South Charlotte

Retail news: Time to grab a beer and go shopping

World of Beer

Whether it's lights, darks or stouts you favor, you're sure to find a new brew to add to your list at World of Beer, recently opened in South End.

The 22nd franchise of it's type, World of Beer originated in Tampa, Fla., in 2007 as a neighborhood bar and retail establishment. The Charlotte location carries more than 500 bottled varieties and 60 beers on tap from around the world. Knowledgeable staff can suggest varieties to suit your tastes, and samplers are available. True beer buffs may be interested in the loyalty card program, which rewards visitors for trying new varieties.

222 East Bland St.

Charlotte, NC 28203

704-333-2080

www.wobusa.com/southend

StoneCrest at Piper Glen

Hop on over to StoneCrest at Piper Glen for an early visit with the Easter Bunny. Kids can visit, get their face painted, get a funky balloon and jump in the bounce house. Coffee, doughnuts, juice and other light refreshments will be $1 each; proceeds benefit the Levine Children's Hospital.

I-485 at Rea Road

www.shopstonecrest.com

Ten Thousand Villages

The goal of Ten Thousand Villages is to remain a fair trade retailer of artisan-crafted home décor, personal accessories and gift items worldwide. With the warmer weather, Villages is promoting planters of all sorts and sizes. Vietnamese, Indian, Cambodian and other countries' creations can house herbs or flowers, or the planters can be used for holders of other items within your house.

During the remainder of the month, shoppers can take $5 off of any planter priced more than $25 and receive a free pack of herb seeds.

300 S. Sharon Amity Road

Cotswold Village Shops

704-365-0010

www.charlotte.tenthousandvillages.com

Monkee's of Morrocroft

Bright neon colors, flowy tops and dresses and bold, fun prints will be making their way to Charlotte via a trunk show March 23-24.

Monkee's of Morrocroft will host Alice & Trixie's spring and summer lines. Shoppers can enjoy light refreshments while viewing haute new styles, just in time for spring.

3900 Colony Road, Suite E

Charlotte, NC 28211

704-442-7337

www.monkeesofmorrocroft.com

Post & Gray

Situated in South End is a 7,000-square-foot space that houses more 35 merchants who sell all kinds of finds for the home and garden. Most recently, Post & Gray added a new line - Taylor Burke Home, owned by Carolina native and Interior Designer Julianne Taylor. The collection includes Asian hand-painted furniture and accessories, vintage industrial-inspired furniture made of metal and wood and contemporary pieces in sleek leather and chrome. Pieces are reasonably priced, rare, and vintage-inspired, and can be viewed in the unique warehouse space that Post & Gray occupies.

2139 South Tryon St.

Charlotte, NC 28203

704-332-2252

www.postandgray.com

Soma Intimates

Soma Intimates will take over the vacant retail space between Reign Fine Apparel and DeWoolfson in StoneCrest Shopping Center. Intimate apparel, including bras, panties, sleepwear and swim for women will be offered. The store plans to open in early April - its third store in the Charlotte region.

7808-D Rea Road

www.soma.com

E Martini

It's almost that time of year: bathing suit season. Find super swimwear and couture cover-ups by designers including Robin Piccone, Trina Turk, Nanette Lepore and Vitamin A at E Martini. The boutique in Morrison also offers superb sleepwear from designers such as Natori, Andres, Mary Green and Chantelle. E Martini is offering $25 off of a $100 purchase from March 15-24.

E Martini

532 Governor Morrison St.

704-442-5535

www.emartinilingerie.com

Pike Nurseries

Lay the groundwork for a successful seasonal garden at Pike Nurseries Happy Flower Hour event March 23. Guests will dig the complimentary cocktails and snacks; experts will be on hand to offer advice on spring planting. Take the guesswork out of gardening and also enjoy storewide specials from 5-8 p.m.

12630 N. Community House Road

704-341-7453

www.pikenursery.com

The Book Rack

Shelving more than 25,000 used books at half the original price, The Book Rack offers fiction, nonfiction and children's books, where you can reuse and recycle by trading in your books. Many books range from $3-$6, and the store also offers new hardcovers, which can be rented for two weeks for $3. During March, The Book Rack will donate 10 percent of each purchase to the school of your choice.

10110 Johnston Road

704-544-8006

www.thebookrack.com/charlotte

Jordanos

Since 1999, Jordanos has been bringing upscale contemporary designer apparel, shoes and accessories to South Charlotte. Through March, customers spending $200 or more at Jordanos will receive a free POP phone. Some restrictions apply.

14021 Conlan Circle Suite B-5

704-543-8800

www.shopjordanos.com

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