I do like 7th street as it is a convenient place for lunch, but you will honestly pay a premium at some of the shops there. For the concept of having retail space on the ground floor of a parking deck next to the light rail is great sustainable land-use for activating the space... However, (and this can be said for a lot of places in Charlotte) the 5 pm closing times are a pain. Plus the fact they will randomly rent out the whole floor for a night randomly really throws me off from going there more. Still a great place to house some pretty cool shops.
Great variety of food and drink options in a convenient location. Good for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or my favorite - brunch! Stop by It's Poppin for some fresh fruit water or Not Just Coffee for something with a little more kick. Just go!
Great little market. Had some delicious tea from the coffee place. Enjoyed looking around the shops. The pizza at Geno D's was amazing!! Being from NJ/NY area I'm always skeptical of pizza anywhere else, but this was top notch!
Never crowded and you can always get something good to eat. Places to eat have changed in the inside but still good. They also offer free parking if you eat in the inside.
Neat little market! It is small so don't expect it to be a way to just waste time. I did recommend going though.