What's In Store

New restaurant, nail bar may be coming soon to renovated Plaza Midwood shops

Rendering of renovated 1311 Pecan Ave.
Rendering of renovated 1311 Pecan Ave. Courtesy of RED Partners

The two buildings behind the Dairy Queen in Plaza Midwood are undergoing renovations, and could soon be home to new tenants, including a restaurant and a nail bar.

The two free-standing buildings, at 1311 and 1321 Pecan Ave., are owned by Pecan Holdings, LLC., according to Jon Beall, a broker at Red Partners, the Charlotte firm marketing the spaces.

1311 Pecan Ave., previously home to Central Pecan Barber Styling Shop and Bellissimo Hair Braiding, is a 1,500 square-foot spot that could be well-suited for general retail or office uses, Beall said. The types of retail Red is looking to sign as a tenant include a retail boutique, neighborhood market, art gallery, take-out restaurant, or office, he added. The building is undergoing a full renovation, which should wrap up this summer.

1321 Pecan Ave. is a 2,000 square-foot space next to an existing dry cleaner. Beall said his group is “very close” to securing an upscale nail bar for the space.

“We are working very intentionally to attract tenants who will integrate well with the character and fabric of the neighborhood,” Beall said.

The stretch along Central Avenue in Plaza Midwood has been booming with new construction in recent years, with thousands of new apartment units, restaurants and other future retail spots underway, putting pressure on many longtime businesses nearby.

The Dairy Queen at 1431 Central Ave. opened in 1950, according to a 1985 Observer report.

Katherine Peralta: 704-358-5079, @katieperalta