Monthly Archives: October 2012

1400 Square Feet of Commercial Space Available in Mint Hill

A new space has come available in The Lofts at 7714, the retrofitted mill property located at 7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Road in downtown Mint Hill.  This 1,400 square foot space was recently vacated by Pottery 51 who moved into a larger 3,400 square foot, street front space in The Lofts.  The parcel has its own exterior entrance, as well as a garage door entrance, and two interior entrances for easy access to the common areas of the building.

The concrete floor and raftered ceiling lend the space its vintage vibe and offer loads of possibility for a tenant looking for a unique space to make their own.  Other tenants in this recently transformed building have painted or stained the concrete floors in their spaces to bring out their natural beauty, as well as painted their raftered ceilings black or dark grey in order to up the aesthetic affect.

This 1,400 square feet would be perfect for a dance or artists studio or for a professional office with an artistic bent.  To view the space, contact Mary Crotty at 704-968-8286 or via email at

The Lofts at 7714 is owned by JMMT Partnership, a locally owned commercial real estate partnership that consists of the family of John C. Healy.  The building has been in the Healy family for 49 years.



Pottery 51 to Celebrate Grand Opening in New Lofts Location

Pottery 51, one of the original tenants of The Lofts at 7714, is about to complete its move to a new, larger, street-front space within this former mill building.  The nonprofit’s potters and volunteers have been working hard over the last two months to transform the 3,400 square foot space into their new pottery studio.  They have converted the front of their space into an art gallery where potters will be able to show and sell their work to the public.  Come by and check it out at Pottery 51’s grand opening, this Wednesday, October 31st from 10 am to 6 p.m.

Mint Hill Yoga Press Release


MINT HILL, NC,  October 24, 2012 – Mint Hill Yoga, owned and operated by local Yoga instructor Bettie Shea, now has its own studio in The Lofts at 7714, located at 7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Road in Mint Hill.

Mint Hill Yoga opened its door this month to students of all ages and experience levels with the mission to offer “yoga for Every Body.”  “I strive to provide a friendly, nurturing and accessible experience to practitioners of all levels,” explained Bettie. “No matter your age or body type, you can practice yoga.”

Mint Hill Yoga will offer classes in various Yoga forms:  Vinyasa; Fusion Flow, a combination of Vinyasa, alignment and deep stretch; Gentle Flow, slow gentle movement accessible to all body types, shapes and sizes; Slow Flow, Vinyasa style with longer holds and more stretching; Beginner’s Yoga; Kid’s Yoga; and Meditation.  All public yoga classes are $10 each, while all meditation classes are free.

Mint Hill Yoga’s class schedule is published at

In addition to classes, Mint Hill Yoga will offer special workshops throughout the year.  The first workshop, “Meditation with Ramesh Bjonnes,” is scheduled for Friday, November 2 at 7 pm.  This workshop will introduce participants to the various techniques of yogic and tantric meditation. The cost of the workshop is $30 and pre-registration is required.

Bettie Shea is a certified Yoga teacher, concentrating in accessible, alignment-based flow, who has taught classes in various locations in Mint Hill and Charlotte.  “With this move, I will now have a permanent home in Mint Hill in which to conduct classes for my students,” said Ms. Shea.  Kiesha Battles, who is certified with Yoga Alliance, will join Bettie as an instructor at the studio.

Mint Hill Yoga’s 250 square foot studio is located in the interior of The Lofts at 7714.  Students and workshop guests can park and enter the building via the back parking lot.

To register for classes or workshops, or to find out more information about Mint Hill Yoga, contact Bettie Shea at 704-578-2835 or via email at

For more information about The Lofts at 7714, visit or contact Mary Crotty at

Don’t Miss Spotlight Performing Arts Final Free Workshop

Spotlight Performing Arts’ FREEtober event wraps up this weekend with the final workshop – “How to Act Like a Star.”  Don’t miss this fun and free workshop held on the main stage at the Academy from 2 pm to 3 pm tomorrow, Saturday 27th.

For more information, go to


Calling all Guitar Players

Come join Spotlight Performing Arts Academy’s free”Finger Picking Good” workshop this Saturday, October 20th from 2 – 3 pm.  All age groups and experience levels with the guitar are welcome to this third complimentary workshop sponsored by Mint Hill’s one and only performing arts academy.  Pre-register by calling 704-545-737 or emailing  The first five people to pre-register will receive a door prize.

Spotlight Performing Arts Academy is the street front anchor of The Lofts at 7714, which is located at 7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Road.


