South Charlotte

Quail Corners getting facelift

Quail Corners shopping center is getting a $6 million makeover.

Work began last week on the 113,000-square-foot center at the corner of Park and Sharon West roads. No businesses will close for the renovations, but some may choose not to stay in the shopping center, said Julianne McCollum of Yellow Duck Marketing.

The entrances to the shopping center, which is anchored by Harris Teeter and Rite Aid, will remain open, and the parking area will be reconfigured to be more pedestrian friendly, McCollum said.

Redevelopment will begin with the parking lot renovation and removal of part of the perimeter berm. In the spring, Harris Teeter will expand its vestibule, and storefront exteriors will be refaced with brick masonry and stucco.

Salsarita's building will be torn down, and the restaurant will move to a new location in the shopping center, McCollum said. The redevelopment will include an open-air plaza for outdoor dining and entertainment.

Crosland Southeast is leading the redevelopment, and CNL Crosland Commercial Real Estate is overseeing the shopping center's leasing.

The renovation should be completed in about a year, McCollum said.

1,000 families

South Charlotte's Berewick neighborhood, which opened for sales in 2005, recently welcomed its 1,000th family, Rigoberto and Sarah Amador.

Eighty contracts have been signed on new houses in Berewick in 2011, according to Peter Pappas, owner of Pappas Properties. More than 30 houses and townhouses are under construction in Berewick.

The Amadors moved to Charlotte from San Diego looking for a more affordable lifestyle. They live in Berewick with their two sons, Jake, 12, and Vinnie, 4, and Sarah Amador's mother, Sue Dean.

They chose the neighborhood after visiting childhood friends who live there.

Honored

Charlotte resident Sharon Davis has been named "Caregiver of the Season" by The Senior's Choice, the nation's oldest and largest membership network of nonmedical home care and medical staffing providers.

The award recognizes caregivers who are dedicated to senior citizens and who help seniors live "the dignified, meaningful and socially connected lives they deserve."

Davis is a certified nursing assistant with Partners in Care of the Carolinas. She has worked with the same senior client since 2007.

"Sharon is the embodiment of the ideal caregiver," said Sally Olin, director and co-owner of PICC.

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