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Patio dining at Dressler's in Birkdale Village

Dressler’s closing in Birkdale, but parent company will open Fin & Fino in its place

Aug. 22. Owner Jon Dressler says he will close his namesake restaurant in Birkdale Village and open another Fin & Fino eatery in its place. The original restaurant, which dates back to 2003, is expected to close this fall. ‘Exciting changes’ at Birkdale “With all of the exciting changes coming to Birkdale Village, we feel […]

Sully’s Steamers grand opening Aug. 25

Aug. 17. Sully’s Steamers, a fast casual steamed bagel sandwich franchise, will have a grand opening for its Davidson location next Friday Aug. 25. The second location in North Carolina—Brevard was the first—is at 721 Jetton. Franchise owners Andrew and Amber Payne approached Sully’s Steamers about opening in Davidson, said Robert Sullivan, the founder and […]

Robert Raynard and Jennifer Brulé, Photo | Hot Mess

Hot Mess: Up-front, straight-forward and temporarily closed

May 5. By Dave Yochum. Two weeks after it opened, Hot Mess in Davidson has temporarily closed its doors to “address operational challenges and take responsibility” for not meeting its standards. “We realized that our standards and, quite frankly, our guests’ standards were not being met,” said Robert Maynard, CEO of Won Life Holdings and […]

Port City Club | Photo Port City Club Facebook page

It’s official: Chef David Burke to take over operations at Port City Club

March 31. The owner of Port City Club and David Burke Hospitality Management, the restaurant management and consulting company, officially announced a multi-year agreement for internationally acclaimed chef David Burke to take over the operations of Port City Club. The 13,500-square-foot, 350-seat restaurant on Lake Norman, will be rebranding as Port City Club by David […]

Summit Coffee gave Facebook fans a buzz with this recent posting.

Business briefs: Food and beverage nuggets

Feb. 27. By TL Bernthal Summit Coffee Summit Coffee is adding three locations soon, including one on North Main Street in Cornelius, just down the road from its basecamp at 128 S. Main St., Davidson. Summit confirmed the Cornelius location is about a block north of  the Food Lion shopping strip at 20239 N.Main St. […]

The patio will be wrapped around to the front of the restaurant to add more outdoor seating.

Red Rocks Cafe plans change to improve diner’s experience

Jan. 18. By TL Bernthal. Red Rocks Cafe is modernizing and renovating the Birkdale Village location to the tune of  $600,000 to $700,000, the local co-owner says. Ron Herbert, who lives in The Peninsula, and John Love developed the contemporary American restaurant concept in 1988 that now has three locations – South Park and Birkdale […]

Port City Club | Photo Port City Club Facebook page

A taste of celebrity chef David Burke coming to Cornelius restaurant

Dec. 6. By Dave Vieser. Celebrity chef David Burke’s hospitality management group has assumed day-to-day operations of Port City Club as the Lake Norman restaurant scene continues to come back from the pandemic. While Nick Lyssikatos still owns the 13,500 square foot eatery, inside operations will now be a collaboration between Lyssikatos and Burke, both […]

Phase 2 of Village at Oakhurst

Village at Oakhurst/Phase 2 will go up on Hwy. 21 north of Bailey

Sept. 26. Construction on The Village at Oakhurst/Phase 2 near Hwy. 21 and Bailey Road will begin in October, according to developer Joe Douglas. The 29,300 square foot building will have retail tenants on the first floor and medical offices on the second floor. New Jersey-based GOAT Pizza has already signed a lease. Other tenants […]

The Mendozas will open Eggs Up Grill

Breakfast franchise will take former Matt’s Chicago Dog space in Cornelius

Sept. 20. Eggs Up Grill will open early next year in Turnberry Place at One Norman and West Catawba. Husband-and-wife team Chris and Sofia Mendoza and business partner Alfonso Segura say the 2,500 square foot restaurant will occupy the old Matt’s Chicago Dog space. They will have indoor seating for 94, plus an outdoor patio […]


Milkbread opens in Davidson

Jan. 23. Milkbread, the new concept from famed restaurateurs Joe and Katy Kindred, has opened in Davidson, home of their first restaurant, Kindred, on Main Street. They also own Hello Sailor in Cornelius. Their new concept is an “all-day café focused on milk bread donuts, crispy chicken, vegetable-focused bowls, salads, and toasts,” according to Wagstaff […]