Barbara's Beat: American Girl Store to open in Charlotte 10/11

Friday, September 26, 2014

American Girl Store to open in Charlotte 10/11

American Girl Charlotte Grand Opening

Discover the newest American Girl store, coming soon to Southpark Mall in Charlotte. You and your girl are invited to join in the fun during our grand-opening weekend. She’ll enjoy free crafts, exciting activities, and doll drawings, and receive a free gift just for attending. Gifts are available while supplies last.

Grand Opening Information
Save the dates:
  • Oct.11, 10a.m.–9p.m.
  • Oct.12, 11a.m.–7p.m.
  • To manage guests' waiting times and observe fire-safety regulations, a ticket system will be used for the American Girl Charlotte - SouthPark Mall Grand-Opening Weekend.
  • We recommend parking by the food court, or in lower-level parking using the elevator closest to California Pizza Kitchen.
  • Each person (including children) who wishes to enter the store will receive a ticket with an assigned group number.
  • Ticket distribution for Saturday admittance begins at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11. (Store opens at 9 a.m.)
  • Saturday tickets are valid for Saturday only.
  • Ticket distribution for Sunday admittance begins at 8 a.m. on Sunday, October 12. (Store opens at 11 a.m.; other stores open at 12:30 p.m.)
  • Sunday tickets are valid for Sunday only.
  • Lining up prior to 7 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11, and 8 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12, will not be permitted.
  • Overnight camping is not allowed on property.
  • When the store opens each day, groups will be announced in numberical order for admittance through the American Girl entrance adjacent to Macy's.
  • You can shop or dine in SouthPark Mall until your group number is called. If you have a Bistro reservation, you can come directly to the ticket-distribution table, as check-in is allowed up to two hours prior to your Bistro reservation time. The ticket-distribution table will be located outside in the West Plaza.
  • Signs will be located throughout SouthPark Mall, providing updates on current group numbers being admitted.
  • American Girl is not responsible for compatibility issues or technical difficulties with any technological devices.
  • Event staff and security officers will also be able to assist with information on what group numbers are being called.
  • American Girl reserves the right to stop ticket distribution at any time based on space, safety and timeframe constraints.

For more information and tips for grand opening weekend, click here
American Girl Cafe
New: Ask about adding the BeForever Dining Activity Package to your meal so you can learn about all–new fun for the characters! Mon.-Fri. only; while supplies last. Learn more about other exciting Beforever events.

Experience fun and fancy dining in our exquisite Cafe! You’ll be served at a table with pretty white linens, bright daisy centerpieces, and sparkling silverware. Together, you can get the conversation going with Table Talkers, then it’s time to choose from a selection of delicious gourmet dishes. There’s even a memento for your girl to take home as a reminder of her special day. Plus, we have Treat Seats, cups, and saucers just for dolls to use during your meal. And don’t worry if your girl forgot her doll—we always have extra dolls available to dine with you. 

For an extra-special experience, enjoy one of our celebrations for birthdays or any day!
Chicago: Sample Menu
Los Angeles: Sample Menu
New York: Sample Menu

Available in Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York.

Dining is offered only at the following seating times. All seatings last 60 minutes. Reservations are recommended to ensure the seating time is available. A lack of reservations may result in the cancellation of a seating time.

  • Brunch – 9:30 a.m.
  • Lunch – 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.
  • Afternoon Tea – 4 p.m.
  • Dinner – 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

To review, change, or cancel current reservations, check your booking online.

Shops for girls ages 8 and up
BeForever™ Characters
Each of these timeless characters—Addy, Caroline, Josefina, Julie, Kaya, Kit, Rebecca, and Samantha—offer inspiring stories from important times in American history. Enter their worlds to discover how girls from every era share the same hopes and dreams.

Girl of the Year®
Each year, American Girl introduces a character growing up in today's world. From making friends to facing challenges to learning from her mistakes, every Girl of the Year discovers something new and exciting about herself and the world around her.

My American Girl® Dolls
Does she wear glasses? Is she brave? What sport is her favorite? With a My American Girl® doll, every girl can create the friend just right for her. Plus, dolls come to life online at Innerstar University™, a world filled with games, activities, and advice.

