16 of the most highly anticipated places coming to Uptown in 2018

via Crescent Communities

Uptown is constantly changing before our eyes — whether it be new apartment buildings, hotels or restaurants. Here are 16 things you should look forward to in the coming year, along with a few others in 2019.

Suki Akor

The 2,500-sq.-ft. Uptown Japanese steak and sushi restaurant will offer prime cuts of steak, signature rolls, nigiri, sashimi, cocktails and more for lunch, dinner and room service delivery at the Embassy Suites.

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Expected opening date: End of February
Address: 401 E. MLK Jr. Blvd.
RELATED: Embassy Suites in uptown to include steakhouse, additional retail


Located across from Romare Bearden Park, Asheville chef/owner William Dissen will be bringing locally-inspired and seasonal food to Charlotte. Menu items include beef tartare, NC shrimp a la plancha, roasted sheepshead, grilled NY strip and more.

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Expected opening date: March 5
Address: 225 S. Poplar St., in Ascent Uptown
RELATED: A really, really first look at uptown’s newest restaurant, Haymaker

Urban Bricks Pizza Co.

The authentic Neapolitan pizza franchise offers pizzas, salads, dessert pies, soda beer and more. The restaurant will also serve lunch and dinner.

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Expected opening date: March
Address: EpiCentre

Graham St. Pub & Patio

The highly anticipated rooftop bar catty-corner from BB&T Ballpark and within view of Bank of America Stadium is aiming to be the local neighborhood bar Uptown. With three total bars, the space will be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, with brunch on the weekends.

Expected opening date: End of March
Address: 400 S. Graham St.
RELATED: First Look: Uptown’s newest rooftop is expected to open March 1

The Stanley

2017 James Beard semifinalist, Chef Paul Verica, closed Heritage Food & Drink in Waxhaw to open his new restaurant, The Stanley, in Charlotte.

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Expected opening date: End of March
Address: 1961 E. 7th St.
RELATED: Charlotte’s Elizabeth neighborhood may get two food stars

Famous Toastery

The two-level breakfast, brunch and lunch restaurant in the Charlotte Chamber building will have a grab-and-go menu on its upper level, and a sit-down area with a bar in its bottom level. The location will be open from 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Expected opening date: March or April
Address: 330 S. Tryon St.
RELATED: Get the details of the new two-level breakfast/lunch spot opening uptown

Reid’s Fine Foods

The fine foods retailer will offer both dine-in and to-go options for breakfast and lunch, a wine shop, catering and gift baskets. It will be similar to the Myers Park location, but will not have a wine bar.

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Expected opening date: Spring
Address: 121 West Trade St., replacing The Sandwich Club
RELATED: Reid’s Fine Foods is coming back to uptown Charlotte


The Indigo Road Hospitality & Consultation crew behind O-Ku and Oak Steakhouse is bringing this grab-and-go concept offering small plates, sashimi, poke-esque bowls and more to the heart of Uptown. Sukoshi will operate from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. each weekday and noon-6 p.m. every weekend.

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Expected opening date: Spring
Address: Bank of America Plaza, 101 S. Tryon St.
RELATED: The team behind O-Ku will open grab-and-go sushi spot Uptown this spring

AC Hotel/Residence Inn

This new hotel will total 300 rooms and will include a rooftop bar, retail space that’s available for lease, a ‘super suite’ to rent and meeting space.

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Expected opening date: Spring
Address: 220 E. Trade St., Suite 500, atop the EpiCentre
RELATED: New uptown hotel opening in Feb. includes rooftop bar, restaurant with Asheville chef

Nuvolé Rooftop TwentyTwo

The restaurant located on the 22nd floor of the AC Hotel/Residence Inn will serve ‘upscale comfort food’ including Carolina bison tartare, a seafood tower with North Carolina shrimp, oysters and king crab, smoked pork belly macaroni and cheese and more.

via McKibbon Hospitality

Expected opening date: Spring
Address: On the 22nd floor of the AC Hotel/Residence Inn by Marriott at the EpiCentre
RELATED: A new rooftop bar and restaurant is coming to Charlotte: Nuvolé

Pasta & Provisions

Pasta & Provisions, which first opened on Providence Road 25 years ago, will open a third location by Red Sea grocery store. The Italian market sells homemade pastas, sauces, pre-made entrees, plus deli meats, cheeses and wine.

