The historical neighborhood South End was established in the 1850s and lies immediately south of Uptown Charlotte. Historic South End was Charlotte’s first railroad line and was built to connect the Queen City to Columbia and Charleston, SC. As time went on it became a thriving manufacturing community along the train tracks. Although the industrial area declined in the 1970s South End saw a revival during the 1980s and 1990s. Old mills and warehouses became restaurants, shops, design-related industries and apartments, helping to maintain the old charm of the area. The area is now known for its renovated factories, eclectic mix of retail, commercial and high end residential construction. Historic South End includes attractions such as: PaperSkyscraper, Anh Dao Sakura Oriental Market, and restaurants that include: The Liberty Gastropub, Luciano’s Ristorante Italiano, Sullivan’s Steakhouse.