Dress Like Your Doll®
Best friends love to dress alike. Now girls and their dolls can be a perfect pair—each dressing in a star-themed tee, an elegant dress trimmed with flowers, or other matching outfits. Together, they're ready to go anywhere and do everything in American Girl style!

Girls can find the books they love—losing themselves in exciting stories, solving puzzles, doing craft projects, or learning to be their best. The bookstore is stocked with terrific titles featuring the historical characters girls love, great advice, fun activities, and lots more!

Souvenir Shop
She'll love taking home a memento of her American Girl trip so that she can always remember her visit. Our one-of-a-kind souvenirs—tees, totes, accessories, and more—are available at all American Girl stores.

Avenue AG
Explore mini-shops filled with adorable accessories, sweet and savory treats, design-it-yourself tees, and more surprises just for girls and their dolls. 
Available in Chicago and New York.

Design a unique tee! Choosing from different styles, colors, and graphics, girls can create their own doll apparel—and tees for themselves, too. Plus, most styles include fun sayings that speak to all kinds of interests girls love. 
Available in Chicago, Columbus, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, New York, Miami, San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, St. Louis, and Washington D.C.

Which doll hairdo will she choose?
Watch our trained stylists brush, braid, and twist to create a fabulous new look. You can even get expert doll ear piercing and a Pampering Plus package to complete a memorable visit. Don’t forget to ask about our special classes!
Available in all American Girl store locations.

Extras at the Doll Hair Salon
Doll ear piercing
Give her doll a little extra sparkle with this package! Includes doll ear piercing, a pair of silver stud earrings, the Classic Silver Doll Earring Assortment, and a "Doll Earrings Tips" sheet for home care—all for just $14. Available only for 18" American Girl dolls.

Spa Deluxe package
Add this special treat to any Doll Hair Salon visit for just $12. Our stylists will give her doll a thorough facial scrub to get her clean. And to keep her feeling relaxed, we'll send her home with a pampering set featuring cucumber stickers for her eyes, nail decals, flip-flops, a salon cape, and a faux face mask. Plus, girls get a "Doll Skin Care" sheet for home care. Available only for 18" American Girl dolls.

Pampering Plus package
For that extra bit of care every doll needs, add the Pampering Plus package for only $5 to your Doll Hair Salon visit. Our stylists give each doll a thorough facial scrub to wipe her clean and send her off with a set of nail decals to take home. Plus, girls get a "Doll Skin Care" sheet for home care. Available only for 18" American Girl dolls.

What to know before you go

  • The salon is open during regular store hours at all retail locations.
  • While advance appointments are not taken, once in the store, guests may make a same-day, time-specific appointment for services. Visit the salon early to check availability.
  • Prices range from $10 to $25 for styling, and you can add extra packages with any hairstyling. Prices subject to change.

Bistro Birthday Celebration 
Plan a party like no other at the American Girl Bistro! This all-inclusive package features:
  • A delicious meal with signature pink-and-white cake and ice cream
  • Special goody bags and doll tiaras for each girl
  • A commemorative keepsake for the birthday girl
  • A set of invitations with matching thank-you notes
$30 per girl and $20 per adult, excluding tax and gratuity. For girls ages 3 and up. For parties of 4 or less. Call 877-247-5223 for party reservations.

Deluxe Birthday Celebration
Give her a party she'll never forget at American Girl! This all-inclusive package features:

  • Private space to celebrate
  • A delicious meal with signature pink-and-white cake and ice cream
  • Special goody bags and doll tiaras for each girl
  • A commemorative keepsake for the birthday girl
  • A fun table activity and a craft
  • A set of invitations with matching thank-you notes
Pay $47 per girl and $37 per adult, excluding tax and gratuity. For girls 8 and up. Call 877-247-5223 for party reservations.
Plus, special add-ons are available to customize your party experience for additional fees, including:

  • Doll Hair Salon services (available with a minimum of four dolls with at least three weeks notice)
  • A party photo
Located in the private dining room for groups of 5 – 10. Meals available include lunch and dinner. Blackout days and times apply, so please call for availability.

General Information
  • Free and open to the public.  
  • For all ages.

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