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The Lofts at 7714 is the Place for Women Business Owners in Mint Hill

Did you know that four of the current seven tenants within The Lofts at 7714 are women-owned businesses?  It’s true.  The majority of businesses within our vibrant tenant community are led by females.  As a real estate partnership with a majority female ownership, JMMT Partnership, the owner of The Lofts at 7714, is proud to assist women business owners get their start or expand their business with affordable rents in Mint Hill’s most unique commercial property, the former Kingcraft Hosiery Mill.

There are three spaces currently available in The Lofts at 7714, including a move-in ready 685 square foot commercial space.  Are you a female small business owner looking for space?  Then come check out The Lofts at 7714, located at 7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Road in downtown Mint Hill.

You will have plenty of company.  Meet our outstanding women business owners…

Angela Gordon Mills of Spotlight Performing Arts Academy:  As a long-time performer and teacher, Angela opened Spotlight Performing Arts Academy in August 2012 in order to fulfill her dream of owning and managing her own performing arts school.  Spotlight is the most convenient and rewarding place for Mint Hill children, teens and adults to begin, expand or perfect their voice, musical instrument or theatre skills.

Bettie Shea of Mint Hill Yoga:  Since opening her own yoga studio in The Lofts at 7714 a little over a year ago, Bettie’s business has grown tremendously.  She and two other instructors offer multiple classes per week in a variety of yoga styles, including senior yoga, Vinyasa, gentle Hatha, Fusion, Slow Flow and Deep Stretch.  They also offer Friday night workshops.

Lynn Leary of Employment Practices Counsel:  Lynn and her staff offer a wide array of human resource and employment services including consulting on employee relations; issue response and internal investigations; a subscription-based HR service; policy and procedure development; background screening; and training and development.

Cheryl Murphy of Click.Pack.Move!:  Cheryl and her staff assist individual clients and groups relocating to the Charlotte area find the ideal apartment choice.  In her 17 years in business, Cheryl has built a strong reputation for quality and service within the local real estate market.

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.

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



One Year and Counting for Lofts Tenants

Happy Anniversary to The Lofts at 7714 tenants Spotlight Performing Arts Academy and Mint Hill Yoga.  Both moved into this retrofitted mill building in downtown Mint Hill one year ago this month.

Spotlight Performing Arts Academy is located in the anchor space of The Lofts at 7714 offering musical instrument, voice and theatre classes and performances.  In their first year, they taught students of all ages in various performing arts genres, sponsored show choirs and presented live performances such as School House Rocks Junior.  Here is to your first year in business Spotlight!

Mint Hill Yoga, located within the interior of The Lofts at 7714, is now offering over a dozen classes per week in a variety of yoga genres, including Slow Flow, Fusion, Soft Vinyasa, Deep Stretch, etc.  With the motto Yoga for Every Body, they have a class to fit everyone from the beginning yoga practitioner to the experienced one, at all age levels and with all body types.  Congratulations to Mint Hill Yoga!

For more information about Spotlight Performing Arts Academy, visit them at and for more about Mint Hill Yoga, visit

To join Spotlight Performing Arts and Mint Hill Yoga in this historic commercial space, check out The Lofts at 7714 available spaces at

Mint Hill Yoga Spring Series Classes Now Registering

Mint Hill Yoga, located in Suite H of the Lofts at 7714, is now registering for its spring Series Classes.  Each of the following Series is made up of 5 sessions of a specific yoga class and the cost is $40 per series.

Basics/Level 1 & 2 Series:  Offered Monday at 6 pm on 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29 and 5/6.  Instructor – Bettie Shea, RYT.

Basics/Level 1 & 2 Series:  Offered Monday at 7:30 pm on 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29 and 5/6.  Instructor – Bettie Shea, RYT.

Subtle Flow Series:  Offered Wednesday at 9:30 am on 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8 and 5/15.  Instructor – Bettie Shea, RYT.

Basics/Level 1 & 2 Series:  Offered Tuesday at 6 pm on 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/16 and 4/23.  Instructor – Adele Schiessle, CPT.

Energy Flow Series/All Levels:  Offered Tuesday at 7:30 pm on 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9 and 4/16.  Instructor – Adele Schiessle, CPT.

For more information on registering or on Mint Hill Yoga’s other class offerings, visit  Please note, no refunds or makeups are provided for Series Classes.

The Lofts at 7714 is located at 7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Road in downtown Mint Hill.

Keep Your New Year’s Resolution – Try a Yoga Class

If you made a New Year’s resolution to get healthier, yoga is a great way to help yourself meet that goal.  Not only does it improve strength, flexibility and agility but it helps relax your mind and body.  Mint Hill Yoga, located in Suite G of The Lofts at 7714 (enter at back of the building), offers a full complement of yoga classes taught by experienced yoga instructors.

