Everyone knows the light rail is coming, but where is it going?

UNC Charlotte main station

  • North side of campus
Ninety’s Ice Cream & Sandwiches. Photo by Kristopher Harris.

J.W. Clay Boulevard/UNC Charlotte

  • Ninety’s Ice Cream and Sandwiches
  • Paradise Valley Par 3
  • Dave’s Paddleboats


  • University City Regional Library
IKEA. Photo by Kristopher Harris.

University City Boulevard

  • IKEA

Tom Hunter

  • South 21. Jr

Old Concord Road

  • The Last Word bookstore

Sugar Creek

  • Crown Station Coffee House
Neighborhood Theater. Photo by Kristopher Harris.

36th Street (NoDa)

  • Crêpe Cellar Kitchen & Pub
  • Cabo Fish Taco
  • The Evening Muse
  • Hart Witzen Gallery
  • Popbar
  • Neighborhood Theater
  • Haberdish
  • Smelly Cat Coffee
  • Reigning Doughnuts
  • Heist Brewery
  • Benny Pennello’s

25th Street

  • Free Range Brewing
  • Amélie’s French Bakery


  • Abari Game Bar
UNC Charlotte Center City. Photo by Kristopher Harris.

9th Street

  • Center City
  • Subscreto
  • McColl Center for Art and Innovation
  • Waterbean Coffee
  • Sports One

7th Street

  • 7th Street Public Market
  • ImaginON: The Joe & Joan Martin Center
  • Levine Museum of the New South
  • First Ward Park
  • Google Fiber Space
  • Mert’s Heart and Soul
  • Discovery Place
The Epicentre. Photo by Kristopher Harris.

Charlotte Transportation Center/Arena Station

  • Spectrum Center
  • The EpiCentre

3rd Street

  • Convention Center Station
  • Amelie’s French Bakery
  • NASCAR Hall of Fame


  • The Mint
  • The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
  • Gantt Center
  • Bank of America Stadium
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • JP Charlotte in The Westin


  • Midnight Diner


  • Wooden Robot Brewery
  • All American Pub
  • Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art
  • Futo Buta
  • The Brass Tap

East/West Boulevard

  • Tupelo Honey
  • The Liberty
  • Price’s Chicken Coop
  • Clair De Lune boutique

New Bern

  • Triple C Brewing Co.
  • Lenny Boy Brewing Co.
  • Mac’s Speed Shop


  • Queen Park Social
  • Great Wagon Road Distilling Company
  • The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery


  • Three Spirits Brewery
  • Rountree Plantation
  • Arepas Grill
  • Beef ‘N Bottle Steakhouse


  • Bill Spoon’s Barbecue
  • Vietnam Grille
  • Fordham Park


  • The Burrito Factory
  • 500 Degrees Pizzeria
  • Payal Indian Groceries & Spices


  • Bojangles’ Famous Chicken ‘n Biscuits
  • Tamaleria Laurita
  • La Catracha Restaurant

Sharon Road West

  • Snyder’s-Lance Factory

1-485/South Boulevard

  • Target, Old Navy, Nordstrom Rack
  • AMC Carolina Pavilion 22
  • Steak ‘n Shake

To learn more about the light rail, read the Niner Times latest article here.

Alexandria Sands is the Niner Times' community editor. She is a senior majoring in Communication Studies with a double minor in Journalism and English. Her work has been published in Charlotte magazine, The Charlotte Business Journal, Creative Loafing, The Gaston Gazette, The Shelby Star and The State Port Pilot. When she's not in the newsroom, you can catch her reading a book at her home in Oak Island. Reach her at community@ninertimes.com or @alexsands_.