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.
Most of the places were closed but hopefully the waffle place will be open when you go. If it is you absolutely must get a waffle from there, they are amazing! Savory or sweet you won't regret it at all! So good! The waffle dough is a little sweet, so even if you ask for a savory one you will have a sweet and savory experience. I'm not a savory/sweet combo person but I enjoyed it regardless, so don't let that turn you away. Really they have no business being that good, lol.
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!
Neat little market! It is small so don't expect it to be a way to just waste time. I did recommend going though.
Great market! If you ever go make sure to get some infused fruit water and fried chicken flavored popcorn.... Also try the pizza soooo delicious