For starters, we love the vintage farmhouse charm. Just walking around The Village at Robinson Farm’s exterior, you get the feeling you’ve stepped back in time. They used reclaimed brick in the sidewalks, and the buildings are fashioned after old farm houses in homage to the history of this great site. Robinson Farm has been a family business for over 150 years, ever since it was a working farm and a general store. Now home to many local businesses and restaurants, The Village at Robinson Farm is a gem of a development in the midst of cookie cutter shopping centers in the area.
While the community feels like a welcome blast from the past, The Village at Robinson Farm is indeed a forward-thinking, eco-friendly community, being Silver Certified Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) by the US Green Building Council. This is reflected in all areas of the development, from the parking lot, where energy efficient cars get a front row spot, to the bike racks that are prominent throughout the development. But it’s more than that, as the green buildings and everything that went into their construction, will prove.
More than that, though, we have really great neighbors. Hands down, one of my favorite places in Charlotte is The Meat House. Our studio sits atop the trendy and popular Pure Barre fitness studio. I love the fountain that sits outside Cosmos Café, because it just makes me happy, and so does their 2 for 1 tapas on weeknights! We’re also neighbors with the incredibly talented stylists at Salon M2. We’ve recently lost Tasty Yo, Café Really and Domenicos, which is such a bummer. But I am hopeful that we’ll see some new businesses make their home at The Village at Robinson Farm really soon, so they can realize what a special place this really is.
On April 11th of this year, the farmers market returns to The Village at Robinson Farm. If you didn’t catch it last fall, you will definitely want to keep this on your radar for the spring. They’ll be there every Wednesday from noon–6 in the parking lot outside The Meat House. I can’t wait!
Next time you’re in the area, please stop by The Village at Robinson Farm and say “hi”. Come find me, and we’ll take a little walk to the fountain, grab a soda at The Meat House, and enjoy a sunny visit. Deal?