Monthly Archives: March 2012

Mint Hill Yoga to Host Another Workshop on April 28th at The Lofts at 7714

On Saturday, April 28th, Mint Hill Yoga will host its second Yoga Workshop in the gallery of The Lofts at 7714.  The event is open to the public, including beginners and more experienced yoga practitioners.  Bettie Shea, owner of Mint Hill Yoga, is a certified Yoga teacher, concentrating in accessible, alignment-based flow.  She current teaches classes in various locations in Mint Hill and Charlotte.

For more information about the workshop or to register, contact Bettie Shea at 704-578-2835 or

Don’t Miss Mint Hill’s A Day in the Park

One of the wonderful things about living and working in Mint Hill is the fact that there are numerous festivals, exhibits and events going on throughout the year, such as this coming weekend’s “A Day in the Park.”

Hosted by the Town of Mint Hill, “A Day in the Park” will take place this Saturday, March 24th from 10 am to 2 pm at the Fairview Park at 8850 Fairview Road.  There will be lots of fun for people of all ages including martial arts, dance, tennis, disc golf, volleyball and yoga demonstrations.  What better way to enjoy this years early spring! 

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The Lofts at 7714 Owner Joins Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce

JMMT Partnership, the owner of The Lofts at 7714, has joined the Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce and will be offically welcomed into the organization at its monthly luncheon on Thursday, March 22nd at Jimmie’s Restaurant. 

JMMT Partnership is a family-based, real estate partnership whose primary holding is The Lofts at 7714.  Previously owned by the partners’ parents, John and Margaret Healy, the building has enjoyed a long and rich history as part of Mint Hill’s economy, first as a hosiery mill that employed many local residents; second as the home to the Healy’s business, Laminated Top Company, that thrived for 28 years in this location; to its current reincarnation as the home to local entrepreneurs, merchants and creative souls who are excited to house their businesses in this one-of-a-kind, vintage, commercial property in Mint Hill.   

Managing Partners, Margy Pettit and Mary Crotty, daughters of John and Margaret Healy, will accept their Chamber plaque at the luncheon on behalf of the partnership. 

To learn more about the building’s history – click here.  For more information about available commercial space at The Lofts at 7714, contact Margy Pettit at 704-491-1472 or Mary Crotty at 704-968-8286.

There’s More to This Story

Turns out Scott Slagle of Asylum Digital, a tenant of The Lofts at 7714,  is all over the news these days.  Prior to Sunday’s Charlotte Observer story about Scott’s contribution to Plaza Midwood Community Radio, WFAE 90.7 first brought this story to the community’s attention.  Click here to view the original article –

Congratulations to Scott on this well-deserved attention for his dedication and commitment to independent radio in the Charlotte area.

A Big Thanks to Lofts’ Tenant Mint Hill Martial Arts

The kind folks at Mint Hill Martial Arts, in particular Chris Facente and Glenwood Barnes, are helping The Lofts at 7714 complete a cosmetic remodel of the building’s restrooms.  Over the weekend, they worked very hard to have the floors painted, some of the walls painted, curtains hung and more, in time for the Yoga Workshop held at The Lofts on Sunday afternoon.  

The restrooms are original to this 1945 mill building, including the architecturally appealing wood doors for both the ladies and men’s rooms.   Giving them a cosmetic facelift is just one of our goals in transforming this vintage mill building into a distinctive work space for local entrepreneurs, merchants and creative souls.

A big thanks to Chris, Glenwood and the Mint Hill Martial Arts students for their help in bringing our vision for The Lofts at 7714 to life.

The Lofts at 7714’s Own Scott Slagle is Key Player in New Radio Station

Scott Slagle, the principal of Asylum Digital, and his friend Jason Michel are the reason there is one more choice in radio listening in the Charlotte area.   As featured in today’s Charlotte Observer, Scott and Jason launched the Plaza Midwood Community Radio ( which features an eclectic mix of music hitting all tastes – everything from rock, pop, avant garde jazz and more. 

Asylum Digital, a full service digital recording studio, recently moved into The Lofts at 7714 after Scott spent several months transforming a former cabinet shop space into a state-of-the-art studio which includes an 850 square foot live room and 300 square foot control room. 

Click here to read the Observer’s feature on Scott and Plaza Midwood Community Radio – The online sounds of Plaza Midwood.

Mint Hill Yoga to Host Yoga Workshop on March 11th at The Lofts at 7714

Local Yoga Instructor, Bettie Shea of Mint Hill Yoga, will host an Integral Yoga Workshop featuring Jonathan Miles of Project Yoga Richmond on Sunday, March 11th from 2 to 4 pm at The Lofts at 7714, located at 7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Road. 

The event, which will take place in the front gallery of The Lofts at 7714, is open to the public, including beginners as well as more experienced yoga practitioners.  The cost is $30 for guests who register in advance and $40 for people who walk in the day of the workshop.  Check or cash only will be accepted.

Jonathan Miles is a co-founder of Project Yoga Richmond, a non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing and expanding the yoga and movement arts community in Richmond, Virginia.  Jonathan is a certified Integral and certified Vinyasa instructor.

Bettie is a certified Yoga teacher, concentrating in accessible, alignment-based flow, and currently teaches classes in various locations in Mint Hill and Charlotte.  Her organization, Mint Hill Yoga, strives to offer “yoga for Every Body.”

“Mint Hill Yoga strives to provide a friendly, nurturing and accessible experience to practitioners of all levels,” explained Bettie.  “Jonathan’s heart-opening workshop will meet all those goals and more.  His gentle guidance will lead participants through a practice that is fluid, appropriately challenging, and enlightening.  We are very fortunate to have an instructor of his caliber coming to Mint Hill.”

Event guests can park in the front lot of The Lofts at 7714 as well as in the back.  The doors will open at 1:30 pm.  Guests need to bring their own mats, and, if desired, their own blocks, bolsters and straps.   To register for the workshop, contact Bettie Shea at 704-578-2835 or via email at

The Lofts at 7714 Tenant Jane Yates Featured in Matthews-Mint Hill Weekly

The Lofts at 7714’s very own Jane Yates and her life long love of art and nature were recently featured in the Matthews-Mint Hill Weekly.  Much of Jane’s art focuses on coastal marshes as she captures the beauty of these vanishing natural areas along our shores. 

“Marshes are disappearing in North Carolina at a rate of 700 acres a year because of rising waters,” she is quoted in the article.  “I’m painting them because they are there now, but they really won’t be 100 years from now.”  “What I can do is make people aware that it is happening and that it’s affecting the wildlife and habitats.  Maybe by people knowing this is happening, they can do whatever they can do to conserve energy and not pollute and that sort of thing.” 

To read the entire article by Arts and Entertainment writer, Joanie Reader, of the Matthews-Mint Hill Weekly, click here “Stronger with Time – Mint Hill Artist Focuses on N.C. Marsh Preservation.”

Jane Yates moved her private studio into The Lofts at 7714 in January of this year.