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Charlotte Magazine|January 2021
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TAYLOR BOWLER

SUPPERLAND

Owners: Jamie Brown and JeffTonidandel

You might know them from: The spouses and business partners also own Haberdish, Crepe Cellar, Growler’s Pourhouse, and Reigning Doughnuts.

The premise of Supperland: The couple transformed a historic Plaza Midwood church into a restaurant and cocktail bar. The menu is a nod to a church potluck picnic.

Original opening: Summer 2020

New grand opening: January 2021, with preview events planned for December

When was it clear the pandemic would postpone your grand opening?

“I was at Supperland scoping out a new stereo system—I’d spent a lot of money on speakers,” Jeff recalls. “I got a text that we would have to shut down our other restaurants, and I’d have to fire 90 people. At Supperland, things just slowed down naturally. Construction was still allowed, but it was harder to get people over there.”

How did you keep Supperland moving forward?

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