Upscale cigar bar, rooftop venue debuting uptown

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Havana Smoke & Reserve Social Club and Novelty House Rooftop are targeting a mid-May debut in uptown Charlotte.

They’ll be part of Binaco Tower at 123 E. Fifth St. That five-story, 13,000-square-foot building will house five hospitality concepts.

Havana Smoke and Novelty House — both by Novelty Smoke Group LLC — will be the first to open there.

“We can’t wait to take Fifth Street entertainment vertical with both concepts open from noon until close seven days a week,” says Ian Jones, a veteran in Charlotte’s hospitality industry who is behind those ventures.

Both concepts look to deliver new options when it comes to entertainment uptown.

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