Jan 28, 2016 - Food and Drink

Wine lovers rejoice! The Vue finally gets its first retail tenant, Corkscrew

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I’ve been writing more and more about the need for Charlotte’s nightlife to mature. For Uptown to realize there’s more to drinking than the standard pieces in place now.

A new wave is upon Charlotte with places like The Cellar, 204 North, Loft & Cellar and more and Uptown is adding a new place to its growing roster of diverse places to enjoy good ole alcohol.

Enter: The Corkscrew.

The name may sound familiar to those who know about its Birkdale location.

Boasting 30+ wines by glass, 200+ by the bottle and 30+ beers on rotation, the Birkdale location offers something a lot of us long for Uptown: a relaxing place to enjoy a glass of wine or a beer without thumping music in your ear, beer being spilled on you and whatever other Uptown stereotype you can think of.

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Photo via The Corkscrew Facebook page

Its location is interesting and quite exciting. The Vue hasn’t had a retail tenant since its opening but personally, I think this location is a slam dunk.

Being on 5 Street it is hardly off the beaten path with a vast majority of the rest of Uptown nightlife right down the street. You also have all the residents of The Vue, 5 & Poplar and historic Fourth Ward ready to flock to a place like this.

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Photo via The Vue Facebook page

Plans are in review and permits should be issued soon. Look for this 1,200-square-foot space to open in summer or early fall (in my estimation).

Cover photo via The Corkscrew Facebook page

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