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5Church Uptown Charlotte

rcburli Jun 4, 2012 01:50 PM

So, during my visit last week I decided to take my friends to 5Church.
Wednesday night, and OMG, what a freakin' scene.
Obviously it's "the place" to go right now and be seen, see people. etc.
We loved the space and actually the energy, the noise, the scene, wasn't too distracting. We just had a great time.
And the food....it's actually pretty good. Little small plates were tasty and each entree was really good.

The staff is still figuring it out...especially young waitresses obviously overwhelmed....again we didn't care.

We're moving to the area later this summer....like to try Customshop next.

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  1. lynnlato RE: rcburli Aug 9, 2012 11:32 AM

    Welcome to the area rcburli!!! By the way, Customshop is one of my favorites. Enjoy!

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    1. re: lynnlato
      rcburli RE: lynnlato Aug 9, 2012 06:53 PM

      Heading there first Sunday in September so we're excited.
      Little concerned about convention traffic but we'll manage.
      Thanks for the welcome. Coming from ATL and enjoy the food conversation.

      1. re: rcburli
        carolinadawg RE: rcburli Aug 10, 2012 04:38 AM

        You really, really don't want to be anywhere near Uptown Charlotte during he the DNC. I would strongly urge you to rethink that plan.

        1. re: carolinadawg
          kathleen purvis RE: carolinadawg Aug 10, 2012 06:11 AM

          Would Customshop really be considered uptown? It's well outside the security zone. I bet Elizabeth will be pretty quiet -- and restaurants along that section would be grateful for the business, unless they're booked for private parties.

          1. re: kathleen purvis
            billyjack RE: kathleen purvis Aug 10, 2012 12:29 PM

            I would just suggest calling them now to see if they're booked, and if you could make a reservation. Are they even open on Sundays?

            1. re: billyjack
              rcburli RE: billyjack Aug 10, 2012 12:39 PM

              I have a reservation. Just need to figure out how to get there without too much trouble.

              1. re: rcburli
                lynnlato RE: rcburli Aug 10, 2012 01:11 PM

                Maybe if you take the light rail from the south blvd station, that might be easiest. Here is a link: http://charmeck.org/city/charlotte/ca...

                Please report back. I'm dying for more reliable feedback on 5Church. I've heard mixed reviews but I have such high hopes that it's a great place w/ great food.

                Good luck!

                1. re: lynnlato
                  billyjack RE: lynnlato Aug 10, 2012 02:31 PM

                  That is a long walk. I'm not sure what day it takes effect but they're stopping train service at Stonewall.

                  Driving on Sunday shouldn't be terrible if you're coming from the south side of downtown and avoid interstates but if you're coming from the north I envision more hassle.

                  1. re: billyjack
                    HungryDonkey RE: billyjack Aug 14, 2012 12:00 PM

                    I'm looking at a 19 page Press Release from the DNC security people and it looks like street closures on that Sunday start at 9am, mostly around Time Warner Cable Arena. I-77 only closes on Thursday until 2am on Friday. Still, I'd avoid the heck out of the area if I didn't have to be there. The "protest" area is on that side of Uptown and things could spread out to who knows where, even Elizabeth.

                    1. re: HungryDonkey
                      carolinadawg RE: HungryDonkey Aug 14, 2012 12:04 PM

                      I think you mean I-277 (John Belk Freeway). Nonetheless, i agree with your advice to avoid Uptown and immediate environs during this event.

                      1. re: carolinadawg
                        HungryDonkey RE: carolinadawg Aug 14, 2012 12:17 PM

                        Ha, yes I did. I guess I was dizzy from trying to decipher that press release!

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