Retail roundup: Charlotte’s summer store openings and announcements

CLT Find a store at the 7th Street Market. Courtesy of MPV Properties

The past few months have been busy for Charlotte Retail.

Several local shops and national chains have opened or announced their intention to open in the area, whether in malls or stand-alone locations.

  • We’ve rounded up the latest openings and announcements in and around Charlotte as part of our (semi) regular retail series.
  • Do you have one to add? Feel free to contact me at [email protected] We will try to include it next time.

Find CLT, a store featuring products from local craftsmen and artisans opened a second location in Dilworth in July. It’s in the space next to Harris Teeter at Kenilworth Commons on East Boulevard. (Find CLT)

Moxie Mercantile opens a new store in Fort Mill (219 Main St.) Expect women’s clothing and lifestyle items, by JCB. Owner Michelle Castelloe, who operates other Moxie locations including Plaza Midwood, told Axios she’s aiming for a mid-October opening.

cactus club moved to a new, larger location in Plaza Midwood. It is now at 909 Central Ave Ste. 1, next to Two balls. The specialty plant store opened in 2017 and operated as a mobile store before opening its first physical location in the South End during the pandemic. (Cactus Club)

Cactus Club in Plaza Midwood. Courtesy of Cactus Club

Warby Parker, an eyewear retailer, will open in a freestanding retail building in Birkdale Village. (Observer)

  • Also in Birkdale Village, two retailers — Beck on Broad and Cosmo Gypsy — recently opened in two free-standing commercial buildings. The stores, run by a husband and wife duo, sell luxury women’s clothing and accessories, home décor and wellness items, according to the Observer.

toys r us opens at two Macy’s stores in Charlotte – in SouthPark and Northlake – in the coming months. (Observer)

South Park Mall: A handful of new stores have opened over the summer in SouthPark, including the watchmaker Tag Heuer, diamond jeweler Blue Nile and clothing retailer Levi’s. (JCB)

Charlotte Premium Outletslocated in Steele Creek, recently opened a handful of new stores, according to the Observer, including: Boss, Vans “Off the Wall” Outlet, Adidas and Direct Tools Factory Outlet.

Northlake Shopping Center welcomed the following new stores, according to the Observer: Rainbow; the plus-size boutique Juicy Body Goddess; Kitokos, a black-owned African clothing and accessories store; and Style Hause, a vintage art and clothing boutique.

Concord Mills also had a few recent openings, including The Inspiration Co., which sells jewelry, gifts, and apparel, and Opulence Furniture, which sells high-end handcrafted furniture. (Observer)

  • Alex Baby & Toy is opening in Concord Mills in September, according to a statement from mall management.

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