Sleep Inn Billy Graham Parkway
Charlotte, NC 28217
Phone: (704) 525-5005
Fax: (704) 559-7405
Sleepy Poet Antique mall sprawls over 55,000 square feet (5,110 square meters). It is located on South Boulevard and houses an array of items that will delight antique lovers. With everything from vintage art pieces, water jugs and cameras to quilts, frames and lamps, this place is a haven for collectors. The mall stays true to its motto: No rhyme or reason, just cool stuff. It should then come as no surprise that the Sleepy Poet Antique Mall has won various awards from local magazines.
With a large selection of craft beers, this specialty store is heaven for beer enthusiasts. Popular with locals, and great if you want to pick up some local beer as souvenirs Brawley's Beverage is a nice little local shop to stop by on your visit. Their knowledgeable and friendly staff will be more than pleased to help you choose the best drafts for you. You can even pick up some nifty glassware as souvenirs on your way out.
Doll is a must-visit for fashionistas in Charlotte. This independent boutique on Selwyn Avenue makes a statement with trends from New York all the way to Los Angeles. Veronica M, Michael Lauren, Karina Grimaldi, Kings of Cole and Young, Fabulous & Broke feature in a mix of established and emerging international labels. Peruse the plethora of clothing, jewelry and accessories and put together an outfit with some styling recommendations by owners Trish Bennett and Austin Olive.
Try out a stylish dress or an easy tee from KK Bloom Boutique. Located on the famous Selwyn Avenue, this elegant store houses quite a collection. The extensive display goes well beyond affordable summer clothes and includes trendy club wear and elegant cocktail dresses too. The range of quirky and conventional accessories are surely worth a buy. The friendly staff will patiently assist you until you find your buy!
Coffee lovers can get their daily caffeine fix at Dilworth Coffeehouse in the Kenilworth Shopping Center. You can sit down with a good book, or simply indulge in some people-watching while sipping on your latte. The coffee menu doesn't fail to impress -- if you want to try something different, go for the Providence House Decaf or Xtra Dark New Orleans. Teas, soft drinks and local bands also feature at the coffeehouse.
Berrybrook Farm Natural Food Pantry is a pioneer store selling natural food that is against animal testing. The store offers beauty products, food supplements, produce and other items that are completely organic and chemical-free. Natural pet food is also sold here. A favorite among the health-conscious, one can also indulge without guilt at the juice bar that serves healthy vegan and vegetarian juices, sandwiches and soups. There are numerous discounts available daily.
The Bag Lady is an innovative concept store located in Charlotte. The store is not limited to just bags, it also sells a range of items including jewelry, artwork, books and artsy unique gifts. This woman-centric store is about empowering women, but is popular with both genders. The Bag Lady's staff includes tarot card readers, soul readers and shamanic stone readers who offer their valuable insights to customers. This new-age store even organizes various events and exhibitions.
Located in South End, Tarah Amann's Blush Boutique is a feminine and contemporary boutique in the neighborhood. Its collection features trendy dresses, skirts, tops and bottoms as well as accessories, jewelry and footwear. Browse through unique pieces, and if you find yourself spoiled for choice, Tarah herself will offer style tips.
Black Sheep is more than just a skateboard shop. It stocks all the latest products the skateboard industry has to offer, and come the South End's monthly Gallery Crawl, the store becomes a pillar of the art community as well. Custom designed clothing and footwear are always available, and the walls are usually lined with paintings or photography produced by local artists. See website for special event announcements.
The Boulevard at South End offers fashionable items for a wide range of clientele. This shopping district focuses more on local artisans and handcrafted items than big-name designers brands, ensuring that many of the pieces for sale are one-of-a-kind, just like your style.
If you are in the mood to showcase your culinary skills, head to Pastas & Provisions to procure a few ingredients for some Italian dining. With home-cooked pastas, noodles, canned Italian tomatoes, spices and sauces, it offers everything that could possibly be needed for a delicious Italian meal. While driving through, if you have some time to spare then dine on instantly cooked dishes, soups and desserts served here.
A venture of the Crosland developers, Latta Arcade is located in the trendy Uptown region of Charlotte. An enchanting old world charm is the characteristic of this shopping center. A varied list of shops and restaurants like Besoin Gallery, Chick's restaurant, Woody's Hot Dogs, Think Paperless, Kugler's Studio Inc. and many, many more are present in this popular establishment. A part of the National Historical Registry, Latta attracts locals and tourists alike.