The latest openings and events around Charlotte.
Evolution Aura, a candle store, has opened at SouthPark Mall. The Black-owned store sells hand-crafted, soy-based candles in three sizes. Through year-end, the store will donate 10% of profits to Beds for Kids, a local nonprofit that provides furniture to children and their families in need.
Sleepy Poet Antique Mall has moved to 6423 South Blvd.
Maison by Kim Mauney celebrated its grand opening in the Morrison Shopping Center. The shop, which blends California style with Southern design, focuses on furniture and home decor goods. Design consultation services are also available from Mauney and her design team.
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Uptown Yolk will reopen at Vantage South End in 2022. The breakfast-focused restaurant will seat about 100 people. Uptown Yolk started in 2012 in Rock Hill, S.C., and later moved to uptown Charlotte before closing in March. Uptown Yolk is owned by Greg and Subrina Collier, owners of Leah & Louise.
Amelie’s French Bakery & Cafe plans to relocate its flagship store in NoDa to a new 7,000-square-foot location at 136 E. 36th St.
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill will open its first Huntersville location at 16641 Birkdale Commons Pkwy.
Night Swim Coffee opened at 1620 Oakhurst Commons Dr., Suite 306, the first of four cafes planned in Charlotte. Night Swim is a merger between Undercurrent Coffee and Not Just Coffee.
Summit Coffee also opens its newest location at Piedmont Town Center. The flagship store opened in Davidson in 1998. SP