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Rad Bennett will open ‘Peninsula Prime’ in Alton’s space after makeover

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Jan. 6. By Dave Yochum. Alton’s Kitchen & Cocktails will close Jan. 29 after a long run in Jetton Village. New owner Rad Bennett will reopen about a month later with a new concept, “our take on a modern Southern steakhouse.”

New name

It will be called “Peninsula Prime Seafood & Steakhouse,” Bennett, CEO of Cambridge Hospitality Group, said.

Other holdings here include Jack’s Corner Tap in Magnolia Plaza and Tropica and Kat’s Seafood Kitchen a few blocks east on West Catawba.


A six-figure interior refresh will include new furniture, lighting and acoustics as well as a new sound system.


Reopening is planned for early March. Peninsula Prime will employ 60-70 people, Bennett said. Alton’s will be open for Charlotte Restaurant Week Jan. 21-30.

Update: Alton’s namesake

Original Alton’s owners Al Updike and wife Heather Clark opened Alton’s in 2010. They continue to own and operate Table 31 restaurant in Mooresville.



10 Responses to “Rad Bennett will open ‘Peninsula Prime’ in Alton’s space after makeover”

  1. Yay for the new sound system!!!

    Posted by Gail | January 6, 2022, 3:06 pm
  2. Interior conversation could be a challenge when dining. Some noise dampening would be a plus. I like the seafood and steak format. Jack’s is a favorite of ours so we look forward to the expanded concept. CGray

    Posted by CD Gray | January 6, 2022, 3:42 pm
  3. The space would be great for live music on the weekends. Small 2 piece bands would fit well!

    Posted by Gradyp | January 6, 2022, 3:59 pm
  4. Way to go “Cuz” ! Congratulations to Robin & Rad Bennett ! Looking forward to checking out the NEW Peninsula Prime.

    Posted by Steve Bennett | January 6, 2022, 6:27 pm
  5. This is so exciting!!! Rad Bennett knows how to run a restaurant…good people, outstanding food and drink…and perfect ambiance!!! Cannot wait. Soon Peninsula Prime will be the place to go for a fabulous dining experience!!!

    Posted by LW Poll | January 6, 2022, 8:35 pm
  6. Keep it classy!

    Posted by Kathy Butterfield | January 7, 2022, 5:03 pm
  7. Yes we would love some live music, maybe some jazz as well. Without a cover charge.

    Posted by Debra Walsh | January 10, 2022, 2:10 pm

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