CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Many customers seem to like the new look of the oldest shopping center in Charlotte. "I think it looks really nice, it's really improved it a lot," said one customer from the parking lot of the Park Road Shopping Center.
Construction started in April to give a facelift to the center which was established in 1956. A wood paneling design covers the front face of the buildings there with a white-wash added to the brick accents.
The new façade seems to be a hit with most shoppers. But some seem frustrated with the construction that's turned the parking lot into a detour zone.
"It's a big inconvenience to people that use the shopping center," said one man.
Right now, several stores are surrounded by fencing. Fuel Pizza for example.
One customer told us, "It is a maze trying to get in here. And trying to find a parking space can be discouraging."
Business is usually booming at Fuel Pizza around noon. But Wednesday, Only a handful of people found their way in.
While the makeover is underway, cars also have to follow a maze of detours. Some parts of the parking lot are closed off completely. Others have been re-designed.