Glimpse our retail future at Thursday’s Chamber luncheon

Aug 9, 2016 | Economic Development, Events

The Pointe at University Place

The Pointe at University Place

University City’s retail scene is changing fast. You are invited to glimpse the future this Thursday, Aug. 11, when representatives of IKEA, Concord Mills, University Place and University City Partners give updates on the evolving retail scene – including new shops coming soon – at the monthly luncheon of the Charlotte Chamber University City Chapter.

The luncheon will feature a panel discussion by Christopher Nace, store manager for IKEA Charlotte; Nancy Reitz, property manager of the Shoppes at University Place; Ray Soporowski, mall manager of Concord Mills; and Tobe Holms, planning and development director for University City Partners.

Together they represent the world’s largest home-furnishings retailer (IKEA), the state’s most popular tourist attraction (Concord Mills); University City’s groundbreaking mixed-use center (University Place); and North Carolina’s first suburban Municipal Service District (University City).

Among the likely topics at Thursday’s luncheon:

  • The Pointe at University Place, a new retail area being created near the future JW Clay Boulevard light-rail station on North Tryon Street.
  • The Concord Mills Boulevard flyover, a $7.9 million entrance without signals to help the mall’s 17 million annual visitors.
  • IKEA’s recently completed restaurant makeover to create three “dining zones” for its many hungry visitors.
  • The impact of the LYNX light-rail line on North Tryon Street development, even now, a year before the trains start running between Center City and UNC Charlotte.

Learn more and register

Thursday’s luncheon is open to both members and non-members. Cost for non-members is $45 per person. Hilton Charlotte University Place is at 8629 JM Keynes Drive, overlooking the lake at University Place. CLICK to register.

About the University City Chapter

The University City Chapter of the Charlotte Chamber helps businesses connect with the many Chamber members and business resources available in Charlotte’s No. 2 employment center and No. 1 university district. The chapter holds informative luncheon gatherings seven times each year, plus other activities.

To learn more about the University City Chapter and the Charlotte Chamber, CLICK HERE or contact Cherise Walker, Vice President, Member Engagement Operations, at or 704- 378-4106.


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