Some recent happenings in Charlotte’s small-business scene:
▪ It’s Charlotte Restaurant Week, and Mama Ricotta’s is also celebrating receiving Wine Spectator’s Restaurant Wine List Award of Excellence for the third consecutive year in a row. The restaurant is offering guests a 20 percent discount on bottles of wine through July 26. See menu details at CharlotteRestaurantWeek.com. Mama Ricotta’s is in the Kings Pointe Shopping Center at 601 S. Kings Drive.
▪ Charlotte-based The Scone Shop has formed a retail partnership with Nordstrom Ebar in SouthPark Mall to feature several flavors of its scones. Nordstrom Ebar now carries the Bacon Cheddar Chive flavor, and the Spinach Feta and Cranberry Orange flavors. Only freshly baked scones are available; frozen dough packages are not for sale at this location.
“...Partnerships like this that enable us to expand our reach and bring fresh, handmade scones to more customers,” founder and owner Fielding Williams said in a statement.
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The shop says its scones are available at retailers in Charlotte, Chapel Hill, Durham, Fort Mill, Raleigh and Winston-Salem.