A 2-level Restaurant Row was built between Hudson Belk and the freestanding Convenience Center. It's three upscale eateries opened between July and October 2008. A new parking structure, the Green Deck, was also constructed.
Photo from http://plazaassociatesinc.com


The CRABTREE VALLEY Lord & Taylor pulled up stakes in early 2006. The Upper level re-opened, as a Hudson Belk Men's Store, in mid-2007.
Photo from https://www.flickr.com / Steven Swain


After some shuffling of stores -and a bit of reconstruction- Swedish specialty retailer H & M opened, in early 2010, in part of the Lower Level space once occupied by Thalhimers / Hecht's / Lord & Taylor.
Photo from http://plazaassociatesinc.com


Belk began consolidating its remaining "merchandising partnerships" in late 2010, a process which began in 1998. Many dual nameplates, some dating back to 1921, were brought under the singular Belk banner. With the latest reorganization, a new logo was unveiled. This spelled the end for Triangle-based Hudson Belk. From this time onward, it would be known as simply Belk.
Graphic from Belk Department Stores and Belk, Incorporated


A north side Streetscape was added to the mall's Upper Level in stages. P.F. Chang's began business in early 2002, followed by (The) Cheesecake Factory, in late 2003. The final installment, a Seasons 52 Fresh Grill, welcomed its first diners in early 2017.
Photo from https://crabtree-valley-mall.com 


We wrap up our CRABTREE VALLEY MALL section with a circa-2018 site plan. The most recent renovations are shown in shades of gray. The mega mall, currently the third-largest enclosed shopping center in the Tar Heel State, spans 1,360,000 leasable square feet and contains over two hundred and twenty stores and services. Parking provisions are provided for 6,600 autos.