BLVD: Around town in December

Around town Cuisine Entertainment

November 29, 2023

Eat + drink

Ralph’s Coffee Truck and Pha Khao Lao at Monarch Market

Ralph’s Coffee Truck is open through the holiday season in the courtyard outside the new Ralph Lauren store at Phillips Place. The truck serves specialty blends of coffee and espresso (roasted by La Colombe) and pastries, with outdoor seating available.

Babe & Butcher opened its second location at Park Road Shopping Center in early December. The charcuterie and custom grazing table company also has a storefront in Camp North End.

Monarch Market, a new uptown food hall at One Independence Center, opened with a full-service sushi restaurant, three cocktail bars and six food stalls, with three more food stalls expected to open soon.

Summit Coffee opened two new cafes in Ballantyne (13743 Conlan Cir., Ste. 101) and in Eastover, in the former Buttercup location (343 Providence Rd.).

Room Service, a boutique cocktail lounge from the team behind Black Moth Bars, is open at Camp North End. Craft beverages, plus sandwiches and shareable small bites by Ben Ramos, are on the menu. Tues.-Sun.

Volo Ristorante in Myers Park is now open for lunch. Link & Pin (three Charlotte locations) is open for brunch on Friday through the month of December, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.


A sitting area inside Aritzia boutique at SouthPark Mall in Charlotte.

Aritzia, a women’s boutique selling clothing, accessories and shoes, opened at SouthPark Mall.

Two new tenants are coming to the former Earth Fare location at Morrison shopping center in 2024: Ann Sacks will open a 13,100-square-foot tile and stone showroom, and Magnolia Laine Bridal will open its first Charlotte boutique.

Carrboro-based Fleet Feet opened at 1027 Providence Rd. in Myers Park.

Oakworth Capital Bank opened its central Carolinas office at 6000 Fairview Rd., Suite 125.

Dressing Rooms Interiors Studio (DRIS) is closing its storefront at 2120 N. Sharon Amity Rd. at the end of December. Owner Ariene Bethea plans to continue the design studio and shop online.


Aritzia at SouthPark Mall

Photographs courtesy Plaid Penguin, Phillips Place and Aritzia


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