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MAR 17 2015

Ballantyne Village Welcomes Gusto Pasta Bar

Charlotte N.C. - Ballantyne Village, a local shopping and entertainment center in the heart of the Ballantyne, announces the evolution of restaurant Villa Antonio's, as it transitions into its updated concept.

Villa Antonio's new concept, Gusto Pasta Bar, will serve a fresh new twist on Italian food in its new location between Mellow Mushroom and TCBY.

"We are pleased that Gusto Pasta Bar has chosen Ballantyne Village for its new concept, and look forward to the excitement it will undoubtedly generate," said Ed Camp, General Manager/Marketing Manager at Ballantyne Village. "Another new restaurant will assume the space of Villa Antonio and we expect to make that announcement soon."

Gusto Pasta Bar's menu will offer an assortment of deliciously healthy options including pasta, made before your eyes, specialty sangrias and an assortment of tapas, making it the perfect location for dinner or a night out on the town.

This will be the eatery's first location in Charlotte, which will occupy a 3,500 square feet space. Villa Antonio will remain open until Gusto Pasta Bar is operational.

"The only thing constant in life is change, and in keeping up with the times, Villa Antonio is changing concepts – the birth of Gusto Pasta Bar will soon be born," said Anthony Garcia, General Manager of Gusto Pasta. "We're excited to introduce a hip, modern ambiance combined with our friendly staff."

Ballantyne Village is a collection of shops and restaurants located in south Charlotte just across Johnston Road from Ballantyne Resort and Conference Center. It includes award-winning dining, salon and spa services, outdoor entertainment, an art house theatre and high-end shopping. Ballantyne Village was purchased by Vision Ventures and Mt.Vernon Management in October 2013 and is currently managed by CNL and leased by MPV Properties. Keely Simerville is the leasing contact. Please visit for information and details.

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