Just Opened in Charlotte - Sept. '22
It’s fall, y’all! The weather is slowly turning, and the town is buzzing with energy. Go check out these newly opened businesses when you’re out and about.
by Allie Papajohn Sep 26, 2022
Food & Drink
Area: West Charlotte
Hours: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
This new coffee shop isn’t just that; it’s known as a “culture shop,” where owner Cheryse Terry aims to archive Black culture in Charlotte. Terry is already building a community within a community, complete with neighbors stopping by via horseback as a way to uplift those around them. You’ll find Enderly Coffee, cocktails by Justin Hazelton, local art, vintage magazines and pastries. The space is also available for rent for your next private event.
Hours: Tuesday-Wednesday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Closed Monday.
The much-loved Jimmy Pearls has returned to The Market at 7th Street, after moving out last year to focus on their food truck. Fans of chefs Oscar Johnson and Daryl Cooper love their Uncle Gene’s Fish Sandwich, Box Ah Yock and other eats inspired by growing up in Virginia. If you’re looking for the mobile Jimmy P’s, it’s still available through large events and catering parties.
Neighborhood: South Charlotte
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Closed Monday. (Soft opening hours)
Craving Venezuelan food? Get your fix at this new spot in South Charlotte. You’ll dig into traditional dishes plus fusion specialties, and Venezuelan products, like cheeses and salsas, will be available for sale, too. If you’re thirsty, try the papelón con limón (a refreshing drink made with sugar cane juice, water and citrus) or something from the bar.
Neighborhood: South End
Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, 1-6 p.m.; Closed Monday-Tuesday.
It’s wine time in South End because Petit Philippe’s second location is now open in the space formerly occupied by Twenty Degrees Chocolate. Go stock up on Western European and West Coast wines while also enjoying tastings on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Stay tuned for more news on this shop, as they plan to move their flagship location in Myers Park to a larger space on Park Road.
NoDa Company Canteen
Area: North End
Hours: Wednesday-Thursday, noon-9 p.m.; Friday, noon-10 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Closed Monday-Tuesday.
Pretend you’re on vacation at NoDa Company Store’s new spot at Camp North End. This bar is bringing all the tropical vibes to accompany their sangria, beer, snacks and cocktail offerings. Follow along on Instagram to keep up with their fun shows and events, like Comedy at the Canteen.
Neighborhood: South End
Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Take your pick between healthy or indulgent at this new fast-casual restaurant at the RailYard South End. Their signature chicken sandwiches feature juicy fried chicken with various builds, and their fresh salads can be topped with grilled or fried chicken. Don’t skip the starters and sides, like the french onion dip and the southern street corn. Oh, and the milkshakes are a must!
The Landing at Fourth Ward
Hours: Monday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.; Tuesday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday, 7 a.m.-11 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Queen City Grounds’ Fourth Ward location has transformed into a collaborative spot between the coffee shop and Charlotte’s first seltzery, Summit Seltzer. This two-story space has it all, from coffee drinks and breakfast items to a dinner menu, a full bar and of course, plenty of seltzer. The original Summit Seltzer can still be found in Wesley Heights, and Queen City Grounds is also located in Wesley Heights and in South End.
Hours: Sunday-Wednesday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
The Penguin, once a staple in Plaza Midwood, has reopened under new ownership and moved to Dilworth. The menu features classics, like fried pickles and burgers, plus dishes like ramen, chopped salads and sub sandwiches. The large space, previously home to The Mayobird and The Summit Room, seats up to 160 people inside and 75 outdoors. Grab a 16 oz. for only $5 and take in this revival of an old favorite.
Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
More pizza in town?! No problem here! This “Brooklyn-Neapolitan style pizza” hails from nearby Wilmington, NC and features puffy dough and various topping options. Gluten-free pizza crust is also available. The only non-pizza options on the menu are The Wheelz Club (a stacked sandwich) and their Chocolate Chip Cookies, so get ready to dive into all the pie
Things to Do
Neighborhood: Wesley Heights
Hours: Contact venue to inquire about tours and rentals.
Beau Monde, the folks behind The Collector’s Room and Circle M Farm, have opened a new event space in the ever-growing Wesley Heights neighborhood this month. The 10,000 square foot space includes outdoor space and two suites and can accommodate up to 868 guests. Expect to see the space used for a variety of events, from weddings and rehearsal dinners to corporate events and birthday parties.
Neighborhood: Plaza Midwood
Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-4 p.m.; Closed Monday.
Inspired by years of shopping trips to New York City, mother-daughter duo Susan Hamilton and Eloise Hamilton Reeves have opened this chic boutique. You’ll find a bit of everything in store, such as jeans, dresses, tops, shoes and jewelry. Customers can also shop online when the retail itch hits.