Spotlight 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 email@example.com
- Mary Crotty at firstname.lastname@example.org
Suite I Is Available as of September 1.
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 email@example.com
- Mary Crotty at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking for a new commercial home for your business? One that is affordable, convenient and distinct? Consider Suite I in The Lofts at 7714, the retrofitted former mill property in downtown Mint Hill.
At 1,400 square feet, Suite I features its own private entrance, an exposed industrial ceiling and concrete floor. Its open floor plan makes it adaptable for almost any use, office, retail or studio.
Let’s take a tour!
Suite I’s tenant and visitors enter the space from its own private entrance from The Lofts at 7714’s back parking lot.
It also has two internal entrances leading to the common area of building.
Once inside, the space can be used for a retail . . .
Or as office space . . .
Suite I is a blank canvas, just waiting for your business . . .
For more information or to schedule an in-person tour, email email@example.com.
Suite I, the largest non-street front space in The Lofts at 7714, is coming available in late summer. With an open floor plan of 1,400 square feet, exposed industrial ceiling, concrete floor and its own private entrance, the space can be used for office, retail or studio use.
The Lofts at 7714 is a retrofitted mill property located in downtown Mint Hill right on Highway 51 and minutes from I-485. Other tenants include these local entrepreneurs and businesses:
- Spotlight Performing Arts Academy
- Pottery 51
- Mint Hill Yoga
- McLeod Associates Architect
- Rick Rorie Design and Photography
- Vintage on the Hill (having outgrown their space in Suite I, moving across the street to a large space – opening up Suite I)
- Summit Environmental
- Bull Moose Guns
For more information about Suite I or to schedule a tour, contact JMMT Partnership general managers:
- Margy Pettit at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mary Crotty at email@example.com
Suite I in The Lofts at 7714 is coming available soon. This open floor plan, 1,400-square foot commercial space features an industrial-style exposed ceiling and concrete floor, its own private entrance, and two internal entrances to the building’s common area.
Located at 7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Road in the former Kings Craft Hosiery Mill, the property consists of ten commercial spaces, ranging in size from 250 to 3,600 square feet, all of which have been retrofitted from their former industrial use into creative office, retail and studio spaces.
Just like the adaptive reuse trend that is the rage in South End, NoDa and Plaza Midwood, this property provides a distinct aesthetic and creative work environment for professionals, small businesses and other entrepreneurs looking for space in growing Mint Hill, North Carolina.
Suite I can be used for retail, office or studio space. Home decor shop, Vintage on the Hill, has enjoyed it for the past two years after relocating from Midland. Business has grown and the expanded shop is re-opening just down the street at 7701 Matthews-Mint Hill Road and re-branding under a new name to be announced soon.
Suite I is the first available opening in The Lofts at 7714 in almost two years. Interested in making it your new commercial home? Contact JMMT Partnership, the owner of The Lofts at 7714, for more information:
- Mary Crotty, general manager: email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Margy Pettit, general manager: email at email@example.com
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Charlotte’s commercial real estate market is in lock step with the national trend toward adaptive reuse (AdRu), the concept of taking industrial and other older buildings and giving them new life as creative office spaces, shops, restaurants and bars. According to the Charlotte Observer, developers and corporations are choosing to buy these former industrial properties for investment purposes or for company headquarters, in large part due to their historic character, cool factor and creative vibe.
Several recent and upcoming projects are evidence of this growing AdRu trend:
- Communications and Marketing firm Wray Ward is retrofitting a 1950’s-era industrial building for its new company headquarters.
- Ally Bank opened an “innovation studio” in a re-purposed factory building.
- Duke Energy put its “innovation center” in Optimist Hall, a former pantyhose factory in NoDa.
- Two new restaurants are in development, one in an old church and the other in a 119-year-old former mill house.
This trend is not limited to Southend, NoDa, Plaza Midwood and FreeMoreWest, all neighborhoods that have experienced a rebirth in the last decade or two. AdRu is alive and well in Mint Hill in The Lofts at 7714.
Located at 7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Road in downtown Mint Hill, the property was originally built in 1945 as the Kingcraft Hosiery Mill. When the textile mill closed in 1962, it became the home of a Formica countertop manufacturer until 1992, at which point it converted to warehouse use until a decade ago when its retrofitting began.
Re-branded as The Lofts at 7714 in 2012, this Mint Hill AdRu project has been an incubator for local small businesses ever since. It consists of 10 unique spaces, each of which enjoys elements of the buildings industrial and historic past, features that engender creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.
As the only mill property in downtown Mint Hill, amidst a backdrop of new commercial development projects, The Lofts at 7714 is a one-of-kind commercial space just outside of Charlotte proper and minutes from I-485, in one of the few areas left in Charlotte that still has significant land available for new residential development.
It’s spring at The Lofts at 7714 and JMMT Partnership is pleased to announce multiple lease renewals. Five tenant leases were expiring this spring and all have renewed, extending their occupancy in this retrofitted mill property located in downtown Mint Hill. We are pleased that the following tenants will continue to call The Lofts at 7714 their commercial home:
- Mint Hill Yoga (Suite E): A tenant since 2012, owner Bettie Shea provides a variety of yoga classes and private lessons, all with the mantra – Yoga for Every Body.
