Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Chipotle, La Paz coming to midtown Charlotte

Two new options for Mexican food are planned for midtown Charlotte, according to RestaurantTraffic.

The site, run by local real estate professionals, is reporting that La Paz will reopen in August at the Metropolitan in Midtown. The 31-year-old restaurant closed in Southend several months ago after a dispute with their landlord.

Chipotle, which currently has three Charlotte locations, will build its fourth at the corner of Kings and Charlottetowne. The lot is across the street from the Metropolitan complex. The nearest Chipotle isn't that far, down South Boulevard, but a midtown location will definitely make it easier to pop over for lunch if you work uptown.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

How can you call 10 blocks from the square, outside the I-277 loop, off King's Drive, "Midtown Charlotte"?

Anonymous said...

because that has quietly bee what the are has been called for years. Prior to Metropolitan, Midtown Square sat on the plot. It was also the original home of Midtown Sundries.

Anonymous said...

Because it is midtown Charlotte.

From I 277 to Charlotte Route 4 is midtown Charlotte.

Get a clue.

Anonymous said...

In fact, sometimes it called old Charlotte.

Because it is.

Anonymous said...

Well at least we now have two decent restaurants coming to the Metropolitan, great alteratives to the bad food at Zoes. Now, if we could just fix the atrocious parking deck.

Anonymous said...

It's Midtown because Uptown and Downtown are already taken!!

kidding aside,the old Charlottetown Mall located there was the first enclosed mall in the southeast. look it up

Anonymous said...

You can also tell that La Paz is coming to the Met b/c they've got a huge sign on the side of the building.

Anonymous said...

The parking deck at the Met is awful. I really have to ask myself how badly I want to go to Trader Joe's when taking the parking situation into account.

Anonymous said...

park on floor 2 for trader joes, floor one for target. quick as can be. dont even look on levels of the stores. park rt next to elevators.

zach said...

will la paz have better food now?

Anonymous said...

The parking deck at The Metropolitan is just fine. It's like any other parking deck.

Get over yourself, suburbia.

todd said...

Are you allowed to write about anything that isn't hispanic or latino oriented?

Anonymous said...

The parking deck is fine. I always go straight to the 2nd or 3rd level and never have a problem. The Hickory Tavern will also be coming soon and will be another great spot for the Met.

Anonymous said...

Also, I don't think this was mentioned in the O, but a Hickory Tavern is opening up there as well.

Anon 8:04 - what the heck is wrong with Zoe's? I love that spot!

Anonymous said...

The parking deck sucks. Big time.

Anonymous said...

^^^

More suburban redneck idiots.

Anonymous said...

That Restaurant Traffic site is informative. What kind of real estate do they do?

Anonymous said...

I hate rednecks

Anonymous said...

Yay! More chain restaurants. Something Charlotte surely dosent have enough of. And can someone please explain to me how that area can be called Midtown. A city that lays itself out in a circular configuration cannot have a midtown, its basic planning principles. Seems as if they just needed to give it some kind of trendy name.

Anonymous said...

It's not fine for the folks who have to work in the office building. Trying to leave for lunch and the evening is an adventure.

J said...

Glad to see La Paz coming back; I love their food.

Anon 7:21 AM - go up further in the comments; your question was already asked. That area has been called "Midtown" for decades. The first enclosed mall in the southeast, Charlottown Mall, was built there and later renamed Midtown Square. A new restaurant was built across the street called Midtown Sundries. It's just a neighborhood name, like Dilworth or Eastover or University City.

Anonymous said...

The parking deck is fine- there are more levels than 1. Yes, 1 is a cluster, but mainly due to the mix of people who need to speed, who walk cluelessly unaware and who sit and WAIT and WAIT for a parking space. Come in at Best Buy, and head straight up, park by the elevator. Easy Peasy.

If you want a deck to complain about, park at the Westin. It makes the Met seem positively suburban spacious!