Oct 28, 2022 - News

The igloos are coming back to the Merchant & Trade rooftop

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Igloo on Merchant & Trade rooftop in Uptown. Photo: Laura Barrero/Axios

Editor’s note: This story was originally published in November 2021 and has been updated to reflect information for 2022.

You can make reservations now for the private dining experience atop one of Charlotte’s most scenic rooftops.

The seasonal igloos at Merchant & Trade, located on the rooftop of Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel, were first introduced two years ago during the pandemic as a safe way to social distance.

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2021 igloo. Photo: Laura Barrero/Axios

Why it matters: “Doing this [in 2020] kept our business afloat,” Chris Baliles, the director of food and beverage, told Axios last year. Though they were temporary, the igloos became wildly popular hangout spots.

Details: This year there will be one igloo instead of two and reservations can be made for parties of two to 10.

  • This year’s igloo theme will be “Après-ski lodge,” according to communications manager Gwen Poth.
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Coachella-themed igloo from 2021. Photo: Emma Way/ Axios
  • It’ll have a small space heater inside, which is enough to keep everyone warm.

How it works: The igloo is reservation only and will be available Tuesdays-Sundays beginning Nov. 11.

  • Prices range from $750-$850, which includes a food and beverage minimum and the rental fee.
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