Longtime Charlotte restaurant The Diamond is changing hands, with some fanfare, Friday. Owner Jerry Pistiolis, who has had the place for the past couple of decades (it opened in 1945, to give some context) has sold to Andy Kastanas (of the neighboring Soul Gastrolounge), and Brian Rowe and Jimmy King of the Penguin, says a spokesman. Their plan is to "maintain The Diamond's concept, integrity and history while upgrading the facility and extending the hours ... Andy, Brian and Jimmy respect the culinary contributions that the James family (original owners), as well as Jerry, have provided." The place, at 1901 Commonwealth Ave. in Plaza-Midwood, will be closed briefly for remodeling, if all goes according to plan, with a target reopening of early summer.
Photo from the Charlotte Eats blog, which has lots of older pictures as well.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Posted by Helen Schwab at 3:51 PM