Amelie’s new uptown location is under construction

Amelie’s is coming soon to College Street and Martin Luther King Drive.
Amelie’s is coming soon to College Street and Martin Luther King Drive.

Construction has started on a new Amelie’s location uptown, and the owners are planning to open the restaurant and bakery in about two months.

As I reported in May, the eclectic French bakery has leased 11,000 square feet at College Street and Martin Luther King Drive. That’s the site of the former College Plaza restaurant in the Two Wells Fargo building.

Now, new signs announcing the Amelie’s store are up on the windows. And inside, demolition is underway, with parts of the floor torn up and the interior space mostly cleared and ready for rebuilding.

Managing partner Bruce Willette said he expects the new Amelie’s location to be open around early October. Spectrum Building Company is handling construction.

The new location will be by far Amelie’s largest, and its first location uptown since a small shop in the Charlotte Chamber building on South Tryon Street closed last year. It will also include a production kitchen to supply other Amelie’s stores.

Willette has said the new Amelie’s will be open for 24 hours a day on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, adding a new late-night option for uptown dwellers and visitors. The location will also include a beer, wine and coffee bar, Willette said. Check out more details here.

Ely Portillo: 704-358-5041, @ESPortillo