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Just Opened in Charlotte - Jan. '21

2021 is sure to bring a slew of new businesses to the area. Check out the ones below to kick-start this fresh year the right away.

Food & Drink



Area: Concord
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 5 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sunday, 6 a.m.-2 p.m.

The popular biscuit chain from North Carolina now operates its third Charlotte-area location in Concord. The restaurant is currently drive-thru-only where you can order their scratch-made breakfast biscuits, coffee and pastries. The company plans to open additional locations in the area in the coming years.


Exposed Vegan

Neighborhood: West Charlotte
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Closed Monday.

Co-owners Nikkis Campbell and Zsa-Zsa Porter are whipping up plant-based cuisine at their new restaurant, Exposed Vegan. The Black-owned business was formed during COVID-19 and hopes to educate the community on veganism and break free from stereotypes. We’re pretty pumped to get our hands on smoothies, bowls, soups, juices and yes, even cookies – and feel good about it, too.


Yum Yum Crumbs

Neighborhood: Online only
Hours: See delivery apps for availability

In a world where delivery is king, why not open a delivery-only dessert company? Yum Yum Crumbs concocts decadent cake cups and cake bombs and uses DoorDash and Uber Eats as couriers. Just plug your address in on either app to see if you are within range. If you’re so lucky, then order away (Yum Yum Pumpkin Peanut Butter Spice cup, anyone?)

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Knights of the Razor

Neighborhood: SouthPark
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, noon-6 p.m.

Twins Damian and Jermaine Johnson have been in the barbershop business since 1997 with their company No Grease, Inc. The newest location called (the first of their Knights of the Razor brand) is now open in SouthPark Mall. Go see the team for haircuts, shaves, relaxers, perms and even hair tattoos


Mood House

Neighborhood: Dilworth
Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Closed Monday.

Former Charlotte Agenda president Cristina Wilson has opened a spa offering massages, meditation and infrared sauna. Memberships at $85 or $115 per month are available and include a monthly massage and special rates on other services. Experiences are also available a la carte including The Power Hour, a 30-minute massage plus 30 minutes of sauna time for $80.