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Retail sails: Grocery-anchored, luxe and bargain do well; middle market stuck (access required)

Retail sails: Grocery-anchored, luxe and bargain do well; middle market stuck <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

The development of retail space is expected to continue following the rapid growth of residential construction in Charlotte, but the demand for luxury retailers and value retailers could make things difficult for retailers targeting middle-class consumers. And counter to national ...

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fall: Charlotte real estate trade groups’ memberships take hit in recession (access required)

In 2006, before the recession, the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association had 8,152 members. Today, its membership is thinner by about 1,407, a decline that, no doubt, is a byproduct of the market’s downturn. It’s not as much of an exodus ...

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What should a CMS campus lease for? How’s about $1 a year (access required)

It could be one of the greatest real estate bargains in Charlotte history: 33,347 square feet of space on seven acres for only $1 a year in rent. That proposal for Tryon Hills Pre-K Center in north Charlotte is among ...

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Vacancies build barriers to construction loans (access required)

On June 9, Charlotte-based Bissell Cos. started construction on two office buildings in Ballantyne Corporate Park. The company calls it the largest speculative office project in the U.S. The $100 million project will add another 550,000 square feet to the ...

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Unsold on uptown (access required)

Darrell Boyette’s cigar shop, Tinderbox, is in Overstreet Mall, a collection of stores inside some of uptown’s high-rise buildings. It’s Tinderbox’s smallest location, and Boyette, the general manager, sees 80 to 100 customers every day at the store, which he ...

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It’s tough finding big spaces in South End (access required)

Charlotte’s South End has an artsy — some might even say funky — vibe, with its easy access to light rail and historic buildings. The businesses the area is known for are, generally speaking, small outfits that feel at home ...

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Reeling from the reval (access required)

Alec Polites said it’s like hitting a man when he’s down. Having slashed rents to hang on to tenants in his struggling shopping center on East Independence Boulevard, he couldn’t believe his eyes when he received his 2011 revaluation from Mecklenburg ...

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