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Tropicana returning in new location

Feb. 20. By Dave Vieser. The Tropicana Restaurant will re-open in a new location—Kat’s Seafood on West Catawba—in May. The owners at Cambridge Hospitality said the menu will include some of Kat’s seafood dishes, as well as some Mexican dishes and an array of sports bar favorites “Kat’s will stay open right up to the […]

New owners at Harp & Crown

Feb. 18. By Dave Vieser. Restaurant owners and formats continue to change by the week in Cornelius. The latest: new owners for Harp and Crown, located at 19930 West Catawba Avenue. Tony and Kelli Marks have taken over the popular restaurant and sports bar from previous owners Tina and Chris Phillips. “We are so excited […]

Geno D's Pizza

Yelp’s Top 100 restaurant list includes a Jersey-style pizza joint in Uptown

Feb. 15. Yelp’s 10th anniversary list of Top 100 US restaurants includes one Charlotte eatery, one from Greensboro and one from Charleston, SC. The crowd favorite in the Charlotte region is Geno D’s Pizza in the Market at 7th Street, Charlotte’s energetic food hall and retail space. In Greensboro, the crowd favorite is Freeman’s Grub […]

Tropicana owners do an about-face

Feb. 14. By Dave Vieser. Cambridge Hospitality Group, which operates Peninsula Prime, Kats Seafood and Jacks Corner Tap, is revisiting plans to close the Tropicana nightspot on West Catawba, which were announced last month. Instead, the Tropicana will reopen in the nearby Kat’s Seafood location. Kat’s will cease operations. On Jan. 16, Cambridge co-owner Jim […]

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Want to dine out on Thanksgiving? Better make a reservation now

Nov. 2. [Updated Nov. 21.] By TL Bernthal. Not even a handful of area restaurants will be open Thanksgiving Day for diners, and reservations for a place at their tables are filling up. Choplin’s in Cornelius, Red Rock Cafe in Birkdale Village and North Harbor Club in Davidson will be open, as will Al’s Bar […]

GOAT Pizza will move into Oakhurst Phase 2

GOAT Pizza coming to Village at Oakhurst/Phase 2

Sept. 30. Construction on The Village at Oakhurst/Phase 2 near Hwy. 21 and Bailey Road will begin in October, according to developer Joe Douglas. The 29,300 square foot building will have retail tenants on the first floor and medical offices on the second floor. GOAT Pizza out of New Jersey has already signed a lease. […]

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Brown Bag Seafood Co. opens at Birkdale Village on Monday

Aug. 26. Chicago-based seafood restaurant Brown Bag Seafood Co. will open in Birkdale Village on Monday, Aug. 29, the first of three locations planned in the Charlotte region. Additional openings slated for early fall in uptown Charlotte and South End. The 2,300-square-foot  Birkdale Village location is across from The Grove next to the Brixx Pizza […]


Matt’s Chicago closes down in Cornelius

May 26. Matt’s Chicago has closed after two decades in the same location on West Catawba. Owner Peter Hext could not be reached for comment, but on Facebook he had mentioned landlord issues as well as difficulties finding help. The restaurant web site says the eatery is permanently closed. It was revered for its hot […]

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You won’t be able to get your GOAT until 2023

May 18. Groundbreaking for celebrity chef David Burke’s new pizza restaurant concept in Cornelius will be in July. Burke has signed a deal to bring The GOAT Pizza to a 4,000 square foot space at the Village of Oakhurst on Hwy. 21 and Bailey Road where The Waterman recently opened. Just across Bailey Road is […]


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 […]