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Popular uptown restaurant will soon operate as a food truck

Lola’s at 300 S. Brevard St. recently closed to make way for construction.
Lola’s at 300 S. Brevard St. recently closed to make way for construction. The Charlotte Observer

Lola’s, the popular uptown restaurant that recently closed its doors to make way for new construction, will soon operate as a food truck.

Owner Bruce Stewart said Lola’s got its food truck permitted last week, and its management team will meet with Charlotte Center City Partners about locations uptown next week.

Stewart said he hasn’t talked to Lola’s former landlord, Stream Realty Partners, about a new lease in its old building at Brevard Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Lola’s, known for its Southern staples like collard greens and sweet potato pie, was a popular lunch spot for workers in uptown Charlotte. It was also a favorite of Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis, who served Thanksgiving meals there through his foundation and who also recently filmed a reality show there.

Stream bought the former AT&T building last summer for $45.5 million and is doing extensive renovations, including a new facade, redesigned entrances, new lobbies and restrooms and new retail. The building is now called 300 South Brevard.

Katherine Peralta: 704-358-5079, @katieperalta

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