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    Phillips Place lands craft pizza concept 800° Woodfired Kitchen

    The restaurant will be located at 6815 Phillips Place Court. That space was formerly occupied in part by Restoration Hardware.

    Local entrepreneurs Steven Jensen and Kyle O’Brien expect to invest over $2.5 million in that venture. The restaurant is slated to open in the first half of 2021.

    Jensen has experience in the entertainment industry, while O’Brien is an expert in the food and beverage sector.

    “The food, the ingredients and the integrity of the brand fits perfectly in Charlotte, and especially SouthPark,” O’Brien says.

    800° Woodfired Kitchen was founded by chef Anthony Carron, who opened the first location in Hollywood in 2011. It currently has eight locations in the U.S., as well as restaurants in Tokyo, Dubai and Quatar. Plans call for additional locations in Singapore and the U.S.

    “Neighbors and visitors alike should brace themselves. Their new favorite restaurant is coming to town, and we believe this is just the beginning of our growth in the market,” Carron says.

    The concept will offer a menu designed for SouthPark’s clientele, with a mix of clean eating and indulgent options.

    Pizzas are made with scratch dough, fresh produce and artisan-quality meats and cheeses. They are placed into wood-fired stone hearth ovens to create unique, subtle and smoky tastes. 

    Salads, bowls, sandwiches, wood-fired proteins and vegetable plates round out the menu.

    The restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner service. The Phillips Place location will also have an extensive catering menu for local businesses and partners.

    That location will be more upscale than most other 800° locations. A full bar, called Bar One, will be located in the rear of the restaurant. That venture will have its own identity with low lighting, rich mahogany and leather booths, and locally inspired murals. It will be open for after-hours cocktails and late-night dining.

    Sara Hogan with Lincoln Harris represented the landlord in the transaction.

    The retail center is in the midst of a $50 million revamp, with additional restaurants, soft goods and other concepts being courted as potential tenants. The 35-acre center opened in 1997 — and was the first project in town to mix retail, residential and entertainment.



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