Mint Hill: A Great Place to Start and Grow Your Small Business

High commercial rents in Charlotte’s most popular areas, like SouthPark, South End, Dilworth and Ballantyne, are often just too expensive for small businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurs. Even if you manage to afford the rent, there is not much left over to hire more employees, reinvest in the business or enjoy as profit. But there’s another story going on in Mint Hill, the up-and-coming suburb to the southeast of Charlotte.

Small Town Charm Attracts New Residents

For years, Mint Hill was a sleepy suburb of Charlotte. It’s main strip — Matthews-Mint Hill Road, aka Highway 51, between Lawyers Road and Highway 218 — was mostly residential, with a few commercial properties dotted throughout, such as the old Town Hall; the local feed store, Woof ‘n Hoof; and even a former textile mill.

Today, Mint Hill’s downtown business district still exudes its small town charm while enjoying a burst of commercial development, driven by surrounding residential growth. The Woof ‘n Hoof; the living history museum, the Carl J. McEwen Historic Village; and other long-time Mint Hill mainstays now coexist alongside the new Town Hall and other recent projects, like the Shoppes at Mint Hill.

Former Textile Mill Now Home to Small Businesses

One of the remnants of Mint Hill’s past that is still standing is the former Kings Craft Hosiery Mill. Built in 1945 and located in the center of downtown, for over 45 years it provided factory jobs to Mint Hill residents.

Today, the building, now known as The Lofts at 7714, continues as an economic generator. It has been retrofitted from its past industrial usage into 10 distinct commercial spaces, currently being used by local small business owners for retail, office, educational and studio space.

Space Available in The Lofts at 7714

The Lofts at 7714 has been fully leased for over five years, with only the occasional space coming available. But here’s your chance. On October 1, Suite I is available for lease. At 1,400 square feet it has an open floor plan, enjoys its own private exterior entrance, and features an exposed ceiling and concrete floors.

It has previously been used for office space, a pottery studio, and a retail store. It is a blank canvas just waiting for your business.

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 a family-owned commercial real estate partnership that has owned this former mill property since 1992.


Posted on September 12, 2019, in In the News. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: