Thursday, January 16, 2014

Pho restaurant headed uptown

Brevard Court, the outdoor row adjoining Latta Arcade uptown, will soon have a new restaurant serving Pho, the Vietnamese soup.

The restaurant, called Pho Plus, is going into the space formerly occupied by China King (whose name is still on the awning). The restaurant doesn't give an opening date.

Here's a Wikipedia definition of pho, if you're not familiar: "Pho is a Vietnamese noodle soup consisting of broth, linguine-shaped rice noodles called bánh phở, a few herbs, and meat."

Brevard Court still has several unfilled spaces, including the store left empty when Alexander Hats moved to a new location off East W.T. Harris Blvd. The opening of Romare Bearden Park across the street, along with the planned new minor league ballpark next door, should add to Brevard Court's traffic.

But the older retail strip also faces more competition from new food spots that have opened up nearby, including the Mellow Mushroom a stone's throw away. What do you think of Brevard Court and the tenant mix there now?


James Edgar said...

I go to French Quarter every now and then, but that's about it. There's not much in there that is truly compelling.

Speaking of empty spaces on Church St, is there any word on someone wanting the space where Rainbow Cafe used to be? I'm still holding out hope that Pizzaria Uno will come back to uptown one day....

ray anderson said...

Aw man....when did China King close? My favorite little dive Chinese restaurant... *sigh*

ScottCLT said...

I think Brevard Court is one of Charlotte's hidden gems. Great (but small) bars like Belfast Mill and Hooligans among others and I LOVE Valhalla - the Norwegian meatballs are killer! Glad to see a Pho restaurant coming uptown. I usually have to go down Central Ave to find one.

Garth Vader said...

Brevard Court PROs:

- Great selection of craft and import beers.
- Location, just three blocks from my workplace.
- Outdoor seating (but with caveat listed below)
- Addition of Pho restaurant means another healthy eating choice

Brevard Court CONs:

- Smokers.
- Would gladly trade one of the soccer/Irish places for a place specializing in German/Belgian beers instead.
- Smokers.

Not_a_hypocrit said...

Charlotte could use some additional German restaurants. I don't know of any other than the one in Pineville. Surely a city of Charlotte's size could support at least one more.

Alannc44 said...

Now, if we could only get Latta Arcade to open on Sundays.