It’s official: Anthropologie is coming to South End. And apparently it’s just the one of many new retailers that’ll soon move into the bustling neighborhood.
The retailer’s new home will be in the approximately 8,000-square-foot renovated space next to Luna’s Living Kitchen, across from Ice House in the Atherton Mill shopping center.
Lyle Darnall, managing director of Columbia-based developer Edens, told the Observer that his firm signed a lease with Anthropologie and that the store will open “in the fall of this year.”
“A few years from now, we’ll look back at this as the start of Atherton Mills as a retail hub,” Darnall said in a statement released Thursday. “This addition to the center was carefully planned and is the first of multiple, soon to be announced steps that will solidify Atherton as the retail focal point of the South End and Dilworth communities for years to come.”
Michael Smith, president and CEO of Charlotte Center City Partners, similarly lauded the addition of the Anthropolgie store and its location in the heart of an “urban neighborhood,” within walking distance for thousands of residents and connected to a slew of restaurants, retailers and the Blue Line light trail.
The new store’s address is 2000 South Blvd., suite 200.
Anthropologie, which is owned by Urban Outfitters, sells women’s clothing, home decor and accessories. The retailer operates three stores in North Carolina, including one in Charlotte’s SouthPark mall.
Edens owns the Atherton Mill shopping area as well as Park Road Shopping Center.