Interested in exploring the newest restaurant and retail additions to Charlotte? From a cocktail bar to a pizza spot, read on for a rundown of the newest destinations to open their doors around town.

Lincoln Street Kitchen & Cocktails

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A new cocktail bar and New American spot has opened its doors in the neighborhood. Located at 1320 S. Church St., Suite #400 in Uptown Charlotte, the newcomer is called Lincoln Street Kitchen & Cocktails.

Per its business description on Yelp, this spot specializes in small plates and craft cocktails. Additionally, vegetarian options are available. Lincoln Street Kitchen & Cocktails accepts credit cards but does not take reservations. 

Lincoln Street Kitchen & Cocktails has already attracted fans thus far, with a 4.5-star rating out of 14 reviews on Yelp.

Abby B., who was among the first Yelpers to review the new spot on Nov. 5, wrote, "I had the avocado toast and it was delicious, especially the whipped feta cheese."

Johnny Brusco's New York Style Pizza

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Pizza fans, take heed: There's a new spot in town to get your fix. Located at 9515 Riverbend Village Drive, the fresh arrival is called Johnny Brusco's New York Style Pizza.

Specialty pies here include the Hawaiian Luau (bacon and pineapple), Buffalo chicken, steak and cheese and more. You'll also find calzones and strombolis on the menu. The Syracuse Stuffer stromboli comes with steak, green peppers, mozzarella, mushrooms and onions.  

With a three-star rating out of five reviews on Yelp so far, the fresh addition has gotten a mixed response from its clientele.

Caroline D., who was among the first Yelpers to review the new spot on Oct. 31, wrote, "We ordered wings extra crispy and a pizza. The pizza was perfect."

Chicken Salad Chick

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Looking to chow down on some Southern fare? Chicken Salad Chick has added a new location at 9516 Riverbend Village Drive, Suite J5.

The chicken salad BLT heads the list of signature sandwiches here. Not in the mood for chicken? Try the pimento cheese BLT or turkey club sandwich. Take a gander at the full menu here.  

The new arrival has gotten off to a decent start thus far, with a 3.5-star rating out of three reviews on Yelp. 

Maxine G., who was among the first Yelpers to review the new spot on Oct. 18, wrote, "I ordered Lauryn's Lemon Basil chicken salad sandwich on whole wheat with a side of fruit. The order also included a pickle spear and a delightful little lemon frosted cookie. The sandwich was large and fresh." 

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