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Healthy meals to-go store coming soon to Plaza Midwood

Aerial view of the mural on the exterior of the Pecan Avenue buildings behind Dairy Queen in Plaza Midwood
Aerial view of the mural on the exterior of the Pecan Avenue buildings behind Dairy Queen in Plaza Midwood Courtesy of Red Partners

A healthy meals-to-go store and a nail salon will open in a renovated portion of Plaza Midwood behind the 1950s-era Dairy Queen on Central Avenue.

Get Fit Foods and Urban Nails Bar will open in the free-standing buildings at 1311 and 1321 Pecan Ave., according to Jon Beall, a broker at Red Partners, the Charlotte firm marketing the spaces.

The two retailers will “bring great services to the neighborhood,” Beall said.

According to its website, Get Fit Foods offers 30 fresh, preservative-free breakfast, lunch and dinner packaged meals. The shop operates another location in Ballantyne, and has a new location on Park Road that recently opened next to Starbucks. Get Fit Foods opens its Plaza Midwood location in December.

1311 Pecan Ave. is a 1,500 square-foot space previously home to Central Pecan Barber Styling Shop and Bellissimo Hair Braiding. 1321 Pecan Ave. is a 2,000 square-foot space next to an existing dry cleaner. A mural was recently completed on the exterior of the buildings.

Beall said Red is marketing another spot nearby, a 2,400 square-foot-space at 1317 Pecan Ave. that will be available January 1. They are looking for “neighborhood-oriented businesses,” such as veterinarians, dental practices, eye doctors, artisans and galleries, Beall said.

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

An ABC store opened last month in the renovated former Family Dollar, for instance. A Five Guys Burgers and Fries took the place of J&J Beauty Supply next to Healthy Home Market nearby.

Katherine Peralta: 704-358-5079, @katieperalta

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