Yoga enthusiasts in Cotswold soon will have more space to practice their poses, as Y2 Yoga is stretching into the second-floor space in the building it occupies in Cotswold Village Shops. Construction started about two weeks ago on the $1.24 million studio expansion, according to Vinoy Reid of VR King Construction, the general contractor on the project. On the building’s second floor, demolition is under way to make room for Y2’s expansion, which is adjacent to space the studio already occupies on that floor. Y2 also has space on the ground floor.Read More »
Commercial Real Estate
The city of trees is about to get less green. Pulte Homes has submitted sketch plans to develop a subdivision of 93 homes on 55 mostly tree-covered acres on Hugh Forest Road. According to a city ordinance, Pulte would be allowed to remove about 44.5 acres of trees to make room to build.
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Phil Frankhauser just knew, even before he walked into a roomful of stone-faced residents in this generally anti-development north Mecklenburg municipality. The principal partner of the Columbus, Ohio-based Epcon Communities knew, even though he was greeted in the hallway on that Nov. 29 evening by fliers bearing two red traffic signs: “STOP Epcon Communities” and “WRONG WAY for Cornelius.”
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The city’s leaders want more Democratic National Convention-like events, and some developers are planning for fewer Democratic National Convention-like gripes about uptown hotels. Construction has either started on or is planned for hundreds of new hotel rooms in Charlotte, including a 230-unit, 200,000-square-foot Embassy Suites hotel proposed for a site near the Charlotte Convention Center.
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Concord Mills mall is getting a big wet neighbor. On Wednesday, Merlin Entertainments Group, which operates the Sea Life aquarium brand, announced that in the spring of 2014, it will open a 30,000-square-foot, $10 million aquarium at the site of the defunct NASCAR SpeedPark site.Read More »
Many and perhaps most of the 2,600 MetLife insurance company jobs headed to North Carolina -- roughly half of them to Charlotte -- will be local hires, a top executive with the insurance giant said late Thursday afternoon.Read More »