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By Elisabeth Arriero

Posted: Monday, Jan. 06, 2014

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After much anticipation, Langtree at the Lake will unveil its first retail stores and restaurants this month. From breakfast cafes to day spas, from nail salons to Italian pizza parlors, developers are planning a wide variety of venues at the $1 billion, 400-acre mixed-use development in Mooresville. Langtree held its first official ribbon cutting in November, when officials with RL West, which is developing the property, opened 300 luxury apartments. In anticipation of what’s to come in the next several months, we talked to Stephen T. Welly, a principal at RLWest-Langtree Development Company, who gave us the scoop on what’s opening and when.

The Sunup Café and Coffee Shop

What: Executive chef Tom Tressler oversees this new restaurant serving breakfast and lunch. Sunup Café also has a full liquor license and a walk-in coffee bar.

Size: 35,00 square feet

Anticipated opening: January

Lipp Boutique

What: A high-end women’s clothing store that already has a location at Birkdale Village in Huntersville.

Size: 1,500 square feet

Anticipated opening: January.


What: Brothers Keith and Vincent Caminiti, who own Brooklyn South restaurants in Mooresville and Cornelius, are opening this Italian restaurant that will use wood-burning ovens to create high-end pizzas.

Size: 5,500 square feet

Anticipated opening: February or March.

Beth & Company

What: Also with a location in Statesville, Beth & Company is a luxurious salon and spa that will offer a variety of beauty treatments.

Size: 3,500 square feet

Anticipated opening: February or March.

Yogurt City

What: A national frozen yogurt franchise that specializes in fresh, healthy ingredients.

Size: 3,500 square feet

Anticipated opening: February or March.

Sky Café and Gelato

What: A cozy café specializing in sandwiches and light fare as well as delicious Italian ice cream.

Size: 1,400 square feet

Anticipated opening: February or March.

Bacchus Wine and Tapas

What: An upscale Italian wine bar with more than 100 varieties, along with tempting tapas dishes.

Size: 1,851 square feet

Anticipated opening: February or March.

Mon Chateau

What: A warm and inviting speakeasy cocktail lounge.

Size: 1,900 square feet

Anticipated opening: March or April

Hibachi Express and Sushi

What: A casual, locally owned restaurant that specialzies in Japanese food.

Size: 1,800 square feet

Anticipated opening: March or April


What: This trendy women’s clothing boutique offers a wide variety of stylish fashions, with most items less than $100.

Size: 1,800 square feet

Anticipated opening: February or March


What: A surf, wakeboard, and paddleboard shop with accessories and gear.

Size: Unknown

Anticipated opening: April or May

On the horizon

In addition to the above retailers and restaurants, Stephen T. Welly, with RLWest-Langtree Development Company, says they’re still working on bringing in additional tenants. Other key features of this first phase of Langtree will include a pond with waterfalls and a boardwalk. Later developments include an 850-seat amphitheater as well as a hotel, office space, and condominiums.

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