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Reply #25 on: March 08, 2017, 08:05:47 am
If you want upscale dining go to an upscale community.  The U City area has been historically full of college kids and recent grads AKA poor people.  If I am a business owner, why would I bring in a top chef and park him or her in the U City area to make pizza?  Business owners want to make money and it would be hard to get them to come to that community. 


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Reply #26 on: March 08, 2017, 08:37:08 am
If you want upscale dining go to an upscale community.  The U City area has been historically full of college kids and recent grads AKA poor people.  If I am a business owner, why would I bring in a top chef and park him or her in the U City area to make pizza?  Business owners want to make money and it would be hard to get them to come to that community.
this isn't about upscale dining, it's about destination dining. UCity has virtually no must-see spots, high end or not.

The trendy neighborhoods have plenty of places that aren't upscale where you can dine for less than $20 per person.

Plaza: the diamond, midwood smokehouse, Yama Izakaya, Zada Jane's, Thomas Street Tavern, Intermezzo, Pure Pizza. Throw in other trendy places like Two Scoops Creamery and Central Coffee

Elizabeth: bang bang burgers, earls grocery, sabor, Cajun Queen (some things can be had under $20 and brunch definitely can be. It's sort of the fringe between fine dining and upper casual dining imo). I'll include Elizabeth Creamery here as well.

Dilworth: JJ's Red Hots, Mayo Bird, Dilworth Grill, Bakersfield Tacos, Mr. K's

NoDa: Amelie's, Sabor, Revolution Pizza, Boidreaux's, Jack Beagles, Crepe Cellar, Growlers, Heist, Bennys

SouthEnd: not really many destination places to eat, but they do have prices chicken, several breweries, and food truck Friday. Leroy fox and a Korean place are coming this year.

West side: pinks, burger co, sabor

Cotswold: Leroy fox, Eddie's place, improper pig

You don't have to be upscale to be desirable. Just have good food for under $20 and create a notable vibe and you can be a destination dining option.

If you decide to live in Ucity, you have committed to always driving across town for a night out with friends. There is nothing worthwhile around to entice people to come visit you.

Flying Saucer used to be a destination years ago, but now their selection of beer is less impressive. It used to be the only place you could get a ton of craft brew options in Charlotte, but now with all the breweries and bars with 50+ taps, it has lost some of its appeal.

University City isn't poor. It has poor people, but there are neighborhoods around with money.  A lot if you consider Harrisburg and southern Concord a part of UCity.  While they technically aren't, they very much are.
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Reply #27 on: March 08, 2017, 09:03:11 am
If you want upscale dining go to an upscale community.  The U City area has been historically full of college kids and recent grads AKA poor people.  If I am a business owner, why would I bring in a top chef and park him or her in the U City area to make pizza?  Business owners want to make money and it would be hard to get them to come to that community. 

I agree partially.  In that is what is perceived by many people, however, many people forget the massive amount of business parks there are nestled in the woods in the University area.  There is a reason they built a Tesla charging station off of Mallard Crk church.  There was a demand for it and people/families have money in that area.

I agree with the upscale factor.  That’s why there really isn’t any “upscale” restaurants near concord mills.  They know their demographics.  However, I would like to see more specialty/unique restaurants in the U-City.  A place like Futo Buta in Southend would kill it in the university.  All these new restaurants/retail need to be TOD (transit oriented designs).  I think we have a sleeping giant, which is the Boardwalks area.  I think that area needs a MAJOR overhaul and if done right, can become that destination spot that people are willing to travel to.  Tenant selection is KEY.


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Reply #28 on: March 08, 2017, 09:16:12 am
If you want upscale dining go to an upscale community.  The U City area has been historically full of college kids and recent grads AKA poor people.  If I am a business owner, why would I bring in a top chef and park him or her in the U City area to make pizza?  Business owners want to make money and it would be hard to get them to come to that community. 

I agree partially.  In that is what is perceived by many people, however, many people forget the massive amount of business parks there are nestled in the woods in the University area.  There is a reason they built a Tesla charging station off of Mallard Crk church.  There was a demand for it and people/families have money in that area.

I agree with the upscale factor.  That’s why there really isn’t any “upscale” restaurants near concord mills.  They know their demographics.  However, I would like to see more specialty/unique restaurants in the U-City.  A place like Futo Buta in Southend would kill it in the university.  All these new restaurants/retail need to be TOD (transit oriented designs).  I think we have a sleeping giant, which is the Boardwalks area.  I think that area needs a MAJOR overhaul and if done right, can become that destination spot that people are willing to travel to.  Tenant selection is KEY.
tenant selection at the new boardwalk area is nothing special. There are a few chains and a bank known already. I think a few spots are unannounced or not yet leased.


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Reply #29 on: March 08, 2017, 09:44:52 am
I'm still pissed Bikini's went out of business. >:(
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