There are several changes that are taking place at the street level in downtown Charlotte that mark the return of investments in the city, most are restaurants. But first, a mystery guest is showing up in the Independence Building located on the Square. This former sale center site for The VUE is currently undergoing an upfitting, the actual tenant has not been named, but it should be a great addition at this location.
Nearing completion on South Tryon is Vapiano is putting some of the final touches to their location across from McCormick and Schmicks. After some permit delays, the Carolina Ale House is beginning their renovations of the ground floor of the Charlotte Plaza Building across from EpiCentre.
Activity will also be returning at 525 North Tryon Street in the site formerly occupied by Palomino's and then GWFin's. Delta's has papered the windows, and put up a sign indicating that they have begun their renovations.
Finally, I hear that Rooster's, the popular eatery on Morrison Boulevard across from South Park Mall will be opening a location in Founders Hall, or more correctly, on the College Street level side across from BLT Steakhouse. The College Street corridor is shaping up nicely.