Team Behind Historic Venues Such as Byron’s South End and VanLandingham Estate Will Open 600-Seat Location at 701 Keswick Avenue in Fall 2022
ATCO Properties & Management, along with partner Shorenstein Properties, LLC, announced today that Best Impressions Caterers has finalized a long-term lease to create The Revelry North End, a brand-new 600-seat, 23,000-square-foot special event venue at Camp North End.
Developed by ATCO, Camp North End is a state-of-the-art creative development that is being designed and curated to serve the most innovative companies in Charlotte’s up-and-coming North End Smart District. Select Camp North End buildings, including 701 Keswick Avenue where The Revelry North End will be located, are being developed as part of a joint venture by ATCO and Shorenstein.
Founded in 1989, Best Impressions Caterers specializes in weddings, corporate events, galas, rehearsal dinners, and other marquee events. The company is known for its ability to create unique venues with distinctive architecture, ranging from contemporary to elegant, and from historic to rustic. Its current portfolio includes notable locations such as Byron’s South End, a former knitting mill in the city’s Design District, as well as the historic VanLandingham Estate, a newly renovated American craftsman-style home located in Plaza Midwood.
The company’s new space at Camp North End, set to be its eighth venue in Charlotte, will draw upon the building’s existing architecture and incorporate its steel, wood, and brick features with modern design elements throughout. A major focal point of the new venue will be a 40-foot clerestory window in the center of the space, creating ample natural light. The space is expected to open in the fall of 2022.
“Charlotte is a city on the rise, and we believe that now is a good time to move forward, grow with our city and create something that doesn’t yet exist in the market,” said Justin King, President and CEO of Best Impressions Caterers. “701 Keswick embodies creativity, and as creative people in a creative industry, we immediately fell in love with it. We want to accentuate its industrial charm and develop something really special that you can’t find anywhere else in Charlotte.”
Tommy Mann, Development Director of Camp North End, added: “At Camp North End, we are focused on partnering with a variety of businesses to grow our local Charlotte economy. Having The Revelry North End at 701 Keswick is not only a positive indicator for the commercial leasing market, but also a huge draw for a wide variety of office tenants, visitors, and residents across the entire city.”
“701 Keswick Avenue’s character and architecture, coupled with our years of experience transforming historic properties, make this property a natural and compelling fit for our portfolio,” said Dave Byron, Chairman of Best Impressions Caterers. “We anticipate a resurgence of people wanting to be together once again, despite uncertainty from the pandemic. We couldn’t be prouder to expand our brand to Camp North End.”
Best Impressions Caterers will be located within phase II of the development, which includes the adaptive reuse of 701 Keswick Avenue and 201 Camp Road into Class A office and retail, as well as the addition of new multifamily and a parking garage. Construction on the office, retail and parking garage portions are anticipated to be completed in June 2022, while the multifamily component is expected to begin construction in 2022 and be complete in 2024.
Charles Thrift of THRIFT Commercial Real Estate Services represented Best Impressions Caterers in the leasing transaction. Building ownership was represented by Aaron Ligon and Chapman Chastain at Ascent Real Estate Partners.
About Camp North End
Developed by ATCO Properties & Management, Camp North End is a state-of-the-art creative development that is being designed and curated to cater to today’s most innovative and cutting-edge companies in Charlotte’s up-and-coming North End Smart District. Select Camp North End buildings are being jointly developed by ATCO and Shorenstein Properties, LLC.
As one of the largest adaptive reuse projects currently underway in the U.S., the project is transforming a historic 76-acre site where people once manufactured Model T cars and assembled US Army missiles into a catalytic hub of creativity and ideas.
With over 300,000 square feet of space already redeveloped for work, artistic expression, dining and hospitality, entertainment, recreation, and community building, and another 1.5 million square feet on the way, Camp North End’s curated development will drive growth for the businesses that join its community.
About Best Impressions Caterers
Best Impressions Caterers, one of the Southeast’s premier catering companies, has proudly served the Charlotte Metropolitan area since 1989 with a reputation for innovative cuisine, beautiful presentations, & impeccable service. Our team of professional event directors provides the planning, details, menu creation, and execution of catered events that are unique to each client. Our talented chefs are committed to using the finest and freshest ingredients, prepared with skilled techniques, delivering a fine-dining experience. Learn more at www.bestimpressionscaterers.com.