Sears, which filed for bankruptcy this week, started as a mail-order catalog that sold everything from toys to car parts. Back in its heyday, Sears even sold houses Several in Charlotte are still standing.
As part of its bankruptcy filing this week, longtime retailer Sears said it will close two Charlotte-area stores, and a total of six in North Carolina. The closures will leave large voids for landlords to fill.
A new brewery, restaurant and coffee shop won approval Monday from Charlotte City Council in the Optimist Park neighborhood, near uptown and NoDa. According to the rezoning request, construction will start in 2019.
On Wednesday, Amazon, which bought Whole Foods last summer for $13.7 billion, said it has launched delivery service to Prime members in Charlotte and 10 other U.S. cities. Deliveries can be made in an hour.
On Sept. 19, Belk is launching its own cosmetics line, Belk Beauty. Adding a makeup line is a way Belk is working to differentiate itself in a competitive retail environment, as well as to eke out bigger profits.
Cherry Community Organization won a lawsuit against developer StoneHunt LLC, which a jury found never intended to keep its promise to build more affordable housing on land near Charlotte’s uptown neighborhood.
Harris Teeter’s parent company Kroger is phasing out single-use plastic bags by 2025. The grocery giant said in a statement Tuesday that it will transition instead to reusable bags at its family of stores.
The natural foods grocer Organic Harvest will take the 10,000 square-foot space on Central Avenue previously occupied by Healthy Home Market in Plaza Midwood, Organic Harvest CEO Michael Maddox told the Observer.