Mar 13, 2024 - Business

Scoop: Tyber Creek is moving to Mint Street

1501 S. Mint St.

1501 S. Mint St., Tyber Creek's new home, will span three one-story buildings. Photo: Ashley Mahoney/Axios

When the owners of Tyber Creek Pub toured 1501 S. Mint St. last summer, it felt like the right place to call home. They'll move into the new location, about a mile from their original space at 1933 S. Blvd, in a couple months.

Why it matters: Tyber Creek is a Charlotte institution in a city full of new businesses. Since opening in 1999, it has grown into a destination for sporting events and live music, and it's routinely packed.

  • Moving the pub to Mint Street allows co-owners Tommy Timmins, Maynard Goble and Kevin Devin to reopen within a matter of weeks.

Driving the news: The pub's final day in its original location is Monday, March 18.

  • "What's a better exit than St. Patrick's Day weekend?" Timmins tells Axios.

Catch up quick: Southern Land Company, a Nashville developer, will break ground at the original Tyber Creek spot on corner of Tremont Avenue and South Boulevard to make way for a new tower with roughly 300 luxury rental units.

  • The previous plan was to reopen Tyber Creek on the ground floor of the tower. But that would take years, and it would have split their 25-person staff between the business's five other bars and restaurants, like Workman's Friend in Plaza Midwood and Dandelion Market in Uptown.

Between the lines: Timmins, Goble and Devin began looking for a new location about a year ago. They didn't plan for it to be Tyber Creek's permanent new home. They just wanted to keep their staff together, the owners say.

  • Everything Tyber Creek makes on its last day will go to the staff, the owners say. Staff will be paid while they get the new location up and running — whether they work at one of the sister spots or choose to take a break.

By the numbers: The Tyber Creek team bought the 1.46 acres and its three buildings off Mint Street for $5.1 million in February, county real estate records show. The relocated business will encompass the three buildings.

  • The old gas station, which previously housed cocktail bar 1501 S. Mint, is 1,823 square feet.
Tyber Creek will reopen in a former gas station later this year.
Photo: Ashley Mahoney/Axios
Their new home sits in the heart of what was once Charlotte's gold district. The new space will showcase the neighborhood's connections to city's gold mining history.
Their new home sits in the heart of what was once Charlotte's gold district. The new space will showcase the neighborhood's connections to city's gold mining history. Photo: Ashley Mahoney/Axios
  • The building to the right, once a car mechanic shop, is 1,294 square feet.
Building two for Tyber Creek.
Photo: Ashley Mahoney/Axios
  • The largest of the three buildings, which still reads "Branch Office Southern Elevator Co. Passenger and Freight Elevators" on the side of the building, is 1,985 square feet.
Building three for Tyber Creek's new home.
Photo: Ashley Mahoney/Axios

Zoom in: You may have noticed large holes in the ground at 1501 S. Mint St. as construction workers removed old fuel tanks. The holes have since been filled in.

  • Each building will open in phases, with the first opening in six to eight weeks. The buildings will remain, providing indoor and outdoor space. There will be a food truck rather than a designated kitchen, but expect the menu to remain true to the spirit of the original Tyber Creek location.
  • The new location will house iconic features of the original Tyber Creek, from the old upstairs chandelier to the black and white photos from their 10th anniversary in the stairwell will be part of the new location.

What's next: Tyber Creek will open on Mint Street in either late spring or early summer in the first building.

  • "We'll be right at home again," Goble tells Axios.
  • They're still opening a spot in Southern Land Company's new tower, but it won't be Tyber Creek. The new business, which will have a modern feel, will open in a few years.
Tyber Creek owners Maynard Goble (left) and Tommy Timmins at the bar beloved bar a few days before the original location off South Boulevard closes. Photo: Ashley Mahoney/Axios
Tyber Creek owners Maynard Goble (left) and Tommy Timmins at the bar beloved bar a few days before the original location off South Boulevard closes. Photo: Ashley Mahoney/Axios
Tyber Creek Pub in South End. Photo: Michael Graff/Axios
Tyber Creek Pub in South End. Photo: Michael Graff/Axios
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