Promenade on Providence
Lots of stores, including Home Depot, Staples, name brand clothing stores and fresh food market, along with numerous restaurants. Very easy access for travelers along I 485, makes a quick stop if you are needing to take a break from the interstate. Also has a gas station. The shopping center can get very busy on weekends and evenings, and the intersection at Providence and I 485 can get hectic and backed up at times.
Love this shopping area. Just about everything you want is available in this place. Grab a bite, get something sweet, do some shopping... Parking is plentiful and once you park, it's easiest to just walk around.
Aside from some wacky design choices, this shopping center is a great place to spend an evening, especially with all the summer events and movies they host. All of the stores are nice and the outsides are kept up really nicely.
If ever in the South Charlotte/Ballantyne area, this plaza is a great place for shopping and dining out. Fresh Market, Staples, Home Depot are but a few of the anchor stores. They also have live music in the outdoor square on the weekends.
Come here all the time for golf galaxy and Starbucks. Restaurants are good too. Weekends offer live music in the courtyard. Nice vibes.