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Pottery 51 Open House This Friday

Cap off your week with a little inspiration and a lot of beautiful pottery.  Come join Pottery 51 for its “Second Friday” open house this Friday, September 13th from 6 to 9 pm.  With over 24 members now, Pottery 51 offers a wide array of clay artistry styles to peruse as you converse with the artists themselves.  And it’s never too early to get a head start on your holiday shopping in Pottery 51’s gallery of clay objects, jewelry and other artwork for sale. 

Refreshments will be served and you can check out Pottery 51’s new back deck, a perfect spot to enjoy your glass of wine and relax on a late summer evening. 

Pottery 51 is located in The Lofts at 7714, a retrofitted mill building in the heart of downtown Mint Hill at 7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Road.   

Registration for Fall Music Classes at Spotlight Performing Arts is Still Open

Spotlight Performing Arts Academy, Mint Hill’s premier full-scale academy, has something for everyone looking for a music or theatre-based activity this fall.

20% Off Private Music Lessons:  Right now, Spotlight is offering 20% off your first month of private lessons.  Music instruction is available in piano, voice, guitar, bass, percussion, banjo, mandolin, brass, woodwind and string instruments.  Coupon available on Spotlight’s website.

Fall Group Classes Start Next Week:  Fall classes for students of all ages begin the week of September 16th.  For preschool age children, there is “Music for Little Mozarts,” “My Time to Shine,” as well as piano lessons.  For older children and teens, Spotlight is offering its “Kids Choir,” “Theatre 101,” “Spotlight’s Show Choir,” “Chorus,” and a production class that will stage “Sleepy Hollow – A Musical Tale” in November.  Classes for adults and seniors are also available.

For more information about private or group music lessons in Mint Hill, visit or call 704-545-7373.

Spotlight Performing Arts Academy is located within The Lofts at 7714, a retrofitted mill building in downtown Mint Hill at 7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Road.


Try Yoga for Free This Weekend in Mint Hill

The Lofts at 7714 tenant Mint Hill Yoga is celebrating its one-year anniversary by offering free 30 minute yoga classes this Saturday, September 7th.  From 3 to 5 pm, the studio will be open to the public to enjoy a complimentary sampling of yoga and some chai tea.  Mint Hill Yoga instructors Bettie Shea and Keisha Battles will conduct the classes on a first come first serve basis.  They specialize in “yoga for every body.”  So if yoga is something you’ve wanted to try but were too shy, this is a great opportunity to see if it is for you.

Mint Hill Yoga is located in the interior of The Lofts at 7714 at 7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Road.  Visitors to this Open House should take the left driveway of the building to the back parking lot and enter at the “Mint Hill Yoga” sign.

Spotlight Performing Arts Opens Its Doors to All This Saturday

Looking for something fun to do in Mint Hill this weekend?  Searching for a new activity for your children or yourself this fall?  Seeking an outlet for your child’s creative and imaginative nature?  Then come to Spotlight Performing Arts Academy this Saturday, September 7th as they celebrate their one year anniversary with a fun-filled Open House.  As Mint Hill’s premier full scale performing arts school, Spotlight offers musical instrument, voice, and theatre classes for students of all ages right in downtown Mint Hill in The Lofts at 7714..

Spotlight Performing Arts Academy Open House Details:

Date:  Saturday, September 7th

Time:  3 pm to 7 pm

Where:  7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Road (parking available in the front lot, and additional parking in the back lot)

Activities:  Live Band and Student Performances

Refreshments:  Food and drinks will be served

Door Prizes:  Giveaways throughout the day

This Open House is a great way to see what Spotlight has to offer, to let you child explore their unique studios and even stand on their stage.  For more information, visit




Spotlight Performing Arts to Hold Auditions for Sleepy Hollow, a Musical Tale

Calling all middle school and high school-age aspiring actors in Mint Hill and surrounding areas, Spotlight Performing Arts Academy is holding auditions this week for its fall production – Sleepy Hollow, A Musical Tale.  Audition times are Thursday, September 5th at 7 pm and Saturday, September 7th at 11 am.

This production is staged as part of Spotlight Performing Arts Academy’s “Production Class,” which offers students a chance to participate in the production of a musical.  Students may audition for a role in the musical or to work behind the scenes as stage crew members.  There are primary, secondary and chorus roles available.  Rehearsals will be held every Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 pm and Saturdays from 10 am to 12 pm.  Shows will be November 8th and 9th.

Auditions are on a first come/first serve basis, so contact Spotlight Performing Arts today via phone 704-545-7373 or via email at to reserve your spot.

Spotlight Performing Arts Academy is located within The Lofts at 7714, a retrofitted mill property in the heart of downtown Mint Hill at 7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Road.

