Tompkins Hall Adds Coffee, Beer, French Rotisserie to Roster
Tompkins Hall, a 125-year-old textile mill on the edge of uptown, has three tenants confirmed for its new life as a hub for retail and food. Fonta Flora Brewery, Aix Rotisserie, and Undercurrent Coffee will occupy spots in the nearly 135,000-square-foot project. The site says it will have rolling openings that will begin late this year, with a grand opening event eyed for the first quarter of 2019. (You may remember the mill as the backdrop for our 2017 Spring Fashion Preview.)
Fonta Flora Brewery takes a 2,400-square-foot spot indoors, with 5,000 square feet of lawn and patio access. The Morganton-founded brewery was featured in an Around Towns story in 2015, two years after it had opened. The French rotisserie, from the owners behind Aix En Provence, occupies a 500-square-foot market stall. This follows the recent opening of the group's new restaurant in Waxhaw, which took the place of Heritage Food & Drink. Finally, Undercurrent Coffee takes a similarly sized spot as Aix Rotisserie, as a full-service coffee bar.
The restoration of Tompkins Hall has been led by Charlotte's White Point Partners and the Atlanta-based Paces Properties. The plan is to have six "anchor restaurants and bars," 19 stalls in the Food Hall, and retail space. Last year, Duke Energy signed a lease for an office space, which will house hundreds of its employees.