Around town: January 2022


January 1, 2022

VANA, the South End spot with a rustic menu highlighting wood-fired fare, will open a second location in downtown Cornelius. The 2,000-square-foot space will be at Heritage Plaza at 20823 N. Main St.

5Church has rebranded as Church and Union with a refreshed menu and a new logo.

Greco Fresh Grille opened a new location at Sharon Corners in SouthPark.

Food & Beverage Social Club plans to launch this month. The membership-based club founded by Michael Pruitt will offer events such as chef-led cooking classes, themed dinners and daytrips. Learn more at 

Mini-golf for grown-ups: Puttery Charlotte, the newest concept from Topgolf competitor Drive Shack,is open in South End. Expect craft cocktails and shareable snacks (charcuterie, sliders, pizzas and more) in a lively 15,000-square-foot venue. Choose from two nine-holecourses: The Library or The Conservatory, a desert-themed course with redwoods, cacti and cherry blossoms. Leave the kids at home — The Puttery is 21 and up only. 210 Rampart St.,

Kim Mauney | photo by Brie Williams

Interior designer Kim Mauney opened Maison, a home décor shop and design studio at the Morrison Shopping Center. With a style described as California-meets-Southern, the store offers North Carolina-made furniture, antiques, pillows, candles, books, table linens and serveware. 


CoreCLIMBERopened at Sedgefield Shopping Center: The new fitness studio from CORE704 offers cardio workouts similar to a spin class (high-energy, music-driven) on modernized step machines. Follow @core704 on Instagram, Facebook and TikTok.

Intel of Your Wildest Dreams!


Good stuff, right? Sign up to get our weekly newsletter. It’s free, so no excuses.


By entering your email address you are agreeing to our TERMS OF USE