retail

Retail roundup: The latest store opening news in Charlotte in April

We’re doing a new thing. At the end of each month, we’ll share a roundup of the latest retail opening announcements around the Charlotte area....

Lowe’s buys well-known brand in a competitive bid to bolster profitability

Lowe’s has purchased a popular carpet and flooring brand called Stainmaster as a way to give itself a competitive edge. Lowe’s, based in...

Lowe’s is changing up its stores to gain a competitive edge

To help drive sales among its important professional customer base, Mooresville-based Lowe’s is making upgrades to its stores nationwide. Why it matters:...

Moxie Mercantile is opening a third location

Moxie Mercantile, the family-run Plaza Midwood boutique that sells gifts and artisan-made wares, is expanding into downtown Matthews next month. Details: The...

The pandemic has crushed foot traffic at Charlotte malls

Foot traffic at Charlotte malls plummeted during the pandemic. At Northlake and SouthPark, monthly foot traffic has averaged around 62% and 67%, respectively,...

Lowe’s rings in centennial with $10 million ‘Hometowns’ project

Lowe’s is spending $10 million on renovation and restoration projects in 100 communities nationwide in celebration of its 100th anniversary. How it...

How Belk put Charlotte on the map, and what happens after bankruptcy

Long before Belk was bought by a private equity firm, and long before it announced plans to file for bankruptcy, the company helped shape the city we know...

Babe & Butcher to open first storefront in Camp North End

Cult-favorite charcuterie business Babe & Butcher is opening its first physical store this spring. You’ll be able to build your own cheese board. Why...

Charlotte icon Belk to file for bankruptcy

Belk, the 133-year-old department store chain based in Charlotte, says it will file for bankruptcy, marking the latest retail casualty amid the pandemic. Why...

Now open: 29 cool new openings in Charlotte from this fall

Our Now Open series is proudly presented by Charlotte Center City Partners. New businesses are part of what makes Charlotte great but don’t forget to take...

29 small business owners who proved 2020 wasn’t all bad

This roundup is really simple. It’s a celebration of some of the small businesses in Charlotte doing cool things, from expansion to pandemic pivots. This...

New tenants and expansions underway at Phillips Place amid major makeover

Phillips Place, one of the ritziest shopping centers in Charlotte, is evolving. If you walk around Phillips Place these days, you’ll notice ongoing...