Looking to provide passengers with more concession and amenities, Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) this week opens its $39 million, 51,000-square-foot East Terminal Expansion.
Located between CLT’s Concourses D and E, The Plaza in the new expansion includes a number of new stores, such as Charlotte Supply Co., iStore, The Body Shop and Minute Suites. New dining options feature local favorite Wicked Weed Brewing, as well as regional and national brands such as Bojangles, Shake Shack, Auntie Anne’s and Potbelly Sandwich Shop.
“We are thrilled to welcome nine new locations for food and shopping that bring a mix of national and local brands to CLT,” says Brent Cagle, airport aviation director and CEO. “From the latest technology to great food, popular retail options and a quiet place to relax, The Plaza has something for everyone.”
The new expansion also includes a mothers’ room, pet relief area, restrooms, terrazzo flooring and lounge seating with views of the airfield. Integrated power is available in select chairs and tables, which allows passengers to charge their various electronic devices.
In partnership with the Arts and Science Council, an original artwork by Christian Moeller, entitled “Loops,” hangs prominently as The Plaza’s centerpiece. It is a three-dimensional abstract line drawing materialized in metal, suspended from the ceiling and animated by a constant and slow rotation.