204 North is Coming
A new eatery will occupy a current eyesore
Sitting snug between uptown's Prohibition and RiRa at 204 N. Tryon sits a sad, boarded up, and abandoned building. But the current eyesore won't be a dilapidated mess much longer.
Anthony Kearey, a Charlotte restaurateur who brought us Tilt on Trade, is looking to open his second venture called 204 North and is likely to shell out nearly $2 million on the venture, according to Charlotte Biz Journals. The building, which dates back to the 1920s, has three levels – all of which will be utilized for the restaurant (the kitchen will occupy the basement with the upper two floors for service).
Interior shots show lots of exposed brick, wood beams, and industrial touches. Kearey is aggressively targeting an October 2015 opening for the 7,620 square foot eatery, although depending upon the amount of work and city permits, the date could be pushed to later.
According to reports, the spot won't be a club or "just" a bar (although there will be a full service bar). The food will be farm-to-table with a focus on local and cocktails will be made in-house with locally sourced ingredients. The menu is still under construction and Kearey has yet to release the name of the chef, saying only that he is a Johnson & Wales graduate.