Check out What's New in Charlotte This Summer

Are you sick of the old and ready for something new? Charlotte has several new things you can enjoy this summer. Whether it's dining you like, an adult beverage you prefer or shopping, there are plenty of new places to go, things to do and people to meet in Charlotte.

New Dining Options

The food scene in Charlotte is always evolving. Restaurants open, restaurants close and there's always something new to enjoy. The Stanley is one of the best new choices. This upscale restaurant comes from a James Beard semifinalist and a top mixologist.

Another new find found very close to The Stanley is The Crunkleton. It comes from another great mixologist from Chapel Hill. Caswell also opened in the same area and all three of these new hot spots took over former locations of restaurants no longer open.

Other new restaurants to enjoy throughout Charlotte include:

  • Famous Toastery in Uptown
  • Holler & Dash in South End
  • First Watch in Matthews
  • Maple Street Biscuit Company in Concord
  • Tacos 4 Life in Concord
  • House of Pizza in Plaza Midwood
  • Bardo in South End
  • 131 Main in South Park
  • Superica in South End
  • Deli St in Plaza Midwood
  • Davidson Ice House in Davidson
  • Bang Bang Burgers in South End

Along with these new restaurants that have already opened, several others will be open before the end of the summer. Some of the top restaurants scheduled to open in Charlotte this summer include:

  • Bulla Gastrobar in South Park, opening in June
  • Barcelona Wine Bar in South End, opening this summer
  • The Waterman in South End, opening in late summer
  • Philly Pretzel Factory in Steele Creek, opening this summer
  • Skrimp Shack in Pineville, opening in July
  • Siggy's Good Food in Belmont, Opening this August

New Spots for a Beverage

While several of the restaurants listed above are a great spot for a beverage, there are plenty of other new hot spots not on that list. The Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden added a beer garden in April complete with a picnic space, local beers, lawn games and live music. It's already becoming a hot spot for a beverage in Charlotte.

In addition, the Brewers at 4001 Yancy offer a powerful brewery combining Victory Brewing and Southern Tier Brewery into one. Other great spots for a drink in Charlotte open now include:

  • Divine Barrel Brewing in NoDa
  • Backstage Lounge in South End
  • Cork & Crate in Plaza Midwood
  • World of Beer in Uptown

Several other spots will open this summer, too including Nuvole Rooftop TwentyTwo in Uptown and The Queen & Glass in Dilworth.

New Shopping Options

Along with the great dining and new watering holes, there are some new stores found throughout Charlotte for shoppers to enjoy. SouthPark Mall is offering new tenants, such as Lipp Boutique and Indochino. They will also see Peter Millar, Trina Turk, Arhaus and Nespresso all open throughout the rest of the year.

Concord Mills also has new tenants including True Religion Outlet. They will also see Man Cave, Asics and Dazzle Up also open very soon.

New Things to Do

If you're looking for a new attraction, Charlotte has plenty to offer. Camp Snoopy is one of the biggest openings at Carowinds with six new PEANUTS-themed attractions to enjoy.

You can also enjoy the new outdoor music space called The Music Yard with Friday night concerts all throughout the summer. Escape Tactic is another new attraction with 211 puzzles to solve. It's an escape room with plenty of fun for all to enjoy.

New Developments

While you may be more interested in the food and fun, Charlotte also has many new developments opening throughout. From hotel developments to new grocery stores, there's plenty of growth happening right now.

In fact, 17 total hotels are going to open by the end of the year with three near Center City. The AC Hotel/Residence Inn Charlotte City Center will offer 300 rooms, while the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in South End will offer 123 rooms. In addition, the Stonewall Station project will bring two new hotels to Center City in 2019.

In addition, a new Whole Foods Market will open in Uptown this summer and plenty of new tenants are coming to Camp North End including the NoDa Company Canteen. The Park Terrace Stadium Theater will reopen as AMC Park Terrace 6 in 2019, as well.

Public transportation has been upgraded, as well. The LYNX Blue Line extension connecting Uptown and University City is now open. Another update will go under construction this summer at the Gateway Station.

Charlotte has plenty of new places already open or getting ready to open soon. Check them all out and find something new to enjoy this summer.

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