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New Southern-style restaurant planned for historic NoDa building

File this under the “New business bringing life to cool old building” tag. A new Southern-style restaurant is planned for a historic NoDa building near Cabo Fish Taco.

According to this Katherine Peralta story, Haberdish (cute name) is a new concept from Jeff Tonidandel, the guy from Growlers Pourhouse and Crepe Cellar. Solid credentials. The restaurant will serve “delightful southern-inspired food and drink,” according to its Facebook page.

Now here’s my favorite part: The restaurant would be in a building that is one of four original commercial structures built in north Charlotte between 1900 and 1927, according to paperwork filed with the city.

Tonidandel, like me, is a fan of NoDa’s older buildings, saying in a 2013 interview: “The whole neighborhood has this outlook to use what we have there. … People have tried to keep and refurbish those old buildings and keep some of the historical (feel.)”

More of this, please.

Plans call for a 3,000 square-foot restaurant with 900 square feet of outdoor, but it’s unclear exactly when the restaurant will open.

In other headlines …

– The first in a series of votes on transportation plans including the I-77 toll lanes went pro-tolls Monday when a Charlotte City Council committee voted 3-2 in favor. On Jan. 11, the whole council will vote on how its representative on a regional planning committee should vote on the project. Then, that regional planning committee will vote on the plan Jan. 20.

Even though the I-77 toll lanes are mostly in north Meck, Charlotte’s opinion on the matter is pretty important, since it holds 31 of the committee’s 68 votes. Also, there are plans for toll lanes on I-485 and U.S. 74.

– The Panthers have a bye in the first round of the NFL playoffs this weekend, but if you need someone to root for, consider the Minnesota Vikings. If they win, Carolina won’t have to play the red-hot Seattle Seahawks. Also, you can still scoop up some playoff tickets, but it’s gonna cost you — anywhere from $182 to $5,556.

– Heirloom chef Clark Barlowe is all about breaking the law — when it comes to mushrooms. He’s a forager, using mushrooms that grow in the wild for some of his locally-sourced dishes. But it’s illegal to sell mushrooms grown in the wild. Barlowe wants to see that change.

– Some people in Mooresville with apparently nothing better to do sent letters to the editor saying Cam Newton is setting a bad example by being an unwed father. Oh, OK.

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