Several small businesses exist beyond NoDa’s historic downtown area. Below is a survey of the businesses along North Davidson between the Johnston Mill and Crown Station. Though parking requires some creative thinking, we encourage you to check out these neighboring businesses that provide services beyond the restaurant, bar, and entertainment scene.
#3440 Laurel Belle Photography
Charlotte native Laura Tompkins is the owner/photographer. Her business concentrates on portraits, including professional headshots and mommy-and-me sessions. Unique to this studio is The Confidence Project for young women age ten and up, providing a package of portraits matched up with quotes from loved ones. The goal of the project is to instill confidence and provide a timeless reminder that they are loved.
#3444 Charlotte Movement Arts Studio
The studio has specialized Gyrontonic® equipment and is the home studio for Master Trainer, Alissa Getz Waller. Book your private session online for pilates, Gyrotonic® and Gyrokinesis® methods, or dance.
#3448 CoCo Yoni Lounge
Vsteam treatments are growing in popularity as many people experience benefits such as relieving stress, depression, infections, hormone imbalances, and headaches. Coco Yoni provides customized Vsteam experiences.
#3452 Salon Stilettos
Hair stylist Shiron Sanders focuses on providing a regular regimen for business professionals to maintain healthy hair. Services offered include color, texturizing, relaxing, hydrating, and restorative treatments as well as bridal party styling.
#3460 Comprehensive Home Care
From pediatric home care to hospital-to-home transition to at-home senior care, these CNA caregivers offer family-focused in-home care services based on building strong relationships with the patient and family.
#3464 Carolina Speech and Occupational Therapy
This award-winning business has locations throughout the region. The NoDa location is one of their two feeding clinics, offering individualized therapy with speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists, specializing in feeding aversions and swallowing disorders in children from birth to adolescence.
#3468 Moulin Bouge
This full service spa offers waxing, corrective skincare, facial treatments, nail services, eyelash & brow services, massage therapy, and Vsteaming. Men are offered waxing, facials, mani-pedi’s, and beard treatments as well. By appointment only.
#3472 MND Accounting
This full-service, licensed accounting firm offers a wide-range of financial services for business owners, executives, and independent professionals.
#3476 Urban Nest Realty
Kenneth Lin is the owner-operator at this full-service real estate firm engaged in residential and commercial sales brokerage, property management, and investment holdings.
#3522 Old News Vintage
They buy, sell, and trade in vintage (pre-2000) clothing, movies, music, and memorabilia. Clothing tends towards sportswear and streetwear. Merchandise has a pop culture focus: cartoon, sports teams, music, etc., with a specialty in North Carolina and Charlotte themes. The owners live in the Renaissance.
Pro tip: Order on their ebay store and avoid shipping fees by picking up in the store.
Get all your basics at this walkable convenience store: beer, wine, cigarettes, milk, bread, frozen meals, and frozen desserts. Open most nights until 10 pm. This business is for sale! Check in store for details.
#3536 Saussy Burbank
Custom homes builder Saussy Burbank opened this office for its proximity to its current NoDa projects now under construction: Highland Park Townhomes near Highland Mills and Spencer Street Townhomes at 36th Street and Spencer.
#3550 Jade Sky
NY transplant Marissa Jade Willinsky opened a NY-inspired boutique here last November. Color and texture pops from the racks, and the space is energized with art from local artists. Ladies’ fashion and accessories are available for all ages, sexes, and beliefs.
#3558 Hand’s Law Office
Comprehensive legal advice and services are available in the fields of real estate, family law, bankruptcy, and injury, among other areas.
#3576 Earths Blend Bath & Body
This family-owned business makes small-batch bath and body products. Buy bath truffles, bath tea, soaps, body scrubs, body butter, goats milk lotion, and more at this location. In the rear of the store is Pure Wax & Beaute Bar, a spa with full body waxing and express facials. Owner-operator Naquette Porter has been in the beauty business for over fifteen years and an esthetician for eight.
#3590 Blue Pony Studio Press (in photo)
The Blue Pony Studio first opened in NoDa’s downtown next to Center of the Earth Gallery in the building that now houses Fu’s Tattoos. In the early 2000s, owner Mary Lou Sussman was one of the first retail owners to buy a unit and move her printmaking studio to The Renaissance. Blue Pony has anchored the far end of N. Davidson Street through the lonely, dangerous, and dark years, and is now a legacy private studio for printmaking. Blue Pony is rarely open to the public, but it is possible to set up an appointment or consultation.
Did you know that NoDa Studios is home to countless Charlotte-based bands’, musicians’, and DJs’ rehearsal studios? This warehouse isn’t open to the public, but beyond the keypad are countless hallways and rooms belching a cacophony of overlapping genres of music at all hours of the day and night. A midweek evening often sounds like every instrument in the world being thrown down a set of stairs (until you can decode one band and one song of course). And they have a mascot NoDa skunk! …I think.
Crossfit NoDa started in the Newco Fiber warehouses at the Ultimate Gym. As Novel NoDa and 36th Street Station were built, Crossfit NoDa has found a new home on Anderson Street in NoDa North.
Antioch Road to Glory International Ministry hosts many fellowship and community events in a building on North Davidson that once housed a speakeasy dance club called Dammit Janet.