Meridian Place’s master plan includes a mix of retail spaces and build-to-suit opportunities along Monroe Road, Idlewild Road  and Conference Drive for retailers and restaurants interested in an attractive location with high visibility made most attractive by Independence Boulevard Freeway Extension project. Interchange improvements at Idlewild Road and Conference Drive provide Meridian Place retailers and their customers a variety of convenient access roads and the scale of an attractive mixed-use community.

Local favorite Hawthorne’s NY Pizza has opened in the10,000 square foot retail building located near the intersection of Monroe Road and Old Post Road. Hawthorne’s offers both indoor and outdoor dining as well as a rich array of dishes, craft beers and wines. Rex Cleaners recently opened and is providing alterations as well as dry cleaning services. Wingstop, known for its collection of tasty chicken wings, are also coming to Meridian Place and the MoRA area and will open by early 2018.

A second retail building to provide another 10,000 square feet of shop and restaurant space is now being permitted with construction to start in a few months. Interest in Meridian Place’s retail offerings is increasing each month with the evolution of the MoRA area.Customer bases for retail and restaurants at Meridian Place range from the M Station apartments and the many residents in the neighboring MoRA communities to the more than 3200 students and their families served by East Mecklenburg High School, McClintock Middle School and Rama Road Elementary as well as the many commuters using Monroe Road, Idlewild Road and Conference Drive each day.

Childress Klein represents developer Goode Properties for the retail offerings at Meridian Place and is committed to obtaining an attractive tenant mix for the property including community and service oriented retailers, restaurants, coffee shops and perhaps a brewery. For more information on retail opportunities at Meridian Place, contact Susan Clements at

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