Charlotte, NC (September 2009) – Space Kidets has leased 5,500 s.f. at Whitehall Corner Retail, a Crosland project developed by Merrifield Partners near Whitehall Commons. This location will be their second location in Charlotte and will open in early Fall 2009.

Space Kidets provides the ultimate play area featuring huge inflatables and the latest arcade, video and carnival games, as well as an air-hockey table and six holes of mini-golf. For added value, Space Kidets is the only area fun center to offer a token free arcade included in open play admission and party packages.

Voted “Best Birthday Party” in 2009 by Charlotte Magazine, Space Kidets hosts private birthday parties, team parties, fund-raising events, youth and play group packages and open play time. All events are staff-supervised, and custom-made options complete the unique party experience.

“Space Kidets offers a private party celebration in a clean, safe, peanut-free and fun environment,” said Janni Fishbein, owner of Space Kidets’ Matthews location. “Our mission of ‘Your Party – Our Space’ translates into a stress-free experience for Mom because we set up, clean up and supervise. All you need to do is enjoy.”

Kenneth Smith and NAI Southern Real Estate represented the tenant and David McConnell of Crosland represented the landlord in this transaction.

Lenny’s Sub Shop will open a corporate owned location at Whitehall Corner Retail (1,800 s.f.). Lenny’s is the only place in town to find Authentic Philly Cheesesteaks & The Deli Fresh Experience™. They slice their meats and cheeses fresh to order and pile them high on fresh baked bread. Lenny’s Philly Cheesesteak is cooked fresh to order and is served hot off the grill. With about a half pound of meat and cheese on the regular size sub, and about a full pound on the large size sub, Lenny’s provides an unmatched value for their guests’ hard earned dollars.

Whitehall Corner Retail is a 14,000 sf retail center located at the corner of NC 49 and Arrowood Road just North of I-485. The site is situated in front of Whitehall Commons that contains, Wal-Mart, Lowes, BI-LO and many other retailers. Whitehall Commons is the largest retail center in southwest Charlotte and is the primary retail component of the 700-acre master-planned, mixed-use Whitehall development located in one of the fastest growing areas of southwest Mecklenburg County.


About Merrifield Partners

Merrifield Partners, an affiliate of Crosland, is one of Charlotte’s leading office and industrial development and brokerage firms. Operating as Crosland Commercial for many years, Merrifield Partners developed a portfolio of over 2,500 acres of land and 2.5 million square feet of commercial space. For more information, visit

About Crosland

Founded in 1937, Crosland is one of the Southeast’s leading diversified real estate companies. Its expertise in retail, multifamily, office, land development and general contracting enables it to be an innovator in multi- and mixed-use development.

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Crosland has offices in Raleigh, Orlando, Tampa and Nashville, and develops, builds and manages properties in the Carolinas, Florida, Tennessee and Virginia. The privately held company’s current portfolio has a market value exceeding $1 billion. For more detail,