Opening Soon List: All 29 restaurants and bars opening soon in Charlotte

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Here’s a complete list of all 29 restaurants and bars opening soon in Charlotte.


NOW OPEN

Restaurants and bars that have opened in the past 90 days

Siggy’s Good Food – New York-style neighborhood cafe. It’ll be part organic Mediterranean sandwich and salad bar, part juice bar and part wine bar.

MERE’S – European-inspired cheese and wine shop in Dilworth. MERE’s will offer a large variety of cheeses and charcuterie, specialty boards and featured sandwiches along with wine and craft beer. Agenda story.

Common Market South End – Neighborhood market and deli. It’ll open on Tremont Ave near Bang Bang and Zeppelin. Agenda story.


NEW CONCEPTS

 

Skrimp Shack

Projected Opening: Early September

Concept: Fried fish chain positioning itself as the “Chick-fil-A of seafood”

Location: McMullen Creek Shopping Center

Agenda Preview Story: Fried fish chain named Skrimp Shack opening their first Charlotte-area location


Pour Taproom

Projected Opening: September

Concept: Hoppin’-style self-serve bar with locations in places like Durham, Asheville and Charleston. Pour Charlotte will have 118 taps — half of them dedicated to North Carolina beers and the rest featuring beers from all over the world.

Location: Plaza Midwood, 1212 Central Avenue

Agenda Preview Story: Pour, the country’s largest self-serve taproom opening in Plaza Midwood


Groucho’s Deli

Projected Opening: September

Concept: Groucho’s opened in Columbia, South Carolina, in 1941 and serves cold and hot deli sandwiches, salads piled high with cheese and meats and a delicious dipping sauce called Formula 45 (think Thousand Island/Russian-ish).

Location: Montford Park

Agenda Preview Story: Popular sub shop Groucho’s coming to Montford Park


Nuvole Rooftop TwentyTwo

Projected Opening: September

Concept: Rooftop bar and restaurant on the 22nd floor of a new dual-branded AC Hotel / Residence Inn project at the EpiCentre. It’ll be a 4,400-square-foot space with a large U-shaped bar, floor-to-ceiling windows, firepits and a 2,200-square-foot outdoor patio.

Location: Uptown, EpiCentre

Agenda Preview Story: Uptown’s next rooftop bar includes a luxury 2-bedroom penthouse suite available for VIP and event rental


Legion Brewing SouthPark

Projected opening: September

Concept: 2-story taproom with an upscale bar bites menu. The 12,000-square-foot SouthPark space will feature a 2-story taproom with 40 taps, an upscale bar bites menu, a 20-person circular bar on the first floor and a more relaxed vibe on the second, plus a private space available for rent. Also, the brewery will have a massive 2,500-square-foot patio.

Location: SouthPark, 5610 Carnegie Boulevard

Agenda Preview Story: Go inside – Details emerge on Legion Brewing SouthPark, opening in early September


Sukoshi

Projected Opening: September

Concept: Grab-and-go sushi restaurant based on styles and flavors from O-Ku. The Indigo Road, parent company of O-Ku Sushi and Oak Steakhouse, is bringing a fast-casual version of O-Ku to a 2,000-square-foot of space in the heart of Uptown fronting Tryon Street near Bank of America Plaza. Don’t expect your normal takeout sushi. They’ll offer specialty rolls, sashimi, nigiri and dim sum dumplings along with poke bowls, salads and craft beer/sake for the after work crowd.

Location: Uptown, space fronting Tryon Street near Bank of America Plaza


EastSide Local Eatery

Projected Opening: September

Concept: Coffee shop and neighborhood restaurant featured salads, juices, smoothies, soups, sandwiches, pastries, avocado toast and and NC nut butter toast.

Location: 3102 Eastway Drive


Town Brewing

Projected Opening: September 28

Concept: Right next door to Rhino Market, the brewery is housed in a roughly 11,000-square-foot space that has played home to an auto garage and industrial equipment supplier. goal is to make the brewery’s intimate 24-tap taproom feel less like a warehouse and more like a living room and almost Cheers-esque environment with a staff that makes customers feel welcome while simultaneously educating them on all things beer.

Location: Wesley Heights, 800 Grandin Road

Agenda Preview Story: See inside Town Brewing Co., Wesley Heights’ first brewery, opening near Rhino Market this October


Copain

Projected Opening: Fall

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

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


Sweet Lew’s BBQ

Projected Opening: October 15

Concept: BBQ joint. The fare will be authentic old-school North Carolina barbecue, cooked over hickory and pecan wood. Don’t expect anything super fancy. Think Price’s Chicken Coop but with some seating.

