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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.

Novanta 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

Fab’rik 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

Swell 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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