Rusty Bucket & Tavern eyes summer opening in Charlotte’s SouthPark

| Jennifer Thomas | Charlotte Business Journal | Full Article

SouthPark’s Sharon Square will add the Rusty Bucket & Tavern to its restaurant options next summer.

The Ohio-based eatery will take a 4,800-square-foot space, complete with a courtyard and fire pit for outdoor dining.

It will be Rusty Bucket’s first location in North Carolina.

Sharon Square is a mixed-used development at Sharon and Fairview roads that is being developed by Pappas Properties and Allen Tate Co.

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The Rusty Bucket & Tavern concept was created by Gary Callicoat and Cameron Mitchell.

It offers the feel of a neighborhood grill, with a menu of familiar dishes. All menu items are prepared from scratch with fresh ingredients.

That includes sandwiches such as the Buffalo Chicken sandwich, Asian Tuna wrap and the Rusty Bucket chili dogs as well as a variety of burgers and pizzas. Entrées include pan-seared salmon, meatloaf, ribs and Mahi-mahi tacos. The restaurant also offers variety of soups, salads and sides.

“Rusty Bucket’s food and execution are tremendous, and its fun, casual concept will be a great compliment to our current restaurant tenants,” Peter Pappas, CEO and founder of Pappas Properties, said in a news release.

Rusty Bucket & Tavern has 17 locations in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and Florida.

Keith Rogers of Restaurant Development Advisors and Dave Tschirhart and Adam Williams of Legacy Real Estate Advisors represented Rusty Bucket in the transaction. Brian Roth of Pappas Properties marketed the property for the landlord.

Dressler’s owner plans Southern restaurant at SouthPark

| Jennifer Thomas | Charlotte Business Journal | Full Article

The owner of Dressler’s is developing a restaurant for Sharon Square in Charlotte’s SouthPark. Jon Dressler plans to open the venture – which is not yet named – this fall. Plans call for a roughly 4,000-square-foot space with outdoor dining.

It will feature a menu described as “elevated Southern fare.”

The goal is to offer Southern comfort food in a casual environment. The menu will include roasted meats, fish, locally sourced vegetables and desserts. The restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner.

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Sharon Square is a mixed-use development at Sharon and Fairview roads. It is being developed by Pappas Properties and Allen Tate Co.

“Sharon Square is an ideal setting for our clientele given its easy access to the many affluent neighborhoods throughout south Charlotte,” Dressler says.

This will be the third Charlotte-area restaurant for Dressler’s, following ventures in Huntersville’s Birkdale Village and The Metropolitan in Charlotte. Those restaurants also are located in Pappas developments.

“Jon and his team are proven operators, and they have earned a reputation for serving food of outstanding flavor and quality,” says Peter Pappas, founder of Pappas Properties.

Sharon Square will incorporate apartment homes, restaurants, shops and offices. It houses Charlotte’s first Whole Foods Market, which opened in 2012.

Brian Roth of Pappas Properties marketed the property and represented the landlord.