Now open: 23 openings in Charlotte from this fall

Now open: 23 openings in Charlotte from this fall

Iced coffee from Bitty & Beau's. Photo: Symphony Webber/Axios

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Our Now Open series is proudly presented by Charlotte Center City Partners. New businesses are part of what makes Charlotte great but don’t forget to take some time to say hello again to the people and places that made us fall in love with our city in the first place. Check out UptownCharlotte.com + SouthEndCLT.org to find even more spots to explore.


The fall brought a handful of highly anticipated and even a few surprise restaurant openings.

Here are 23 cool openings in Charlotte from this October, November and December.

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FOOD + DRINK

Mariposa

Modern mezze restaurant in the former Halcyon space at the Mint Uptown

What to order: The Gullah paella ($37) made with crisped Carolina gold rice pilaf, andouille & chorizo, gulf shrimp, fresh daily catch, oysters, soffrito and saffron.

Location: 500 S. Tryon St.

Read more: Look inside: Modern mezze restaurant called Mariposa opening Friday at Mint Uptown

Mariposa Mint Museum restaurant

Photo: Laura Barrero/Axios


El Puro Cuban Restaurant

Cuban cuisine from the owners of Havana Carolina

What to order: Tamal en Cazuela ($13). It’s freshly grated cornmeal with garlic and pork belly.

Location: 5033 South Blvd.

Read more: Scoop: Havana Carolina owners open new Cuban restaurant in Charlotte

tamal en casuela from El Puro

Tamal en Cazuela. Photo: Ben Jarrell


Romeo’s Vegan Burgers

Food truck turned brick-and-mortar vegan burger spot

What to order: Where Art Thou Romeo burger ($9.99). Made with lettuce, tomatoes, grilled onions, cheese & house pickles. And be sure to order a side of fresh-cut fries ($4.50).

Location: 5518 South Blvd.

Read more: Romeo’s Vegan Burgers truck to open first brick-and-mortar on South Boulevard

Romeo's Vegan Burgers

Where Art Thou Romeo burger. Photo: Paige Hopkins/Axios


The Batch House

Beloved batch bakery located in the new Station West development

What to order: Their signature oatmeal cream pies.

Location: 901 Berryhill Rd.

Read more: The Batch House opens today in west Charlotte

batchmaker batch box


Starlight on 22nd

Artsy dive bar

What to order: Supernova cocktail ($12). It’s made with rum, coconut rum, blue curacao and pineapple juice.

Location: 422 E. 22nd St.

Read more: Follow your star to the new bar in NoDa: Starlight on 22nd is now open

Starlight indoors

Photo: Laura Barrero/Axios


Summit Coffee Co. (South Park)

Popular local coffee chain that plans to have 17-19 locations by the end of 2022

Location: 4265 Piedmont Row Drive

Read more: Move over Starbucks: Summit Coffee to open 10+ shops in 2022

Summit Coffee SouthPark inside

Photo: Laura Barrero/Axios


Cloud South End

Luxury lounge in Wilmore neighborhood

What to order: Go with the 24-karat gold leaf lemon pepper chicken wing or the lamb chops.

Location: 1510 Mint St.

Read more: A new “luxury lounge” named Cloud opens tonight in Wilmore

Cloud Wilmore

Photo: Ashley Mahoney/Axios


Emmy Squared (South End)

Detroit-style pizza spot

What to order: The Colony Pizza is a must-try ($18.50). It’s made with pepperoni, pickled jalapeños and honey.

Location: 1932 Hawkins St.

Read more: Emmy Squared expanding Charlotte footprint fast with second location

Emmy Squared’s Colony Pizza. Photo: Symphony Webber/Axios


Burr & Berry Coffee

Drive-thru and walk-up coffee shop

What to order: The Bee’s Knees latte with honey and brown sugar cinnamon ($4.25+) or the Chubby bunny cold brew with toasted marshmallow cream, white chocolate and caramel drizzle ($4.25+).

Location: 4209 South Blvd.

Read more: Burr & Berry Coffee expands to Lower South End

Burr & Berry Coffee opened its lower Southend location on Oct. 19. Photo: Ashley Mahoney/Axios

Burr & Berry Coffee. Photo: Ashley Mahoney/Axios


Bitty & Beau’s Coffee

Coffee shop chain employing individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities

What to order: Can’t go wrong with an iced coffee.

Location: 1930 Camden Rd., Ste 236

Read more: Bitty & Beau’s Coffee opens this week in South End

Bitty & Beau's Coffee South End

 Iced coffee from Bitty & Beau’s. Photo: Symphony Webber/Axios.


