We are putting in a new breakfast bar and I have an outlet that is going to be covered up when installed.
I was wondering it the wiring comes down from the attic and the only other outlet that the wires run to is on the other side of the wall, can I just remove the old outlet, cut the wire at the height I need to then run new wire from the new outlet to the old one? That way I would only need a few feet of new wiring.

Or do I need to do something else?

Thanks for the input