Concord Mills Tops List of Area Tourist Attractions

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(April18, 2013) – Concord, NC – Concord Mills takes the number one slot on Charlotte Business Journal’s list of Top Attractions. With over 200 stores, Concord Mills is the largest shopping and entertainment destination in the Carolinas.

On a Charlotte Business Journal blog, Research Director Amy Shapiro posted Top of the List: Tourist Attractions naming the top five area attractions. The full list of 25 can be found in the April 12 print edition of Charlotte Business Journal.

“Concord Mills is the first and only choice for shoppers visiting the Charlotte area because we have developed such a strong reputation as the place to go for the best names in retail offering exceptional value,” said Ray Soporowski, General Manager of Concord Mills and Treasurer of the Cabarrus County Tourism Authority Board of Directors. “As the largest outlet and value retail destination in the state, we will continue to deliver our unique brand of shopping complete with family-friendly dining and unique entertainment options including the SEA LIFE aquarium, which is scheduled to break ground this summer.”

Another Cabarrus attraction makes the list at number 4. The Charlotte Motor Speedway complex encompasses the 1.5-mile superspeedway, zMAX Dragway, and the Dirt Track at Charlotte.

“We are very proud that Cabarrus County is home to so many dynamic attractions,” said Donna Carpenter, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau. “The atmosphere at both Concord Mills and Charlotte Motor Speedway is a true reflection of the interesting and adventurous nature of our entire destination. We invite visitors to experience these and all of the exciting attractions Cabarrus County has to offer. ”

Concord Mills and Charlotte Motor Speedway are both located at Exit 49 off of Interstate 85 along with 12 hotel properties, a wide variety of restaurants and the Cabarrus County Visitor Information
Center. Open seven days a week, the Visitor Center is located at 10099 Weddington Road, Suite 102 in Concord, NC 28027. For more information, please call 1-800-848-3740.

About Concord Mills
As the leading outlet, value retail and entertainment destination in North Carolina, Concord Mills brings together over 200 stores, plus great dining and entertainment options. Concord Mills is located at exit 49 off of Interstate 85. Regular hours are 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Sunday. For more information on Concord Mills, please call (704) 979-3000 or visit Concord Mills also may be found on Facebook ( and on Twitter @ConcordMillsNC.