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Old 07-28-2008, 11:28 AM
 
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Looking for unique shopping in and around the Charlotte area. I'm interested in finding nice areas to shop and eat. Some place that is nice,cute, fun and different to walk around and spend several hours with your special someone or your best friend. NOT mall or chain type of stores. Example: Charleston market area, Boone...... and those of you from NJ who know Rancocas Woods or Chester, Lambertville, Frenchtown, New Hope, PA. Thanks
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Old 07-28-2008, 11:53 AM
 
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Been to Lambertville, Frenchtown and New Hope and lived several miles from Rancocas Woods. Princeton is great too. The area around Plaza and Central has some unique shops (i.e. retro antiques, coffee shop, Fuel Pizza, etc.) and East Blvd. has some shops, but by in large, you won't find similar areas in Charlotte. Its a shame because New Hope/Lambertville are beautiful areas that you can spend all day in. Others will likely point you in the direction of Arysley and other areas in South Park, but they're not the same. By all means, if you do find a place similar, go ahead and post.

Otherwise, I think you would have to head to the mountains. Asheville is great, with a market of its own. Boone has some walkable areas, as does Blowing Rock and Hendersonville.
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Old 07-28-2008, 11:57 AM
 
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There are some very nice shops in downtown Belmont, in Gaston County. Not enough to spend a whole day, but an hour or two of shopping along with lunch at one of the nice restaurants there will make for a very pleasant afternoon.

To fill the day out you can always take a trip to nearby Stowe Botanical Gardens.
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Old 07-28-2008, 11:58 AM
 
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Thanks LBI kid, I lived near Frenchtown.
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Old 07-28-2008, 11:59 AM
 
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There are some very nice shops in downtown Belmont, in Gaston County. Not enough to spend a whole day, but an hour or two of shopping along with lunch at one of the nice restaurants there will make for a very pleasant afternoon.

To fill the day out you can always take a trip to nearby Stowe Botanical Gardens.
Thanks LAMF, Belmont is on my list of places to go.
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Old 07-28-2008, 12:04 PM
 
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Check out Central Avenue (near Thomas Avenue/The Plaza), South End (in particular Camden Road), NoDa along North Davidson Street, and East Boulevard in Dilworth (here you can talk a walk around Freedom Park too).
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Old 07-28-2008, 01:03 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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Here are some shops that may get overlooked if you are new to the area.


Efirds Interiors has some neat stuff - browse furniture and lighting at the same time

Efirds Interiors

For Lighting repair, i.e., lamps and chandeliers:

Angel's Place
2212 Hawkins St
Charlotte, NC 28203
(704) 370-7636‎

I like shopping at Phillips Place - great browsing . . .

The Lingerie Shoppe:
Lingerie and beautiful accessories and gifts

Bedside Manor: gorgeous linens


Plantation Shop, 2823 Selwyn

First Fruits Embroidery, 7868 Rea Road - they will also embroider items you bring in

Perris Boutique, 2907 Selwyn - women's clothing and accessories

Sedona Boutique, 10822 Providence Rd. Suite 800 - neat stuff - home decor

Cottage Chic, 1232 East Blvd. - home decor, neat hand-made jewelry, purses, nursery items, kitchen goodies . . . fun place!

Those are a few I have enjoyed checking out . . .
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Old 07-28-2008, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Crown Town
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You might want to try downtown Salisbury. There was a recent TV news story about how much its developed recently. I went through there for a football game last Fall and was surprised at all the hustle and bustle.

Downtown Salisbury: Home

To a lesser extent downtown Davidson and Concord also might offer a little of what you're looking for.

Downtown Davidson, Inc. - A non-profit organization supporting Davidson, NC

Concord Downtown Development Corp. (http://www.concorddowntown.com/index.html - broken link)
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Old 07-28-2008, 05:58 PM
 
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My favorite is Paper Skyscraper on East Blvd.
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Old 07-29-2008, 07:21 AM
 
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Thanks everyone. It looks like I have a lot of shopping to do
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