CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Amélie’s French Bakery & Café announced Friday that they are closing their Uptown Charlotte location on Sunday, November 8 after being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The bakery that has sat on the corner of Martin Luther King Blvd and South College Street in the Two Wells Fargo building for nearly five years stated that similar to many Uptown restaurant locations they have also experienced hardships staying open.
“COVID-19 restrictions and businesses adopting a remote working model have greatly impacted the once-bustling Uptown location,” an Amélie’s spokesperson said. “As a result, with heavy hearts and careful deliberation, Amelie’s ownership has made the difficult decision to close this location.”
The largest of all of the locations, featuring a commissary kitchen, the Uptown location hosted many special moments including bridal showers, engagement parties, baby showers, and Mother’s Day lunches. This location proved to be a popular gathering spot for Charlotte’s community.
According to a news release, Amelie’s top priority is to ensure that our team members are taken care of during this transition so we have offered all of our Uptown staff new job opportunities at the other Amélie’s locations. Amélie’s locations at NoDa, Park Road, Carmel Commons, and Rock Hill will remain open.
The public is invited to say goodbye to this location before they close the doors on Sunday at 2 p.m.
“Amélie’s is thankful for the tremendous support over the years and for all of the Uptown memories,” a spokesperson said.