The Lofts Welcomes New Neighbor – Daphne’s Simply Southern Bakery

The Lofts at 7714 is excited to welcome Daphne’s Simply Southern Bakery to its end of Matthews-Mint Hill Road.  With the completion of the new Mint Hill Town Hall and Daphne’s relocation right next door to the Mint Hill Historical Society, business activity and foot traffic continue to grow on the east end of downtown Mint Hill.

The owners of Daphne’s have been retrofitting the building located at 7609 Matthews-Mint Hill Road for the past several months.  They will celebrate their grand opening this Friday, October 19th with a ribbon cutting at 3 pm and light refreshments and baked goods available until 9 pm.

Welcome to Daphne’s, a sweet treat of a new neighbor to The Lofts.

Kids – Get into Yoga!

Mint Hill Yoga, which recently opened its studio in The Lofts at 7714, will begin a Kids’ Yoga class starting on Saturday, October 20th.  Staying true to its mission – yoga for every body – Mint Hill Yoga wants to help introduce children to the healthful benefits of practicing yoga.  The class, led by instructor Kiesha Battles, will run from 2 to 3:15 pm every Saturday at a cost of $10 per class.

Ms. Battles has been practicing yoga since 2000 and is a graduate of the 200 Hour Subtle Yoga Training and Personal Transformation Program directed by Kristine Kaoverii.

For more information about Kid’s Yoga or other classes, visit

Spotlight Performing Arts Calendar is Heating Up

Less than two months after opening in The Lofts at 7714, Spotlight Performing Arts Academy is heating up the scene in downtown Mint Hill with music, performances and more.  On tap, this week at Spotlight Performing Arts…

  • Calling all actors:  The last casting call for Charlotte’s Web the Musical is Wednesday, October 10th at 6 pm.  The audition is open to actors of all ages.
  • Calling all singers:  Kid’s choir (ages 7-10) meets Tuesdays from 5 – 6 pm; Show Choir (ages 10+) meets Thursdays from 6 – 7:30 pm; and preschool classes meet Wednesdays from 3 – 4 pm and 5 – 6 pm.
  • Calling all stunt actors:  Spotlight’s second FREEtober workshop, “Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting,” is Saturday, October 13 from 2 – 3 pm.  This workshop is free, open to all ages and will focus on stage and stunt fighting.   And for every participant that attends this workshop, Spotlight will donate $1 to Breast Cancer Research.

For more information, call 704-545-7373 or email

This Weekend at The Lofts at 7714

This old mill building, now known as The Lofts at 7714, is the happening place this weekend in downtown Mint Hill.  Check out what’s on tap with our vibrant tenants.

Spotlight Performing Arts Academy is hosting a free Drum workshop, “In the Driver’s Seat,” this Saturday from 2 to 3 pm.  Pregister at   This is the first of four FREEtober workshops hosted by Spotlight on Saturdays throughout October.

Mint Hill Martial Arts is holding its usual weekend classes:  Saturday at 9 am – Lai Tung Pai, and at 11 am – Tai Chi;  Sunday at 9 am – Lai Tung Pai, and at 5 pm Daitoryu Aikijujutsu.

And last but not certainly not least, Mint Hill Yoga, opens to the public for classes on Sunday at 3 pm with a Fusion Flow class.  Doors will open at 2:30 pm.  Space is limited to 8 students so come early to ensure your spot in the new studio.  The cost is $10.

Welcome to all weekend visitors, especially to those visiting our newest tenant, Mint Hill Yoga.




It’s FREEtober at Spotlight Performing Arts Academy

Come explore your musical or dramatic interests at Spotlight Performing Arts Academy, located within The Lofts at 7714 at 7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Mint Hill, NC.

Every Saturday at 2 pm in October, or rather FREEtober, Spotlight will host a different musical or dramatic workshop, completely free of charge for participants.  The workshops are open to all ages and levels.  Pre-registration is recommended.  And just to give you a little more incentive, the first five people to register for each workshop will receive a door prize.

First up, this Saturday, October 6 at 2 pm is “In the Driver’s Seat.”  This one hour drum-set oriented participatory workshop will focus on the leadership role of the drummer in today’s contemporary band.   Tempo, dynamics, preps and kicks, fills and tonal musicality all will be covered.  Open to beginners and seasoned pros alike.  Call 704-545-7373 or email to pre-register or get more information.

Workshop Schedule for the rest of FREEtober:

  • October 13 at 2 pm:  “Everybody was Kung-Fu Fighting” (for stage and film acting)
  • October 20 at 2 pm:  “Finger Pickin’ Good (guitar)
  • October 27 at 2 pm:  “How to Act Like a Rock Star” (stage performing)

Spotlight Performing Arts Academy opened in The Lofts at 7714 in August.