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The Waterman lands on Bailey Road in ‘early April’

March 28. By Tripp Liles. The Cowboy restaurant location at 9615 Bailey Road is transforming into The Waterman Fish Bar which plans to open in April. The 4,160 square-foot space will be home to a mid-price range seafood concept that began on Charlotte’s South End. The concept is led by veteran restaurateur Paul Manley, founder […]

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

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 […]

New operator at Alton’s Kitchen & Cocktails

Nov. 16. A mainstay in the Cornelius restaurant scene is changing hands. Cambridge Hospitality Group is acquiring Alton’s Kitchen & Cocktails in Jetton Village shopping center. Sources said a name change is possible, as well as more of an upscale steakhouse approach to the menu and decor. Alton’s enjoyed a long run in the 7,000-plus […]

Updated: Mac’s bar will remain open

Nov. 9. Mac’s Speed Shop will close its operation on Liverpool after more than 14 years in the same location. A spokesman for Mac’s Hospitality Group said the Charlotte-based chain would open a new store in Mooresville during the first half of 2022. UPDATE: A “mini-version” of Mac’s will remain open as a bar, with […]


CookHouse closing this weekend

July 29. By Dave Vieser. The CookHouse, a mainstay in the Cornelius restaurant business since 2002, will close for good this weekend. Co-owner Phyllis Karavas says it’s time. “We’ve had a great run in Cornelius, and altogether 54 years in the restaurant business,” she said. “Time to retire and relax.” Husband Gus Karavas had a […]


Waffle House on W. Catawba closed for good

  July 27. The Waffle House on West Catawba is closed for good, according to the people at Waffle House corporate in Georgia. The Waffle House location was open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for years in the same location. No word on who or what will move in. If you’ve ever […]

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Waterman Fish Bar lands Cowboy space

June 23. The now-closed Cowboy restaurant, part of Cornelius-based Captiva Restaurant Group, will become a seafood restaurant. Joe Douglas, founder of Captiva, said Charlotte-based Waterman Fish Bar will take over the 4,160 square foot space which he will continue to own. The moderately priced neighborhood seafood concept is expected to open later this year after […]

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Joe Douglas plans retail, offices adjacent to Cowboy site

April 16. By Dave Yochum. Restaurateur Joe Douglas is focusing on his 131 MAIN concept and real estate development activities and is in current conversations with “some strong local concepts and operators” for the now-closed COWBOY building. The 4,190-square-foot building, across Hwy. 21 from the proposed Atrium Health Acute Care Hospital, is listed for lease […]


Restaurants on the menu at Birkdale Landing

Aug. 24. Dave Vieser. Look for new restaurants, including two well-known Charlotte favorites, in the retail and office center under construction at Sam Furr Road and Birkdale Commons Parkway. Tenants in Birkdale Landing include Shake Shack, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill and Inizio Pizza Napoletana. The Fairways Investments project opens late this year or early 2021. […]


We have the meat

June 17. West Catawba Avenue has been known for its banks, but, given new construction, it’s also the highway to fast food. Several fast food stores will be opening their doors soon, ranging from the new Chick-fil-A and Five Guys in the Catawba at Knox project just east of Bank of America to Cook Out, […]