New Clothing Boutiques, Restaurants Coming to Waverly
Four tenants expand retail offering at south Charlotte mixed-use community
Charlotte, N.C. — Two popular clothing boutiques and two restaurants will join the retail mix at the 90-acre Waverly community at the intersection of Providence and Ardrey Kell roads in south Charlotte.
Fab’rik, Scout and Molly’s Boutique, Babalu Tapas & Tacos and DeSano Pizza Bakery have signed leases at Waverly, which is being developed by Crosland Southeast, Childress Klein and the B. Frank Matthews II family.
“The addition of these well-known fashion boutiques to our retail roster helps round out our tenant mix and ensures that Waverly is a vibrant shopping and dining destination in south Charlotte,” said Chris Thomas, partner at Childress Klein.
Fab’rik (1,469 square feet) is a women’s clothing boutique offering on-trend style through effortless pieces and accessible prices. With more than 40 locations nationwide, Fab’rik offers private-label clothes and select brands such as Blank NYC and BB Dakota. Fab’rik prides itself on a unique, personalized shopping experience that comes without attitude or sticker shock. The Waverly location is expected to open this fall.
Scout and Molly’s Boutique (1,436 square feet): A popular destination for unique women’s clothing, jewelry and accessories from select designers from around the world, Scout and Molly’s opened its first store in Raleigh in 2002 and has since expanded across the country. Scout and Molly’s location at Waverly is expected to open this fall.
Babalu Tapas & Tacos (5,018 square feet) serves delicious craft cocktails and authentic gourmet Spanish-style tapas and tacos with a Southern twist. The restaurant’s Waverly location will be its second in Charlotte, following the opening of its Dilworth location in 2016.
DeSano Pizza Bakery (6,065 square feet) plans to open its second Charlotte location at Waverly during the fourth quarter of this year. With locations in Charleston, S.C., Nashville, Tenn., and Los Angeles, DeSano specializes in Neopolitan pizzas made with only the freshest ingredients. The company recently opened its first local store on Third Street in midtown Charlotte.
Gwen Glaeser with Foundry Commercial represented the landlord on the lease transactions. Rhett Batanides with Newmark Knight Frank represented Fab’rik, David Tschirhart with Legacy Commercial Real Estate represented Scout and Molly’s, Melissa McDonald with The Providence Group represented Babalu, and Tommy Trimble with Foundry Commercial represented DeSano.
Whole Foods Market, Waverly’s retail anchor, celebrated its grand opening in May, and Chipotle, District 5 Interiors and Urbane South are all scheduled to open this week. Waverly’s medical office anchor, Novant Health, opened last fall, a six-story office building called The Hub will be ready to welcome tenants next month, and a 141-room Hilton Garden Inn is expected to open by the end of this year. A public plaza with outdoor dining space called The Terrace and the community’s parking garage are also expected to be open next month.
With more than 40 retail shops and restaurants plus a variety of homes and apartments, Waverly will combine a light, contemporary architecture with traditional placemaking in south Charlotte. Retailers now open at Waverly include Chick-fil-A, Chuy’s, CycleBar, CVS, Firehouse Subs, Little Nest Portraits, Mattress Firm, McDonald’s, Panera Bread, PetPeople, The Porter’s House, Starbucks, Taziki’s, Ted’s Montana Grill, Truliant, ULTA Beauty and Wells Fargo.