4300 N. Tryon
name implies that this local grocery store chain expects everyone to drive
to the store, and the setting of this outlet, on a corner lot, but down in
a depression actually below street level and surrounded by asphalt,
reinforces the notion that one would need a car to go to this store.
The building consists of a vast, low pitched, gable front roof with
a broad, engaged porte-cochere supported by large arched beams.
The original sign rises from the pebble roof and consists of a
poles with a round back-lit signs on which is one letter of the word
“Park-N-Shop.” Flag pole holders are located on the fascia.
interior and exterior walls are constructed of stack bond concrete block.
Exposed laminate beams continue inside from under the
porte-cochere. Fixtures, including display fixtures in the produce area,
shelving, and some check-out stations, appear to be original to the
building. While there are other Park-n-Shop buildings in Charlotte, this
one was surveyed individually because it a good representative example
since it retains a high degree of integrity.