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Back to School for Adults in Mint Hill at The Lofts at 7714

For the most part, kids head back to school next Monday, so why shouldn’t you? Looking to find a new hobby or skill, meet new friends, and enrich your life?  Autumn is a great time to do it and the tenants of The Lofts at 7714 have something for just about every adult this fall.

  • Try a Tai Chi class or other martial arts form with Mint Hill Martial Arts, located in Suite A.
  • Take a pottery class with one of the local artists of Pottery 51, located in Suite C.  Or if you are planning some home redecorating this fall, visit their gallery to find the perfect accent piece.
  • Learn how to truly relax and build strength in one of Mint Hill Yoga’s classes.  They have something for every body from a beginners’ series to Viniyoga (breath centric yoga), Fusion, curvy yoga and senior yoga in their Suite F studio.
  • Or fulfill a lifelong dream and finally take up that musical instrument you’ve always wanted to play with a private lesson at Spotlight Performing Arts Academy of Suite B.  They offer 30 or 60 minute weekly private lessons for voice, guitar, piano, bass, percussion, acting, and band and orchestra instruments.

The Lofts at 7714 is Mint Hill’s only retrofitted mill property featuring ten unique commercial spaces.

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



Mint Hill Martial Arts Offers Boot Camp

The Lofts at 7714 tenant, Mint Hill Martial Arts, is now offering a fitness Boot Camp.  This is in addition to their traditional and classical martial arts classes in Daitoryu Aikijujutsu, Lai Tung Pai Kung Fu and Tai Chi Chuan.

For more information about the Carido Boot Camp or to register, call 980-BODYNOW!


Zumba Coming Soon to the Lofts at 7714 via Mint Hill Martial Arts

Newly relocated Lofts Tenant Mint Hill Martial Arts will be adding Zumba and cardio classes to it’s schedule in the near future.  Mint Hill Martial Arts currently features three forms of martial arts – Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Jujutsu.  Stay tuned for more details on their latest offerings.

The Lofts at 7714 is almost at capacity with just the 3,600 square foot, move-in-ready anchor space and an unfinished 800 square foot space left for commercial rental.  For more information these commercial spaces in Mint Hill, contact Mary Crotty at

Mint Hill Martial Arts Relocation to The Lofts at 7714 is Complete

Mint Hill Martial Arts began its relocation to a 2,700 square foot space within The Lofts at 7714 just after the new year began.  Instructors and students alike worked for several months to upgrade their space from its previous industrial use in this former mill building to its current state.  The large open space is now divided into three sections, each of which is dedicated to a particular martial arts form complete with the appropriate flooring and instruments.  The final job in this relocation was completed recently as owner Chris Facente oversaw the school’s sign being hung over their new front door.

Mint Hill Martial Arts offers classes in Lai Tung Pai Kung Fu, Daitoryu Aikijujutsi, and Tai Chi Chuan six days a week at convenient evening and weekend times for working adults and parents of students.

“We are thrilled to welcome Mint Hill Martial Arts to The Lofts at 7714,” indicated Mary Crotty, a managing partner for JMMT Partnership, the owner of the building.  “This building has been in my family for 50 years and we’ve seen it go through many changes in that time.  To see it repurposed yet again is very exciting.  The folks at Mint Hill Martial Arts seem to love this vintage building as much as my family does and they immediately became its newest stewards.  We look forward to having them as tenants for a long time to come.”

For more information about Mint Hill Martial Arts visit their website at

For more information about The Lofts at 7714 and its available commercial space, visit


A Big Thanks to Lofts’ Tenant Mint Hill Martial Arts

The kind folks at Mint Hill Martial Arts, in particular Chris Facente and Glenwood Barnes, are helping The Lofts at 7714 complete a cosmetic remodel of the building’s restrooms.  Over the weekend, they worked very hard to have the floors painted, some of the walls painted, curtains hung and more, in time for the Yoga Workshop held at The Lofts on Sunday afternoon.  

The restrooms are original to this 1945 mill building, including the architecturally appealing wood doors for both the ladies and men’s rooms.   Giving them a cosmetic facelift is just one of our goals in transforming this vintage mill building into a distinctive work space for local entrepreneurs, merchants and creative souls.

A big thanks to Chris, Glenwood and the Mint Hill Martial Arts students for their help in bringing our vision for The Lofts at 7714 to life.