The café, which Verano said will be run by Bryce Laguer, is scheduled to open Sept. 15, inside the front interior and outside alleyway space of LaCa, overlooking the city’s skyline.

Plans also call for finishing renovation of a building attached to the gallery warehouse. That building will house artist studios and the gallery’s frame shop. Verano expects construction to run from early July to mid-September, and the gallery will be closed for the duration.

LaCa Projects was established in 2013, and also has a location in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Verano says that with how fast Charlotte has been growing, this is the perfect time to create a space like this, “enhancing the cultural fabric of our city.”

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