Monthly Archives: August 2019

Local Photographer Moving into The Lofts at 7714

The Lofts at 7714 is excited to welcome yet another local, female small business owner to its vibrant tenant community. On September 1, Mint Hill resident and local photographer Kiersten Clay will move her current home-based studio into a 375-square foot space in this retrofitted mill building.

Kiersten follows a long line of other women-owned businesses that chose The Lofts at 7714 as their first commercial space when transitioning from a home office or studio. She joins current female-owners Angela Gordon Mills of Spotlight Performing Arts Academy (Suite B) and Bettie Shea of Mint Hill Yoga (Suite E), who have both been tenants in The Lofts at 7714 for seven years.

Several previous female-owned business tenants used their time at The Lofts at 7714 to nurture their business and launch its next growth phase, including employment attorney Lynn Leary, Cheryl Murphy of Click.Pack.Move! and most recently Pam Egleston of Vintage on the Hill.

After two years in The Lofts at 7714, Vintage on the Hill is rebranding as Goodness Gracious and moving to a larger space at 7701 Matthews-Mint Hill Road. Their move resulted in two rare openings in this retrofitted mill property. Kiersten is taking over Vintage on the Hill’s former workroom (Suite F), but their showroom (Suite I) is still available for lease.

Suite I Details:

  • Available September 1, 2019
  • Open floor plan
  • 1,400 square feet
  • Multiple use opportunities: retail, office, personal trainer or fitness studio, artist studio, etc.
  • Private entrance
  • Exposed industrial ceiling and concrete floor
  • Small garage door with glass door overlay

For more information or to schedule a tour of Suite I, contact JMMT Partnership general managers:

  • Margy Pettit at
  • Mary Crotty at

JMMT Partnership is the owner of The Lofts at 7714 and is also majority-female owned.


Spotlight Performing Arts Academy Renews Lease for Anchor Space in The Lofts at 7714

Dec 25, 2011 - March 9, 2012 352Spotlight Performing Arts Academy, Mint Hill’s premier performance-based music and theatre academy, has renewed its lease for The Lofts at 7714’s anchor space for the seventh straight year.

About Spotlight Performing Arts Academy

Spotlight first moved into this former mill property located at 7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Road in August 2012. Since then, owner Angela Gordon Mills has steadily built a loyal customer base of students of all ages enjoying individual lessons, group classes, theatre productions and summer camps.

“Spotlight Performing Arts Academy has been a terrific tenant. After the Great Recession, they were one of the first tenants to move in when we began retrofitting this building, which has been in our family since 1962,” said Mary Crotty of JMMT Partnership, the building’s owner. “Angela, her teachers and students, all helped breath new life into what was once an industrial property, giving this historically important building in Mint Hill renewed purpose.”

Upcoming Theatre Auditions

The performing art school’s next planned production is Rodger and Hammerstein’s Carousel, with auditions this weekend for actors ages 8 through adult:

  • Saturday 8/24 at 9 a.m.
  • Sunday 8/25 at 6 p.m.

The cast will present the production to the public December 6-8 and 13-15.

Fall Classes at Spotlight Performing Arts Academy

Spotlight is also now accepting registrations for fall classes in piano, voice, guitar, bass, percussion, banjo, mandolin, brass, woodwinds and string instruments.

The Lofts at 7714 – One Space Available

The Lofts at 7714 is a retrofitted mill property that consists of ten unique commercial spaces ranging from 250 to 3,600 square feet. Each space features remnants of the building’s industrial past, such as exposed ceilings and concrete floors, but they are now being used for retail, office, studio and light industrial space.

The average tenant tenure is four years, as The Lofts at 7714 provides an affordable and conveniently located space for local entrepreneurs and small businesses to grow their ventures.

There is currently one available space in The Lofts at 7714, the first opening in over two years at this popular location. The 1,400-square foot Suite I features an open floor plan, making it ideal for various uses: retail, office, artist studio or fitness space, etc.

Interested in moving your business into The Lofts at 7714? Contact JMMT Partnership General Managers for more information and to schedule a tour:

  • Margy Pettit at
  • Mary Crotty at

Suite I Is Available as of September 1.






Fall Is a Great Time for a Commercial Move

Getting tired of your existing commercial space? Or has your business outgrown your home office or current space? Consider a change, and September is the perfect time for a new beginning. Suite I in The Lofts at 7714 is coming available September 1. 

This 1,400 square foot space features an open floor plan, which can be configured for multiple uses: office, retail, studio, or hybrid office/warehouse.

Its private entrance allows visitors and customers to access it directly from the parking lot, while its two internal entrances provide easy access to the building’s common areas. 

The Lofts at 7714 is a former mill property built in 1945 and once home to the Kings Craft Hosiery Mill. Each of its 10 spaces features remnants of the building’s industrial past, including Suite I, which has an exposed industrial ceiling and concrete floor. 

Consider joining this vibrant tenant community of local small business owners and entrepreneurs, who thrive in an environment that facilitates innovation and creativity.


For more information or to schedule a tour of Suite I, email property management at:

  • Margy Pettit at
  • Mary Crotty at