Thursday, May 6, 2010

Myers Park Bustling with New Services and Retail

Crosland announces several new retailers and services throughout four
quaint specialty shopping centers in Myers Park. These announcements
are representative of the trend of retailers wanting to locate within
high-quality neighborhoods to make shopping as convenient as possible
for their customers.

"Myers Park remains one of the most desirable historic neighborhoods
in Charlotte and retains attractive demographics with higher incomes
and moderate population density which is appealing to retailers for
site selection," said Charles Thrift, senior leasing associate with
Crosland Investment Services, who represented the property owners on
the transactions, Eastern Federal Corporation and Crosland.
Tranquil Court on Selwyn

Metro Fitness (7,847 sf), an urban, upscale fitness center will offer
members a variety of unique benefits including state-of-the-art cardio
and weight equipment, a full-line of nutritional supplements, a full-
service smoothie bar and small group classes as well as personal
training services.

Planning to open mid-August, Metro Fitness will focus on functional
training for small groups and individuals to create a unique member
experience in the stylish facility. Fitness classes such as spinning
and kettlebell will be available. Professionally-trained staff
including high-level Crossfit-certified instructors will be available
to assist members in reaching their fitness goals. Membership pre-
sales will begin in late May. "We really felt there was not a fitness
club in the area with this type of focus," said co-owners Darlene
Malecki and Denis Abood.

Salon P (1,253 sf), a local, full-service hair salon plans to relocate
to Tranquil Court mid-May. Offering services ranging from shampooing
and organic straightening to cut and colors and waxing, this salon is
focused on sustainable products and practices. The salon offers the
best in hair care for adults and children and utilizes unique and
natural professional products such as Kevin Murphy, Peter Coppola and

"Myers Park is my neighborhood," said Preston Henderson, owner. "I
started here 21 years ago as an assistant, and I am thrilled to
operate my own salon in an area that I love surrounded by my
supportive clientele."
The Villa

Old Dog Clothing (569 sf), which specializes in custom-made clothing
for men and women as well as custom-made leather and upholstered
furniture is relocating from Phillips Place and plans to open in
August. Old Dog Clothing provides its custom furniture services to
individuals as well as businesses such as hotels and country clubs.
The Villa is a lovely two-story retrofitted home anchored by
Acquisitions and Something Classic and offers a unique shopping
environment totaling 13,931 square feet.
Colony Shops

Rococo Antiques and Interiors (1,300 sf), which opened in March,
specializes in interior design services as well as provides an
assortment of antiques, art work, chandeliers and accessories for
purchase. Colony Shops is located directly next to Tranquil Court on
Selwyn and is anchored by Sterling Manor Antiques and Bicycle Sport.
Manor Shops on Providence

Pure Barre Charlotte (2,104 sf) which opened its first North Carolina
location at Manor Shops on Providence in early April is a premier
studio offering Pure Barre classes. Manor Shops is a popular 20,134
square foot shopping center anchored by Manor Theatre and Panera Bread.

Pure Barre, a total-body workout that employs yoga, ballet and
Pilates, is designed to lift your seat, tone your thighs and burn fat
utilizing the ballet barre to perform small isometric movements. Pure
Barre Charlotte offers several 55-minute classes each day. These
classes are taught by professionally-trained instructors who
participate in on-going training throughout their careers.
"The response of the Charlotte community has been overwhelming," said
owner Bratschi Johnston. "Prior to opening, I received more than 200 e-
mails from people who have heard about Pure Barre from friends in
other cities. They wanted to know how soon they could sign up for our
fantastic classes."
About Tranquil Court on Selwyn

Tranquil Court on Selwyn is a mixed-use development comprised of two
buildings on a 2.73-acre site at Selwyn and Tranquil avenues. The
commercial component, totaling approximately 63,000 square feet, is
located within a five-story building adjacent to the Tranquil Court
residences. The commercial building includes class-A office space for
small- and medium-sized businesses above retail. Pedestrian-level
retail will feature boutique shops and dining offerings. The 104
luxury residences include studio, one- and two-bedroom condominiums
ranging from 562 to 1,419 square feet. For more information, visit
About Crosland LLC

Founded in 1937, Crosland is one of the most prominent diversified
real estate companies in the Southeast and is recognized as a leading
community builder. Its expertise in retail, multifamily, office, land
development and general contracting enables it to be an innovator in
multi- and mixed-use development.
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Crosland has offices in Raleigh,
Orlando, Tampa and Nashville, and develops, builds and manages
properties in the Carolinas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee and
Virginia. The privately held company's asset portfolio and current
projects have a market value exceeding $1 billion. For more detail,