Shop­ping Cen­ters

Where Charlotte - - SHOPPING -

BAL­LAN­TYNE VIL­LAGE—

Re­sem­bling an open-air Euro­pean plaza, Bal­lan­tyne Vil­lage’s re­tail dis­trict in­cludes shop­ping, con­ve­nient ser­vices, and din­ing—from the sim­ple to the ex­quis­ite. You can also catch a flick at Bal­lan­tyne’s plush movie the­ater. Hours vary by venue. www.bal­lan­tynevil­lage. com. 14825 Bal­lan­tyne Vil­lage Way, 704.369.5000.

CAROLINA PLACE MALL—

With stores such as REI and Barnes & No­ble, and eater­ies like Harper’s Restau­rant, this shop­ping area south of I-485 is grow­ing by leaps and bounds. Its an­chor stores, such as Belk and Dil­lard’s, re­main peren­nial at­trac­tions. Open M-Sa 10 am-9 pm, Su noon-6 pm. www.car­oli­naplace. com. 11025 Carolina Place Pkwy., Pineville, 704.543.9300. Map 1 C9

CHAR­LOTTE PRE­MIUM OUT­LETS—

Opened in the sum­mer of 2014, this out­let hub is the new­est ad­di­tion to Char­lotte’s shop­ping scene, of­fer­ing up­scale shop­ping at 25 to 65 per­cent off re­tail prices. Open M-Sa 10 am-9 pm, Su 10 am-7 pm. www.pre­mi­u­mout­lets.com/char­lotte. 5404 New Fash­ion Way, 704.523.8865. Map 1 A7

CON­CORD MILLS—

The top shop­ping des­ti­na­tion of the Caroli­nas, this mega­mall fea­tures more than 200 stores to splurge at; plus, shop­pers can also dine at eater­ies like Maki of Ja­pan and Villa Ital­ian kitchen, and en­joy en­ter­tain­ment at AMC 24 The­aters, Sea Life Aquar­ium and Dave & Buster’s. Open M-Sa 10 am-9 pm, Su noon-7 pm. www. con­cord­mills.com. 8111 Con­cord Mills Blvd., Con­cord, 704.979.3000. Map 1 F3

PARK ROAD SHOP­PING CEN­TER—

This ven­er­a­ble Char­lotte in­sti­tu­tion was the first open-air shop­ping cen­ter in the city and has been go­ing strong for 58 years. The cen­ter in­cludes more than 60 stores, restau­rants and ser­vices such as J. Crew Mer­can­tile, Black­hawk Hard­ware and Bev­ello. www.parkroad­shop­ping­cen­ter.com. 4201 Park Road,. Map 1 D6

SPE­CIALTY SHOPS ON THE PARK—

For an open-air, posh shop­ping ex­pe­ri­ence, visit this 60,000-square-foot shop­ping plaza across from SouthPark. You can make it your per­fect day of pam­per­ing—pe­ruse the luxe shops, grab a work­out at pure barre and en­joy a re­lax­ing din­ner at Brick­tops or a drink Paco’s Tacos & Tequila. spe­cial­tyshopssouth­park.com. 6401 Mor­ri­son Blvd., 704.551.2202. B4

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