Almost a year after revealing plans to move across this northeast Charlotte neighborhood, Hobby Lobby Stores on Monday will open its new 55,000-square-foot store in the Belgate Shopping Center, according to a release from the company. Prior to the move to Belgate, a shopping center off Interstate 85 and Ikea Boulevard, the University City Hobby Lobby was in The Commons at Chancellor Park, at University City and W.T. Harris boulevards.Read More »
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Trinity Capital Partners, a Charlotte-based commercial real estate firm, has purchased a $5.2 million, 73,446-square-foot office building in the Meridian Business Campus in this northern North Carolina city.Read More »
With longer days and warmer weather in the city, most area college students are enjoying a welcome summer break. The same isn’t true for those who work on the college campuses. For general contractors and facility managers at several Charlotte colleges and universities, summer is a time to crank up efforts to finish up construction projects while many students are away.Read More »
More than two years after beginning renovations, Houston-based Camden Property Trust is still plugging along on apartment upfits in the city. Since June 1, Mecklenburg County has issued permits to Camden for the renovations of 25 units in three of Camden’s area communities: Camden Ballantyne, Camden Sedgebrook and Camden Stonecrest.Read More »
Since late February, The Mecklenburg Times has had an interim editor, Jim Stasiowski – or Staz, for short. Staz lives in Reno, Nev. and has been flying to Charlotte a couple of times each month to grab hold of the reins in The Meck Times newsroom. When he’s in town, a fortnight each time, he’s been staying at the Crowne Plaza hotel in uptown. At least that’s where he thought he’d been staying.Read More »
STEELE CREEK – If a recent rezoning request is approved by the Charlotte City Council, residents could see 40,000 square feet of additional retail built in this southwest Charlotte neighborhood. Charlotte-based LandNet, LLC has requested a rezoning on two parcels ...Read More »
SOUTH END – Yet another apartment project has been issued a building permit in this neighborhood, where apartment construction continues unabated. Mecklenburg County issued the permit, valued at $3.2 million, for work on the 270-unit Camden Southline. The permit, which ...Read More »
Since the Charlotte City Council voted in August to buy Eastland Mall – and even prior to the official purchase – rumors have flown around the Queen City about the future of the once-great, now-derelict mall. Would it become a subdivision or residential development? Possibly a film studio? Many in Charlotte were quick to say they thought the old mall would continue to sit, blighted, on Central Avenue.
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Embedded in the pavement of Elizabeth Avenue, the streetcar tracks gleam silver with promise. But with the actual streetcars at least two years away, no one can say for sure whether that promise ever will turn to the gold of extensive commercial development, a particular need for Charlotte’s beleaguered West Side.
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