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Charlotte, N.C. – Aug. 30, 2016 – Design Gaps, Inc., a full-service luxury cabinetry design firm, will soon open a showroom for Downsview Kitchens cabinetry in Sharon Square, the mixed-use community in the center of SouthPark developed by Pappas Properties and Allen Tate Company. The new showroom will feature select examples of finely crafted cabinetry and offer a convenient place to meet with the experts at Design Gaps.

“We are thrilled with the addition of Design Gaps and their Downsview showroom to Sharon Square,” said Brian Roth, vice president of marketing for Pappas Properties. “Their showroom promises to be a destination for those looking for a new level of kitchen, bath and closet design in Charlotte,” added Roth.

Design Gaps founder and owner David Glover has designed high-end kitchens and other rooms for more than 37 years. The exclusive Carolinas dealer for Downsview Kitchens, Design Gaps previously was located in Charlotte’s SouthEnd before moving to Charleston, S.C. “We decided the timing was perfect to open a more design-oriented and sophisticated showroom in the heart of Charlotte,” Glover said.

Design Gaps joins a distinctive group of retailers and restaurants at Sharon Square including Dogwood Southern Table & Bar, Corkbuzz Restaurant & Wine Bar, and Rusty Bucket to Bar Method, D. Antonacci Salon and Whole Foods Market. The complex also includes the Solis Sharon Square apartments and SunTrust Office Building, home to the regional headquarters of SunTrust Bank.

Glover said he was attracted to Sharon Square by its ease of access, exclusive business tenants and high quality of construction. “We work with clients from across the U.S. but primarily in the Southeast, so it’s nice to be in such a central area with a direct-flight airport, hotels and fine dining to accommodate them,” Glover said.

The Design Gaps offices and Downsview Kitchens showroom are expected to open in November and will occupy a 1,841-square-foot space near SunTrust Bank and the Sharon Square Starbucks.

Robbie Branstrom of MPV Properties represented Design Gaps in the lease transaction, and Brian Roth and Kathleen Smits of Pappas Properties marketed the property for the developer.

About Sharon Square

Sharon Square is a mixed-use development blending apartments, restaurants, shops and offices. It is home to Charlotte’s first Whole Foods Market and the SunTrust Office Building housing the bank’s regional headquarters, commercial banking, investment banking, and wealth management groups.
Restaurants at Sharon Square include Dogwood Southern Table by Dresslers; Corkbuzz, a New York wine bar and café; and Rusty Bucket, an all American grill concept by Gary Callicoat and Cameron Mitchell. Sharon Square’s Solis apartment homes overlooking the community’s restaurants and shops offer an array of distinctive designs and amenities.

About Pappas Properties

Pappas Properties is a Charlotte-based regional developer of commercial, mixed-use and residential communities. Founded in 1999, Pappas has created nationally recognized projects including Birkdale Village, Metropolitan and Phillips Place. Current Pappas developments include Sharon Square, the Berewick planned community, Berewick Town Center, and South Village – a mixed-use development located on Charlotte’s Lynx light rail line to Center City.

About Allen Tate Company

Allen Tate Company, a co-developer of Sharon Square, has longstanding and significant commercial development and investment interests in addition to its prominent residential real estate brokerage business. The firm, founded as a one-man, one-office real estate and insurance company, is the market-dominant real estate firm in the Carolinas, #10 among all residential real estate companies in the United States and #7 among independently owned companies.

The Allen Tate Family of Companies includes more than 1,400 Realtors® in 40 branch offices, a nationally recognized Relocation center, Allen Tate Mortgage Services, Allen Tate Insurance Services and Allen Tate Home Services.