This South American-inspired chicken joint is ready for its Plaza Midwood debut.
Coaltrane’s second location is slated to open in that Charlotte neighborhood at 11 a.m. on Oct. 26.
A grand-opening event — complete with a contest to win chicken dinners for a year — is set for Nov. 4. The first 50 people in line that day, who make a purchase, will receive a punch card for 12 chicken dinners over the next year.
The restaurant is located at 1518 Central Ave.
That space is the former home of John’s Country Kitchen, a building that dates to the 1920s.
“It’s important that, though Charlotte is changing, we maintain some of its character,” says proprietor Mike Libretto.
He also owns Libretto’s Pizzeria and uptown craft-beer garden Flight.
Coaltrane’s first location opened in the EpiCentre in 2016.
The concept dishes up a healthy take on rotisserie chicken with local, hormone- and antibiotic-free options. It also offers locally made chorizo.
Popular choices include the stuffed avocado or char-grilled wings. There are also salads or fresco bowls with brown rice mixed with quinoa, beans and topped with queso fresco and a protein. Sides include street corn and quinoa with grilled veggies. Coaltrane’s also offers a wide selection of wines and local beers.
Coaltrane’s revamp of the Plaza Midwood space will maintain the casual and welcoming atmosphere, while taking advantage of the building’s original charm. A rooftop patio was added, local artwork is on display inside and a community-inspired mural is on the side of the building.
It opens daily at 11 a.m.
VIA CHARLOTTE BUSINESS JOURNAL