Charlotte: Volare closed
Very sad and you're absolutely right. I've been in Charlotte for 12 years and I've seen so many independent restaurants go under b/c of the chains. All you have to do is drive by Carolina Place mall on any given day and see Red Lobster & Olive Garden packed w/ business... UGH!
Currents Coastal Cuisine closed this week also. Apparently it has been sold and will reopen as a new concept.
I was sorry to hear that it was closed. It was one of the ones on my "list" and I just hadn't made it there yet.
Wasn't it replaced by Terra? I saw a blurb about it, but never had time to read the full article, which was in Appollonaire (sp?). They loved Terra, but I've always been skeptical about that publication because they only seem to post glowing rave reviews.