The Arboretum Shopping Center
I've been in the area Fixing AC & Car Wash detailing. But they need a little more security in the area. Be sure to lock your car when you stop at any store. otherwise a place full of restaurants for the most demanding taste of each palate
The stores are everything you could possibly ask for. I especially love Harris Teeter and Chick-fil-A. The problem is that the air quality in the parking area makes it hard to breath some times, and makes me cough. I thought it was me personally, but proved its radiation and/or chemical seemingly leaked into the air. Again, the stores are GREAT, staff, and product.
Huge, congested. badly designed parking lot, ridiculously narrow car spaces so you can't open your door. Driving around will yield and accident. Lots and lots of dreary chain stores, fast food and badly dressed people fighting to get into the very down-market Walmart. Nothing upscale or attractive and the shopping space is UGLY as sin. Dated and a bit shabby with a few panhandlers thrown in. Totally unpleasant experience, especially the God-awful parking lot and people's behavior. Tear down and rebuild. Plenty of design options from other states and Europe. Oh, and watch your back and night - security is virtually nonexistent.
Imagine what would happen if just before you designed the layout of a shopping center, you decided to drop a big tab of acid. And then just as it started to take effect, you started to draw out the design. I've never done acid, and I've never designed a shopping center, but the Arboretum is what occurs to me if I'd done both of those things at the same time. This shopping center looks like four separate layouts that were built and conjoined. It's massive, it's confusing, it's hard to find places, and it's especially hard to find places. Yeah, I repeated myself. Remember, I'm doing acid here. Thankfully, there are a number of signs at the intersections - so many intersections! - pointing your way to the larger stores. Arboretum is anchored by a Walmart and a Harris Teeter. Plenty of food and restaurants from small to fancy, and lots of retail. The center is at the south/west corner of Providence Road and Pineville-Matthews Road. There are plenty of entrances and exits, two of which have traffic lights to help with crossing the traffic.
Linda Faye King Fazenbaker
Most shops in this shopping center were nice, neat and clean. The only bad experience I had was with finding a handicapped parking place. I noticed that just anyone, anyone at all can park in handicapped spaces regardless of having taken the time to get the proper plaque allowing one to park in those spaces.