Monthly Archives: June 2013

A Big Thanks to Pottery 51

Pottery 51 is the veteran among the tenants of The Lofts at 7714. Long before this vintage mill building at 7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Road in Mint Hill was renamed The Lofts at 7714, they were creating their art within its walls. First as part of Mint Hill Arts and then eventually on their own, they have been wonderful tenants and excellent stewards of this old building.

It has been almost nine months since Pottery 51 moved from their former studio at the back of The Lofts at 7714 into their street-front space. In that time, they have created an artistic oasis for themselves and the town of Mint Hill, hosting their First Friday open houses, providing locally-made pottery and jewelry via their front gallery, and offering classes to aspiring potters of all ages.

In addition to the internal work on their studio, the potters of Pottery 51, led by the tireless David Bridge, have added significant curb appeal to both the front and back of this building. As these photos show, Pottery 51, has brought new life to the building. JMMT, the owners of The Lofts at 7714, extend our sincere thanks to Pottery 51 for all of their hard work and their tender loving care of this circa 1945 building.

Pottery 51 Street Front Entrance and Back Patio

Pottery 51 Front EntrancePottery 51 Back Deck

Summer Daze Got You Down? Try Something New! Spotlight Performing Arts Academy Summer Camps

No need to feel bored. Don’t know what to do with the kids this summer. Look no further the answer is here. Spotlight Performing Arts Academy has summer camps to fit everyone’s schedule and budget. You can pick music and acting camps from full or half day or 1-2 day bootcamps. There’s also private instruction and a show choir. Their self confidence will soar as they discover the fun of acting, singing, dancing or learning to play a musical instrument. American Idol watch out! Contact Spotlight at 704-545-7373 or http://www.spotlightacademyonline.

Now Available: Air Conditioned Space 685 square feet office/studio space

Sweltering in your current office or studio? Or perhaps work at home and can’t get anything done in the summer heat? Increase your productivity in a professional, air conditioned space at The Lofts at 7714. 685 square feet available that comprises one large open office and two smaller offices. The Lofts is located on Hwy 51 in the downtown area of Mint Hill with easy access to I-485. Lease terms from 6 months and up.

Lofts’ Owner Celebrates 50 Years

In June, 1963, John and Margaret Healy bought a vacated mill building on a two-lane road in the sleepy town of Mint Hill.  There, they built their business while their young family grew.  Today, fifty years later, that vacated mill building has been transformed into ten unique and eclectic commercial spaces within The Lofts at 7714, that two-lane road is the busy, downtown throughway of Matthews-Mint Hill Road in growing and bustling Mint Hill.

The children of John and Margaret make up JMMT Partnership, the owners of The Lofts at 7714, and they are proud to celebrate fifty years of ownership of one of Mint Hill’s most unique and historic buildings.  Proud that they never let it see the wrecking ball or deteriorate beyond use.  Instead, with The Lofts at 7714, this vintage building is enjoying a new life as JMMT provides affordable and unique commercial spaces for local businesspersons, entrepreneurs, artists and creative souls in Mint Hill and the surrounding areas.

Happy 50th Anniversary and here’s to many more!

For more information about The Lofts at 7714, contact Margy Healy Pettit at 704-491-1472 or Mary Healy Crotty at 704-968-8286.


Come join the artists of Pottery 51 this Friday night from 6:30 to 9:00 pm at the open house at their pottery studio in The Lofts at 7714.  You’ll get a chance to meet local potters, learn what drives this local arts organization and view the results of their artistic endeavors.  Wine, cheese, beer and finger food will be served.

The Lofts at 7714 is located in downtown Mint Hill at 7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Road.

For more information about Pottery 51, visit