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Rhino Market will open location No. 2 in uptown Charlotte

Rhino Market will open its third location early next year on North Davidson Street, in the same building as Free Range Brewing, according to Rhino owner Rob Rondelez, pictured above at his original market at 1500 W. Morehead St.
Rhino Market will open its third location early next year on North Davidson Street, in the same building as Free Range Brewing, according to Rhino owner Rob Rondelez, pictured above at his original market at 1500 W. Morehead St. Observer file photo

The eclectic Rhino Market and Deli is opening a second location in uptown Charlotte.

The market just signed a lease for a 2,900 square-foot space at 400 S. Tryon, according to a statement Thursday from Trinity Capital Advisors, the site’s owners.

Construction on the new space begins in September, and is scheduled to wrap up in early spring next year.

The addition of Rhino is part of a major redevelopment of the corridor along Church Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard. Part of that project includes making the area more walkable by converting the concrete sidewalk to brick pavers.

Rhino will serve its breakfast menu and counter-service and quick-serve deli options, including soft drinks, snacks, craft beer, wine and coffee, the statement read.

Rhino’s space will have two nine-foot windows along Church Street that will open up like garage doors so diners can see the streetscape. There will be additional areas for seating, a bar and groceries.

Adam Williams with Legacy Real Estate Advisors represented the landlord on the deal, and Rodney Faulkner, also with Legacy, represented Rhino.

“From the beginning of this redevelopment project, building ownership decided that they wanted a retail/restaurant user that would be active as many hours of the day as possible. With Rhino, you can visit for breakfast/lunch/happy hour/dinner ... and especially for my 2 p.m. sweet tea fix,” Williams told the Observer.

Rhino’s other location is at 1500 W. Morehead St., in the Wesley Heights neighborhood right behind Burger & Co. Its owner, former Common Market South End manager Rob Rondolez, opened the original location in November 2014.

Katherine Peralta: 704-358-5079, @katieperalta

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