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A similarly-themed cinema-dining concept Studio Movie Grill is slated to replace the EpiCentre’s Mez, which is scheduled to close this weekend.The Charlotte location will be the Dallas-based company’s first in North Carolina in 12th in the country.

“Charlotte is a vibrant city, and EPICENTRE is an outstanding entertainment complex. Naturally it felt like a great match for the SMG concept. Events and programming will be a major focus for us as we understand consumers today are looking for unique ways to get more out of their entertainment experiences,” said Brian Schultz, Studio Movie Grill founder and owner.

SMG’s menu includes crab cakes, kale & avocado salad, sun dried tomato & arugula pizza along with steak sandwiches, a crispy portabella sandwich and coconut chicken tenders. It will feature a full-service bar serving premium cocktails.

Last summer, Cinebarre, a joint venture with Regal Entertainment Group opened in the Arboretum. Cinebarre replaced Regal’s Arboretum cinema complex. It also features first-run movies, but it’s menu is primarily bar food such as burgers and flatbread. Cine Barre serves beer and wine.