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New Lake Wylie restaurant Seven Oaks Cafe to open in McLean

By September 7, 2017No Comments

Sister restaurant of The String Bean will offer Lake Wylie residents new dining option


seven oaks cafe mclean belmontChad Hutcheson, owner of The String Bean in downtown Belmont, recently announced plans to open a new restaurant near Lake Wylie.  Seven Oaks Café will open this fall within the McLean development adjacent to Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden.

“Our team is thrilled with the idea of being a part of McLean and the opportunity to serve it and the great neighborhoods on both sides of the lake,” said Hutcheson.  Seven Oaks Café, which will serve breakfast and lunch in addition to take out and delivery services, will be situated on the ground floor of the historic John Davidson McLean house at 175 Armstrong Road, Belmont NC.

The historic Lake Wylie area homestead and surrounding land was known as “Seven Oaks” for many years.  While the café will occupy the first floor of the house, the upstairs will continue to serve as an information center and administrative offices for the McLean community.

Seven Oaks Café will feature both indoor and outdoor seating, and dishes will include vegetables grown in the McLean community gardens.  Hutcheson, wife Katy and The String Bean general manager Nate Helton were first drawn to the location due to the overall character and setting of McLean.  Based upon the overwhelming popularity of The String Bean, the new Seven Oaks Café is sure to be a welcome addition to Lake Wylie.

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Seven Oaks Cafe

Historic McLean house, Belmont NC