The owners behind Pepperbox Doughnuts announced that they signed a lease for their first brick and mortar store in the Design Center of the Carolinas in South End at 1930
Camden Road. They hope to open by fall.
South End’s Design Center of the Carolinas was sold to a company affiliated with Charlotte-based Asana Partners in 2016, with plans to create a shopping destination. Asana Partners could not be reached Thursday to confirm tenants for the space.
Pepperbox, owned by native Charlotteans Alex Beebe and Nate DeVillers, has been in business for two years and has focused on pop-ups and special events at Red Clay Ciderworks, Tip Top Daily Market, Free Range Brewing and other area locations, according to a press release.
Their specialty: Fried doughnuts with a yeast-raised vegan base enhanced by specialty toppings. Think Peanut Butter Fig, Black Miso Caramel and Pineapple Black Pepper Bacon, as well as traditional flavors and toppings.
The owners announced that they also plan to serve Durham-based Counter Culture coffees, teas and other non-alcoholic beverages.
“We’ve already established a great rapport with South End folks through our pop-ups at Red Clay Ciderworks,” DeVillers said in a press release. “We’re looking forward to
being part of a wonderfully curated area for dining and being able to bring our novel ideas and style to a brick and mortar.”
We’re thrilled to announce that we have signed a lease for our first brick and mortar in The Design Center in South End! Excited to be able to bring y’all even more delicious doughnuts, @counterculturecoffee, teas, and a unique non-alcoholic beverage program. Keep up with us on social media – more details and pictures of our progress to come! Our sincere gratitude to everyone who has supported us and helped us get to this exciting milestone!
Beebe said, “This doughnut shop has been a long time dream of ours. We are thrilled to see it taking shape after years of hard work.”
Photos: Courtesy of Pepperbox Doughnuts