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The Ultimate Guide to Uptown’s Latta Arcade & Brevard Court

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Latta Arcade and Brevard Court are some of Uptown Charlotte’s most significant early 20th century commercial landmarks still in place. Built in 1914 and opened in 1915, the two-level art deco arcade features rows of retail shops, restaurants and offices under a skylit roof that was originally designed to provide natural light for grading cotton. The historic property has been home to many businesses over the years, including a cotton brokerage firm, Edward Dilworth Latta’s development company Charlotte Consolidated Construction and the architecture office of William Peeps—the designer of the building.

When you step inside the inconspicuous entrance of Latta Arcade on Tryon Street, you’ll be transported back in time. The pedestrian passageway from Tryon Street through the building leads out to Brevard Court, an open-air, light-covered brick courtyard that extends to Church Street and Romare Bearden Park. Commonly called the French Quarter (the name of one of the courtyard’s anchor restaurants), Brevard Court also features a variety of shops and culinary options with outdoor seating. 

From Tryon to Church Street, here’s your guide to the current lineup of businesses—many local small businesses—in Uptown’s historic Latta Arcade and Brevard Court. 

CULINARY

Featuring everything from local culinary institutions to popular national eateries, Latta Arcade and Brevard Court should be your go-to spot for lunch, happy hour or dinner in Uptown.

Chipotle Mexican Grill  

Flanking the entrance of Latta Arcade, Chipotle serves up responsibly sourced, fast-casual burritos, burrito bowls and other Mexican favorites.

Potbelly Sandwich Shop

Located next to the Latta Arcade entrance, the Chicago-originated Potbelly specializes in sub sandwiches, salads, soups, cookies and milkshakes.

Felix’s Handmade Empanadas

Owner and Argentina-native Felix Godward has been crafting sweet and savory empanadas since he launched his food truck in 2017. He then opened a stall at Optimist Hall, and his newest location is now open in Latta Arcade. Stop by and try the Pulled Chorizo Empanada with Truffle, Parmesan n’ Garlic Fries.

Crisp

Enjoy a fresh, made-to-order signature or custom salad or wrap from Crisp. Grab your meal to-go and eat it picnic-style at Romare Bearden Park. The Crisp Cobb Salad is a fan-favorite.

 

Pie in the Sky Pizza 

Making several “Best Pizza in Charlotte” lists over the years, Pie in the Sky Pizza is known for having all of its signature pizzas available by the slice. But you can also get a 10-inch, 16-inch or 20-inch pizza as well as other Italian favorites like stromboli, calzones, lasagna, spaghetti with meatballs, subs, salads and more.

Ohana Poké 

Fresh seafood, veggies, rice, toppings and sauce inspired by the fusion of Japanese and Hawaiian cuisine is the name of the game when it comes to poké, and Ohana Poké is a top player in Uptown Charlotte.

Fujiyama

Head to Fujiyama for quick and tasty Japanese favorites like teriyaki, tempura and more.

Clover Joe’s 

For more than 10 years, Clover Joe’s has been a local favorite for its cheesesteaks, the half-pound burger and other specialty sandwiches.

Tea Fusion Uptown

One of the newer additions to Brevard Court, Tea Fusion specializes in handcrafted boba teas, tea refreshers, coffee, smoothies and more. 

Pudina

Pudina is a family-owned, fast-casual fusion restaurant specializing in pho as well as quick bites like spring rolls and samosas.

Craft Cakes CLT 

Owner Brigitte Oger is a food artist, and cakes are her canvas. Her designer cake studio specializes in locally sourced, made-from-scratch cakes that are just as beautiful as they are tasty.

Day & Night Exotic Cereal Bar 

Serving nostalgia in a bowl or shake, Day & Night Exotic Cereal Bar features a variety of treats starring your favorite cereals from childhood, like Captain Crunch, Lucky Charms, Fruit Loops and more.

Queen City Bites & Crafts 

Queen City Bites & Crafts, or QCBC, serves up delicious burgers, sandwiches, chilis and craft beer. It’s a great spot to grab a meal before a game.

Nefelie’s 

Featuring a full menu of Greek and American cuisine, Nefelie’s is a popular spot for light appetizers and fresh entrees, but you can never go wrong with the gyro pita.

 

Valhalla Pub & Eatery

Located at the entrance of Brevard Court, this viking-inspired restaurant and bar features traditional American cuisine made from scratch daily, plus a full lineup of local beer, handcrafted cocktails and boutique wines.

