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Just Opened in Charlotte - Aug. '21

Around here, the new business openings just don’t stop! While you’re out and about, please be mindful of local mask mandates. Stay safe out there, Charlotte.

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Food & Drink

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Capicúa

Area: Mooresville, NC
Hours: Monday-Wednesday, 3 p.m.-midnight; Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m.-2 a.m.; Sunday, noon-midnight.

Get your fill of food influenced by all areas of Latin America at this new spot in Mooresville (in the building formerly occupied by Sagebrush.) Keep an eye on their Instagram for weekly specials and ongoing live music events, like Ladies Night Out and Bohemian Thursdays.

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Geno D’s Pizza

Neighborhood: Uptown
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Closed Monday.

Decades ago, Geno DiPaolo opened a restaurant in New Jersey, and now he’s brought the concept to life with his daughter, Gena, at 7th Street Public Market. On the menu, you’ll find New Jersey-style pizza available in 10” or 16” sizes with housemade sauce and plenty of toppings. Stop by during market hours or order delivery if you’re within range.

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Mizu

Neighborhood: SouthPark
Hours: Sunday, Tuesday-Thursday, 4-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 4-11 p.m.; Closed Monday.

This new Asian-inspired restaurant by the Indigo Road hospitality group is now open at the top of Hyatt Centric hotel. The huge space can seat hundreds and includes a private dining room and spacious rooftop patio with great views of Charlotte. Grab a seat near the open kitchen to watch the open-flame cooking from the Robata grills.

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Pepperbox Doughnuts

Neighborhood: NoDa
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-4 p.m.; Friday-Sunday, 7 a.m.-9 p.m. (Or closed when sold out for the day.)

The vegan doughnuts you love in South End now have a home in NoDa, too. Find classics like chocolate or regular glaze, but keep an eye out for fun flavors like Cookie Butter, Raspberry Cheesecake, Banana Pudding and Pecan Crumble. Don’t miss the fritters or doughnut holes.

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RePour

Neighborhood: Belmont
Hours: Thursday, 4-9 p.m.; Friday, 3-10 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Closed Monday-Wednesday.

This new bar at the Innovation Barn offers beer, wine, hard seltzer, cider and kombucha while encouraging guests to bring in recyclables (like bubble wrap, which is not recyclable via curbside service.) Look for rotating food trucks if you’re hungry, and feel free to bring your furry friends.

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Trolley Barn Fermentory and Food Hall

Neighborhood: South End
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

The folks behind Legion Brewing have opened this giant space at Atherton Mill complete with three unique food stalls and plenty of beer and craft cocktails. Inside, you’ll find Brand & Steel (meats and fish), Daily Shift Food Co. (sandwiches, other handhelds) and Green Works (healthier salads and bowls.) Come by and stay a while!

Development

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JW Marriott

Neighborhood: Uptown

The new 23-story, 381-room luxury hotel in Uptown is officially open. While its location is close to plenty of food and beverage options, you can also enjoy these delights without leaving the property. JW Marriott is home to Dean’s Italian Steakhouse, Caroline’s Oyster Bar and Aura Rooftop. Not a hotel guest? These spots are open to the public, too.

Things to Do

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Charlotte Collective

Neighborhood: South End
Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Closed Monday.

You love this local shopping destination in Plaza Midwood, and now you’ll find them in South End! Browse through art, jewelry, plants, clothing and so much more. It’s an especially great stop when you need a last minute gift.

Live

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A new community of modern townhomes has just arrived in the heart of NoDa, and luckily for you — it’s now selling. Landings at NoDa is in one of the city’s most eclectic neighborhoods, within walking distance to local dining, entertainment, trails and to the LYNX Light Rail Station. The community’s three- and four-story townhomes range from 1,344 sq.ft. to 2,351 sq.ft. with flexible floorplans, and features including a rec room and rooftop terrace. Its unbeatable location and competitive pricing from the low $400’s are just some of the features that set this coveted community apart.