Mint Hill Yoga’s January Class Schedule:


  • Sublte Flow with Bettie Shea – 3 to 4:15 pm
  • Slow Flow with Jennifer Savino – 6 to 7:15 pm


  • Moving Meditation Series with Linda Nickolenko – 6 to 7:15 pm
  • Level 1 Series with Bettie Shea – 7:30 to 8:45 pm


  • Subtle Flow with Bettie Shea – 9:30 to 10:45 am
  • Private Lessons with Bettie Shea – 11 to 12:15 pm
  • Soft Vinyasa with Bettie Shea – 7 to 8:15 pm


  • Sunrise Yoga Series with Adele Schiessle – 6 to 7 am
  • Slow Flow with Bettie Shea – 11 to 12:15 pm


  • Slow Flow with Jennifer Savino – 9:30 to 10:45 am
  • Friday Night Workshops with Bettie Shea – 7 to 11 pm


  • Soft Vinyasa with Kiesha Battles – 10 to 11:15 am
  • Soft Vinyasa with Bettie Shea – 1 to 2:15 pm

Visit www.MintHillYoga for more information about class rates and registration.


Mint Hill Yoga’s November Class Schedule

In its second month in its new studio in The Lofts at 7714, Mint Hill Yoga continues to expand its offerings.  Starting in November, Moving Meditation with Linda Nickolenko will be available on Monday nights at 6 pm.  Moving Meditation draws on the health wise teachings of Gary Kraftsow and the Viniyoga tradition that cultivates self-awareness through linking intentional breathing (pranyama) to postures (asana) to strengthen/encourage circulation within the body and calm the mind.

Other classes offered this month include:

Sundays at 3 pm – Gentle Flow

Mondays at 6 pm  – Moving Meditation with Linda Nicholenko

Wednesdays at 9:30 am – Gentle Flow Series

Wednesdays at 11 am – Fusion Flow

Thursdays at 9:30 am – Yoga Level 1

Thursdays at 11 am – Slow Flow

Fridays at 5:30 pm – Friday $5 Fusion

Saturdays at 2 pm – Kids Yoga

All classes are $10 unless otherwise noted.

Mint Hill Yoga also sponosrs Friday night workshops at 7 pm.  Stay tuned to for details about upcoming workshops.


Mint Hill Yoga Press Release


MINT HILL, NC,  October 24, 2012 – Mint Hill Yoga, owned and operated by local Yoga instructor Bettie Shea, now has its own studio in The Lofts at 7714, located at 7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Road in Mint Hill.

Mint Hill Yoga opened its door this month to students of all ages and experience levels with the mission to offer “yoga for Every Body.”  “I strive to provide a friendly, nurturing and accessible experience to practitioners of all levels,” explained Bettie. “No matter your age or body type, you can practice yoga.”

Mint Hill Yoga will offer classes in various Yoga forms:  Vinyasa; Fusion Flow, a combination of Vinyasa, alignment and deep stretch; Gentle Flow, slow gentle movement accessible to all body types, shapes and sizes; Slow Flow, Vinyasa style with longer holds and more stretching; Beginner’s Yoga; Kid’s Yoga; and Meditation.  All public yoga classes are $10 each, while all meditation classes are free.

Mint Hill Yoga’s class schedule is published at

In addition to classes, Mint Hill Yoga will offer special workshops throughout the year.  The first workshop, “Meditation with Ramesh Bjonnes,” is scheduled for Friday, November 2 at 7 pm.  This workshop will introduce participants to the various techniques of yogic and tantric meditation. The cost of the workshop is $30 and pre-registration is required.

Bettie Shea is a certified Yoga teacher, concentrating in accessible, alignment-based flow, who has taught classes in various locations in Mint Hill and Charlotte.  “With this move, I will now have a permanent home in Mint Hill in which to conduct classes for my students,” said Ms. Shea.  Kiesha Battles, who is certified with Yoga Alliance, will join Bettie as an instructor at the studio.

Mint Hill Yoga’s 250 square foot studio is located in the interior of The Lofts at 7714.  Students and workshop guests can park and enter the building via the back parking lot.

To register for classes or workshops, or to find out more information about Mint Hill Yoga, contact Bettie Shea at 704-578-2835 or via email at

For more information about The Lofts at 7714, visit or contact Mary Crotty at

Kids – Get into Yoga!

Mint Hill Yoga, which recently opened its studio in The Lofts at 7714, will begin a Kids’ Yoga class starting on Saturday, October 20th.  Staying true to its mission – yoga for every body – Mint Hill Yoga wants to help introduce children to the healthful benefits of practicing yoga.  The class, led by instructor Kiesha Battles, will run from 2 to 3:15 pm every Saturday at a cost of $10 per class.

Ms. Battles has been practicing yoga since 2000 and is a graduate of the 200 Hour Subtle Yoga Training and Personal Transformation Program directed by Kristine Kaoverii.

For more information about Kid’s Yoga or other classes, visit