Couple Behind Haberdish, Crêpe Cellar Has Plans for Plaza Midwood
June 25, 2019
SPOUSES AND RESTAURATEURS Jamie Brown and Jeff Tonidandel would rather reuse historic buildings than take up space in new ones. A decade ago, in the middle of an economic crisis, they opened Crêpe Cellar in an 80-year-old former furniture store in NoDa and turned it into a neighborhood mainstay. Making use of such structures takes time and money, but they do it because they want to preserve a part of the city’s history. “What we’re doing isn’t easy,” Tonidandel says. “There’s a reason there’s not more old buildings in Charlotte.”
Three years ago, after adding a bar, a doughnut shop, and a Southern mill town kitchen to their NoDa portfolio, they turned their eyes toward their most ambitious project yet, and in a different neighborhood.