Charlotte, N.C., August 22, 2016 — Charlotte-based commercial developers Crosland Southeast and Childress Klein announced that Via Roma, Wildology, Little Nest Portraits and Wells Fargo have all signed leases at the 90-acre Waverly development near the intersection of Providence and Ardrey Kell roads in South Charlotte.
“We put a lot of focus on perfecting the mix of dining options and retail options for Waverly, and these new tenants add the variety we need in the community,” said Peter B. Pappas, managing partner of Crosland Southeast. “With the addition of Via Roma, Little Nest Portraits and Wildology, we’re that much closer to creating an environment where people want to come and stay.”
Via Roma (2,279 sq. ft.) — Created by Augusto Conte, owner of some of the most popular European eateries in Charlotte – Luce, Toscana, Malabar and Mezzanotte – Via Roma will feature Northern Italian cuisine, similar to the concepts at Luce and Toscana. Named after the street in Ischia, Italy, where Conte grew up, Via Roma will also offer an extensive wine list from regions across Italy. “We want to create a little romantic Italian restaurant to make people feel like they’re in Italy,” Conte said. “At Luce and Toscana, we get many customers from the South Charlotte area, so we are very excited to fill the need for an Italian restaurant at Waverly.” With a fine dining atmosphere that seats 55 to 65 guests, Via Roma will also include a large bar area and small outdoor patio.
Little Nest Portraits (1,943 sq. ft.) — As a luxury, boutique photography studio with a focus on families with children, Little Nest Portraits is bringing stellar imagery in a relaxed atmosphere to the Waverly development. Independent photographer Laura Novak Meyer began Little Nest in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, as a way to meet customer demand in an underserved niche of the photography market, and the company now has multiple locations throughout the United States. The new Waverly location will the first in North Carolina.
Wildology (1,385 sq. ft.) — A wild bird boutique store, Wildology will offer essential items for creating a habitat for backyard birds, including birdhouses, bird feeders, birdbaths and birdseed. Additionally, Wildology will offer nature-inspired home décor and gifts with a contemporary edge, including works by local artists. Wildology is owned by Carol Buie-Jackson, who also owns Bird House on the Greenway in Piper Glen and serves on the board of the N.C. Wildlife Federation and the National Wildlife Federation.
Wells Fargo (2,814 sq. ft.) – As the second-largest bank in deposits, home mortgage servicing and debit cards, Wells Fargo has more than 8,700 retail branches and 13,000 automated teller machines worldwide. The Waverly branch will be a freestanding building adjacent to Whole Foods with a walk-up ATM, fitting with Waverly’s walkable design.
Gwen Glaeser and Tommy Trimble with Foundry Commercial represented the landlord, Bill Diehl of Diehl Properties represented Via Roma, Ken Heiliger of Heiliger Associates represented Little Nest, Josh Beaver of The Nichols Company represented Wildology and Mike Thompson of CORE represented Wells Fargo.
Panera Bread recently closed on their parcel and should be under construction in the next few months. ULTA Beauty will begin its upfit soon in preparation for occupancy this fall. The CVS store at Waverly opened on Aug. 7, Horizon Eye Care opened Aug. 10 and several other tenants are expected to open before the end of the year.
These new tenants join more than 30 other retail shops and restaurants that have signed, including a 40,000-square-foot Whole Foods, Waverly’s retail anchor, which will take possession of its building in September to start interior upfitting before opening next spring, and 22,000-square-foot medical office anchor Novant Health, which opened last fall.
For a complete list of tenants, visit www.waverlyclt.com/interactive-siteplan.
Waverly is a multi-use, pedestrian-friendly, master planned development that is a joint venture between Childress Klein, Crosland Southeast and the Matthews family. Located just south of I-485 at the intersection of Providence Road and Ardrey Kell Road, this 90-acre project affords the residents of South Charlotte an inviting place to dine or shop. The 250,000 square feet of retail will be anchored by Whole Foods Market and have a focus on restaurants and outdoor dining. In addition, the project will provide two six-story buildings offering Class A office space for corporations to locate in a neo-traditional environment, as well as two medical office buildings.
The development also offers 375 upscale apartments called Solis Waverly on 18 acres, built by Terwilliger Pappas Multifamily Partners and Federal Capital Partners®. David Weekley Homes will build approximately 150 single-family homes and townhomes over 18 acres for residents who wish to purchase a home in a walkable community.
Waverly is located on the site of the former Matthews Family Farm. The Matthews family personally chose partners Childress Klein and Crosland Southeast to develop the land. The property has been in the Matthews family since 1860 when it was gifted to Sarah Houston by her parents as a wedding present upon her marriage to William McGill Matthews.
Neighbors can stay up to date about the development at www.waverlyclt.com.
Crosland Southeast and its partners have a long history of developing and leasing award-winning retail and mixed-use developments throughout seven southeastern states. The five Crosland Southeast partners previously served as officers of the 74-year-old Crosland LLC, and have a combined 115 years of experience in the shopping center industry.
Today, Crosland Southeast perpetuates excellence with its emphasis on retail acquisitions, advisory services, single-tenant development and the development of high-quality retail and mixed-use properties that epitomize placemaking at its finest. During their careers, the executive team has developed more than 24 million square feet of projects. For more information, visit www.croslandsoutheast.com.
Childress Klein has been in business in the southeastern United States since 1978. Throughout Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, Childress Klein has been responsible for the development of over 40 million square feet of office, industrial, retail and multifamily properties. The company is active in markets across the Southeast through offices in Charlotte and Atlanta.
As one of the largest real estate developers in the southeast, Childress Klein has experience in a wide range of projects — from small flex buildings to multi-million-square-foot distribution parks; from small, freestanding retail buildings to large, multi-phase lifestyle centers; and from conveniently located suburban office buildings to 1 million+ square-foot, high-rise urban office towers. Childress Klein has also developed Class A+ apartments and self-storage facilities in prime submarkets in high-growth cities. With a portfolio of approximately 40 million square feet and more than $1 billion in assets, Childress Klein has the resources to undertake any size project. For more information, please visit www.childressklein.com.