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Popular salad chain to open latest Charlotte location in historic uptown building

The popular salad chain Chopt will open its latest Charlotte location next spring in the historic Johnston Building uptown.
The popular salad chain Chopt will open its latest Charlotte location next spring in the historic Johnston Building uptown.

The popular salad chain Chopt is opening its fourth area location next spring in uptown Charlotte.

The new Chopt will be in the Johnston Building, at 212 S. Tryon St., according to the company. The restaurant will be in a 3,048-square-foot space previously occupied by Fifth Third Bank.

The Johnston Building was Charlotte’s tallest building when it opened in 1924. The Dilweg Cos. bought the building for $25.3 million in 2015. Other major tenants of the building include Montreat College and NTT Data.

Construction on the Chopt space is expected to begin soon, according to Trinity Partners, which handles the building’s leasing.

Chopt, a New York-based chain, is known for using locally sourced ingredients in its chopped salads and wraps. The company sells a handful of local brands, too, including Lenny Boy Kombucha and Roots Hummus.

Chopt opened its first Charlotte location in 2015 in the Park Road Shopping Center. Its Blakeney restaurant opened about a year later, and the chain recently opened a location in the Arboretum in south Charlotte, too.

Chopt co-founder Colin McCabe said that the company’s growth in North Carolina has been “incredibly exciting.”



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