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Expected opening date: Spring
Address: 1600 S. Mint St., near Uptown
RELATED: Pasta & Provisions to open a third location near uptown

Queen City Grounds

Uptown’s next coffee shop, Queen City Grounds, will offer a market-like vibe with food, coffee, merchandise and local art with Jeff McElwee of popular eatery FūD at Salud in NoDa spearheading the food menu. Expect mochas, espressos and pour overs along with made-to-order sandwiches and other items.

via Katie Toussaint

Expected opening date: April
Address: 644 N. Church St., on SkyHouse Uptown’s ground floor
RELATED: Uptown coffee shop to open next month with food menu by FuD at Salud owner

Eddie V’s

This upscale seafood restaurant will have craft cocktails, live jazz music nightly and a 300-wine list of wines along with a 1,000-sq.-ft. outdoor patio. Devon & Blakely, a fast-casual restaurant serving breakfast, coffee, sandwiches and more, has recently opened next door to Eddie V’s.

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Expected opening date: May 3
Address: Bank of America Plaza, 101 S. Tryon St.
RELATED: Two new restaurants are coming soon to a renovated office tower uptown.

Novel Stonewall Station

The mixed-use complex known as Novel Stonewall Station will transform the Charlotte skyline in 2018. With 338 mid-rise and 121 high-rise luxury residences, a Whole Foods Market at the ground level and an Even Hotel by IHG and a Home2Suites by Hilton, the building will serve as one of Uptown’s most innovative projects.

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Expected opening date: The first residents moved in to the apartments the second week of February. The rest of the apartments should be open and completed by June.
Address: 400 E. Stonewall St.
RELATED: What the design for uptown’s Stonewall Station got wrong — and right

Whole Foods Uptown

Speaking of — Whole Foods, branded as ‘America’s Healthiest Grocery Store’, is opening its first grocery store uptown in mid-2018. There will be an extensive prepared food selection, along with indoor and outdoor seating for diners. This is huge for the Uptown neighborhood, which, now, is primarily served by one Harris Teeter for groceries. It deserves its own blurb.

via Ely Portillo

Expected opening date: June
Address: 300 E. Stonewall St.
RELATED: Uptown’s first Whole Foods is opening this year as first residents move in above it


The local Mexican chain focusing on styles from several Latin American countries already has eight locations in the Charlotte area. The uptown location will have a larger kitchen that will be used for catering and the second floor will be used for their corporate offices.

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Expected opening date: Mid 2018
Address: 300 N. College St., replaces Tavolo
RELATED: Popular local Mexican chain plans uptown spot and more growth next year

Here’s what else is coming to uptown in 2019:

InterContinental Hotel

The 250-room hotel is planned to total 20 stories. Atop the five-story theater, that would bring the project’s total height to 25 stories.

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Status: Renovations are planned to start in May.
Address: 224-232 N. Tryon St., atop the Carolina Theatre
RELATED: A 20-story InterContinental hotel will rise atop Carolina Theatre in Uptown

Grand Bohemian

The luxury hotel developed by Kessler Collection will be 16 stories and have 254 rooms along with a spa and fitness center, 18,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, a ground-level restaurant and rooftop bar, among other amenities.

via Kessler Collection

Status: Expected to break ground in February.
Address: West Trade and Church St., next to the Carillon building
RELATED: New luxury hotel expected to break ground uptown in February

NBA All Star Game

This will be one of the biggest sporting events to ever come to Charlotte, expected to bring in an estimated $100 million in economic impact.

via the NBA

Status: The event will take place Feb. 15-17, 2019
Address: Spectrum Center
RELATED: ‘Small-city’ Charlotte braces for big-city NBA All-Star week in 2019

Legacy Union

The 640-ft.-tall, 33-story office tower will likely have a pedestrian plaza and a bridge over Church Street. Future phases of the plan could include condominiums, another office tower, restaurants and more.

via Lincoln Harris

Address: 600 S. Tryon St.
RELATED: Charlotte deserves better than the planned office tower at the former Observer site

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