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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Container Store will open on Saturday, August 13 at SouthPark Mall between McCormick & Schmicks and Neiman Marcus.

The Container Store, the nation s leading retailer of storage and organization products, is building its first location for the company in the Charlotte area.

The Container Store is being built at thelocation ofthe former Joseph-Beth Booksellers. Joseph-Beth Group has filed for federal bankruptcy protection and the SouthPark store wasdemolished.

Construction began last week on the 23,000 square footContainer Store.

We are thrilled to arrive at SouthPark; Charlotte is an obvious next step for The Container Store as we look to open in markets with a high density of our time- and space-starved customer, said Kip Tindell, Chairman and CEO of The Container Store. We believe Charlotte will be a successful market for our brand and are confident that SouthPark shoppers will embrace our unique mixture of fun and functional products.

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