A major North Carolina restaurant brand is the first dining project to join an expanding North Hills in Raleigh.
Village Tavern, which opened its first restaurant in Winston-Salem more than 30 years ago, announced this week that it will add a new location in North Hills’ new Main District.
This will be the fifth Village Tavern to open in North Carolina, following two restaurants in Winston-Salem, plus locations in Charlotte and Greensboro. Other Village Tavern locations are mostly in the Southeast states like Florida and Alabama, as well as a Western outpost in Arizona.
Village Tavern founder Scott Richardson said Raleigh was always on the company’s mind for a location, but that it took more than a decade to find a spot.
“We have always wanted to go to Raleigh — it’s a natural extension for us,” Richardson said in a release. “We have waited patiently looking for the perfect site in Raleigh for 15 years, and we are beyond excited to be in North Hills — an exceptional place for people to gather. The synergy between Kane Realty, North Hills and Village Tavern is a perfect fit.”
At 38 years old, the Village Tavern is a Triad institution, serving a menu of Americana, like nachos and burgers and steaks and seafood.
By joining North Hills, Village Tavern continues the restaurant expansion trend coming out of the pandemic, with suburban developments grabbing the second or fourth or ninth locations of popular brands.
The North Hills Main District is currently under construction, looking to add 100,000 square feet of retail and dining. The project is slated to open next spring.
“We are thrilled to welcome Village Tavern to North Hills,” said North Hills developer John Kane in a release. “Village Tavern will be an outstanding addition to Raleigh as well as a great amenity for patrons, office tenants and residents of the Main District Expansion project.”
Look for an open concept kitchen and a large outdoor dining space on the ground floor level of the 12-story development.
For more information on Village Tavern, visit villagetavern.com
This story was originally published July 14, 2022 4:24 PM.
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