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May 25, 2016 – Kylie Moore, Charlotte Agenda

Waverly, south Charlotte’s newest multi-use development is moving along quickly.

It’s a project by Childress Klein, Crosland Southeast and, interestingly enough, the Matthews family. The land has been in the family since 1860, when it was gifted as a wedding present to Sarah Houston when she married William Matthews, and the family chose Childress Klein and Crosland Southeast specifically to develop the land.


The 90-acre plot of land just south of I-485 is in the process of being turned into a pedestrian-friendly area focusing on outside dining and shopping.

In addition to retail, there will be Class A corporate office space, just under 400 upscale apartments (these will be called Solis Waverly) and 150 single-family and townhomes.


There will be 250,000-square feet of retail and more than 25 tenants have signed leases. A 40,000-square foot Whole Foods will anchor the retail and the first tenants are expected to open this fall.


Tenants include:

Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar – 4,300 square feet – Artisan sandwiches and burgers along with incredible french fries.

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Chipotle – 2,423 square feet – The build-it-as-you-go burrito, taco and quesadilla spot. Can also be found in Midtown, Cotswold and South End.

Viva Chicken – The popular Peruvian chicken place. Can also be found in Elizabeth, Ballantyne, and coming soon to Montford.

Panera Bread – You know and love Panera.

Chuy’s – 7,149 square feet – A Mexican joint known for its chips and queso deal (it’s free).

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CycleBar – 3,246 square feet – A premium indoor cycling franchise along the lines of Flywheel and SoulCycle.

District 5 Interiors – 2,400 square feet – Quality lifestyle furniture and accessories. The original location opened on West Morehead Street last year.

Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa – 2,500 square feet – Professional massage, facial and hair removal services. Can also be found in South Park and Ballantyne.

Hilton Garden Inn – 141 rooms – Affordable hotel rooms.

Horizon Eye Care – 8,300 square feet – Charlotte’s leading full-service eye care practice. Previous locations include Cotswold and the Arboretum.

ivy & leo – 1,500 square feet – A boutique clothing shop specializing in women’s fashion and accessories. Other locations include Founders Hall and SouthPark.

Mattress Firm – 4,018 square feet – A large, affordable collection of mattresses.

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt – 1,498 square feet – Self-serve frozen yogurt with dozens of flavors and toppings. Careful to let your kids do it themselves – you pay by the ounce. Can also be found on East Boulevard.

Modern Salon & Spa – 2,500 square feet – An Aveda concept salon offering hair services and body treatments such as salt glows, coffee scrubs, facials and energy treatments. Other locations are Phillips Place, Hearst Tower, Birkdale Village and Metropolitan.

Novanta Pizzeria Napoletana – 6,073 square feet – Made-from-scratch pizza with a unique crust made in Italian wood fire grills.

Novant Health – 22,000 square feet – Urgent and family healthcare offering pediatrics, physical therapy and more.

PetPeople – 4,900 square feet – High-quality pet supplies that focus on limited-ingredient foods for cats and dogs.

Polished Nail Bar – 2,500 square feet – Affordably-priced salon services ranging from manicures to waxing. Other locations include South Boulevard, Providence Road and Fairview Road.

Quail Dry Cleaners – 938 square feet – Pick-up and delivery dry cleaning services. Other locations include Piper Glen, Quail Corners, Shoppes at Highland Creek and the Promenade on Providence.

Simply Grand! – 2,630 square feet – Boutique shop with a Southern style and coastal influence. Items include clothing, accessories, special occasion items and accents and gifts.

Taziki’s Mediterranean Café – 3,000 square feet – A concept similar to Zoë’s Kitchen. Think Mediterranean food with a focus on grilled meats, vegetarian dishes and salads.

[Agenda story: Midtown Mediterranean Showdown: Taziki’s opens June 14 near Zoë’s Kitchen]

Ted’s Montana Grill – 5,061 square feet – A restaurant that aims to give its diners a “Big Sky” experience. Menu includes burgers, steaks and salads.

The Porter’s House – 6,200 square feet – Modern steakhouse.

Truliant Credit Union – 2,097 square feet – Financial services for both personal and business use. Other locations include Uptown, South Boulevard, Tyvola Road and Park Road.

ULTA – 11,000 square feet – A makeup, hair and skin destination. Yes, they’re always this big. ULTA can also be found in Cotswold and Stonecrest.

Ultraskin Wax Center – 1,200 square feet – A team of licensed estheticians specializing in waxing services at an affordable cost. Can also be found in South Park.

And the big one…

Whole Foods – 40,000 square feet – An upscale grocery store chain specializing in high-quality natural and organic foods. Also found near Phillips Place.