Charleston-based Boxcar Betty’s to bring locally sourced, award-winning fried chicken sandwiches to Optimist Hall
White Point Partners and Atlanta-based Paces Properties are excited to announce that Boxcar Betty’s will be joining the diverse roster of tenants at Optimist Hall. The food hall officially opened on August 1, 2019, with subsequent tenants slated to open in the coming weeks and months.
Established in Charleston, SC five years ago, the Optimist Hall outpost for Boxcar Betty’s will be the sixth location, joining four locations in the greater Charleston area and one in Chicago. Boxcar Betty’s will be serving up their beloved gourmet fried chicken sandwiches, which always use all-natural, cage-free, and antibiotic-free meat.
“We are excited to welcome Boxcar Betty’s to Charlotte and look forward to it opening in Optimist Hall,” said Erik Johnson, co-founder of White Point Partners. “Whenever I am in Charleston, Boxcar Betty’s is my go-to lunch spot, so I look forward to being able to enjoy a delicious chicken sandwich in my hometown.”
Patrons of Optimist Hall can look forward to notable menu items such as the Boxcar, with Pimiento Cheese, Peach Slaw, House Pickles, and Spicy Mayo, and the Chicken “Not So Waffle,” with Bacon Jam, Maple Syrup, Pimiento Cheese, and Tomato. Vegetarian patrons have the option to swap chicken in any sandwich for a Fried Portobello Mushroom Cap stuffed with Pimiento Cheese. Classic southern side dishes, salads, desserts, and a kid’s menu will also be available.
CONCEPT: Boxcar Betty’s is a purveyor of locally sourced, award-winning fried chicken sandwiches. Boxcar Betty’s started with a picture of a fried chicken sandwich and developed into a desire to bring high-end fried chicken sandwiches to the world. The process evolved into an experience for their customers from the incredible award-winning chicken, to attentive customer service and a unique space. Sandwiches are always crafted with great care using the best chicken and locally sourced ingredients. STATS: Located in the food hall, Boxcar Betty’s will bring a farmhouse industrial space with features like interesting pieces of salvaged reclaimed wood and industrial lighting. QUOTE: “We are so excited to bring our award-winning chicken sandwiches to the Charlotte market,” says co-owner Roth Scott. “We feel honored to be a part of such an incredible project with other wonderful tenants.” WEBSITE: www.boxcarbetty.com SOCIAL: Instagram: @boxcar_bettys l Facebook: @boxcarbettys
Optimist Hall: 1115 N. Brevard Street, Charlotte, NC 28206 http://optimisthall.com/
Opened in Charlotte, NC on August 1, 2019, Optimist Hall is a 147,000 SF redevelopment of a former gingham mill that features a food hall complemented by retail, restaurant, and creative office space. Located in the Optimist Park neighborhood between Uptown and NoDa, the development has transformed the turn-of-the-century textile mill into one of the most unique projects in the Charlotte metropolitan area. Optimist Hall retains many of the property’s original, 120+ year-old elements including hardwood floors, soaring 14+ foot ceilings, and brick and beam interiors with true industrial character. With heritage rooted in the industrialization of the South, and a space dedicated to innovation, sustainability, and urban renewal, Optimist Hall melds the legacy of Charlotte’s rich history with the opportunity of tomorrow. Open tenants include the following: Archer Paper, Bao & Broth, Duke Energy, Dumpling Lady, Honeysuckle Gelato, Pet Wants, Spindle Bar, Undercurrent Coffee, and Zukku Sushi. Additional tenants slated to open in the following weeks and months include Aix French Market, Ava Restaurant, Billy Sunday, Botiwalla, El Thrifty Social Club, Felix’s Empanadas, Fonta Flora Brewery, Papi Queso, Suarez Bakery & Barra, Velvet Taco, Boxcar Betty’s and Village Juice.