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Old 11-10-2008, 12:33 PM
 
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Ok so we live in our own world in Concord and would like to travel to south charlotte area to explore. Is there any good areas for shopping, eating, etc for a nice day trip?? Thanks
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Old 11-10-2008, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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South Park Mall has a lot of restaurants nearby

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Ballantyne Village has several good restaurants as well

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Old 11-10-2008, 12:45 PM
 
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I've only been to SouthPark and nothing further south. I would like to try the Ballantyne Village though
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Old 11-10-2008, 12:59 PM
 
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After checking out Ballantyne Village, you could head over to Blakeney. Just head down 521/Johnston Rd south. Go left on Ardrey Kell. Blakeney will be on the left (at Rea and Ardrey Kell). 131 Main restaurant is good, as is Encore Bistro. Shops include Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Swoozie's, many more. Here's a link:
Blakeney Store Directory (http://www.shopblakeney.com/go/dirlisting.cfm?fl=all - broken link)
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Old 11-10-2008, 01:07 PM
 
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I've only been to SouthPark and nothing further south. I would like to try the Ballantyne Village though
I'd suggest a walk around downtown Matthews some Saturday morning when you could visit the farmers market, check out the 100 year old Renfrow's Hardward and grab a bite to eat at your choice of places
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Old 11-10-2008, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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I'd suggest a walk around downtown Matthews some Saturday morning when you could visit the farmers market, check out the 100 year old Renfrow's Hardward and grab a bite to eat at your choice of places

While at Renfrow's be sure to visit their pet rooster.
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Old 11-13-2008, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Shaker Heights, OH
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Stonecrest on Rea Road is great! They have a Chick Fila, a Target and a Harris Teeter...not to mention a dry cleaners. I think you'll really enjoy it there. Also, if you're in the mood for a haircut check out Great Clips!
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Old 11-13-2008, 09:03 PM
 
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While at Renfrow's be sure to visit their pet rooster.
My DH loves Renfrow's especially when it's cold they have the old wood burning pot belly stove going. We purchase deer corn their once in a while and don't forget to grab your free farmer's almanac by the register.
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Old 11-14-2008, 04:36 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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When I first moved here, we used to drive about 10-15 miles in any given direction (without a map). Then, we would explore what we found and make ourselves drive back without getting on the expressway. What resulted was that we then knew a lot about all areas of the city and enjoyed ourselves in the process. (disclaimer: wouldn't necessarily drive west)
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Old 11-14-2008, 07:14 AM
 
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Other than going South have you driven west to visit the Lake Norman area and Huntersville area? I live in Huntersville and only recently discovered Latta Plantation, OMG I love it! It's so beautiful there and it's going to take me awhile to explore all the trails. I also have started driving around Mountain Island Lake and there a few cute shopping areas as well. Just something different to do on a fall day and I had no idea it was all so close to me.
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