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  • Writer's pictureMary Ann

TOMPKINS HALL ANNOUNCES THREE ADDITIONAL TENANTS Neapolitan Pizza, Grilled Cheese & Sushi Concepts

With a tribute to its past and a re-imagined future, construction of Charlotte’s Tompkins Hall, an expansive $60MM historic redevelopment project in Optimist Park, is visibly nearing initial completion with tenant openings slated for late this year. Atlanta-based Paces Properties and Charlotte-based White Point Partners are pleased to reveal three new tenants for the Food Hall at Tompkins Hall.

“As we continue to announce tenants, we are revealing a thoughtfully curated experience, bringing under one roof some of the best food and beverage concepts in Charlotte and the Southeast,” said Erik Johnson, Partner, White Point Partners. “Papi Queso is a local favorite and Charlotte food truck pioneer that has operated since 2012, and AVA and Zukku Sushi will bring the wow factor that they have been able to deliver in Tampa, Florida." AVA Concept: An inspired and imaginative Italian eatery from restaurateur Michael Stewart and Chicago Cubs Manager Joe Maddon. A reiteration of their acclaimed AVA Tampa. Featuring handmade, traditional Neapolitan pizza and authentic Italian fare– its food that takes you home. The team plans to replicate the food, service, energy and ambience of the Tampa location, which received the highest marks ever from the food critic at the Tampa Bay Times. Vision: Expect a welcoming ambiance rooted in a rustic, yet modern design. The roaring Acunto wood-fired pizza oven will be the centerpiece of the market stall, beckoning guests like a home’s hearth. White oak finishes will be the consistent visible theme as it’s the wood used to fuel the oven. Stats:   502 SF Market Stall “We are looking forward to opening a market stall in Tompkins Hall. As fans of the developer’s previous projects, when we heard they were working on Tompkins Hall we jumped at the chance to get involved. We think Charlotte is going to love our pizza and we are excited to share it.” Executive Chef and General Manager Joshua Hernandez PAPI QUESO Concept:  As seen on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, this chef-driven, made-from-scratch gourmet grilled cheese concept, promises to be both adventurous yet familiar. Combining modern flavors with time-honored techniques, and thoughtfully sourced ingredients that are seasonal and local, this will be the first brick and mortar location for the popular food truck. Vision: A hip, modern take on the luncheonette with artisan barstool counter seating, a sleek exposed kitchen and completed with vintage tile finishes. Stats:   645 SF Market Stall “We are truly grateful for the opportunity to join the Tompkins Hall family and share with you our love and passion for grilled cheese. Prepare yourselves for the best honest-to-goodness grilled cheese you’ve ever tasted!” Owners Brian Stockholm and Shelley Odom ZUKKU SUSHI Concept: Expertly crafted sushi rolls, sushi burritos and poke bowls. The rice is your canvas at Zukku. Whether you want it as a burrito or a bowl, you can add only the highest quality ingredients to create your own masterpiece. Vision: Art highlighting Asian influences across the walls and paintings featured throughout to complement and reflect the concept. Stats:   525 SF Market Stall “The Tompkins Hall concept will change the DNA of the Charlotte food scene and the way people eat and socialize. The communal atmosphere will be unlike any other, and we're looking forward to it becoming a destination upon opening.” - Owner Ferdian Jap Tompkins Hall is a 146,000 SF redevelopment of a former gingham mill that will feature a food hall, restaurants and office space. It is slated to have rolling openings beginning in late 2018 through early 2019 with a Grand Opening event slated for first quarter 2019. Further tenant commitments will be announced in the coming weeks.

Facebook: Instagram: Twitter: Web: ABOUT PACES PROPERTIES: Founded in 1972, Paces Properties is a private real estate development firm specializing in the development, construction and leasing of urban-infill mixed-use projects featuring specialty retail, loft office, hospitality and multifamily assets in the Southeastern US. Having served as Paces’ core principle since inception, the Company’s mission remains: A commitment to excellence in creating distinctive, experiential & inspiring environments to live, work & shop. Paces is a well-capitalized entrepreneurial company with an exemplary track record. Paces and its principals have been involved in the acquisition and development of over 5,000 residential units and over 1MM square feet of retail and office projects. Paces Properties noteworthy projects include Krog Street Market, Larkin on Memorial, Atlanta Stove Works, The Office Apartments and Vinings Jubilee. ABOUT WHITE POINT PARTNERS: White Point Partners is a private real estate investment firm that specializes in the acquisition and development of value-add multifamily, office and retail opportunities throughout the southern U.S. We target investments in the leading 18-hour cities of this region, as these markets exhibit some of the country's most compelling population and economic growth dynamics. Utilizing in-depth market knowledge, an extensive network and entrepreneurial approach, we can pinpoint unique opportunities. Our approach to investing is governed by integrity, and we believe that it is instrumental to success – both our own and that of our partners. Visit:


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