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  1. Not sure if this has been posted elsewhere already, but the Asian Corner Mall is slated to close according to https://amp.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/development/article267853187.html This is paywalled, so here’s the text version: Prominent Asian Corner Mall supermarket in Charlotte to close, new developer says BY GORDON RAGO AND CATHERINE MUCCIGROSSO UPDATED OCTOBER 25, 2022 6:22 PM Le’s Sandwiches & Cafe owners Minh Quang Nguyen and Le Thi Le-Nguyen listed the restaurant for sale to make way for retirement. Then their son, Tuan, decided to take over. International Supermarket at Asian Corner Mall, which became one of North Carolina’s largest Asian markets since opening about 20 years ago, will close by the end of the year, a developer told The Charlotte Observer Tuesday. But a second Asian market on the property will remain open. The closing of International Supermarket comes as Beauxwright, a Charlotte developer, bought up about 40% of the mall property, with its most recent purchase in September. Owners of the International Market at 4520 N. Tryon St. contemplated selling the building and grocery store a couple years ago as they planned their retirement, according to Cooper Morrison of Beauxwright. The developer’s plans for the site remain unclear. Beauxwright has not disclosed its plans yet. The former property owner is Viet-My Corp. The N.C. Secretary of State website lists the company’s president as Myduyen Nguyen. “We at Beauxwright thank the Doan and Nguyen families for all they have done for the Asian Corner Mall and the whole Charlotte community,” Morrison said in a statement to The Charlotte Observer. “We congratulate them on their retirement and wish them well on this new chapter of their lives.” Charlotte developer Beauxwright bought about 10 acres for $8.5 million that includes the center portion of the Asian Corner Mall in NoDa. International Supermarket will close by the end of the year. Catherine Muccigrosso [email protected] While not an owner, Lac Doan is the husband of one owner and is involved with the market, according to the developer. No one answered the phone at International Supermarket after repeated calls Monday and Tuesday, and efforts to reach Nguyen were unsuccessful as of Tuesday. Meanwhile, the New Century Oriental Supermarket, which sits on the northern edge of the property closest to North Tryon Street, will remain open, Morrison said. A parcel that includes that end of the building remains under different ownership, according to Mecklenburg County property records. Beauxwright has limited details to share but Morrison said New Century will remain a long term part of the site. Charlotte developer Beauxwright bought about 10 acres for $8.5 million that includes the center portion of the Asian Corner Mall in NoDa. International Supermarket will close by the end of the year. Catherine Muccigrosso [email protected] POPULAR BANH MI SHOP STAYING Another business at the Asian Corner Mall also will be sticking around. Le’s Sandwiches & Cafe will reopen in Beauxwright’s new space next year, according to Morrison, who did not go into details about the firm’s plans for the property. Beauxwright has been working with the popular banh mi shop’s owners, Tuan and Emily Nguyen, Morrison said. Le’s has been a mall tenant since 2004. In March, Le’s said it would not renew its lease and planned to move, CharlotteFive had reported. Tuan Nguyen smiles as his father, Minh Quang Nguyen, surveys the landscape at Asian Corner Mall. Le’s Sandwiches & Cafe owners Minh and Le Thi Le-Nguyen put the restaurant up for sale to make way for retirement. Then their son, Tuan, decided to take over. Alex Cason CharlotteFive ASIAN CORNER MALL BACKGROUND The Asian Corner Mall dates back to at least the early- to mid-2000s, according to Observer archives. It was formerly known as Tryon Mall and came to house two of Charlotte’s largest Asian supermarkets: International Supermarket and New Century. They offered Asian ingredients from Indonesia and the Philippines and sold fish in big tanks. A trio of sisters started International Supermarket in the early 2000s, helping to revive the old mall, according to Observer archives. Officials with Bell Moore Group, real estate management company for the mall, did not respond for comment. There are few other businesses at the mall. Workers at Truc Vietnamese Cuisine and TN’s Beauty Salon hng up on an Observer reporter Tuesday. MALL OWNERSHIP DETAILS In September, Beauxwright bought just shy of 10 acres at Asian Corner Mall for $8.5 million, the Observer previously reported. The firm now owns a little over 11 acres for a cost of $10.2 million. The mall property totals around 27 acres. Beauxwright, which develops projects from office to mixed use to apartments, said it is encouraged by the momentum of projects in the area. The light rail’s Sugar Creek station is less than a mile to the south. The Independent Picture House sits behind the mall along with a project called The Pass, a 260,000-square-foot adaptive reuse by Atlanta’s Third & Urban. The Pass, which is under construction, will include office, retail and apartments.
