Park Road Shopping Center has come alive with trendy hotspots.
Park Road Shopping Center has come alive with trendy hotspots. Jeff Siner jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
Park Road Shopping Center has come alive with trendy hotspots. Jeff Siner jsiner@charlotteobserver.com

As the retail and sports business reporter for the Observer, Katie Peralta covers everything from grocery-store competition in Charlotte to tax breaks for pro sports teams. She is a Chicago native and graduate of the University of Notre Dame.