Another longtime business is closing its doors uptown because of construction.
After 17 years in business, the Boardroom Restaurant is shutting down on Friday. The business is on South Tryon Street, in the First Citizens Bank Plaza building. But the owners hope to reopen nearby soon.
Boardroom, nestled in an alley near Trade and Tryon, is known for its home-style menu and relatively affordable prices. The breakfast and lunchtime favorite first opened in 1995.
Sophia Ahmed, who owns Boardroom with her husband, said the plan is to relocate to another spot in uptown Charlotte, though they have not secured a location yet.
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“The building is under renovation, so we’ve been asked to leave,” Ahmed said.
She added that they have liked operating a restaurant uptown that caters to business professionals because of the hours. The restaurant is open from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and closed on the weekends.
Property records show First Citizens Bank, which owns the building at 128 South Tryon St., is renovating its lobby and making other building improvements, including adding a new entrance on South Tryon and putting in a new HVAC system.
The Boardroom is the latest of several uptown lunch spots to close or relocate to make way for new construction. Lola’s, for example, closed its doors last year at 300 South Brevard, the office building that’s wrapping up a $15 million renovation project.