  2. Sorry if this has been posted before. I just came across this diagram of proposed/designated future interstates across the state. This diagram was posted by NCDOT from 2017. I can't help but notice every single major metro except for the Charlotte metro is having future interstates built. With the Charlotte metro producing 1/3 of the state's GDP alone, this has got to be some sort of economic bottleneck. I'm not saying more highways are definitely the answer, but this map definitely suggests what others have been saying about how the NC GA continually tries its hardest to choke the Charlotte metro and prevent any growth. The fact that Charlotte still keeps up with (and in many ways exceeds) growth in Raleigh/Durham is a true testament to how resilient and attractive the Charlotte area is.
  3. So I’m a bit late to the party. What’s the height cap for downtown Raleigh? Is this kind of thing typical for most cities Raleigh’s size?
  4. Hey, I think it’s time for us to get our own version of Bank of America Plaza. It’s the city’s tallest and its in Midtown Atlanta. Why can’t we (eventually) have a new tallest in SE to help balance out the sloping skyline?
  5. Do y’all think we’ll see a 1000+ footer in the near future?
  6. But another 800 footer like that would look gorgeous on the Charlotte Skyline! I hope we continue to build tall (and also fill in the skyline with mid-rises as well).
  7. I was pretty blown away about the Raleigh Convention Hotel and Downtown Development Project towers being listed at ~550 and ~800 feet respectively. Not that I was in disbelief, but I figured we would have heard about Raleigh planning an 800 footer. I decided to check the source for that project and I came across this: It was updated on January 11th. I hate it because it would be nice to see some taller buildings in Raleigh (although I'd prefer to see a new 800+ footer in Charlotte). All in all, you're absolutely right! The wiki is very unreliable and perhaps Raleigh jumps the gun just a bit in posting their development propositions.
  8. Raleigh's list of proposed towers is extremely ambitious. These are just the ones planned to be over 30 stories tall. How any of these do you actually think will be built in the near/distant future? I know the Wikipedia page isn't the most accurate source for information on planned construction projects, but I noticed Charlotte only has 6 planned buildings exceeding 30 stories (and two of those are on hold). What are you all's thoughts?
  9. It’s definitely thriving. I think most people would consider opening at least 1 new skyscraper per year in the CBD thriving. I don’t know why someone living uptown would not consider it thriving. It’s beautiful, clean, and busy.
  10. Does anyone know about the 4th parallel runway and the length of it? They keep changing it and I’m not sure why. I believe Boeing 777 is the largest aircraft that can utilize Charlotte as a destination airport. Currently neither B747 nor A380 have Charlotte as a destination airport. It’s pretty sad considering Charlotte punches far above its weight class and is by far the largest airport without a runway in excess of 10,000 feet. Below is a list of the US airports approved for A380 and B747 destination. AIRBUS 380 MoS ANC - Anchorage International Airport ATL - Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport BOS - Boston Logan International Airport DEN - Denver International Airport DFW - Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport HNL - Honolulu International Airport IAD - Washington Dulles International Airport IAH - Houston Intercontinental Airport, Texas JFK - John F. Kennedy International Airport LAX - Los Angeles International Airport MCO - Orlando International Airport MEM - Memphis International Airport MIA - Miami International Airport ORD - Chicago O'Hare International Airport SDF - Louisville International Airport, Kentucky SFO - San Francisco International Airport BOEING 747-8 MoS ANC - Anchorage International Airport ATL - Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport BOS - Boston Logan International Airport BQN - Rafael Hernandez Airport, Puerto Rico CVG - Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport DEN - Denver International Airport DFW - Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport DTW - Detroit Metro International Airport EWR - Newark International Airport, New Jersey GSP - Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, South Carolina HNL - Honolulu International Airport HSV - Huntsville International Airport, Alabama IAD - Washington Dulles International Airport IAH - Houston Intercontinental Airport, Texas IND - Indianapolis International Airport JFK - John F. Kennedy International Airport LAX - Los Angeles International Airport LCK - Rickenbacker International Airport, Ohio MCO - Orlando International Airport MIA - Miami International Airport ORD - Chicago O'Hare International Airport PDX - Portland International Airport, Oregon RFD - Rockford/Chicago International Airport SEA - Seattle Tacoma International Airport SFO - San Francisco International Airport TOL - Toledo Express Airport, Ohio
  11. Come to think of it, I haven’t seen the entire tower lit for a while now. I wonder why they made that decision. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Boeing 777 departing from CLT and headed for London Heathrow LHR yesterday. The airport was EXTREMELY busy yesterday with planes lined up back to back ready to take off. It was amazing watching them hold short of takeoff to allow other planes to land. Reminds me of how traffic at the airport used to be. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Taken last night Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Boeing 777 departing from CLT and headed for London Heathrow LHR yesterday. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. How is that bad for Charlotte? The headquarters is still in Charlotte, but they’re adding a distribution center in High Point. That’s good news! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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