Petra’s prepares for grand reopening in Plaza Midwood with some new additions

After a long hiatus, Charlotte’s local music scene is finally beginning to see a post-pandemic return to full strength. Much to the excitement of neighborhood residents, one of the latest spaces to announce its return is Plaza Midwood venue and gallery, Petra’s, which has slated their reopening for August 1.

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Asheville brewer Burial Beer Co. brings taproom, bottle shop to popular Charlotte spot

Asheville’s Burial Beer Co., has announced plans to open a taproom and bottle shop in Plaza Midwood. The taproom will be located in the space that formerly held Boris + Natasha, plus the Stash Pad, and will feature an indoor bar area, an outdoor beer garden and a rooftop deck.

“Charlotte’s been on the radar for a very long time,” said Doug Reiser, who co-founded the brewery with his wife, Jess Reiser, and Tim Gormley. “I’d say that Charlotte’s probably our second largest demographic of customers, followers, fans, whatever you want to call them.”

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Emmy Squared will open this summer in Plaza Midwood

The restaurant will be in a renovated 4,800-square-foot space at 1508 Central Ave., which was formerly home to a vintage and consignment store. It’s on the same stretch as Soul Gastrolounge and KiKi.

Details: Emmy Squared, started in Brooklyn in 2016, is known for its square-shaped, crispy-bottomed Detroit-style pizza and its signature burgers, one of which was named ‘#1 Best Burger in Nashville’ by The Tennessean.

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A guide to local favorites in Plaza Midwood

One of the city’s most pedestrian-friendly areas, Plaza Midwood is packed with things to do. Take a walk down The Plaza (actually a street) or Thomas Avenue to see some of the neighborhood’s historical homes, pick up some handmade gifts at a local shop and grab a bite on a patio or rooftop while watching passersby. The community members of this area are as diverse as its retail landscape. 

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Amélie’s To Open An Artisan Bread Operation In Famous Plaza Midwood Location

Nova’s Bakery announced they were closing at the end of last year, after 26 years of business in the Charlotte area. There were reports that an ice cream shop would be moving into the location, but now that seems to have changes. Well known bakery in the Charlotte area, Amélie’s French Bakery, is expanding their portfolio and taking over the 7,000-square-foot space at 1511 Central Ave to develop another shop, with a new focus on artisan gourmet breads.

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Kilted Buffalo snags Plaza Midwood space

The Kilted Buffalo will open a neighborhood pub in Plaza Midwood next year. Plans call for that 6,900-square-foot location to open in the spring, with timing dependent on the pandemic, says Shawn Shrader, owner. See the Full Article from the Charlotte Business Journal here.

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25 Things to do, eat, and drink in Plaza Midwood

The rebellious east side neighborhood balances Uptown’s buttoned-up banker vibe with casual bars and eclectic shops. Here are the 25 best things to do in Plaza Midwood from the Charlotte Agenda. 

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Moxie Mercantile, the family-run Plaza Midwood boutique that sells gifts and artisan-made wares, is expanding into downtown Matthews next month.

Details: The roughly 2,700-square-foot shop will be the third and largest location, which opened in 2015 on Commonwealth Avenue. It’s at 159 N. Trade Street, in a historic building that used to be home to an interior design firm

The store will sell vintage art and jewelry, plus an expanded inventory of apparel and goods from brands like Brooklyn Candle and Farm Rio.

Zoom out: Moxie Mercantile is a local favorite that adds to Plaza Midwood’s personality. Owner Michelle Castelloe, a former Anthropologie brand director, knows many of her customers by name. In 2018, she opened a Moxie Mercantile location in Davidson.

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New Restaurant Opening

New Restaurant coming to the neighborhood The Warmack: See the details here from the Charlotte Agenda. 

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Big Changes are Coming

Thank you to the Charlotte Observer for this overview! Check out these five projects that are changing up the neighborhood here.  

Photo: Selywn Property Group 

Dish Now Serving Breakfast

Did you hear the news!!! Sammy’s Deli team members are now serving breakfast at Dish. You will find some of the key breakfast items such as the hash browns along with your favorite Sammy’s team members. 

Charlotte's Plaza Midwood: A Neighborhood In Flux

Photo: Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

Plaza Midwood’s “Downtown” – Self Guided Walk

Urbanists call this a “stroll district” – a walkable area of small shops. It grew up over time where the streetcar turned from Central Avenue onto The Plaza (some of the rails are still there, exposed briefly when street crews scrape and repave). Nobody planned it, but lots of people have had a hand in shaping and re-shaping it over the years. 

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A Guide to Everything in Plaza Midwood and Commonwealth

There are an assortment of different activities, businesses, bars and art that set each of our city’s neighborhoods apart. As the community newspaper, we find it important to let you in on all of the city’s little secrets. In our new guide series, where we will detail how we enjoy our time, we hope to inform you on new places that you haven’t experienced yet to lock in your daily itinerary. Below we check out the artistic sights of Plaza Midwood and Commonwealth while also reviewing retail shops and favorite bar crawls and lunch picks.

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Redevelopment of former Peculiar Rabbit site in Plaza Midwood no longer moving forward

Plans that would have brought residential uses to a prime slice of Plaza Midwood real estate have been canceled.

  1. See the article here from the CBJ 

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