The Reserve to replace Charlotte's
It's going to be a bar/restaurant called The Reserve, and will feature upscale pub food, outdoor seating and occasionally some low-key live music, according to co-owner Andrew Dunlap.
He wants The Reserve to have a good wine list and a great selection of beers on tap.
Dunlap said they're planning on giving the building a massive facelift. That's much overdue ...
Charlotte's looked great inside, but had a terrible outer facade. Dunlap wants to change that.
"We're putting some money into the place," he said. "The whole front is going to look different."
Dunlap seemed to be aware of the building's rocky history when it comes to live music. He doesn't want to rock the boat with the neighborhood association by hosting full bands at the place.
"If anything, we'll do a couple acoustic bands in there and keep the noise down," he said. "We want to be friendly to our neighborhood."
The Reserve's two other owners are Sean White and Thomas Brown. Dunlap said he has worked in the business for a few years, at places such as the now-defunct Sean Donlon Restaurant and Irish Pub in Annapolis.
"This is a big move for us," he said. "We're excited for it."
(I just love this AP photo)