mama

Projected Opening: Late June/early July.

Concept: Fast-casual taco concept out of Birmingham.

Location: Park Square, off Park Road


Projected Opening: Summer 2019

Concept: An Italian wine bar with a build-your-own bruschetta bar and cocktails from Bob Peters. You’ll be able to share small plates, drink wine by the glass or bottle and/or take a bottle of wine to go. The owners of Aria Tuscan Grill (next door) are the team behind the new project.

Location: Uptown, beside Aria Tuscan Grill

Agenda preview story: Two-story Italian wine bar with a build-your-own bruschetta bar coming to Uptown next to Aria

Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit

Projected Opening: Summer 2019

Concept: The menu’s got a build-your-own biscuit setup, and there will also be a full coffee bar created in partnership with King Bean Coffee and a retail space where you can buy frozen biscuits, pimento cheese and other Southern pantry items. This will be their fourth location, with others being in Charleston and Atlanta.

Location: South End, 327 W. Tremont Ave.

Agenda preview story: Charleston favorite Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit is coming to South End

Rockin’ Rolls Sushi Express

Projected Opening: Summer 2019

Concept: You pay one price ($10.99 for lunch and $14.99 for dinner) for all-you-can-eat sushi that’ll roll right by on a conveyer belt — it’ll be loaded with around 50 different options.

Location: Elizabeth, 1523 Elizabeth Ave.

Agenda preview story: All-you-can-eat conveyor-belt sushi restaurant opening in Elizabeth

Midtown Brewery

Projected Opening: Summer 2019

Concept: This is the first brewery coming to Midtown, and it’ll be in an old 1920s storefront. Plans for the space include large outdoor area, elevated patio and private event space.

Location: Midtown, 1426 E. 4th St.

Agenda preview story: Midtown to get its first brewery inside refurbished 1926 building

Soul Gastrolounge Sister Concept

Projected Opening: Summer 2019

Concept: A glamorous cocktail lounge with delicious cocktails and plant-forward French and Greek small bites and shareables brought to you by Andy and Lesa Kastanas (owners of Soul). Expect a banging rooftop patio, too.

Location: Underneath/next to Soul Gastrolounge, 1500 Central Ave.

Agenda preview story: Soul Gastrolounge’s Andy and Lesa Kastanas opening new restaurant and bar with rooftop patio

D9 Uptown

Projected Opening: Summer 2019

Concept: It’ll be an outdoor brewery with a beer garden, concert pavilion and a 900-square-foot “indoor craft lounge” serving speciality beers, pastries and tasty coffee through a partnership with Summit Coffee.

Location: Uptown, 650 E. Stonewall St.

Agenda preview story: Outdoor brewery with 5,000-square-foot beer garden and concert pavilion coming to Uptown


Projected Opening: Summer 2019

Concept: 9,000 square foot Japanese BBQ restaurant specializing in yakiniku-style tableside grilling. The chain has 700 restaurants worldwide, including 50+ U.S. locations in places like Beverly Hills, San Diego, Las Vegas, New York City, Atlanta and Miami. The Gyu-Kaku dining experience is hands on with charcoal grills at each table where you cook your own meats and vegetables over an open flame. The smokeless grills feature a down draft system that pulls smoke out the bottom and away from the dining room so you won’t smell like you’ve been hovering over a campfire.

Location: Uptown, ground floor of the Savoy Apartments at 650 E. Stonewall Street

Agenda Preview Story: Gyu-Kaku, a Japanese BBQ restaurant chain, is coming to Uptown

Noble Smoke

Projected Opening: Summer 2019

Concept: Jim Noble, the restaurateur behind Rooster’s Wood-Fired Kitchen and King’s Kitchen, has a new venture in the works — a massive barbecue restaurant in an old bus storage facility on the west side.

Location: Freedom Drive, 2216 Freedom Drive

Agenda Preview Story: Noble Smoke could give Charlotte a true barbecue flagship

Bossy Beaut’s Chicken Shack

Projected Opening: Summer 2019

Concept: Look for a simple menu — Chicken sandwich, slaw, salad and fries — plus a custom beer from Hyde Brewing. The chicken is brined and then buttermilk-soaked before being seasoned with salt and pepper, floured and deep-fried.

