Friday, September 5, 2014

New at the Music Factory: Sushi

Eight Sushi Asian Kitchen opens today at the NC Music Factory, a collaboration between Alex Myrick (of Blue, Osso and Texicali) and owners Lisa Bennett and Robert Ortez (who also own Label nightclub in the factory).

Yes, chef Gene Briggs is in charge of this one, too, and he advises that the menu will be moderately priced and "sushi-heavy" -- but will also use Asian influences and techniques on ingredients from nearer by. Think tempura, dumplings, spring rolls and skewers.

A wall mural of a female Samurai by Charlotte artist John Hairston is the dining room's focal point and there's a "bar front story of the Last Emperor" by Matt Moore and Matt Hooker, done in "graffiti street art style" as a press release described it. The overall design of the space, in the century-plus-old mill building, leans to the industrial (photos to come).

1000 NC Music Factory Blvd.; 704-900-6147;