- Vintage on the Hill (Suite I): Find refinished and re-purposed furniture and unique home goods at this retail store located in the back lot of The Lofts at 7714.
- McLeod Associates Architect (Suite G): Long-time local architect Max McLeod specializes in church designs.
- Rick Rorie Design Assistance (Suite H): Another Mint Hill entrepreneur, Rick Rorie provides drafting and photography services.
- Summit Environment (Suites J-K): This locally-managed firm provides commercial locating and surveying services.
Stop in The Lofts at 7714 today and visit these and our other tenants, including Bull Moose Guns (Suite A), purveyor of vintage military items; Spotlight Performing Arts Academy (Suite B), Mint Hill’s premier spot for music, voice and drama lessons; and Pottery 51 (Suite C), a cooperative of local clay artists who work and display their artwork in their studio space.
Find The Lofts at 7714 at 7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Mint Hill. Parking is available in the front lot for Suites A through C, and in the back lot for Suites E through K.
The Town of Mint Hill, in which The Lofts at 7714 is located, is transforming from a sleepy town into a thriving hub of commercial and residential activity just outside of Charlotte.
The Town of Mint Hill’s website calls it “the perfect setting for business owners and professionals seeking a prosperous, vibrant, thriving community for doing business.” It also boasts the following rankings: 12th on “America’s Top 12 Power Suburbs” and 13th in the “Safest Places in North Carolina.” It lists the median household income as 32 percent higher than the national average.
The downtown business district primarily extends from Lawyers Road to Highway 218. Along that stretch, visitors will find the recently completed Town Hall, along with several completed and under-construction new commercial developments. Sprinkled throughout the new development are Mint Hill fixtures, properties that proudly represent Mint Hill’s deeply rooted rural past. These include the Carl J. McEwen Historic Village, a living history museum operated by the Mint Hill Historical Society, and the Woof ‘n Hoof, Mint Hill’s long-time pet and feed store. Both lend charm and context to this growing Charlotte suburb.
The Lofts at 7714 also counts itself among Mint Hill’s historic fixtures. Developed in 1945, this 18,810 square foot, brick-front building originally housed the King Craft hosiery mill, employing 40 local residents. Retrofitted into 10 distinct commercial spaces and re-branded as The Lofts at 7714 in 2010, this former-mill-turned-multi-use-commercial-property continues to employ local residents, as well as provide a space for local small businesses and entrepreneurs to start and grow their ventures.
Located at 7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, visit The Lofts at 7714’s vibrant tenant community today.
Just across from the Carl J. McEwen Historical Village on Matthews-Mint Hill Road sits another historically important building from Mint Hill’s past – – the former King Craft Hosiery Mill, now known as The Lofts at 7714.
According to a 1945 article in the Charlotte News, the newly constructed building was set to house 45 gauge machines and employ 40 local residents to process its textiles. Operation was set to begin September 1 of that same year.
King Craft continued to operate through 1962, at which point the building was sold to the Healy family, whose descendants still own it today. After an extended period of manufacturing and warehouse use, the property began its latest reincarnation in 2010 as distinctive commercial spaces for local small businesses.
Today, The Lofts at 7714 is the home to these eight small businesses, the majority of which are owned by local Mint Hill residents:
- Bull Moose Guns specializes in vintage military firearms and paraphernalia.
- Spotlight Performing Arts Academy offers voice, theater and musical instrument classes, as well as puts on plays and musicals for the local community.
- Pottery 51 is a cooperative of local clay artists who exhibit their work on-site and offer pottery classes.
- Mint Hill Yoga offers Yoga for Every Body.
- Rick Rorie Design and Photography provides architectural drafting and photography services.
- McLeod Associates Architect provides design services for churches and other planned buildings.
- Vintage on the Hill’s showroom features refurbished furniture and other unique home goods.
- Summit Environmental provides locating and surveying services.
Throughout its 74-year history, this 18,810 square foot building has been a mainstay in the local economy, providing opportunities for local entrepreneurs and jobs for local residents. That tradition continues today at The Lofts at 7714.
For more information about the history of this former mill property, visit https://theloftsat7714.com/the-mills-history/.
Mark your calendar! One week from today on August 27th, Vintage on the Hill will host one of its popular “Ladies Night” events from 7 to 10 p.m. The event will take place in the store located in The Lofts at 7714 at 7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Road in downtown Mint Hill.
Enjoy food, beverages and company at this open house while you browse this unique retail spot’s latest home decor merchandise. Vintage on the Hill is now displaying a wide variety of Autumn and Halloween items. They are also fully stocked for Christmas. So whether you are want a head start on holiday gifts or decorations, you won’t want to miss out on this opportunity.
Vintage on the Hill Also Extends its Lease
In case you can’t make Vintage on the Hill’s Ladies Night on August 27, don’t worry. They have renewed their lease in The Lofts at 7714 through March 31, 2019.
The store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stop by any time during business hours to browse their home goods, discuss a furniture refinishing project or sign up for a furniture painting class.
Directions and Parking
The Lofts at 7714 is located right on Matthews-Mint Hill Road, diagonally across from the Mint Hill Historical Society. Pull into the driveway
beside Woof n Hoof and follow it to the back parking lot. Vintage on the Hill is located in Suite I, which is directly accessible from that lot.
For more information about Vintage on the Hill, visit their website at www.vintageonthehillnc.com or follow them on facebook.