Location: Freedom Drive, 2216 Freedom Drive

Agenda Preview Story: New “chicken shack” concept from Jim Noble coming to Freedom Drive


Projected Opening: Summer 2019

Concept: Bakery and market from Rooster’s owner Jim Noble. Copain will offer bakery items like bread, breakfast pastries, pies and cakes as well as grab-and-go sandwiches, soups, seasonal salads, vegetables, proteins, complete meals, wine, coffee and more. Customers will have the option of online ordering, and Copain will also offer a curated selection of kitchen and home goods just in case you need a quick gift with your baguette and bottle of wine.

Location: SouthPark, next to Rooster’s

Agenda Preview Story: Details emerge on Copain, the SouthPark bakery and market from Rooster’s owner Jim Noble

The Eagle Food & Beer Hall

Projected Opening: Summer 2019

Concept: Rustic-chic, Cincinnati-based restaurant with total of four locations serving fried chicken and other classic Southern food.

Location: South End, Atherton Mill

Agenda Preview Story: Popular fried chicken joint opening a few blocks away from Price’s and Leroy Fox in South End

Flower Child

Projected Opening: Summer 2019

Concept: Popular health food restaurant with several locations throughout the southwest and California. The menu features bowls, salads and wraps made with responsibly sourced health foods like sustainable salmon, grass-fed beef and organic non-GMO tofu.

Location: South End, 1537 Camden Road (space formerly occupied by Phat Burrito)

Southern Solstice Brewing

Projected Opening: Summer 2019

Concept: This new will open down the street from Unknown Brewing near Bank of America Stadium. Expect a 3,200-square-foot taproom and a 1,800-square-foot front patio. “I like to use rare and hard to find malts,” Tim told the Agenda. “We’ll have some unicorns in the IPA realm.” Expect English style beers, pale ales and IPAs. There are no plans to have flagship beers, everything will rotate. Oh, and they’re also purchasing a food truck that will focus on “classy bar food that doesn’t break the bank.”

Location: Gold District, 1200 S. Graham St.

Agenda Preview Story: New brewery going into mid-century modern building near Bank of America Stadium

The Fairwood 226

Projected Opening: Summer 2019

Concept: Restaurant and bar. Expect a “bar centric” atmosphere that offers guests beer, wine and liquor, as well as a kitchen that stays open until 2 a.m.

Location: South End at 226 Fairwood, a short walk away from Triple C and also within walking distance of The Suffolk Punch and Lenny Boy Brewing.

Agenda Preview Story: New restaurant and bar named The Fairwood 226 planned for South End near Triple C


Projected Opening: Summer 2019

Concept: Indigo Road, the restaurant group behind O-Ku Charlotte and Oak Steakhouse, will launch this Italian restaurant. The Italian restaurant will be named Indaco Charlotte. It’ll be Indaco’s second location; the original is in Charleston. Indaco Charleston is a hit.

Location: South End, Atherton Mill

Agenda Preview Story: Most popular dishes at Indaco, a highly rated Charleston-based Italian restaurant coming to South End

The Goodyear House

Projected Opening: Fall 2019

Concept: Neighborhood hangout spot with local farm-driven small plates.

Location: NoDa, 3032 N. Davidson St.

Edge City

Projected Opening: Fall 2019

Concept: Two-story taproom and brewery with 12-14 rotating beers on tap. It’ll be the first in the immediate area.

Location: 6209 Old Post Road, southeast Charlotte

Agenda Preview Story: Edge City, a two-story brewhouse, will be opening in MoRA this fall

Traust Brewing Company

Projected Opening: Fall 2019

Concept: A 10,600-square-foot brewery with Nordic flair, think Scandinavian-inspired menu, minimalist design, plenty of outdoor space and good beer.

Location: Wesley Heights, 2215 Thrift Road

Agenda preview story: 10,600-square-foot brewery with Nordic flair coming to Wesley Heights

Link & Pin

Projected Opening: Fall 2019

Concept: A lunch, dinner and weekend brunch spot — created by Rob Duckworth, the mind behind Duckworth’s and The Cellar — with table-side craft cocktail service.

