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Economic Development Committee expected to dump Studio Charlotte on Thursday (access required)

CHARLOTTE – The City Council Economic Development & Global Competitiveness Committee meets Thursday and is expected to recommend that the full council take a different course on redeveloping Eastland Mall and end exclusive negotiations with Studio Charlotte Development. In October, ...

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Eastland falling as film meetings start (access required)

The Eastland Mall demolition itself may be procedural, but as the walls fall on a mall that was once one of the most popular shopping destinations in the city, it’s not hard to picture the transition from debris to development. The city is now one step closer to that possible development, as it held the first meeting on Wednesday with Studio Charlotte Development to discuss the company’s proposal to build a film studio complex on the 80-acre Central Avenue site.

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Lights! Camera! Eastland? City Council starts negotiations with movie studio developer (access required)

Lights! Camera! Eastland? City Council starts negotiations with movie studio developer <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

CHARLOTTE – The City Council voted unanimously Monday night to begin negotiations with a movie studio developer to redevelop Eastland Mall. Studio Charlotte Development, led by CEO Bert Hesse, has emerged as the city’s preliminary choice for the redevelopment, even if the choice was more by default.

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Act II, Scene I: City expected to start negotiating with film studio over development at abandoned mall (access required)

Act II, Scene I: City expected to start negotiating with film studio over development at abandoned mall <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

The city’s Economic Development Committee last week made a decision that increased the likelihood of an ambitious $300 million film studio being built on the East Side. The committee, which includes Mayor Pro Tem Patrick Cannon and City Council members Warren Cooksey, David Howard, LaWana Mayfield, and James Mitchell, will recommend on Aug. 26 that the full City Council vote to enter into a memorandum of understanding with Studio Charlotte Development, starting exclusive negotiations with the company.

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