Retrofitted Mill Property in Mint Hill Celebrates 70th Year
The former King Craft Hosiery Mill, built in 1945 and now housing The Lofts at 7714, celebrates its 70th birthday this year. Unlike many historic buildings in and around Charlotte, this relic of Mint Hill’s past has very fortunately been spared the wrecking ball and is now enjoying a new life as home to local professionals, entrepreneurs, and artists.
Right at the end of World War II in September, 1945, the King Craft Hosiery Mill’s machines whirred into action, inspired by the successful mills in north Charlotte, Belmont, and Kannapolis. The mill employed the citizens of Mint Hill for almost twenty years. When it closed its doors, Laminated Top Company took over the building for the next thirty years.
Five years ago, the building was reinvented as The Lofts at 7714 with ten spaces retrofitted into commercial spaces ranging from 250 to 3,600 square feet. Today, The Lofts at 7714 is home to Art by Glenwood, Asylum Digital, Click.Pack.Move!, Employment Practices Counsel, Mint Hill Martial Arts, Mint Hill Yoga, Pottery 51, and Spotlight Performing Arts Academy.