Firebirds to open new restaurant prototype in region

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Firebirds Wood Fired Grill debuted its new restaurant prototype in Huntersville this week.

That 5,600-square-foot polished-casual restaurant is at 16641 Birkdale Commons Parkway, part of the Birkdale Landing mixed-used development.

The new look — created by Charlotte-based Starr Design — offers a more contemporary take on the American steakhouse and wood-fired grill. Expect floor-to-ceiling windows, lighter-toned wood, charred black brick, exposed steel, abstract artwork and pops of orange, red and teal.

Lighter colors, more light and higher energy make the restaurant more of an everyday venue, says CEO Steve Kislow.

“I think we have evolved. We’ve given more reasons for people to enjoy Firebirds,” he says. “It’s no longer a special-occasion restaurant.”

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