Food Network Star gives NBC Charlotte tour of uptown rooftop restaurant

Food Network Star gives NBC Charlotte tour of uptown rooftop restaurant

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by MICHELLE BOUDIN / NBC Charlotte Staff

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- NBC Charlotte got an exclusive look inside an upscale condo and restaurant project that was once a major eyesore in uptown.

The Skye condos were stalled during the economic downturn.

Now the project is almost complete and includes the rooftop restaurant with spectacular views of the city.

Restaurant owner, "Food Network Star" Chef Rocco Whalen, plans to open Fahrenheit early next year.

The 9,000 square foot restaurant will also include a  rooftop garden to grow spices Chef Rocco plans to use in the kitchen.
 
“It's an opportunity for me to parlay good food In a culture of a great environment, crafty cocktails, competitive wine list, as well as food, I hope to deliver 20 floors above the city," Whalen said.

The Skye condos are about half sold right now. The first of them will be finished the end of next month. The two penthouse units are still available – if you have $2.3 million to spend.
 

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