Welcome to the "crown jewel" of Huntersville. Located on what used to be a dairy farm, Birkdale Village is known for its upscale shopping and dining options. The center features a variety of shops, boutiques, and restaurants, making it a popular destination for locals and visitors. They also host many events and activities throughout the year, ranging from concerts and festivals to seasonal celebrations.

Copy of Birkdale Village

Birkdale opened over twenty years ago, offering 250,000 square feet of retail, 320 apartments, and 50,000 square feet of office space. North American Properties purchased this large open-air shopping destination and has been upgrading the property by adding new stores and more than 100 events and programs annually. Now that you know a little bit about the background of Birkdale, we've put together a guide for you to learn all you can do at Lake Norman's largest outdoor shopping mall! 

But first, coffee

If you like to start your day with a nice cup of joe, swing by Starbucks for a quick run. If your body requires more essential nutrients, get a table at Red Rocks Cafe for their Sunday brunch and order their Breakfast Plate or Eggs Benedict. Poached eggs and Canadian bacon served on a toasted English muffin is a sure way to replenish your body and boost your energy. You'll need it for all the steps you'll be putting in!

Shop to your heart's content

With a mix of small local boutiques and prominent brand names, you'll find yourself walking from store to store and ending up with more bags than you can carry. But there's always a solution - bring a friend or two! Some of the prominent brand names you'll find here include American Eagle, Bath & Body Works, Lululemon, and Dick's Sporting Goods.

If you love to support local businesses, we suggest you stop by Julie's Boutique, which offers a variety of apparel for women, including dresses and accessories that are trendy yet affordable. Uniquities is another must-go shop offering hand-picked apparel and accessories selections and personal shopping. This locally owned shop has grown to 5 locations across North Carolina, including one in Birkdale. 

Whether shopping for yourself, your kids, or a loved one, you'll find what you're looking for here.

If you're searching for a special anniversary gift or an engagement ring, stop by Fink's Jewelers, which carries some of the industry's leading designer brands, such as David Yurman, Mikimoto pearls, and Ritani. 

Another charming jewelry store is Kendra Scott, a women's jewelry and accessories brand known for its unique designs and giving back to local charities. They even host "Kendra Give Back" parties where a percentage of proceeds are donated to a particular cause. 

For something more customized, look around Poppies, a preppy paradise complete with jewelry, bags, houseware, stationery, and more that can be monogrammed and personalized. Kate Kazmer started this business 15 years ago out of her own home and has made her mark in Charlotte.

Birkdale Village - Kendra Scott

Enjoy some "me time"

If you haven't already, treat yourself. Whether getting a haircut, nails done, or a spa, Birkdale has got you covered. Paint Nail Bar is a fume-free and luxurious experience. From custom-built furniture to unparalleled customer service, this will soon be your go-to salon. And to top it all off, they even offer complimentary mimosas!

Now, what started as a venture for healing Lyme Disease for her daughter, Cynthia was led to discover the health and healing properties of infrared saunas and wanted to give others this opportunity. This is how Beem, the first exclusive Infrared Sauna Studio in the Charlotte area, came to fruition. You can expect a clean, simple, and relaxing environment while taking the incredible health benefits.

Birkdale Village - yoga

If you want a place to work off some steam before going on a dessert hunt throughout Birkdale Village, Pure Barre is the place to go—a barre workout studio striving to improve the body and mind and inspiring lifestyle goals as well. The classes are designed for participants of all strengths, ages, and experiences, as their workouts are focused on small movements that produce significant results. It is a workout studio worth checking out near the Cinemas and next to Green Brothers Juice Co. You can also attend Pure Barre's seasonal yoga classes on Tuesdays at the Plaza! 

Remember, self-care is giving the world the best version of yourself. So take time to do what makes your soul happy.

Satisfy your cravings

As you stroll through Birkdale, you'll pass several of the area's favorite restaurants, including Brixx Wood Fired Pizza and eeZ Fusion. For those who love BBQ, Midwood Smokehouse uses North Carolina hickory hardwood to make some of the best 'Q around the area. 

If you're looking for something sweet, you'll have several choices. Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop is a locally-owned homemade pie shop that sells nine or four-inch pies of Coconut Cream, Key Lime, Granny’s Apple Pie, and more. They also offer Thumbprint cookies and Cloud 9s, their unique twist on pie a la mode.

For all the chocolate lovers, walk into Kilwins, and the warm, sweet aroma of chocolate, fudge, and fresh homemade waffle cones lure you. Browse candies and confections as they handcraft all the sweet treats right before you. From hand-dipped fresh apples and chocolate-covered strawberries to delicious truffles and ice cream, Kilwins is a must-visit when in the area.

Birkdale Village - Kilwins

Green Brothers Juice & Smoothie Co. is locally owned and run and strives to give the community nutritious options for healthier lifestyles. They sell various options with various flavor combinations, including acai bowls, smoothies, energy bites, juice cleanses, and other tasty options. Reward your body and your taste buds with this healthy option.

Special Events & Activities

In addition to being an open-air shopping mall, Birkdale hosts various events each year, including live music during the summer months, holiday celebrations, and the annual Christmas tree lighting and photos with Santa. You might even see a yoga session or a fun kids' craft event in one of the green spaces. We encourage you to visit our calendar of events to stay in the know of all the happenings going on around the area.

If your feet need a break, catch a film at the Regal Cinema. They have showings of the newest movies and some of the older classics, so be sure to check the screenings online.


New to Birkdale Village

If you haven't been to Birkdale Village in a while, you will surely run into some new shops and restaurants. Here are some of the new tenants within the past year:

Airlie Baby
Girl Tribe Co
Lilly Pulitzer 
Southern Tide
Sugar and Ice
The Cheesecake Factory 
Warby Parker 

Coming Soon

North American Properties is excited to bring new experiences and amenities to Huntersville's backyard. New retail and dining options such as the Apple Store and Foxcroft Wine Co. are just a few additions that will elevate Birkdale Village.

Whether you're shopping, dining around, or just passing some time, we hope to see you at Birkdale! Tag us in your day trips on social media @visitlakenorman for a chance to be featured.