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5Church opening Friday in Charleston

“60 Second” NY Strip Steak at the restaurant 5Church in Charlotte.
“60 Second” NY Strip Steak at the restaurant 5Church in Charlotte. jsiner@charlotteobserver.com

Popular uptown Charlotte restaurant 5Church will open a Charleston location Friday.

The new restaurant is in an old church at Market and East Bay streets in Charleston’s downtown historic district. 5Church Charleston will be Charlotte-based MAP Management’s third restaurant, after 5Church and Nan & Byron’s in South End.

The original 5Church opened at Fifth and Church streets in May 2012, and the restaurant group also said it plans to open an Atlanta location in early 2016.

5Church Charleston will offer craft cocktails, craft beer, a 150-bottle wine list and “new-American” cuisine from executive chef Jamie Lynch, including 5Church favorites like “60 Second” NY Strip Steak, as well as dishes locally sourced and unique to the Charleston market.

The décor of 5Church Charleston will be a nod to the old church in which it’s housed, with stained-glass windows, white concrete bar, chandeliers as well as a painting of the entire text of Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War” on the Charleston ceiling – a trademark of the Charlotte location.

The new restaurant is at 32B N. Market St. It will seat 170 and has an outdoor patio as well as a private dining room available for events. Complimentary valet parking is available, the restaurant said in a statement this week.

Katherine Peralta: 704-358-5079, @katieperalta

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