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40 minutes ago, Cadi40 said:

Very cool, never heard of it. Has great potential.

It’s had great potential for more than a decade

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8 hours ago, archiham04 said:

^I remember walking in there and thinking... what the hell are they doing to my coffee!?!?!?  Who knew...

So I don't think folks on this forum realize that the owner of Area 15 is a small business incubator fellow.  He leases space to folks  that want to test out ideas.  The business are not intended to last very long, and this block, by design, will hopefully stay a transitional space.  It is currently ground zero for great things happening.

I used to go out there frequently. It seemed much more lively back then.

I didn't know this was his intention. That's interesting, but I did get a little annoyed at having to hunt down my favorite places.

Hope it picks back up soon.

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Had to go way back to find this thread and Area 15 has a new owner.  Sounds like a land hold for now.

""Carolina Capital Real Estate Partners acquired the 1.3-acre property, between Caldwell and Davidson streets and fronting 15th Street, this month for $2.8 million, according to Mecklenburg County real estate records. Area 15, something of a small business incubator, is home to more than a dozen retail businesses such as Charlotte Re-Cyclery, Dragon Moonshine Co. and No-Da Escapes. The tenants occupy space in a funky 26,237-square-foot former warehouse built in the 1920s. Todd Harrison, managing partner at Carolina Capital, said the property will be operated as is, including current tenancy, with no major changes for the foreseeable future other than some "sprucing up." A third-party management company has been hired to professionally manage the property but no immediate redevelopment is planned on site. The acquisition includes a partially completed home on the Caldwell Street side of the property, which will be finished and converted into office or retail space, Harrison said.""

subscriber article https://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/news/2020/01/14/optimist-park-property-home-to-many-small.html

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1 hour ago, KJHburg said:

Had to go way back to find this thread and Area 15 has a new owner.  Sounds like a land hold for now.

""Carolina Capital Real Estate Partners acquired the 1.3-acre property, between Caldwell and Davidson streets and fronting 15th Street, this month for $2.8 million, according to Mecklenburg County real estate records. Area 15, something of a small business incubator, is home to more than a dozen retail businesses such as Charlotte Re-Cyclery, Dragon Moonshine Co. and No-Da Escapes. The tenants occupy space in a funky 26,237-square-foot former warehouse built in the 1920s. Todd Harrison, managing partner at Carolina Capital, said the property will be operated as is, including current tenancy, with no major changes for the foreseeable future other than some "sprucing up." A third-party management company has been hired to professionally manage the property but no immediate redevelopment is planned on site. The acquisition includes a partially completed home on the Caldwell Street side of the property, which will be finished and converted into office or retail space, Harrison said.""

subscriber article https://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/news/2020/01/14/optimist-park-property-home-to-many-small.html

It will be a monumental tragedy if that is redeveloped before the junk yard. 

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