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Renovation Report: Sea Life Charlotte-Concord Aquarium (access required)

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Replacing a NASCAR-themed attraction just a mile down the road from Charlotte Motor Speedway in the heart of NASCAR Country may seem like an idea that’s sure to stall, but London-based Merlin Entertainment is doing just that at Concord Mills. Gone will be the indoor slick-track and laser tag area at the closed NASCAR Speedpark. It’s being replaced with more than 5,000 marine creatures and more than 150,000 gallons of water at the Sea Life Charlotte-Concord Aquarium.

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Developing news: Commercial projects likely to increase (access required)

Retail follows rooftops. It’s the old real estate adage explaining how commercial development responds to residential development. So the recent growth in homebuilding and homebuying in the Charlotte market – which is expected to continue into 2014 – will likely be accompanied by increased commercial development over the next two years, even if developers are still cautious about the overall economy.

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Three N.C. organizations receive manufacturing grants from Department of Commerce (access required)

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker revealed Thursday the winners of nearly $7 million in federal grant money, and three in-state organizations were selected to receive the money: the Charlotte-based Centralina Council of Governments, the Greensboro-based Piedmont Triad Partnership and the Morganton-based Burke Partnership for Economic Development, according to a release from the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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Apartment developers: Renting growing as ownership declines (access required)

John Porter, Charter Properties. Mecklenburg Times file photo.

Whether it’s Class A apartments, value-added properties or workforce housing, the Queen City’s apartment market is expected to remain strong in the foreseeable future. Five apartment industry leaders said so on a panel Tuesday morning at Bisnow’s third annual Multifamily Summit held in a ballroom at the Omni Hotel in uptown Charlotte.

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Charlotte City Council Sept. 23 (access required)

The City Council on Monday took care of two business items that have stirred controversy over the past several months, among other issues. Council members were obligated to select four members to the newly formed but they yet-to-be empowered Charlotte Douglas International Airport advisory commission, and did so at Monday’s meeting. The Carolina Panthers also got a boost Monday night – following the team’s Sunday afternoon rout of the New York Giants – when council members voted to approve spending $28 million in public funds to help pay for renovations at Bank of America Stadium.

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Three N.C. organizations receive manufacturing grants from Department of Commerce (access required)

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker revealed Thursday the winners of nearly $7 million in federal grant money, and three in-state organizations were selected to receive the money: the Charlotte-based Centralina Council of Governments, the Greensboro-based Piedmont Triad Partnership and the Morganton-based Burke Partnership for Economic Development, according to a release from the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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