The Village at Meridian, the big new shopping center that opened in October at Eagle Road and Fairview Avenue, has added several new businesses and announced more on the way.
Charming Charlie, a fashion store featuring clothing, jewelry, handbags and shoes, opened Nov. 19.
La Crème frozen yogurt café, run by Meridian native Ben Poulsen, serves sweet treats plus coffee from the local Rembrandt's Coffee House.
Backstage Bistro opened Nov. 12 in Village Cinema and features a dining room overlooking the upper level of the theater plus an outdoor patio with a fire pit to provide cold-weather comfort. Chef Talferd Jude, formerly of Bardenay, sources local food as much as possible in his menu, according to a Village news release.
Sees Candies set up shop Nov. 7 in Village North.
Oconik, a locally-owned specialty shop that specializes in custom eyewear and apparel, is set to open Nov. 22.
Other businesses set to open late this year or in early 2014 at the Village include Twigs Bistro and Martini Bar, Republic of Couture, Chicos, Axiom Fitness, Toby Keiths I Love This Bar & Grill, The Counter, Sur La Table, Calle 75 Street Tacos and Rice Works Asian Fusion. Village North will welcome Michaels Crafts, Zoom Care health clinic and Menchies Frozen Yogurt.
Village general manager Hugh Crawford said more new offerings will be announced soon. The Village at Meridians hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Individual store hours may vary.