• Here's the latest food option headed to Optimist Park

    By: Jenna Martin, Charlotte Business Journal


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The latest food hall tenant announced for a massive adaptive-reuse project underway in Optimist Park is a Texas-based taco concept.

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    Velvet Taco will occupy a 500-square-foot food stall in the Optimist Hall project near uptown Charlotte. It will be the first North Carolina location for the brand.

    Dallas-based Velvet Taco pulls its flavors from around the world and prepares dishes with fresh ingredients from scratch, blending “the historic roots of inner-city taquerias” with “modern recipes.” It offers a wide array of taco varieties and creative sides in a fast-casual, unique and funky setting.

    Charlotte’s White Point Partners has teamed up with Atlanta-based Paces Properties on the $60 million redevelopment project that will include retail, restaurant and office space as well as a food hall. The first wave of tenants is expected to open soon.

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