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Retail sails: Grocery-anchored, luxe and bargain do well; middle market stuck (access required)

The Shops at Southline, a Publix-anchored shopping center on South Boulevard across from Lowe's Home Improvement, is scheduled to open later this year. The shopping center will include the 55,000-square-foot Publix, as well as 8,400 square feet of shops and restaurants. Photo by Eric Dinkins

The development of retail space is expected to continue following the rapid growth of residential construction in Charlotte, but the demand for luxury retailers and value retailers could make things difficult for retailers targeting middle-class consumers. And counter to national ...

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Outlet mall may attract more than shoppers to Steele Creek (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – The words “outlet mall” bring to mind the towns of Mebane and Gaffney, S.C., where the sprawling shopping complexes hunker on busy interstates, enticing travelers to stop in and drop some coin. The Charlotte Premium Outlets, which are ...

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Developing news: Commercial projects likely to increase (access required)

Retail follows rooftops. It’s the old real estate adage explaining how commercial development responds to residential development. So the recent growth in homebuilding and homebuying in the Charlotte market – which is expected to continue into 2014 – will likely be accompanied by increased commercial development over the next two years, even if developers are still cautious about the overall economy.

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Commercial Confidential: Stonecrest at Piper Glen (access required)

Stonecrest at Piper Glen

Pass through Stonecrest at Piper Glen to catch a film or grab a bite on a Friday night and the shopping center is packed with both high schoolers and families, looking to relax after a long week. Cars from just about all the luxury brands can be seen in the parking lot as visitors watch their movies or eat their dinners, which is no surprise considering that Stonecrest is situated in an area with some of the highest incomes in Charlotte.

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