New Retailers, New Look for the Backlot at Park Road Shopping Center


CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The facelift is complete on the Backlot at Park Road Shopping Center and the new retailers, improved connectivity and charming storefronts will offer a new dimension to the shopping experience there. New sidewalks, crosswalks and landscaping will better connect the front of the center with the back. Those features – as well as a redesigned parking lot – combine to offer a seamless shopping experience.

Retailers opening soon include:

Amelie’s Bakery: Opening early 2017
Beautiful French pastries and handcrafted coffee drinks are staples at Amelie’s Bakery, but their offerings extend even further. They stay true to the art form of French pastry but incorporate seasonal, unordinary and fresh ingredients – in addition to perfecting flavor combinations in salads, sandwiches and savory pastries for lunch and dinner. Amelie’s was recently ranked the 17th best bakery in the world by Buzzfeed.

Midwood Smokehouse: Opening Fall 2016
Owner Frank Scibelli is a master restaurateur and Midwood Smokehouse is his homage to barbecue from around the country. Seasoned pit masters keep true to traditional barbecue plates, but also incorporate those flavors into salads, sandwiches, burgers and tacos. Barbecue sauce from scratch and a ’round the clock’ smoking schedule make the menu sing.

Recently opened retailers include:

Sweat Cycle
SWEAT is an innovative indoor cycling studio, and will change the way you think about “cardio.” Unlike traditional cycling classes, added movements work your shoulders, triceps, biceps, abs and obliques, while your lower body continuously cycles. The result is a calorie-torching, body-toning workout – with dance music and lights – that feels more like a party.

Thanks to its redesigned Backlot and exciting restaurant offerings, Park Road Shopping Center has become a destination that’s lively throughout the day and into the evening. In the coming months, there will be additional retail and development announcements for the Backlot.

About Park Road Shopping Center
Initially opened in 1956, Park Road Shopping Center has long been one of the most popular and storied retail centers in Charlotte. EDENS has worked to preserve the center’s sense of place and close community ties, while enhancing the family-friendly atmosphere and diverse merchandising mix. Anchored by Harris Teeter, Blackhawk Hardware, Michael’s and Regal Park Cinemas, the center is also pedestrian-friendly – making for a perfect day out with the family.

EDENS develops, owns and operates community shopping centers in primary markets across the country. Focusing on innovative development and redevelopment together with key acquisitions in urban areas, the company has built an institutional-quality portfolio of 136 retail centers. EDENS has regional headquarters in Boston, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Miami, Houston and Columbia, SC. For additional information about the company and its retail real estate portfolio, please visit