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.
The Piedmont Farmers Market is a dream come true for all those who love fresh produce and heaps of varieties to choose from. Set up in 1984 so that farmers could get a fair price without the middlemen eating into their profits, this benefited buyers too who could now buy at affordable prices unlike those at retail shops. Open 365 days a year, a visit to this traditional market is an experience in itself that can't be missed.
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.
Lavendar Boutique is a designer clothing store which emulates the trendy New York shops of SoHo. Whether you are looking for the perfect outfit for a date or simply wish to add a little spark to your closet, this is the place to come to. The trendy store has a delightful collection of clothes ranging from simple tops to elaborate dresses and formal wear to designer denims. Ella Moss, Three Dots, Bella Dahl, Sam Elderman, Sanctuary and Tart are a few of the renowned designer brands which can be found here.
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.
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'.
Situated in North Davidson, Salud Beer Shop is a fun place to visit, to taste their selection of beers on tap to crafted bottles and cans, while snacking on some sandwiches or waffle sandwiches. In what seems like a never ending list of quality beer, you can select the one you desire and enjoy the drink there or grab a can or bottle to go. A small store but with a lot of choice right from limited brands to seasonal ones, a good place to get good brews.
First Flight Bicycles is a vintage bike shop located at Statesville. They sell a large variety of bikes ranging from mountain bikes, road bikes, city bikes to kids bikes and also used bikes. If you are looking for a particular type of bike, the friendly staff at First Flight Bicycles will make sure you find your match. In addition, this beautiful vintage store is filled with mountain-biking history with old biker goodies, posters and old jerseys. First Flight Bicycles also lets you rent and you can ride on the Tsuli Trails. The store also houses The Museum of Mountain Bike Art & Technology, where over 200 models of discontinued vintage bikes of eminent brands await your admiration!