A venture of the Crosland developers, Latta Arcade is located in the trendy Uptown region of Charlotte. An enchanting old world charm is the characteristic of this shopping center. A varied list of shops and restaurants like Besoin Gallery, Chick's restaurant, Woody's Hot Dogs, Think Paperless, Kugler's Studio Inc. and many, many more are present in this popular establishment. A part of the National Historical Registry, Latta attracts locals and tourists alike.
Concord Mills Shopping Center holds its own against local historical landmarks and NASCAR stadiums, establishing itself as one of the biggest tourist draws in the area. There are hundreds of stores to choose from, and at first glance the possibilities can seem rather daunting- but with a list of businesses including everything from movie theaters to pretzel kiosks, there is sure to be something to please everyone in the family. Be sure to check out the website for new events, bargains, and programs.
That ottoman or chair you always wanted can be yours now at affordable prices. At BLACKLION, there is a good range of furniture—a collection of items from all over the world is on offer. There have been raving comments on the service and the punctual delivery of this company. So whether you want to gift your dad that armchair or you want to buy that dining room set, you know where to place your order. Your lawn and garden won't feel left out—apart from drawing room, living room, bedroom and kitchen requirements, they also sell patio furniture.
This mall has it all. Huge department stores like Sears and JC Penney, restaurants, boutiques, Disney Store, and other specialty shops share space under one roof. Carolina Place, just nine miles off Charlotte, has ample parking and counters to give customers the added joy of shopping. The GGP Mall Gift Card is also available, which customers can use like a debit card. Watch out for events and movies, too. Don't forget to load your wallet.
If you are looking for the perfect book to gift someone or want to find an elusive title, come to Park Road Books. Having been in business for more than three decades, this locally-owned, independent bookshop is one of the oldest in town and has become an iconic establishment. Offering a variety of books for both children and adults as well as a selection of bright and colorful stationary, the bookstore has often been touted as Charlotte Reader's Pick in the popular Creative Loafing newspaper.
7th Street Public Market is one of the best farmer's markets in the city. A look around this market shows you the food culture of the region. The stalls here are not just limited to produce but branch out so that one can find everything from fresh cuts of meat to handcrafted pizza. Some of the permanent stalls include Local Loaf which offers baked goods, Hazelnuts Creperie, Pure Pizza, Charlotte Tea & Spice Co. and Bonzai Fusion Sushi. If you are planning a special dinner, simply drop by this market place and you will find everything you need including the wine to go along with your food.
Though not as uppity as Wal-Mart, this chain of food markets is definitely in a class of its own. This branch, based in Uptown Charlotte, sports a clean, tidy façade and equally sparkling interiors. Fresh, high-quality fruits and veggies line up alongside generous cuts of meat, all well-wrapped, clearly-labeled and neatly stored. In addition, the store also boasts a ready-to-go food section, with delicious sandwiches, rotisserie chicken, pork, beef and even sushi, that hit the spot with ease. It also offers its own brands of groceries—look for the trademark on more then 1,300 items. The in-house VIC card has convenient value offers and other benefits; inquire if you plan to be a regular here.
Active inside the tall Bank of America Corporate Center, Founders Hall features many things within. While there's shopping destination to satiate those who like riding on a shopping spree, there's The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center and other venues that present events full of life. Founders Hall exudes rich facade with elegant marble floors, beautiful atrium and every little thing that render a rich feel to the place. Weddings, receptions, luncheons parties, every event looks grand here.
The history of Atherton Mill speaks of its pioneering story about being the first factory in Charlotte started in 1920. It is a buzzing market area with unique local vendors and dining options that makes it an inviting destination for families. They have great coffee, bread, fish market, all kinds of yummy goodness! Friendly vendors and a welcoming group of organizers make this market an enjoyable experience.
Amelie's is a popular hotspot in Charlotte for both the early risers seeking scrumptious breakfast, and the late nighters wanting delicious dinner. This award winning French bakery serves pastries, desserts and other French bakery products accompanied with a European style espresso bar. The place is open for 24 hours and one can always gorge on fresh pastries and desserts. One can even catch some live local music at one of their events. The dishes from Amelie's were even featured in the movie 'The Hunger Games'.