It's been nearly a year since Mad River, a Market Street stalwart, unexpectedly and unceremoniously closed its doors. A couple weeks later it was announced that 5Church, a Charlotte-based brand, would take over the newly vacant location. After nearly a full year of prep work, the restaurant released a statement on Tuesday saying it plans to open this fall.
The press release included a few other tidbits about 5Church. Here's what you need to know:
Fittingly, the restaurant is opening in an historic church: The old Church of the Redeemer and Harriet Pickney Home For Seamen
It will serve New-American cuisine, craft cocktails, and other beverages
It will be open for dinner, lunch, and brunch
Décor includes stained glass windows, a white concrete bar, black leather banquettes, chandeliers, and large-scale pop-art
One of the most eye-catching parts of the interior is likely to be the hand-painted written verbiage of Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War” on the church’s ceiling
5Church will seat 200 guests with an outdoor patio and bar area
They will have a private dining room available for events
Holy City Sinner will keep you posted on the official first day of business.