You may have already heard that Patou has closed, and a 131 Main is opening in its place in the Latta Pavilion development between Scott and Kenilworth avenues. That’s a huge space that Patou was never able to fill, despite Rachid and Laura Ouchu’s best efforts. 131 Main is a locally owned semi-upscale American fare restaurant with locations in Ballantyne and Huntersville.
A little down the street, Jaimama closed, and construction is underway on a new burger place by Frank Scibelli, the man behind Cantina 1511 and Mama Ricotta’s. Look for a large beer list and lots of different kinds of burgers. Should be fun. —R.T.