• Restaurant Bites: What's new and what's coming to a menu near you

    By: Jenna Martin, Charlotte Business Journal

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte's South End — in the midst of a development boom that includes a plethora of new tech jobs and office projects — is also buzzing with retail activity as new restaurants and bars continue to move into the neighborhood.

    [ALSO READ: Craft cocktail bar headed to South End]

    One such establishment, Lincoln Street Kitchen & Cocktails, opened at 1320 S. Church St. in mid-October, dishing up new-American small plates made from locally sourced ingredients. Still to come in South End is North Italia, an Italian eatery that will begin serving made-from-scratch favorites next month at The RailYard development, and Elsewhere, a craft cocktail bar slated to open in mid-December at the Design Center of the Carolinas complex. Wooden Robot Brewery co-founder Josh Patton is one of the partners behind that latter concept, which is described as a private club that will offer its spin on classic drinks in addition to an evolving specialty cocktail program.

    And there's also a looming relocation by Sycamore Brewing — next door to its current site. That popular South End brewery is on track to move by summer 2021 from its existing location at 2161 Hawkins St. into a 16-story, 280,000-square-foot mixed-use tower that's expected to break ground in December or January. There are plans to redevelop Sycamore's current 1.6-acre property with a second building that's likely to contain about 250,000 square feet of office and retail space.

    [New tower in South End to bring new retail, offices]

    But the new lineup of restaurant and bar concepts aren't just limited to South End. The latest installment of Restaurant Bites provides a full look at the latest happenings in the Charlotte area's culinary scene, as reported in October by CBJ staffers. Check it out here.

     

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