Northlake Mall (Charlotte)
Northlake Mall is an upscale shopping mall
Shopping mall
A shopping mall, shopping centre, shopping arcade, shopping precinct or simply mall is one or more buildings forming a complex of shops representing merchandisers, with interconnecting walkways enabling visitors to easily walk from unit to unit, along with a parking area — a modern, indoor version...

 located eight miles (13 km) north of center city Charlotte, North Carolina
Charlotte, North Carolina
Charlotte is the largest city in the U.S. state of North Carolina and the seat of Mecklenburg County. In 2010, Charlotte's population according to the US Census Bureau was 731,424, making it the 17th largest city in the United States based on population. The Charlotte metropolitan area had a 2009...

 off of Interstate 77
Interstate 77
Interstate 77 is an Interstate Highway in the eastern United States. It traverses diverse terrain, from the mountainous state of West Virginia to the rolling farmlands of North Carolina and Ohio. It largely supplants the old U.S...

 at exit 18, Harris Blvd, and off of Interstate 485
Interstate 485
Interstate 485 is an Interstate Highway and a nearly completed beltway around Charlotte, North Carolina.-Route description:The western, southern and eastern segments of the beltway are complete and open to traffic...

 at exit 21 Harris Blvd.
In 2005, when Northlake Mall opened, it filled a void for the lack of retail in the northern portion of Mecklenburg County
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
-Air:The county's primary commercial aviation airport is Charlotte Douglas International Airport in Charlotte.- Intercity rail :With twenty-five freight trains a day, Mecklenburg is a freight railroad transportation center, largely due to its place on the NS main line between Washington and Atlanta...

. A mall had been planned for this region for years, but plans never materialized until a few years prior to the mall's opening. It has become the dominant retail destination for the thriving communities in North Charlotte and the Lake Norman
Lake Norman
Lake Norman, created between 1959 and 1964 as part of the construction of the Cowans Ford Dam by Duke Energy, is the largest manmade body of fresh water located in North Carolina.-General Information:...

 region, where it gets its name from.

It has been said that the opening of Northlake Mall sealed the deal for the departure of many mainstay stores at Eastland Mall
Eastland Mall (Charlotte, North Carolina)
Eastland Mall was a shopping mall in Charlotte, North Carolina. The center opened in 1975 as the then-largest mall in North Carolina with three anchor department stores, Belk, J.C. Penney and Ivey's, and a Sears store joined four years later. Burlington Coat Factory, the mall's final anchor, has...

, across town. Within a few years of Northlake's opening, the Belk and Dillard's stores at Eastland have departed. , as have the Limited Brands
Limited Brands
Limited Brands is an American apparel company based in Columbus, Ohio. In 2009 it reported 9.04 billion dollars in revenue for the last fiscal year.-History:...

 stores, all of which have locations at Northlake. Other rivals in the Charlotte region include the upscale SouthPark
SouthPark Mall (Charlotte, North Carolina)
SouthPark Mall is an upscale shopping mall located in Charlotte, North Carolina. With , SouthPark Mall is the largest mall in Charlotte and the Carolinas. It is the 10th largest on the East Coast and is the 28th largest in the United States. The area around SouthPark Mall is the most congested...

 and the more mid-market Carolina Place Mall
Carolina Place Mall
Carolina Place Mall is a shopping mall located in Pineville, North Carolina, a suburb of Charlotte. The mall is anchored by Sears, Belk, JCPenney, Dillard's, and Macy's.-History:...

 in Pineville.


The mall has over 100 stores with 3 current anchors with an additional anchor pad available on the back side of the mall for a future store. Additionally, two junior anchor stores. Also anchoring the mall, although not yet accessible from the inside of the mall, is an AMC Northlake 14
AMC Theatres
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