Nuvo Burrito, the locally owned burrito outfit that had been operating on that site, decided to leave and sublet it to Hattie B's, according to Sean Perry, who co-owns Nuvo Burrito with Tom Justice. "We think it will work better for them to have the space," Perry says.
Hattie B's, whose original location is at 112 19th Ave S. and is owned by Nick Bishop Jr. and his dad, Nick Sr., expects to open the new Charlotte restaurant sometime this spring.
Meanwhile, Nuvo Burrito plans to close its original location in Five Points just before Christmas. "The lease is up, and we're opting not to renew," Perry said. Presumably the rent at the high-profile location at 1000 Main St. played a factor. However, those closures are not the end of Nuvo Burrito.
Nuvo Burrito on Peabody currently serves lunch only, but Perry says they'll add breakfast burritos in the morning and extend their hours into dinner, as well.
Perry also notes that Nuvo Burrito has already added delivery in the downtown area through Rush Bicycle Messengers, for a $5 fee.
Nuvo Burrito at 1000 Main St. is scheduled to close for good Dec. 23. Nuvo Burrito at 319 Peabody St. remains open and is expected to extend hours in January.