Charlotte, N.C., March 8, 2013 –CNL Crosland Commercial announced that the leasing team has added an upscale Asian restaurant and children’s cooking school to the lineup at the multi-million dollar redevelopment of Quail Corners being led by master developer Crosland Southeast. The latest news on the 113,000-square-foot retail center in south Charlotte anchored by Harris Teeter and Rite Aid includes:
– Wolfman Pizza has re-opened in its new location.
– McDonald’s is scheduled to open in mid-March.
– Outdoor acoustical musical entertainment on the 9,000 square foot courtyard plaza weekly on Saturdays will begin April 6th and run weather permitting until September 28th.
“We are absolutely delighted with the way the redevelopment has turned out,” said Adam Ford, general manager of Crosland, LLC. “It has been an outstanding team effort with Crosland Southeast and CNL Crosland working to deliver a very high quality redevelopment while finding entrepreneurs with ideal concepts to serve the neighborhoods.”
Quail Corners adds Sushi Restaurant
CNL Crosland Commercial Real Estate’s vice president of leasing, Gwen Glaeser, announced that Umai Sushi & Asian Bistro has signed a lease for 3,305 square feet in the new Quail Corners courtyard. The 100–seat bistro is expected to open in third quarter 2013. The restaurant will feature a large sushi bar and patio. The owner, Huy “Ricky” Zhao is a seasoned restaurateur and looks forward to providing fresh Japanese, Chinese and Thai favorites to the South Charlotte area.
“We wanted to fill a void in the Asian category that is so beloved by neighbors and we wanted to fill it with somewhere you can get great sushi as well as your Chinese favorites,” said Glaeser.
Flour Power Kids Cooking Studios
Flour Power Kids Cooking Studios will open its first Charlotte location, a 2,015 square foot studio, in July. Having operated for 5 years in Raleigh in North Hills, Flour Power saw an opportunity to expand to the Queen City and wanted to be in a similarly desirable area. Flour Power offers weekly classes on weekends and after school on weekdays from ages 3 to Adult. They also plan to host “Kids Night Out” Events for ages 5-12 on Friday evenings starting August 9th from 6pm to 8pm so parents can enjoy a nice adult meal at other Quail Corners restaurants. Saturday and Sunday afternoons will be reserved exclusively for Birthday Parties.
Another popular offering at Flour Power is “Camp Yummy” will offer summer camps, teacher workdays and holiday camps coinciding with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School schedule. The first summer camp is scheduled to begin July 8-12. Each camp is based on a different theme such as “Around the World in 5 Days” or “Thankful for Thanksgiving.”
Owner Susan Caldwell commented, “I wanted to create a place that develops self esteem, creates family time and reinforces math, science and reading in a fun and constructive manner, all the while providing a fundamental life skill.”
Master developer, Crosland Southeast, has announced that the site work including parking reconfigurations and façade renovation is complete at Quail Corners. Construction also has been completed on the 9,000-square-foot open-air plaza, tripling the amount of area for outdoor dining and entertainment.
In addition to the center’s improvements, a pedestrian refuge was installed in the middle of Park Road at the Hamlin Road intersection. It is similar in style to the pedestrian refuges on East Boulevard in Dilworth.
The Quail Corners redevelopment architect is BB+M Architecture. Civil engineering and landscape design is by LandDesign. The general contractor is Myers & Chapman.
About Quail Corners
Quail Corners, anchored by Harris Teeter and Rite Aid, is a 113,000-square-foot unique neighborhood retail center providing shoppers with a diverse mix of specialty shops, restaurants and retail businesses. Located at the intersection of Park Road, Gleneagles Road and Sharon Road West in South Charlotte, it is easily accessible to residents in SouthPark, as well as neighborhoods bordered by Highway 51 and South Boulevard. (Note to Media: for a printable site plan, please click here: http://shopquailcorners.com/Site_Plan_files/QCSC_Site_Plan.pdf)
About Crosland Southeast
Crosland Southeast and its partners have a long history of developing and leasing award winning retail and mixed-use developments throughout seven southeastern states. The five Crosland Southeast partners previously served as officers of the 74-year old Crosland LLC, and have a combined 115 years experience in the shopping center industry.
Today, Crosland Southeast perpetuates excellence with its emphasis on retail acquisitions, advisory services, single-tenant development and the development of high-quality retail and mixed-use projects. The team is currently developing such projects as Stonebridge in Richmond, VA, which was named Virginia’s Best Public/Private Partnership of 2012 by the Virginia Business publication, the final phase to the 260-acre Blakeney development in South Charlotte and a very active single-tenant build-to-suit pipeline. During their careers, the executive team has developed more than 24 million square feet of retail space.
About CNL Crosland Commercial Real Estate
CNL Crosland Commercial Real Estate offers a full range of commercial real estate services, including leasing and management, tenant representation, project management, facilities management and brokerage services as well as a development and investment platform. It operates in all sectors of commercial real estate, including retail, office, industrial and multifamily. For more information, visit www.cnl.com/commercial.
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