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Around town Cuisine Entertainment

May 29, 2024

Food spread from Maiz Agua Sal

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Chef Majid Amoorpour, who led Bistro La Bon on Central Avenue from 2010-16, opened the second Everyday Market at 3541 Dewitt Ln. in LoSo. The market offers fresh-baked breads and pastries, sandwiches, a coffee bar, wine, and gourmet groceries. The first location of Everyday Market opened in 2019 in downtown Belmont.

Maiz Agua Sal opened in the Lower Tuck development in west Charlotte. The all-day restaurant and agave bar serves made-from-scratch Mexican fare (tacos, flautas de tinga, huarache) from Chef Jonathan Olvera, previously of Peppervine, Bardo, Leah & Louise and Dot Dot Dot. Amanda Britton leads the cocktail program.

Halal Street Food opened a permanent food stall at Camp North End. It’s the second brick-and-mortar location for the restaurant, an offshoot of the uptown food cart from husband-and-wife duo Khuram and Damaris Bashir. The first opened in MoRA in 2022. The menu reflects the family’s Dominican-Pakistani culture with traditional Halal dishes such as chicken and lamb over rice, kabobs, gyros and hummus, plus new items like falafel and salads.

Flower Child and Olde Mecklenburg Brewery opened at the Bowl at Ballantyne.

Left: Maiz Agua Sal. Middle: The Everyday Market. Right: Wegmans Food Markets

Shop

Schumacher opened a boutique and showroom at 301 East Blvd. While the to-the-trade showroom will serve interior designers, the boutique will sell antiques, home accessories and gifts. Barrie Benson designed the 3,500-square-foot space.

Amodernary furniture store opened at Apex SouthPark. The 9,000-square-foot store features modern European furniture and lighting.

Porcelanosa, a Spanish tile manufacturer, opened a showroom in Dilworth. The showroom offers tiles and mosaics plus kitchen and bathroom hardware, countertops and equipment. The store is located at 1235 East Blvd., Ste. 130.

Wegmans Food Markets will open its first Charlotte store in Ballantyne in 2026. 

Tipsy Pickle entertainment complex plans to open this fall at Camp North End. With 26,000 square feet of indoor space and another 10,000 square feet outdoors, the venue will have six pickleball courts, two golf simulators, pool tables, arcade games, a Tex-Mex restaurant and three bars. The concept is a joint venture between Charlotte entrepreneurs Mike Salzarulo, co-founder of Protagonist Beer, and Tanner Brooks. 

Rendering of Tipsy Pickle exterior
Rendering of Tipsy Pickle interior

Featured photographs of Maiz Agua Sal by Peter Taylor. Photographs Courtesy Wegmans Food Markets, Tipsy Pickle and The Everyday Market.

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