The Symphony Park band shell, a 2003 addition to the mall and venue for Summer Pops concerts by the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra.
Photo from (CESI Land Development)

Charlotte's preeminent shopping venue, as it stood early in the 21st century. A massive expansion, done between 2001 and 2007, added 550,000 square feet of retail area, including two new anchor stores, three parking garages and several peripheral structures. The mall proper now encompassed 1,794,000 leasable square feet and contained one hundred and thirty-five stores and services. Needless to say, it was -and is- is the largest shopping mall in the Tar Heel State.