May 3, 2023 - Business

New all-day restaurant and market called Rosemont Market and Wine Bar opens in Elizabeth

Elizabeth on Seventh. Photo courtesy of Sprouthouse Agency.

The team behind popular Elizabeth restaurants The Crunkleton and Cheat’s Cheesesteak Parlor is opening a new spot in Elizabeth called Rosemont Market and Wine Bar – an all-day restaurant, neighborhood market and wine bar wrapped into one.

It’ll open May 15,2023 in the new Elizabeth on Seventh property, a mixed-used development resembling New York’s Flatiron Building with three floors of creative office space, plus ground-floor retail.

What to expect: Rosemont Market and Wine Bar will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner plus market items, grab-and-go meals and drinks like beer, wine and coffee, according to Crescent Communities, the firm that developed the property.

  • The restaurant/market will have the capacity for 60+ inside and 40+ on the patio.
  • The market will sell provisions for cooking from home.
  • Dinner will feature tapas, larger shareable entrees, salads and desserts, with a menu led by executive chef Mike Long.
  • The Rosemont name is a nod to one of the original subdivisions in Elizabeth, according to Blake Thompson of Red Mountain Management, the parent company of Rosemont Market and Wine Bar.

Details: Rosemont is located at 1942 E. 7th St.

  • It’ll be open from 7am-10pm every day.

Why it matters: For one, this is the first tenant signed for a development on a prominent property that sat vacant for years.

  • What’s more, the Rosemont team is one of the most well-known restaurant ownership groups in the region, known for its sophisticated cocktail programs and carefully curated plates. 
  • The ownership group hopes Rosemont will serve as a gathering place not only for residents of Elizabeth, but also residents of other neighborhoods.

“Our goal is to bring a diversity of food and beverage and retail users,” Ned Austin, VP of leasing with Crescent Communities, told Axios when the news was first announced in Feb. 2022.

What we’re watching: NFL legend Mike Ditka’s restaurant group is bringing another restaurant — Catalina Kitchen + Bar — to Elizabeth on Seventh. The 150-seat restaurant will open in early fall 2023 with indoor and outdoor seating.

  • And across the street, the Crunkleton team is opening a Mexican restaurant called Puerta in the space formerly occupied by The Stanley.

[Go deeper: Finally, the Jackalope Jack’s site in Elizabeth will get new life as offices, retail, and restaurants]

Background: If you lived in Charlotte before 2015, you know that Elizabeth on Seventh occupies sacred ground. It’s on the former home of Jackalope Jack’s and Philosopher’s Stone, two popular bars where you’d see bands playing and regulars lounging with drinks.

  • But P-Stone, as some fans called it, closed its doors in 2015 after operating in Elizabeth for about a decade. Jackalope Jack’s moved to its new spot on Commonwealth Avenue in Plaza Midwood in early 2017, shortly before demolition crews knocked down its old building.

Zoom in: The opening of Rosemont won’t negatively impact operations at The Crunkleton nearby, owner Gary Crunkleton told Axios last year.

  • “We see the opportunity to work on these projects as an agent that makes all of us be better while allowing others to step up into leadership positions. It is an overall unique approach to building this hospitality group that benefits many rather than just a few,” Crunkleton says.

Here’s a look at what to expect:

Lamb lollipops —  Marinated lamb chops, goat cheese gremolata, shallot jam, piquillo vinaigrette.Photo: Courtesy of  Curtis Groll
Pan roasted scallops — Cream cheese spread, cucumber salad, everything seasoning, smoked trout roe.Photo: Courtesy of Curtis Groll
Elizabeth on 7th (exterior)
Exterior shot of Elizabeth on 7th development. Photo courtesy of Sprouthouse Agency.
Exterior shot of Elizabeth on 7th
Photo courtesy of Sprouthouse Agency.

Editor’s note: This story was originally published in February 2022 and updated May 3 to reflect new details about the opening date. 


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