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New BlackFinn coming

BlackFinn Ameripub, whose first Charlotte location was in the EpiCentre uptown, will open a second at Ballantyne Village, replacing Villa Antonio. It’s expected to open in 2016.

The concept focuses on American food, craft beers and cocktails.

“We’ve been waiting on the perfect spot for Blackfinn to open in South Charlotte,” Gregg McConnell, which BlackFinn calls a “local partner,” said in a news release. The chain has locations from Florida and Texas to Illinois and Michigan.