The North Carolina club will also add a computer lounge with soundproof booths and a “huddle room” for up to six guests. A chef’s table that can seat six to eight with a direct view of the kitchen will also be part of the renovation. The new bar will feature panoramic city views from the club’s 32nd-floor location.
The members-only Charlotte (N.C.) City Club is undergoing a major renovation this year, adding a new bar with panoramic 32nd-floor city views, a cigar lounge with a balcony, and an open-air garden, the Charlotte Agenda reported.
The second floor of the club was previously used more as a private event space; now it’ll be the primary gathering area for club members with a new cigar lounge, terrace, and an expansive dining and bar area, the Agenda reported. The lower club level will be for private event space once the renovations are complete.
There will also be a computer lounge with soundproof booths and a “huddle room” for up to six guests, the Agenda reported.
The bar and dining area have especially impressive views—you can see Corporate Center, the Duke building, Bank of America Stadium and Truist Field, the Agenda reported. The interior design boasts a curved stairwell and enough wine storage for 1,000 or more bottles.
There will also be a chef’s table with a direct view of the kitchen that can seat six to eight, the Agenda reported.
In July, C+RB reported on the club installing an ion system that claims to kill the COVID-19 virus.
The private club, which started in 1947, has been in the top two floors of the 121 West Trade building since 1990, the Agenda reported. It’s a hub for business and networking, but there’s also a social element. That’s something the new and improved Charlotte City Club will be playing up come September when construction is complete (and when pandemic safety guidelines allow for socializing).
In addition to access to the club for anything from business meetings and dining to private events, members have an opportunity to join affinity clubs and interest groups like the Barley & Hops Society (a.k.a. beer club) and the Gridiron Club, which meets with former NFL players to discuss football. These clubs can cost up to $450 annually, the Agenda reported. The also receive golf privileges at local country clubs in Davidson, Lake Wylie and Gastonia, as well as wine and cigar storage.