OMG Donuts

Donut shop with a full coffee bar and an ice cream station

What to order: Popular donuts include classic glazed, maple bacon and apple fritters.

Location: 6209 Old Post Rd., Ste. 108

Read more: Local favorite OMG Donuts is now open on Monroe Road

OMG Donuts

Photo: Emma Way/Axios


Night Swim Coffee (Oakhurst & Uptown)

A collaboration between two of Charlotte’s most popular coffee shops, Not Just Coffee and Undercurrent.

Locations: 1620 Oakhurst Commons Dr. (Oakhurst), 620 S. Tryon St., Ste. 150 (Uptown)

Read more: See inside: Night Swim Coffee opens sleek Monroe Road café this week

Night Swim Coffee Uptown

Photo: Symphony Webber/Axios


Rosie’s Coffee & Wine Garden (Myers Park)

Coffee shop, art gallery and flower shop under one roof

Location: 811 Providence Rd.

Read more: First Look: Rosie’s Coffee and Wine Garden is opening its second location inside an art gallery

rosies seating

Photo: Laura Barrero/Axios


The Royal Tot (aka Sippin’ Santa)

Tropical, holiday-themed pop-up bar. The Royal Tot is still under construction and will return to its original concept in January 2022.

What to order: Go with the namesake cocktail ($16) it’s made with aged Demerara rum, Amaro, lemon, orange and gingerbread mix. Or try the Yule Log Grog ($15) it’s served hot with gin, falernum, cranberry syrup, ginger liqueur and lime.

Location: 933 Louise Ave., Ste. 350

Read more: 4 Christmas pop-up bars coming to Charlotte in 2021

Yule Log Grog

Yule Log Grog. Photo: Courtesy of The Royal Tot


RETAIL

Paradiso Plant Shop

Atlanta-based plant shop pop-up (open through early 2022)

Offerings: A wide selection of beginner-friendly plants, pots, terrariums, candles, plant and gardening books, and other plant and home goods.

Location: It’s next to Mezeh at Optimist Hall, 1115 N. Brevard St.

Read more: 6 cool new plant shops in Charlotte

paradiso plant shop popup


Betty by Moxie

Boutique concept from the creators of Moxie Mercantile

Offerings: A curated selection of apparel, accessories and toys from women-owned businesses.

Location: 1219 Thomas Ave.

Read more: Popular local retailer Moxie to open another Plaza Midwood boutique on Tuesday

Photo: Courtesy of Moxie Mercantile


Lokal

Retail collective for local vendors and businesses

Offerings: The collective will feature a variety of local brands selling apparel, accessories and other hand-crafted goods.

Location: 330 Camp Rd.

Read more: New retail collective joins Camp North End just in time for holiday shopping

Lokal Camp North End

Photo courtesy of Lokal.


Arrow (Park Road)

Retro barbershop that also offers free craft beer

Offerings: Their signature $25 haircuts.

Location: 530 Brandywine Road, Ste. C

Read more: Arrow opening its second Charlotte barbershop today at Park Road


Twigs & Figs

Plant shop and creative space

Offerings: The shop has an array of plants, eclectic home decor and workshops.

Location: 15205 John J. Delaney Drive, Suite B


Sleepy Poet

Beloved longtime local antique store

Offerings: You’ll find everything from vinyl records and vintage clothing to funky chairs and one-of-a-kind art pieces.

Location: 6426 South Blvd.

Read more: Beloved antiques destination Sleepy Poet opens new location in November

Sleepy Poet


THINGS TO DO

Paparazzi CLT

Selfie bar, lounge and restaurant

Offerings: Interactive art (great for taking selfies), events and food.

Location: 9539 Pinnacle Dr.


Luck Factory Games

N.C.’s largest board game café

Offerings: More than 1,000 board games and special game night events.

Location: 305 McGill Ave. NW Suite 80

Read more: Board game cafe opens in Gibson Mill Market

Luck Factory Games

Photo: Symphony Webber/Axios


Puttery

Swanky, 21+ mini-golf spot

Offerings: Two themed mini-golf courses, two bar areas and lounge seating throughout.

Location: 210 Rampart St.

Read more: Mini-golf concept backed by Rory McIlroy now open in South End

Puttery library course

Puttery’s Library course. Photo: Symphony Webber/Axios


Get caught up on all of Charlotte’s latest openings and read our last now open guide from the summer.

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