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Happy Fourth of July, Mint Hill

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As we celebrate the anniversary of our country’s independence this week, The Lofts at 7714 also celebrates the independence of small business ownership and entrepreneurship.

This retrofitted 1945 building, originally used as Mint Hill’s only textile mill, is now home to eight small to medium-sized businesses, which are all owned and/or operated by local Mint Hill residents.

Stop by The Lofts at 7714 and see what these small businesses have to offer you.

Street-front businesses (accessible from the front parking lot):

Retail businesses located inside (accessible from the back parking lot):

Other businesses located inside (accessible from the back parking lot):

  • Rick Rorie Photography and Design in Suites F and H
  • McLeod Associates Architect in Suite G
  • Summit Environmental in Suites J and K

Directions to The Lofts at 7714

The Lofts at 7714 is located in the heart of Mint Hill’s business center on Highway 51. Visit us at 7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Road. Parking is available in the front lot, along the side by the Woof n Hoof (please parallel park to the right for traffic to flow through on the left) and in the back lot.

 

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June Happenings at The Lofts at 7714

Dec 25, 2011 - March 9, 2012 369In the past, this historic building hummed with textile and manufacturing machinery. Today, it hums with a variety of activities for the residents of Mint Hill and surrounding areas.

Built in 1945, the building now known as The Lofts at 7714 was and is Mint Hill’s only mill property, and it is now home to a vibrant tenant community of local small businesses.

Browse and Shop at The Lofts at 7714

Clay setAt the street-front level, peruse the work of the local clay artists of Pottery 51. This non-profit cooperative of artists has unique finds for your home decor or gift giving needs on display in its gallery, which is open when the flag is flying.

Or stop in Bull Moose Guns, which specializes in rare and antique firearms and military memorabilia, including WWI and WWII-era items. Bull Moose Guns is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

1489084904622Drive around to the rear entrance of The Lofts at 7714 to stop into Vintage on the Hill. This shop sells a variety of home decor items in addition to offering furniture refinishing services and custom-built pieces. Vintage on the Hill is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Take a Class at The Lofts at 7714

IMGP7585_DxOLooking for a great place to try or return to a yoga practice. Mint Hill Yoga offers a variety of classes, including gentle yoga and curvy yoga.

Or if music instruction is on your mind, check out Spotlight Performing Arts Academy. They offer 30- and 60-minute private lessons in piano, voice, guitar, bass, percussion, banjo, mandolin, brass, woodwinds, and strings.

Vintage on the Hill offers furniture painting classes. Call 704-808-0227 for more information. In addition, Rick Rorie Photography is hoping to begin offering photography classes in the near future. And finally, Bull Moose Guns offers a Concealed Carry Course. This summer, there are three classes available: June 10, July 8, or August 5.

Find a Summer Camp at The Lofts at 7714

Spotlight Performing Arts Academy is offering seven summer camps this year. Choose from the Summer Stock series, which includes Into the Woods, Jr.; Aladdan, Jr.; Schoolhouse Rock Live, Jr.; and Disney’s Cinderella, Kids. The school also offers Into the Spotlight, Find Your Voice, and Broadway Bootcamp.

The first camps start the week of June 18, and all camps are filling up fast. Click here for more information and to register for summer camps at Spotlight Performing Arts Academy.

Audition for Sweeney Todd at The Lofts at 7714

On Monday, June 18 and Thursday, June 21 at 7 p.m., students aged 14 through 18 are welcome to audition for Spotlight Performing Arts Academy’s summer production – Sweeney Todd School Edition 24 Hour Project. The show will be performed for the public on Saturday, August 11 at 8 p.m.

 

 

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.

Pottery 51 Gallery Has the Perfect Mother’s Day Gift

With Mother’s Day just five days away, are you still searching for the perfect gift?    Forget the clichéd bouquet of flowers that will wither within a week.  Walk right past the big box store shelves filled with the same old, same old.  Instead, go directly to Pottery 51 in downtown Mint Hill within The Lofts at 7714 (7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Road).  There, you are sure to find a gift for your mother that is as unique and beautiful as she is and that is sure to become a cherished family favorite for years to come.

The potters and artists of Pottery 51 each have their own unique style with clay, jewelry and more.  Take a look for yourself below.  And just so you know, if the “Open” flag is flying outside their studio, an artist is at work within and their gallery is open for visitors and customers.

clay churchPottery 51 – 7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Mint Hill, NC

 

 

Black and whiteclay bowlFramed workjewelryVarious bottlesClay set

Pottery 51 Hosts Second Friday on December 13th

Come join The Lofts at 7714 tenant Pottery 51 as they host their monthly Second Friday open house on December 13th from 6:30 – 9 pm.  In addition to wine and cheese, visitors will have a chance to shop for a truly original holiday gift at the studio’s gallery.  With a wide variety of clay works and jewelry created by local artists, you’re sure to find the perfect item for that loved one who has everything.

Pottery 51 consists of 24 potters who create, spin and bake their pottery right on site.  They also offer pottery classes for adults.  Call 980-219-8657 or visit www.facebook.com/pottery51 for more information.

The Lofts at 7714 is a retrofitted mill property in located downtown Mint Hill with available commercial space.

Pottery 51 Open House in Mint Hill

Pottery 51’s Second Friday reception and studio tour is this Friday, November 8th from 6:30 to 9 pm at the studio located in The Lofts at 7714.  This month’s featured artists are long-time Pottery 51 leader David Bridge and Althea Mead-hajduk.

Pottery 51’s studio houses 26 local potters who spin and bake their clay works on site.  The end results are displayed in the front gallery as well as in each potter’s individual space, which makes Friday night’s reception the perfect time to start your holiday shopping.  Forget the “same old, same old” gifts this year.  Give a truly unique gift – a piece made by a local artist in Mint Hill.

Come spend this Friday night in a new way at Pottery 51’s Second Friday event. 

The Lofts at 7714, Mint Hill’s only mill property retrofitted into 10 unique commercial loft spaces, is located at 7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Road in downtown Mint Hill.

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.   

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 www.minthillyoga.com to register or find out more.

September 5th & 7th:  Spotlight Performing Arts Academy hosts auditions for its next production, Sleepy Holly – The Musical.  Visit www.spotlightacademyonline.com 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 ww.minthillmartialarts.com/.

 

 

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

Mint Hill Potters Participating in Pottery Festival

The local artists of Pottery 51 will participate in the Carolina Clay Matters Pottery Guild’s Spring Pottery Festival this weekend.  The festival is Saturday, May 11th from 10 am to 4 pm at the Barn at McAlpine Business Park, 8300 Monroe Road in Charlotte.  Specifically, Pottery 51’s Rachel Hoover, David Bridge, Max McLeod, Althea Hayduk and Brenda Roberts will join about 50 other local potters, all members of the Carolina Clay Matters Pottery Guild, in displaying their ceramic works at the festival.

Pottery 51’s studio and gallery are located within The Lofts at 7714, a retrofitted mill property at 7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Road in downtown Mint Hill.  The nonprofit group rents individual studio space to local potters and offers pottery classes to local residents.