Charlotte Douglas Plaza opens

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A new 51,000ft (4,740m) East Terminal Expansion, known as The Plaza, has opened at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) in North Carolina.

The US$39m addition is part of Destination CLT, a US$2.5bn-US$3.1bn capital investment in capacity enhancements.

Located between Concourses D and E, The Plaza, provides space to shop, dine and relax. Retail choices include Charlotte Supply Co., iStore, The Body Shop and Minute Suites. Dining options are Shake Shack, Auntie Anne’s and Potbelly Sandwich Shop, along with local favorites Wicked Weed Brewing and Bojangles’. These additions bring the number of outlets at the airport to more than 120.

The expansion also features a mother’s room, pet relief area, restrooms, terrazzo flooring and lounge seating with views of the airfield. Integrated power is available in select chairs and tables, enabling passengers to charge electronic devices.

In partnership with the Arts and Science Council, an original artwork by Christian Moeller entitled Loops hangs in The Plaza. It is a three-dimensional abstract line drawing materialized in metal, suspended from the ceiling and animated by a constant and slow rotation.

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