Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Shopping in uptown Charlotte? New retail recruiter aims to draw stores

Charlotte Center City Partners, hoping to attract more retailers to uptown Charlotte, has created a new retail recruiter position and filled it with one of its existing staffers. Chris Hemans, the uptown development organization's director of business recruitment, will fill the new role effective immediately. Center City Partners CEO Michael Smith called Hemans "an exciting choice for this new vital role."

Hemans, who once handled retail duties as an assistant commissioner with the city of Chicago, will lead Center City Partners' effort to execute strategies laid out in its 2013 retail studies of uptown and the South End. The uptown study said that uptown Charlotte, with its growing workforce and residential population, can support a thriving retail presence of specialty retailers and clothing stores, as well as electronic, grocers and other shops.

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/01/27/4644543/can-an-asheville-style-shopping.html#storylink=cpy

5 comments:

Scot. ~ said...

26-8-2014.

Excellent.
Good luck and more Chris H.

Anonymous said...

It's well-past time --- Make it work! No reason it won't work.

Anonymous said...

There is no concentration of retail space available. Imo, we will probably score a few boutique retail stores but downtown is starting to need a destination shopping district.

Jodi W. Brown said...

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James Edgar said...

With Michael Smith as his boss, Hemans is going to get reminded every day that there is no one within 20 miles of center city that makes less than $500,000.00 a year, and he had better get busy getting shops that sell Coach purses and Armani suits to open up fast. And please, Smith will tell him, get some $50-$100 a plate restaurants, because a sink hole is going to develop and swallow the entire center city area if we don't get more of these open!