Mint Hill Yoga to Stay in The Lofts at 7714 for Another Year

JMMT Partnership, the local family-owned commercial real estate partnership that owns The Lofts at 7714, is pleased to announce that Mint Hill Yoga has renewed its lease for another year.  “As this Mint Hill-based yoga studio celebrates its one year anniversary, we are thrilled that they have chosen to keep their business in The Lofts at 7714,” said Mary Crotty, JMMT Managing Partner.  “They are excellent tenants and stewards of this former mill building.”

Mint Hill Yoga offers “Yoga for Every Body” in the form of Senior Yoga, Neuromoves for ages 6-9, Soft Vinyasa, Subtle Flow, Fusion levels 1 and 2, Slow Flow, Deep Stretch and Friday night workshops.  To view the class schedule, visit

Bettie Shea, the owner and one of the certified instructors of Mint Hill Yoga, has transformed her 250 square foot space into a perfectly tranquil setting for yoga practitioners.  With hardwood floors, deep sky blue walls and a faux cloud ceiling, students can truly shut out the stresses and worries of their lives as they rejuvenate their minds, bodies and spirits through the yoga style of their choice.

Congratulations Bettie and Mint Hill Yoga.  Here’s to your one year anniversary and to many happy returns!


September Awaits You at The Lofts at 7714

The month of September at The Lofts at 7714 is filled with events and activities for the residents of Mint Hill, Matthews and Charlotte.  This retrofitted mill property is located at 7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Road in the heart of downtown Mint Hill.

September 4th:  Mint Hill Yoga begins Senior Yoga classes at 9:30 am.  Visit to register or find out more.

September 5th & 7th:  Spotlight Performing Arts Academy hosts auditions for its next production, Sleepy Holly – The Musical.  Visit for more information.

September 7th:  Spotlight Performing Arts and Mint Hill Yoga are both celebrating their one year anniversaries in The Lofts at 7714 with Open Houses.  Spotlight will feature a live band and student performances and offer food, drinks, door prizes and giveaways from 3 to 7 pm.  Mint Hill Yoga will offer free half hour yoga classes and chai tea from 3 to 5 pm.

September 13th:  Pottery 51 hosts its monthly open house with wine, snacks and beautiful pottery.

September 16th:  Spotlight Performing Arts Academy’s fall classes begin and run through November 18th.  Class offerings include Kids’ Choir, Theatre 101, Spotlight’s Show Choir, Chorus and a Production Class.

In addition, Mint Hill Martial Arts offers classes in Lai Tung Pai, Tai Chi Chuan and Daitoryu Aikijujutsu year round.  To find out more about their traditional martial arts classes visit



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

Your New Business Home Awaits in The Lofts at 7714

Is your business in the creative field?  Or does it just need a new place to call home?  Then look no further than The Lofts at 7714, located at 7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Road in downtown Mint Hill.  This retrofitted mill building has been recently transformed from warehouse space into ten individual commercial spaces that allow tenants to take advantage of this building’s vintage architecture to create truly unique business spaces, perfect for local professionals, artists, merchants and entrepreneurs.

Available Right Now and Move-in Ready

  • 685 square feet that includes a large front room and two smaller side rooms.  This interior space features a large window to the common area, providing additional lighting and ambiance, as well as built-in shelving.  Lease terms from 6 months to 3 years with a sliding rental rate scale, so the longer you stay the less you pay per month.  Contact JMMT Partnership, owner of The Lofts at 7714, today to schedule your tour of this space or to get more information.

Available for Development

  • 385 square feet, enclosed but not finished out.   This internal space would make a great starter spot for a new business or an alternative space to someone looking to downsize from their existing business space.  It could be used as storage or small warehouse space as is or tenant could finish it out creating exactly what they want in the space.  Contact JMMT Partnership to discuss this space today.
  • Approximate 600-800 square feet completely undeveloped space located in the center of the common area of the building.  Parties interesting in building out their own space in this area should contact JMMT Partnership for a tour of the building.

To reach JMMT Partnership, contact one of the following General Managers:

Get Your Tickets Now for School House Rocks Live! Jr.

They’ve been practicing all spring – singers, dancers and musicians – to recreate a TV classic.  Come enjoy the result as Spotlight Performing Arts Academy presents School House Rocks Live! Jr. the weekend of May 31st through June 2nd.

The cast will take you back in time to the unique show that was School House Rocks or introduce your children to it for the first time.  Join them as they recreate this Emmy award-winning 1970’s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math, science and politics through clever, tuneful songs.

The shows will take place on Spotlight Performing Arts’ main stage on…

  • Friday, May 31st at 7 pm
  • Saturday, June 1st at 2 pm
  • Sunday June 2nd at 7 pm

Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students.  Visit  to purchase your tickets or get more information.  Seating is limited so buy your tickets early to ensure you won’t miss out on this treat from local performance artists.

Spotlight Performing Arts Academy is located within The Lofts at 7714, at 7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Road in downtown Mint Hill.