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Blakeney to add 3 new retailers and a Chopt

The Blakeney shopping center in south Charlotte is adding a new Chopt salad restaurant and three new retail tenants. All are slated to open this fall.
The Blakeney shopping center in south Charlotte is adding a new Chopt salad restaurant and three new retail tenants. All are slated to open this fall. Courtesy of Chopt

Blakeney in south Charlotte is adding a new salad restaurant and three new retail tenants. All are slated to open this fall.

The shopping center’s newest tenants include the salad restaurant Chopt, women’s retailer Soft Surroundings, clothing and accessory store Vestique and the boutique K-la.

Additionally, jewelry and accessory store Handpicked will relocate from its current spot to one next to K-la, across from Starbucks.

“These new stores and restaurant add a renewed vibrancy to Blakeney as we re-merchandise the center with upscale national, regional and local retailers,” Ward Kampf, president of Northwood Retail, said in a statement Monday.

Blakeney is at Ardrey Kell and Rea roads near Ballantyne. Other big-name retailers in the complex include Target, Home Goods, Harris Teeter and Banana Republic.

Here are the details of the new stores:

▪ Chopt Creative Salad Co. is opening its second Charlotte location in a 3,711-square-foot space in Blakeney. The restaurant chain operates another local store in the Park Road Shopping Center.

▪ Soft Surroundings will occupy a 4,000-square-foot space. This will be the women’s clothing retailer’s first location in the Carolinas.

▪ Women’s clothing chain Vestique will occupy about 1,400 square feet of Blakeney space. The store sells everything for under $100 and has six locations across the Carolinas.

▪ K-la, a women’s fashion boutique, will open in a 1,200-square-foot space.

Katherine Peralta: 704-358-5079, @katieperalta

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