Charlotte, N.C., Sept. 2, 2010 – Crosland, one of the Southeast’s leading diversified real estate firms, announces six new lease signings, including four specialty culinary retailers, in Myers Park area shopping centers in Charlotte – Tranquil Court on Selwyn, Colony Shops and The Villa.
In addition to Tranquil Family Dentistry, the signing of FABO and Petit Philippe, which offer custom confectionary delights, brings the retail component of the mixed-use development on Selwyn Avenue to full occupancy. Joining Colony Shops are MostlyChocolate.com, a specialty chocolate retailer carrying European chocolates and New York Butcher Shoppe, which offers the highest quality of meats. Decade is set to join The Villa, located on Providence Road adjacent to the Manor Shops.
“These tenants really establish this area of Myers Park as a culinary shopping destination for Charlotte foodies,” said Charles Thrift, senior leasing associate for Crosland, who represented the landlord in all transactions.
Tranquil Court on Selwyn
FABO (1,732 sf) is relocating from its previous location in Charlotte, and is expected to open its doors in Tranquil Court in October. As an art buying venue, FABO showcases pieces ranging from oil paintings and jewelry to pottery from 60 local artists. In addition to visual art, FABO offers food art; with Tizzerts as one of the featured food artists, where customers will be able to enjoy individual servings of cupcakes, slices of cakes, brownies and much more. FABO will also offer a full coffee bar featuring regular coffees as well as specialty lattes. FABO is the perfect place to select a gift or a piece to complement your own home.
“Tranquil Court is located in a very central part of town and is easy for many people to get to. In addition, it offers a lot of walking traffic so people will be able to walk up to FABO and enjoy a cup of coffee and a cupcake while shopping for fabulous art,” said Amy Aussieker, curator.
Petit Philippe, (1,519 sf) a specialty wine and artisan chocolate shop, plans to open around Thanksgiving and will offer customers an extensive selection of wine as well as filled bon bons/pralines and molded chocolates. With approximately 250 wines to choose from, Petit Philippe’s knowledgeable staff can help customers select the perfect complement to any meal or guide serious oenophiles in stocking their cellars, and will conduct wine tastings at their tasting bar. Owner/operator Mark Meissner will showcase boutique and premium wines primarily from California and France, with additional offerings from other European wine regions and the Pacific Northwest. He looks forward to introducing Charlotteans to wines from California’s smaller producers and cooperatives with whom he has forged relationships.
In addition, Petit Philippe will include assorted chocolates that will be made in-house by Casey Hickey, who was classically trained by a MOF in chocolate at the famous Le Cordon Bleu School in Paris and has her chocolatier certification by the Ecole Chocolat in Canada. Hickey is a self-proclaimed “office refugee” who after being in public relations and fundraising worked for Sharffen Berger’s Cafe Cacao in Berkeley which piqued her interest in making chocolate a career. A member of “Slow Food Charlotte,” Hickey was attracted by the synergy of all the other food-related tenants in the area and will focus on using local dairy and herbs. Jay Hagerman of Providence Group represented the tenant.
Tranquil Family Dentistry (3,520 sf) is led by Dr. Nancy Acampado, DDS and Dr. Grace Savage, DDS who specialize in family and cosmetic dentistry. This location is expected to open early 2011. Ken Heiliger of Heiliger & Associates represented the dentistry practice.
Tranquil Court on Selwyn also celebrated two soft openings earlier this month – Clean Catch Fish Market and Salon P opened their doors to Myers Park customers. Mellow Mushroom will open in September.
Also joining the Myers Park area, MostlyChocolate.com (3,406 sf) opened earlier this month (3,406 sf) and is a boutique chocolate shop which sells assorted varieties of imported European chocolate. In addition to chocolate, the shop offers gourmet specialties such as cookies and martini olives as well as beverages such as Possmann apple juice, Dallmayr coffees and several signature hot chocolates. MostlyChocolate.com was represented by Bill Hester of Associated Real Estate Advisors Inc.
The New York Butcher Shoppe (1,522 sf) is a gourmet grocery store and specialty butcher shop that offers a variety of fresh cut steaks, Boar’s Head deli meat as well as high quality pork, chicken, veal, lamb and homemade sausages. Originally founded in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., this will be their eleventh location in the Southeast. Providing high-quality, Angus meat, New York Butcher Shoppe will offer “stock your freezer” packages. In addition, the store will carry wines, gourmet pasta and specialty deli sandwiches as well as offer catering for area businesses. They were represented by Jonathan Britt of The Shopping Center Group and plans to open in late fall.
Decade (1,132 sf) will open its doors at The Villa, located at Providence Road adjacent to the Manor Shops. Decade, which plans to open in October, specializes in the sale of antiques, vintage furniture, home accessories as well as contemporary art. Decade will be occupying the former Something Classic space. They were represented by David Johnson of Atlantic Real Estate Services LLC.
“We chose The Villa because we’ve always loved the building. It’s a beautiful piece of architecture, and we are in good company with Isabella Style and Acquisitions,” said co-owner Kristin Darnell.