Oct 15, 2023 - Partners

How to spend a day in Ballantyne, including 3 new developments to check out

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Produced in partnership with Northwood Office.

Northwood Office has been on a mission to evolve Ballantyne.

Amidst the development’s rapid growth, commercial real estate firm Northwood Office announced Ballantyne Reimagined, a multi-year plan to transform the campus into a more vibrant, walkable community.

Get up to date: With the recent completion of The Amp Ballantyne, many of the plan’s key pillars have come to life, and there’s more to do than ever in the South Charlotte neighborhood.

Here’s how we’d spend a day in Ballantyne.

Start your morning with locally-roasted coffee

Summit Coffee, the beloved local franchise that started in Davidson, opened a Ballantyne shop just last month.

  • Grab something tasty off their seasonal menu, a rotating list of inventive treats like the maple sea salt chai latte. You can’t go wrong with their fresh-made pastries, either.

Location: 13743 Conlan Cir, Ste 101, Charlotte, NC 28277.

If you’re feeling a full breakfast, head to Summit’s neighbor, First Watch at 13743 Conlan Circle.

Clock in at the office

Ballantyne is home to 4.5 million square feet of office space and 13,000 employees. If you’re lucky enough to work in one of these dynamic spaces, you’ll be near lots of dining, parks and activities.

An example: Located alongside the Lower McAlpine Creek Greenway, the newly-renovated Rushmore Five isn’t your typical office space. It was built with creativity and inspiration in mind, featuring a design scheme of modern furniture, earth tones, greenery and wood accents, plus an indoor pergola, on-site showers and a private outdoor patio.

Stretch your legs at Stream Park or the greenway

The interior of Rushmore Five.

The six-acre Stream Park is now open, featuring a covered pavilion, an interactive playground, a natural stream and pond, hammocks and an event lawn. It’s the perfect space for a walking meeting or a midday getaway.

  • Even better: Attached to Stream Park is a greenway extension, which is set to open this month. The greenway will link Ballantyne Corporate Place with the Lower McAlpine Creek, McMullen Creek and Four Mile Creek greenways.

Location: 14105 Stream Way, Charlotte, NC 28277. Parking is available at The Amp, located at 11115 Upper Avenue. Pedestrian access is available via Upper Avenue.

Plus, plus, plus: Another option for getting some fresh air is Brixham Park, a newly redeveloped community green space that hosts food trucks, socials and fitness classes seasonally. The park is also home to a second Ballantyne apiary.

Stream Park.
The Greenway along Ballantyne Corporate Place.

Location: 15801 Brixham Hill Ave, Charlotte, NC 28277.

Take your lunch break at Walnut Grill

Across the street from Stream Park is Walnut Grill, serving classic American cuisine like flatbreads, sandwiches and salads.

Location: 15719 Brixham Hill Ave, Charlotte, NC 28277

After hours: Catch a concert at The Amp

Ballantyne’s newest outdoor venue, The Amp, is the perfect after-work destination for live shows, festivals, fitness classes, markets and more.

  • Key date: Eli Young Band is coming to The Amp on November 11 supporting the Wounded Warrior Project.

Location: 11115 Upper Ave, Charlotte, NC 28277

Looking ahead: After-work entertainment options will grow in spring 2024 with the opening of The Bowl at Ballantyne, a mixed-use hub of dining, retail and entertainment. Confirmed tenants include: 

The Amp Ballantyne.
  • Olde Mecklenburg Brewery.
  • North Italia.
  • Flower Child.
  • Rooster’s Wood-fired Kitchen.
  • Honeysuckle Gelato.
  • Bossy Beulah’s.
  • Harriet’s Hamburgers.
  • Fly Kid Fly Coffee.
  • Drybar.
  • [solidcore].
  • Arrow – Cuts & Shaves.

Follow @goballantyne, @thebowlnc and @ampballantyne to keep up with the latest happenings in Ballantyne.

Aerial rendering of The Bowl at Ballantyne.
Rendering of Harriet’s Hamburgers at The Bowl at Ballantyne.

Produced in partnership with Northwood Office.

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