Location: South End, the corner of New Bern Street and South Boulevard

Agenda preview story: View Renderings: Details on Link & Pin, a new concept from Rob Duckworth coming to South End

Restoration Hardware Design Gallery Restaurant & Rooftop Bar

Projected Opening: Fall 2019

Concept: A 41,000-square-foot Restoration Hardware design gallery with a rooftop restaurant will take the space formerly occupied by Dean & Deluca in SouthPark’s Phillips Place shopping center. In a statement from the developer said to expect “spectacular views of the Charlotte skyline.” RH restaurants focus on brunch and dinner, and entrees include items like their signature burger ($24), broiled salmon ($32), lobster roll ($31) and charred ribeye steak ($48). The small menu also includes appetizers and salads, all around $20. It’s pricy, but dishes are familiar and approachable.

Location: SouthPark, Phillips Place

Agenda Preview Story: Massive, two-story Restoration Hardware with rooftop restaurant opening in SouthPark

North Italia

Projected Opening: Late 2019

Concept: Italian restaurant with lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. The menu consists of small plates, salads, pizzas, pastas and entrees.

Location: South End’s RailYard

Agenda Preview Story: North Italia, a handmade pasta and pizza restaurant, coming in South End’s RailYard


Projected Opening: Early 2020

Concept: The restaurant and cocktail bar concept is being developed by Jeff Tonidandel and Jamie Brown — the owners of Haberdish, Crepe Cellar, Growlers Pourhouse and Reigning Doughnuts. It’ll be in a historic church, so for the menu you can expect a Southern menu that draws inspiration from traditional church potluck picnics.

Location: Plaza Midwood, 1212 The Plaza

Agenda preview story: Haberdish owners opening new restaurant and cocktail bar in historic Plaza Midwood church

Pizza Concept from Futo Buta Owner

Projected Opening: Early 2020

Concept: Though it doesn’t have a name yet, Michael Shortino, the chef behind Futo Buta and Lincoln’s Haberdashery, is bringing a new pizza joint to South End.

Location: 322 W. Bland St.

Chicken torta on wheat at Rhino Market.


Reid’ Fine Foods

Upscale market and deli with breakfast, lunch and dinner, a wine bar and outdoor seating. It’ll be in Uptown on the ground floor of the Museum Tower in between Fin & Fino and Starbucks.

Projected Opening: Late summer

Tupelo Honey

A Southern comfort food spot. Coming to Uptown near Bank of America and Sukoshi.

Cookie Dough Bliss

Gourmet raw cookie dough bar with around a dozen flavors. It’ll open in The Penrose in South End.

Rhino Market – Villa Heights & South End

Neighborhood market and deli. These will be their third and fourth locations.

Villa Heights Projected Opening: Early 2019

South End Projected Opening: Early 2019

Chopt Uptown

Popular salad chain. This is Chopt’s fourth Charlotte area location. It’ll take the space formerly occupied by Fifth Third Bank at 212 S. Tryon St.

Project Opening: Spring 2019

Cava South End & Waverly

Fast casual Mediterranean. It’ll be located in South End’s Atherton Mill.

Projected Openings: Spring 2019

Cabo Fish Tac0 Ballantyne

Hipster California-style taco restaurant with a tasty margarita.

Potbelly Ballantyne

Sub shop famous for their sandwiches.

Wooden Robot NoDa

This popular South End brewery has signed a lease for 5,700 square feet at Novel NoDa, a mixed-use apartment development near the 36th Street Station on the light rail extension.

Projected Opening: Spring 2019

Foxcroft Wine Co.

A popular wine bar with two existing Charlotte locations — it was voted No. 1 by 40,000-plus Agenda readers. The new location, in Waverly, will have a grill, so expect to see new dishes.

Projected Opening: September 2019


The popular restaurant and bar’s third location will be at 1404 W. Morehead St., and you can expect an expanded menu, a patio with a walk-up bar and parking lot space that’ll be roped off for tailgating on Panthers game day.

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

Buttercream-based ice cream with fun and unusual flavor combos


Expect the same burritos and burrito bowls in their new Uptown location.

Rhino Market

This local favorite has three new shops coming in South End, Villa Heights and Terminal A of Charlotte Douglas.

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