Community is Key
Plaza Midwood is fortunate to be surrounded by Charlotte’s most unique, interesting, and diverse neighborhoods including: our sweet artistic sister NoDa, Villa Heights, Belmont, Chantilly, Elizabeth, Commonwealth Park, Merry Oaks, and Country Club Heights.
Originally a street car suburb, the commercial buildings, bungalow homes, schools and churches remind us why Plaza Midwood is a popular destination for both new and seasoned Charlotteans. “The PM” is a famous incubator of new ideas and many artists, musicians, and entrepreneurs have called it home.
Here are just a few local success stories:
- The first Family Dollar Store (currently Nova’s Bakery)
- The first WT Harris Grocery (currently Mama’s Caribbean Grill)
- The longest running LGBTQ newspaper “Q-Notes” courtesy of The White Rabbit
- 80’s Grunge Rock pioneers Fetchin Bones featuring Hope Nicholls (Owner of PM staple apparel store Boris & Natasha) paved the way for female-led artists like Hole, L7 and others.
- R.E.M. recorded their debut album, Murmur, at Reflection Sound Studio (currently The Gibson Apartments)
- Local and regional chains Fuel Pizza, Nova’s Bakery, The Common Market, and Midwood Smokehouse all originated here.
The list is still growing.
Come see what’s happening and share some ideas of your own. We’re happy to help.