News Charlotte’s First Eddie V’s and Devon & Blakely headed to Uptown Charlotte’s Bank of America Plaza

Mar 22, 2017
Charlotte’s First Eddie V’s and Devon & Blakely headed to Uptown Charlotte’s Bank of America Plaza

Bank of America Plaza will soon welcome its first retail tenants to the tower’s newly renovated street-level space. Upscale seafood restaurant Eddie V’s and fast-casual restaurant Devon & Blakely plan to open at the property this fall.

Eddie V’s will occupy 10,805 SF of space in the iconic building, and plans include a 1,000-SF outdoor patio. Devon & Blakely will occupy 3,050 SF. CBRE’s Mike Lucier represented TIER REIT, the owner of Bank of America Plaza, in the transactions. Eddie V’s was represented by Lance Lancaster of Core Properties. Brooks Bailey of CBRE represented Devon & Blakely.

With meticulously crafted cocktails and live jazz nightly, Eddie V’s eclectic atmosphere puts a modern spin on Prohibition-era speakeasies. Known for the freshest seafood, the diverse dinner menu offers signature dishes including Crab Fried Rice, Georges Bank Scallops, Chilean Sea Bass, and a 10 oz. Prime New York Strip, plus a Flaming “Bananas Foster” Butter Cake for dessert. Items can be paired with selections from an award-winning, world-class wine list of more than 300 options.

Devon & Blakely is a fast-casual restaurant concept with locations in NYC, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC. They serve the finest, freshest nutritious food with quality and consistency. Each day starts with a full-service coffee bar and hot breakfast selections, and continues with 18 varieties of soups, artisan sandwiches, and made-to-order salads. Devon & Blakely also specializes in corporate catering.

“Bank of America Plaza’s tenants have always benefited from the abundance of nearby retail and amenities. With the additional 20,000 SF of ground-floor retail including Eddie V’s and Devon & Blakely, Bank of America Plaza will become the most amenitized building in the CBD,” noted Rhea Greene, Partner and Director of Leasing at Trinity Partners. Greene and Trinity Partners’ Maddy Howey handle office leasing for the building on behalf of TIER REIT.

TIER REIT’s $20-million renovation of the building’s lobby and street-level retail space began in January 2016 and is expected to conclude this spring. Lobby renovations include marble flooring, wood art panels, LED lighting, and a dramatic 70-foot light art sculpture that spans the length of the lobby. Exterior renovations include a new multi-color LED lighting feature that will highlight the building’s four new retail spaces, and updated plaza entrance to the Overstreet Mall and building lobby.

“We’re proud to be a part of the city’s retail resurgence,” said Michele Langenberg, Vice President, Asset Management, with TIER REIT, “and we’re looking forward to welcoming tenants, downtown residents, and other employees to enjoy the diverse new options Bank of America Plaza will offer.”

The iconic tower, located at the intersection of Trade and Tryon, is a 40-story, 891,000-SF Class-A office tower and home to Bank of America, Alston & Bird, and SCOR Global Life Americas, and Shumaker Loop & Kendrick.

“We’re in active negotiations for the two remaining retail spaces and expect to make additional tenant announcements very soon,” noted Lucier.

Current office availabilities include three suites (two pre-built office suites) ranging from 2,299 SF to 4,625 SF, and the 36th floor (22,017 SF, available second quarter 2017).