Nov 7, 2023 - Business

Brooks’ Sandwich House property listed for sale after five decades in NoDa

The NoDa property home to Brooks’ Sandwich House, an iconic local burger joint, is for sale.

The one-acre lot at 2710 N. Brevard St. was listed by real estate management firm The Nichols Company on Tuesday afternoon, as Charlotte magazine first reported. There’s a “For Sale” sign up in the parking lot, too.

  • The beloved burger joint will close once the property sells, co-owner David Brooks told CBJ. Until then, it’s business as usual.

Why it matters: Sitting on prime real estate, the small red brick building is a rarity in Charlotte — not just for its affordable burgers and chili cheese dogs, but for standing the test of time. The Brooks family has operated out of the walk-up, cash-only, food joint for five decades.

Context: The Brooks family owns the building as well as the land around it.

  • Over the years, the family has been approached by all sorts of businesses interested in their land, from parking vendors to food truck operators.
  • “We need to explore the possibilities,” David told Katie earlier this year.

Flashback: C.T. Brooks started the sandwich shop in 1973, back when NoDa was filled with mill houses with their own downtown, as Axios contributor Kathleen Purvis wrote. Brooks’ twin sons, Scott and David, later took over the family business.

  • In late 2019, Scott was shot and killed when he arrived at the shop in the early morning. After that, the family discontinued breakfast and weekend hours.
  • In Brooks’ decades in business, the shop has cultivated a loyal customer following, from longtime neighbors and office workers to Panthers owner David Tepper.

Details: “This is a great opportunity for a variety of development uses, including multifamily and mixed-use in an iconic Charlotte location currently operating as Brooks Sandwich House,” the listing reads

This story was updated with details about the future of Brooks’ business.

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