Charlotte’s SouthPark mall to undergo significant interior, exterior renovation

SouthPark plans to begin interior and exterior renovations beginning in June.
SouthPark plans to begin interior and exterior renovations beginning in June. Rendering courtesy of SouthPark mall

SouthPark mall will begin significant renovations this month to upgrade mall features both inside and outside. Construction is slated to be completed before the winter holiday season.

The total price tag of the project was not immediately available. In a statement Wednesday, SouthPark said additional details about the renovation will be announced in the “near future,” and that the mall will remain open throughout the construction.

Plans for the mall’s interior include refinished columns, new luxury seating areas with enhanced Wi-Fi connectivity and chargers, new flooring and furniture in the food court, new interior signage and new accents throughout the mall including plants and floor coverings.

Exterior renovations include new painting and framing to the canopy at the mall’s main entrance, new seating near the main entrance and fountain, landscaping, new LED lighting and fountain improvements. The valet stand near the main entrance will also be redesigned.

Another exterior addition includes a two-sided gas fireplace that will be added to West Plaza, the outdoor space between Dick’s Sporting Goods and California Pizza Kitchen.

“This renovation project further strengthens SouthPark as a premier landmark and provides shoppers in the Charlotte community and surrounding areas with a one-of-a-kind shopping experience,” Randy Thomas, SouthPark’s general manager, said in a statement.

SouthPark underwent a renovation in 2004 with the addition of the Nordstrom luxury wing and a number of luxury retailers including Burberry, Kate Spade New York and Louis Vuitton, as well as the addition of interior oak and cherry accents.

SouthPark is operated by Simon Property Group, which as of Dec. 31 owned or held interest in 207 properties in the U.S., including of 109 malls and 68 Premium Outlets, according to its annual report. The Indianapolis-based group also owns the Charlotte Premium Outlets.

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