Charlotte Area Malls Planning To Open This Weekend
As North Carolina begins to phase in business openings starting May 8th, the following Charlotte area malls have announced plans to open this weekend. So if you've been anxious to get out of the house and indulge in a bit of retail therapy here's where you can go:
- SouthPark Mall 4400 Sharon Road | Charlotte, NC 28211
- The Village at SouthPark 4310 Sharon Road | Charlotte, NC 28211
- Charlotte Premium Outlets 5404 New Fashion Way | Charlotte, NC 28278
- Concord Mills Mall 8111 Concord Mills Boulevard | Concord, NC 28027
However, be sure to call individual stores and shops first... some stores will offer curbside pick-up only for items purchased on-line (Neiman Marcus is one such store); others will let you shop only by appointment (Paul Simon Women, for example). And keep in mind that the malls will limit their hours of operation, entrances/exits that can be used, and the number of people allowed in at one time.
No word yet as to when Northlake Mall in north Charlotte and Carolinas Place Mall in Pineville might be opening. Individual shops and boutiques around Charlotte are also planning openings this weekend... but as with the malls, call first to find out "if, when, how" if you've got a favorite local shop you've missed these past weeks of isolation.
Other businesses that can reopen as of May 8th in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County where you can shop include car dealerships, electronics stores and bookshops.
Earlier this week I saw lights on in the Marshalls/Home Goods store in the Blakeney Shopping Center... maybe that means this popular shopping destination in the Ballantyne area will be opening soon.
"Honestly, shopping beats therapy anytime. It costs the same and you get a dress out of it."
... Sophie Kinsella
If you do decide to partake of a bit of retail therapy in Charlotte this weekend remember to follow social distancing guidelines and other safety protocols like wearing a mask.