Zoning ruling doesn’t bring down curtains on drive-in theater
By Tara Ramsey Mecklenburg County’s only drive-in theater remains open, despite its failed appeal of a zoning violation that is threatening to shut down the business. Charlotte developer Afshin Ghazi manages the company, Connecticut Avenue LLC, that owns the property at the intersection of Tyvola Road and South Tryon Street, according to public records. Ghazi is also manager of the companies that developed the Epicentre, a Charlotte shopping and entertainment complex for which a Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection filing was made last month. Connecticut Avenue has 30 days to appeal the decision to the North Carolina Superior Court. An appeal has not been filed as of Tuesday, according to the Mecklenburg County Clerk of Superior Court’s office.