Plans confirmed for local spot by NFL legend’s restaurant group

CHARLOTTE — Local developer Crescent Communities has confirmed that a restaurant group backed by former NFL star Mike Ditka is bringing a new concept to Charlotte. CBJ’s Jennifer Thomas reported on Ditka Restaurants’ plans back in December.

The group’s Catalina Kitchen + Bar expects to open this fall at Elizabeth on Seventh, a mixed-use development at 1942 E. Seventh St.

Patrons will find an upscale, full-service restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere, according to a press release. It will dish up American fare, specialty cocktails, local beer, and wine.

Several office leases have been signed as well.

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