Location: Belmont, 923 Belmont Avenue

Agenda Preview Story: Sweet Lew’s BBQ opening in Belmont neighborhood — with boiled peanuts as a side


The Waterman

Projected opening: Fall

Concept: Two-story, oyster-themed restaurant and bar with a rooftop terrace from Paul Manley, the brains behind Sea Level in Uptown

Location: South End

Agenda Preview Story: Here’s what the rooftop oyster bar at The Waterman will look like when it opens this September


Barcelona Wine Bar

Projected Opening: Fall

Concept: Popular Spanish tapas and wine bar chain with a chic European vibe. Barcelona combines rustic, classic Spanish and Mediterranean flavors with other influences from North Africa and Southern France, and the result is a delicious array of tapas, dried savory meat and Spanish cheeses that pair well with the wide selection of wine from Barcelona’s expansive menu.

Location: South End, Design Center

Agenda Preview Story: What to expect at Barcelona Wine Bar, a Spanish-inspired tapas bar coming to South End


The Crunkleton

Projected opening: Fall

Concept: Classy cocktail bar and restaurant. This will be Gary Crunkleton’s second cocktail bar. The original Crunkleton on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill has garnered national attention, most recently being named one of the Six Best Bourbon Bars in the South by Garden & Gun magazine. It’s legit, and this is a big deal for Charlotte’s bar scene.

Location: Elizabeth

Agenda Preview Story: Details emerge on The Crunkleton, including 50-pound ice blocks and a true Old Fashioned


Idlewild

Projected Opening: Late 2018

Concept: Cozy cocktail bar. They won’t have a menu — you just tell them what you’re looking for and they’ll make it.

Location: NoDa, 424 East 36th Street


N.C. Red

Projected Opening: Late 2018

Concept: Latest restaurant from Bruce Moffett, the owner of Charlotte staples like Good Food, Stagioni and Barrington’s. The menu will consist of Southern food (think fried chicken) and New England food (think lobster roll).

Location: Plaza Midwood, 1205 Thomas Ave.


Noble Smoke

Projected Opening: Early 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, 226 Freedom Drive

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


Bossy Beaut’s Chicken Shack

Projected Opening: Early 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, 226 Freedom Drive

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


Hawkers Asian Street Food

Projected Opening: Early 2019

Concept: Orlando-based Asian restaurant inspired by hawker stalls of southeast Asia. Hawkers’ menu features “the best and most popular street foods from all over Asia,” including Singapore “Chilli” crab, Filipino-style crispy chicken skins and noodle soups. The menu is divided into five main categories: small plates, noodle soups, salads, noodles, and rice dishes.

Location: South End, Design Center

Agenda Preview Story: Hawkers Asian Street Food coming to South End near Superica


Indaco

Projected Opening: March 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


Chicken torta on wheat at Rhino Market.


EXPANSIONS

 

Your Mom’s Donuts

Gourmet donuts. This popular Matthews-based bakery will take over the Key Shop building in the parking lot. They’ll be serving 12-15 doughnuts available seven days a week.

Projected Opening: September 12


Sabor Latin Street Grill (2)

Latin street food

South End Projected Opening: Late September

Uptown Project Opening: Spring


Poppy’s Bagels

New York style bagels (best in town) opening their second location in South End near Five Guys.

Project Opening: November


Cava (2)

The Washington-based fast-casual Mediterranean chain. The menu features dozens of greens, grains, dips, spreads, proteins and toppings used to create customizable bowls and pita wraps.

Park Road Shopping Center Projected Opening: November.

South End Projected Opening: Early 2019


Yafo Kitchen Dilworth

Mediterranean and Middle Eastern fast-casual spot. They’ll open their 4th location in the space formerly occupied by Just Fresh at Dilworth Commons Shopping Center.

Projected Opening: November


Rhino Market (2)

Neighborhood market and deli. This will be their 3rd and 4th location.

Villa Heights Projected Opening: Early 2019

South End Projected Opening: Early 2019


Chopt Uptown

Popular salad chain. This is Chopt’s 4th Charlotte area location. It’ll take the space formerly occupied by Fifth Third Bank at 212 S. Tryon.

Project opening: Spring 2019


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

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