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Headquartered in Charleston, SC - the 5th Street Group was created in 2012 by owners and restaurateurs Patrick Whalen, Alejandro Torio and “Top Chef” alum Jamie Lynch with the opening of Church and Union Charlotte in North Carolina, welcoming Chef Adam Hodgson as a fourth partner in November 2022. The group went on to open Church and Union Charleston in South Carolina in 2015, Tempest in Charleston in 2020, La Belle Helene in Charlotte in 2021, Church and Union Nashville in 2021, Ophelia's Pizza + Bar in Nashville in 2023; with plans to open Church and Union Denver in 2024 and Church and Union Miami in 2025.


a store inside of a building

Church and Union

Modern-American Cuisine

La Belle Helene

Refined French Brasserie

a dining room table


Coastal-American Cuisine

Ophelia's Pizza + Bar

Classic Italian