Charlotte brewery plans third location at Lake Norman’s Birkdale Village
Suffolk Punch Brewing — which just opened a second location in SouthPark this month — is expanding yet again. The Charlotte brewery announced plans Monday to join the bustling Birkdale Village development in Lake Norman early next year.
Suffolk Punch will occupy the standalone two-story spot in The Grove across from the former Brixx space at the shopping center, Partners North American Properties and Nuveen Real Estate said. The taproom will feature a rooftop with a partially covered bar and seating overlooking The Plaza, plus a full-service bar downstairs with an all-seasons patio. The space will hold about 230 people, indoors and out.
Executive chef Michael Rayfield will debut a chef-driven menu for the Lake Norman location that will rotate seasonally and will highlight local ingredients. At the bar, you’ll find Suffolk Punch’s craft beer, created under the direction of head brewer Brad Maas, along with seltzer, ciders, hard kombuchas, cocktails and natural wines.
“The energy, amazing outdoor experiences, and community focus that Birkdale provides overlaps with what we provide guests at Suffolk Punch,” said Seth Stidham, co-owner and chief operating officer of Suffolk Punch Brewing. “We’re absolutely stoked to join the stellar lineup at Birkdale and to serve all of our friends in the Lake Norman area.”
Durban Development will serve as lead developer for the brewery project. Adam Williams of Legacy Real Estate Advisors, LLC, represented NAP in the lease transaction.
Suffolk Punch Brewing joins several other businesses coming soon to Birkdale Village, including Anthropologie and Lilly Pulitzer, Bartaco, Foxcroft Wine Co., Girl Tribe Co., Monkee’s of Lake Norman, Southern Tide, Sugar + Ice, The Cheesecake Factory and The Good Wurst Co.
Suffolk Punch Brewing
Location: 16912 Birkdale Commons Pkwy., Huntersville, NC 28078 (opens 2024)
Location: 4400 Sharon Road, Space G23D, Charlotte, NC 28211
Location: 2911 Griffith St, Charlotte, NC 28203
Cuisine: American, brewery
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