Shopping centers that include a good mix of chain and local retailers line the corridors of Touchstone Village. Drive 3 miles west to the city of Pineville to visit the Carolina Place Mall and the Centrum shopping complex, which include a number of stores such as Belk, JCPenney, REI and Toys "R" Us. Following Pineville-Matthews Road east to Touchstone Village, retailers include Pet
Supplies Plus, Burlington Coat Factory, ethnically diverse markets and a number of locally owned speciality stores. Those looking for high-end shopping and name brands do best by heading north to the South Park neighborhood to the South Park Mall, Phillips Place and the Village at South Park.
Situated along Rea Road to the east of Touchstone Village, Birdhouse on the Greenway specializes in products for bird lovers. The knowledgeable staff help customers choose the right products for their backyards, and the selection here includes everything from birdhouses to binoculars to guide books.
Found in Toringdon Market off of Johnston Road, Ballantyne Jewelers hosts one of the best diamond selections in Charlotte. Staff can assist with custom-made jewelry and also offer affordable cleaning, appraisal and replating services.
Locals have many grocery store choices, including the affordable Trader Joe's on Rea Road, high-end Fresh Market off of Pineville-Matthews and Carmel
Road and North Carolina-owned Earth Fare near I-485 on Johnston Road. The closest farmers' market lies 8 miles east in Matthews and operates year-round on Saturday mornings.