Monthly Archives: April 2013

Let Your Kids Spend their Summer Days at Spotlight Performing Arts

Summer is just around the corner.  Have you figured out how your children are going to spend their free time?  Want them to do something different and worthwhile?  Want them out from under the television and video game trance?  Look no further than your local performing arts studio.  Mint Hill’s own Spotlight Performing Arts Academy is offering a variety  of music and acting camps this summer for kids of all ages.

And the best news – if you sign up by May 31st, you’ll receive 20% off your camp’s tuition. 

Spotlight has full day, half day and 1-2 day boot camps.  Themes include Alice in Wonderland, Rising Stars, Shining Stars, Glee Camp, It’s Broadway, Spotlight’s Got Talent and Shakespeare.

Spotlight’s 3,600 square foot studio, located in the heart of downtown Mint Hill within The Lofts at 7714, provides a fun, creative and inspiring atmosphere for its students.  Come take a look, by visiting its website or drop by in person to find out more about its summer camp opportunities or any of its other offerings.

The Lofts Has Available Commercial Space in Downtown Mint Hill

Located directly on Matthews-Mint Hill Road in downtown Mint Hill, The Lofts at 7714 has a few remaining spaces available for commercial lease.  This vintage building, originally erected as a textile mill in 1945, has recently been retrofitted into commercial lofts for local professionals, merchants, entrepreneurs and artists.  It offers prospective tenants the opportunity to get in on this up-and-coming building at the start.  Current tenants have transformed their spaces, which were once used for industrial purposes, into eclectic, unique and creative spaces for their businesses.

Available Commercial Space in The Lofts at 7714

  • Suite E:  685 square foot finished, internal space, which features three rooms, built-in bookshelves and plenty of light.
  • Suite F:  375 square foot unfinished, internal space, adjacent to Suite E providing the opportunity to combine the two for those in the market for 1,000 square feet.
  • Suite D:  600-800 square foot undeveloped, internal space that literally provides a blank canvas for prospective tenants to create their own unique work space.

For lease information about The Lofts at 7714, email or

Spring has sprung at The Lofts

Spring has The Lofts at 7714 singing along with activity and improvements. Get out of your rut, make new friends and bring the whole family to experience the many activities available at this reinvented historic mill building located in the downtown district of Mint Hill. There’s Spotlight Performing Arts Academy for the budding star/celebrity.  It’s literally humming with singing, dancing and music. Sign up for Summer Camp now! Pottery 51 has improved their deck for the spring/ summer weather and it looks amazing. They have added a new kiln. You can buy pottery, watch the incredible potters at their craft or join their group. Check out their First Friday Night of Every Month Open House. More of an athlete or need to get your body in shape for the pool or beach?  Take a class at Mint Hill Yoga or Thundering Wave Martial Arts.  The discipline of these ancient arts may be just what your mind and body need.  It’s the hottest ticket in town.  Hope to see you there at The Lofts at 7714 soon!

First Friday Open House at Pottery 51 Tonight

Come one, come all to Pottery 51’s First Friday Open House tonight, April 5th, from 6:30 to 9 pm.  Wine and light refreshments will be served along with a treat for the eye in the works of its very talented artists.  This month’s featured potters are Appoline Mahle and Tarah Stroman.

Appoline is attracted to the infinite possibilities that can be made with clay and glazing techniques.  Her artistic style features clean, simple lines with an unexpected twist or whimsical flare.

Tarah, the newest member of Pottery 51,  is an accomplished jewelry artist who loves working with a variety of materials and is excited about the prospect of working with her own hands to make clay beads.

Pottery 51 is located within The Lofts at 7714, Mint Hill’s retrofitted mill building at 7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Road in downtown Mint Hill.

For more informaiton about Pottery 51 visit their facebook page at

Spotlight Performing Arts Academy Now Registering for Classes

Spotlight Performing Arts Academy just opened registration on a variety of new classes for the spring.

RISING STARS:  Every week this class will read a story and then act it out.  For ages 3-7, this class will meet every Saturday from 10 am to 12 pm from 4/13 through 5/11.  The cost is $99.

MONOLOGUE WORKSHOP:  Learn the art of selecting and perfecting a monologue for future auditions.  Open to all ages, this class will also meet on Saturdays from 1 pm to 3 pm from 4/13 through 5/11.  The cost is $99.

NEW PLAY CLUB:  Join in once a month to experience a new play and meet theatre enthusiasts in the area.  For ages 13-adult, this class will meet the last Tuesday of the month.  The cost is $10 per session and participants are asked to sign up by the 15th of each month to ensure there are enough scripts to go around.

For more information about these classes or to register visit or call 704-545-7373.

Spotlight Performing Arts Academy is located within The Lofts at 7714, Mint Hill’s retrofitted mill building at 7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Road in downtown Mint Hill.

Up to 1,000 Square Feet Now Available in Mint Hill

Now available in The Lofts at 7714, Mint Hill’s only retrofitted mill building, is a 685 square foot, three room office or studio space.  This interior space features a larger front area with a wide picture window, built in shelving and plenty of lighting, as well as two smaller adjacent rooms that also feature interior picture windows for a great overall open feeling.

For those seeking 1,000 square feet, this 685 square foot, finished space can be combined with an adjacent 375 square foot, unfinished space.  This additional space can either be finished off or it can be used for storage, depending on the tenant’s needs.

The Lofts at 7714 offers affordable pricing in one of Mint Hill’s few available vintage buildings, located at 7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Road in downtown Mint Hill.  Family owned and operated for almost 50 years, this building has been well cared for and is a great nurturer of local entrepreneurs, merchants and creative souls.

For more information about this available commercial space in Mint Hill, email or