The N.C. Music Factory has been busy lately churning out new restaurants.
Within the past year they've opened Bask on Seaboard, a "Charleston-like" restaurant serving up food with Southern flare, The Saloon (previously Black Bear Saloon), and Mattie's Diner with burgers, shakes, and breakfast.
If you're looking for some live music to go with your food, The Saloon has been upgraded with a new stage, a new sound and light system and has a long line-up of bands coming. Blue Dogs will be playing this Friday, the Belmont Playboys CD Release party is March 12, and Drivin n Cryin is coming March 25.
There's a lot more coming too. Look forward to VBGB Beer Hall and Garden, scheduled to open this spring, and word on the street is that an upscale restaurant is scheduled to open this summer in the spot across from Bask.
In non-restaurant news, The Comedy Zone will be opening this spring at the Factory, too.
As always, parking at the Factory is free. While you're here, come say hello... the Factory is also home to Creative Loafing's office.
Follow the commotion at the Factory on Twitter:
N.C. Music Factory: @ncmusicfactory
Bask on Seaboard: @baskonseaboard
Mattie's Diner: @mattiesdiner