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The name says it all! The outlook will always be more optimistic after you enjoy delicious eats, browse the shops or throw back a cocktail. The building originally started out as one of Charlotte's largest textile mills, but has been renovated into a playful retail, modern office space and maybe the most's impressive food court. Known as a foodie haven, every type of food is represented and of course, you can get a little something from a variety of places - what's not to love about that? With a variety of cozy little indoors nooks to relax and some great outdoor spaces to take in the gorgeous Charlotte weather, it's the place to be year-round. 

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Explore Optimist Hall | Things To Do

Shop for office accessories, greeting cards, fun gifts and more.

Paradiso Plant Shop

Grow a little something - house

plants and homes goods.

Collier Candy Company

A fun mix of today's candies and those from years gone by.



Zukku  Sushi

What the foodies order • Zukku Roll or The Gulf

Botiwalla  Indian

What the foodies order • Masala Smashed Potatoes and Lamb Boti Kebab Roll

Papi Queso  Grilled Cheese​

What the foodies order • The Pig Mac

Velvet Taco  Latin

What the foodies order • Kobe Bacon Burger Taco

Suarez Bakery  Bakery and Deli

What the foodies order • The Cubano

Ava​ • Neapolitan Pizza

What the foodies order • Margherita Pizza

Village Juice Co.  Juice and

What the foodies order • The Carpe Diem Bowl

Boxcar Betty's  Fried Chicken

What the foodies order • The Boxcar

The Dumpling Lady  Sichuan​

What the foodies order • Shrimp and Chicken Dumplings and Spicy Beef Noodles

Harriet’s Hamburgers  American

What the foodies order • Hamburger and Crispy Fries

Mezeh  Mediterranean

What the foodies order • Crowd Pleaser or Veg Head

Felix Empanadas  Latin

What the foodies order • The Steak and Bacon, Date + Goat Cheese

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