So there I was, enjoying a Bird Song Free Will IPA, at an awesome authentic Irish pub, Courtyard Hooligans, with my new bestie clients, Christy and Pete. After a long evening of checking out awesome condo spaces in Uptown, we were told by the tap guy of Crafty Beer Guys, who used to be a tour guide in Charlotte, about the history of Brevard Court. Whew! Say that 10 times fast!
Many know this open air arcade as The French Quarter because it is anchored by French Quarter Restaurant, which has been around for more than thirty years. Some may even mistake it for the back side of Latta Arcade. But Brevard Court is a gem in and of itself.
Brevard Court is part of Latta Arcade but seems very different. Latta Arcade was built between 1851 and 1924. During that time, Charlotte was becoming part of the “New South” and dominating as an industrial center in North Carolina. Cotton mills were a large part of Charlotte’s growth, and Brevard Court was an open air trading post for cotton and textiles to be traded from our local mills. The natural light was needed to assess the quality of the cotton.
Although Latta Arcade, which faces Tryon Street, has had a facelift, the back, Brevard Court, which faces Church Street, has changed very little. It still feels as if you’re having a beer in a cotton market.
The cobblestone courtyard of Brevard Court and Latta Arcade, located near South Church and W. Third Streets in Uptown Charlotte, across from the new Romare Bearden Park, is lined with rare boutiques and quaint eateries. With a walk score of 89, a bike score 70 and a flat terrain, it’s easy to get to all the amenities Uptown has to offer when you live near Brevard Court. Just imagine…theatres, museums, fine dining, casual dining, coffee shops, wine bars and more, all within steps of your front door!
Ready to live Uptown near Brevard Court and Latta Arcade? Give me a shout and we’ll explore the area together!