 

French Quarter Restaurant 

For more than 30 years, French Quarter Restaurant has been a staple in Uptown Charlotte, featuring a classic American and Cajun-influenced menu as well as popular daily specials. An anchor restaurant at the entrance of Brevard Court, the courtyard is sometimes referred to as the “French Quarter.” 

BARS

Belly up to the bar at one of these laid-back social spots in Brevard Court.

Istanbul Hookah Lounge

Unwind with snacks, drinks and hookahs at Istanbul Hookah Lounge. Choose from over 50 hookah flavors, beer, wine, cocktails, mocktails and shots as well as Mediterranean-style appetizers, pitas, wraps and desserts.

Courtyard Hooligans

This low-key sports bar is a go-to locale for soccer fans and soccer watch parties.

Upper Deck

Situated on the second floor above Courtyard Hooligans, the Upper Deck offers more space to enjoy a beer and watch the game.

 

The Belfast Mill 

Get the perfect pint of Guinness at The Belfast Mill, an authentic Irish Pub offering Irish beers, whiskies and cocktails as well as a welcoming and approachable atmosphere.

The Cotton Room 

Located above The Belfast Mill, The Cotton Room is a speakeasy-style cocktail bar with an aesthetic inspired by the history of Brevard Court, which operated as an open-air cotton market in the early 20th century.

Vintage Lounge Bar 

Connected to Valhalla Pub & Eatery through a small hallway, Vintage Lounge Bar is an intimate bar featuring high-quality yet affordable wines as well as popular bottled craft beer.

RETAIL

Support local small businesses at these retail shops in Brevard Court.

Community CBD

CCBD is the go-to resource for all-things CBD in Uptown, featuring a variety of CBD and Delta 8 THC products as well as pet treats, coffees, teas and more. Bonus: the shop is dog-friendly!

Privee Clothing Rhema’s Boutique 

Head upstairs to Privee Clothing to explore approachable women’s designer clothing, shoes and accessories.

SERVICES

From hair stylists to travel agents, don’t miss the many businesses offering custom services in Latta Arcade and Brevard Court.  

CPR Cellphone Repair 

This repair shop specializes in smartphone, tablet and laptop repair. For iPhones and iPads specifically, they use Apple parts, diagnostic software and tools to ensure repairs are done properly. 

Shoe Shine Arcade

Stop by for a shoe shine during the week in the main corridor of Latta Arcade. Shoe Shine offers regular or high gloss shoe shines as well as boot shines, dye jobs, and golf shoe and sneaker cleaning. Like the sign above the chairs says: “You can’t look good, if your shoes look bad.”

Arcade Men’s Room 

More than 100 years old, Arcade Men’s Room offers that old-school barbershop vibe with barbers that know the most popular modern-day cutting techniques. 

Technicuts 

Technicuts has been offering full hair salon services in Latta Arcade for more than 30 years. Get the cut or color you need from experienced stylists in a comfortable atmosphere and easily accessible spot.

Court Travel Ltd. 

Head to court travel to plan your next vacation! For more than 30 years, the team at Court Travel has been providing custom luxury travel planning services, creating unforgettable trips for clients to destinations all over the world. 

Natural Beauty Hair Studio 

Located on the second floor of Brevard Court, Natural Beauty Hair Studio is a luxury salon suite specializing in hair extensions and wig units ready to wear for a natural, stylish look.

Dry Nail Bar 

Since 2018, co-owners and nail artists Lisa (Yelyzaveta Kryshtal) and Dasha (Daria Chystiukhina) have been operating the eco-friendly Dry Nail Bar in Brevard Court, gaining a loyal following ever since. They specialize in natural nails with services like vegan gel manicures, Gel-X nail extensions, SNS dipping powder, pedicures and more.

Pharos Hospitality

Headquartered in Charlotte, Pharos Hospitality integrates hotel ownership, investment, and management of upscale hotels in the Marriott and Hilton brand families in the mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions of the country.  

MGPB Architecture

Meyer Greeson Paullin Benson has occupied the majority of the second floor of Latta Arcade since 1979. MGPB offers comprehensive architecture and design services, including site evaluation, interior design, bidding and construction management, and landscaping enhancement.

Old Well Partners

Old Well Partners is a tech-forward global investment firm managing capital on behalf of institutional investors and family offices. The team specializes in investments in public equities and innovative private companies.

Have you found your favorite spot in Brevard Court or Latta Arcade yet? Start exploring today! Discover more of Uptown’s hidden gems by following @uptown.clt on Instagram. And be sure to tag us in your Uptown adventures on social media using the hashtag #uptownclt.