Monarch Market Announces Cocktail Bars and Additional Food Stall Vendors

Monarch Market Announces Cocktail Bars and Additional Food Stall Vendors
Sep 19 '23

CHARLOTTE, N.C., (September 19, 2023) - Crescent Communities and Hospitality HQ announce today three additional food stall vendors and two bar concepts to join Monarch Market. Kabab2Go, Seoul Good and a forthcoming concept from the owners of Sosu will be three of the 12 food stalls in the 18,000 square foot culinary collective. They join three other vendors previously announced, Barley & Burger, Curry Junction, and Rolled AF.

Kabab2Go is a locally owned authentic Mediterranean deli offering a variety of Lebanese mezze and grilled kabab. Monarch Market will be their second Charlotte location. Seoul Good, from the owners of another Uptown staple, Fujiyama, will bring enticing flavors of Korean-style street food, including Kup-bap (Korean rice dish) and K-Dogs (Korean corn dogs). Sosu is an anime themed Japanese restaurant serving ramen, udon, bao and dumplings. For the Monarch Market, they plan to bring a new concept featuring Laotian cuisine with a menu highlighting sticky rice.

“Kabab2Go is a tradition that started 70 years ago, offering authentic Lebanese cuisine using the best ingredients. We are thrilled to join the Monarch Market community and bring these Mediterranean flavors to Uptown,” says Tony Soufi, owner.

“Seoul Good will offer a convenient, trendy and distinctly Korean culinary experience that caters to the rapidly growing and changing palates of Charlotte. We’re excited to bring forth our new concept and dishes as we present our latest endeavor,” says Seoul Good owner, Da Nam.

“We look forward to our continued expansion in the Charlotte area. The innovative space and prime location of Monarch Market make for an ideal place for us to debut a new concept that pays homage to my heritage,” remarks Rocky Jokbengboon, owner of Sosu Noodle Bar.

In addition to the three food stalls, Monarch Market is pleased to announce Aster Cocktail Room and Lanai Terrace Bar, two of the three bars on-site to offer unique beverage experiences. Aster celebrates the art of the cocktail, merging classic cocktails with fresh ingredients and modern drink recipes to create a unique offering. Aster is located on the second floor above Monarch Market’s main dining area and features an indoor cocktail room and outdoor terrace. Lanai will be Uptown’s slice of paradise, an expansive covered patio on Tryon Street offering refreshing drinks in a coastal-inspired setting. Guests will be able to enjoy food from Monarch Market vendors at both bars.

“Monarch Market is shaping up to be a culinary experience unlike any other in the Southeast,” says Brendan Pierce, President of Commercial at Crescent Communities. “Our focus on bringing a diverse set of locally-and regionally-based culinarians together under one roof with multiple dining environments, plus the convenience of online ordering and quick pick-up, will appeal to everyone and every outing–from business lunches to post-work drinks, pregame meals to nightcaps, and everything in between.”

Monarch Market will debut this Fall at 101 North Tryon Street, on the ground floor of One Independence Center. To stay current on future Monarch Market announcements, visit and follow @monarchmarketcharlotte on Instagram. Those interested in joining the culinary collective at Monarch Market may contact For office leasing inquiries, contact Stream: Barry Fabyan,, or Charley Leavitt,

Collaborators for Monarch Market include Hospitality HQ (operator), Eimer Design (architect and interiors), JE Dunn (general contractor), Cushman & Wakefield (consulting services), Nuveen Real Estate (equity), PNC Bank, U.S. Bank and First National Bank of Pennsylvania (financing).


About Crescent Communities                                                    

Crescent Communities is a nationally recognized, market-leading real estate investor, developer, and operator of mixed-use “communities”. We create high-quality, differentiated multifamily and commercial communities in many of the fastest growing markets in the United States. Since 1963, our development portfolio has included more than 85 multifamily communities and 24 million square feet of commercial space. Crescent Communities has offices in Charlotte, DC, Atlanta, Orlando, Nashville, Dallas, Denver, Phoenix, and Salt Lake City. Our multifamily communities are branded NOVEL, RENDER and HARMON by Crescent Communities, our industrial developments are branded AXIAL by Crescent Communities, and our life science developments are branded THE YIELD by Crescent Communities.

About Hospitality HQ

HospitalityHQ (HHQ) is a creative consulting and management group offering bespoke solutions for culinary-driven concepts across the United States. Helmed by award-winning chef, restaurateur, TV personality and cookbook author Akhtar Nawab, HHQ’s dynamic and comprehensive team prioritizes high quality service at all levels, producing systems for food and beverage concepts which consistently optimize guest experience. HHQ is currently the fastest-growing food hall management company in the country, with critically acclaimed restaurant and communal dining projects in more than 15 states.