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I think many of these vacant retail storefronts that have been vacant for years could be used.  Why not coax some of the developers into agreeing to rent to pop up retailers or another local tenants on short term basis.  I thinking of the Legacy parking garage, the spots across from Ink and Ivy, those spots at the parking deck behind Spectrum center on the curve etc.  A tenant paying $500 a month on a short term lease at least provide revenue for the property owner for example until they can sign this big paying tenant they all seem to be looking for.  I think Charlotte Center city partners should really promote this.  Hmm if I had rental property with no tenants for years I would reduce the price and think outside the box more.  

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40 minutes ago, KJHburg said:

I think many of these vacant retail storefronts that have been vacant for years could be used.  Why not coax some of the developers into agreeing to rent to pop up retailers or another local tenants on short term basis.  I thinking of the Legacy parking garage, the spots across from Ink and Ivy, those spots at the parking deck behind Spectrum center on the curve etc.  A tenant paying $500 a month on a short term lease at least provide revenue for the property owner for example until they can sign this big paying tenant they all seem to be looking for.  I think Charlotte Center city partners should really promote this.  Hmm if I had rental property with no tenants for years I would reduce the price and think outside the box more.  

Agree.  Occupied ground-level spaces could be amenities for the main tenants of the building - sort of how breweries and beer gardens are starting to spur other surrounding developments.

I'm sure these have already been considered, but I could envision a center city-wide program, backed by the city, encouraging micro-spaces, pop-up shops, rotating showrooms and exhibition spaces, art galleries, traveling/temporary art installations, tasting rooms, cooking/pottery/beer-making classes, live music/instrument recitals in small spaces.  Turn the entire streetscape into an incubator for small business and cultural endeavor.

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I've always thought Founder's Hall could have been a good spot to utilized some sort of indoor mall type of spot.  There are some clothing options Jos A Bank and Ivy & Leo, plus that boutique store, but not sure how they could implement more stores in that area without taking away from established places.  I know the dining and theater take up space in there.  Just seems like it could have been a cool indoor shopping area if there were more stores in there..a place where stores could feed off of each other.

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I drove right up Tryon today around 12.30 pm and I noticed lots of people on the streets eating out, with take out bags etc.  It almost felt completely normal up there and people in office attire.  It was much busier than I have seen in the last 16 months. 

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the land on which  Green's Hot Dogs uptown is for sale.  I wonder how long this restaurant is for the world if this sells.

309 W 4th St, Charlotte, NC 28202 - Land for Sale | LoopNet.com

""The home of longtime Charlotte restaurant Green’s Lunch is up for sale. That .07-acre parcel at 309 W. Fourth St. is listed for $2.5 million, according to LoopNet. The restaurant has been a fixture uptown since 1926, dishing up hot dogs on steamed buns topped with everything from homemade coleslaw to housemade chili as well as burgers, fries and salads. It now occupies 1,598 square feet.  A flyer for the property says the “business is to remain.” A message left at the restaurant after hours went unanswered on Wednesday night.""

Iconic Green’s Lunch site listed for $2.5M - Charlotte Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

 

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13 hours ago, KJHburg said:

the land on which  Green's Hot Dogs uptown is for sale.  I wonder how long this restaurant is for the world if this sells.

309 W 4th St, Charlotte, NC 28202 - Land for Sale | LoopNet.com

""The home of longtime Charlotte restaurant Green’s Lunch is up for sale. That .07-acre parcel at 309 W. Fourth St. is listed for $2.5 million, according to LoopNet. The restaurant has been a fixture uptown since 1926, dishing up hot dogs on steamed buns topped with everything from homemade coleslaw to housemade chili as well as burgers, fries and salads. It now occupies 1,598 square feet.  A flyer for the property says the “business is to remain.” A message left at the restaurant after hours went unanswered on Wednesday night.""

Iconic Green’s Lunch site listed for $2.5M - Charlotte Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

 

2.5mil for 3000sf of land and a cinderblock building built in 1982?!?  No one is paying 2.5mil just to keep Greens. 

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12 minutes ago, InSouthPark said:

2.5mil for 3000sf of land and a cinderblock building built in 1982?!?  No one is paying 2.5mil just to keep Greens. 

Yea, Green's will be gone... That seems more like a negotiation thing to me. $2.5M to keep Green's? How about $3M and we knock down the building? Ok, sold!

Will be interesting to see what kind of high-rise would be built in its place. I would assume residential or maybe mixed use. 

EDIT: Doah, I just realized it's .07 acres, not .7 acres... What would you even do with something that small? Part of a bigger plan to get the remaining block?

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Sorry to change the topic but I couldn’t think of a better place. Went up to get a drink at Bentleys while my gf was at Spectrum Eye and was surprised to see it gone. I figured it would’ve made more news. Is this recent? What’s the chances a new restaurant opens here versus office space (as I fear)

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1 hour ago, nakers2 said:

Sorry to change the topic but I couldn’t think of a better place. Went up to get a drink at Bentleys while my gf was at Spectrum Eye and was surprised to see it gone. I figured it would’ve made more news. Is this recent? What’s the chances a new restaurant opens here versus office space (as I fear)

They moved to South Park / Piedmont Row. 

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10 minutes ago, tozmervo said:

They moved to South Park / Piedmont Row. 

Frankly I’d only drank at the bar before, but with that being said, a major draw was the view. Hence my curiosity as to a new restaurant tenant once the industry rebounds. Otherwise it would be a waste of one hell of a view.

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1 hour ago, nakers2 said:

Sorry to change the topic but I couldn’t think of a better place. Went up to get a drink at Bentleys while my gf was at Spectrum Eye and was surprised to see it gone. I figured it would’ve made more news. Is this recent? What’s the chances a new restaurant opens here versus office space (as I fear)

Not sure it is any more likely to become office space... most likely will just sit empty for a while. There is plenty of vacant space specifically for offices in that building and nobody seems to be clamoring for it. 

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I noticed Sunday 2 things on my uptown walk.  Panera Bread on College has a note on the door that they anticipate reopening sometime

as early as September (though I assume that may get pushed back).   This would be great considering the Ale house next door is now closed.

Also, there seems to be a lot of activity in the Rock Bottom site on N Tryon.  Not sure if anything is happening there

but I hope something open there soon.  Really need all these projects on N. Tryon to get moving and get many more residents in that area.

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As far as Rock Bottom space.  Balfour Beatty (contractor) pulled a demolition permit late July to basically gut it.

No indication if this is to prepare the space for a specific new tenant, but more likely make it easier to market by showing a large open space that potential new tenants can imagine.

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1 hour ago, atlrvr said:

As far as Rock Bottom space.  Balfour Beatty (contractor) pulled a demolition permit late July to basically gut it.

No indication if this is to prepare the space for a specific new tenant, but more likely make it easier to market by showing a large open space that potential new tenants can imagine.

I want Palomino back. 

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13 minutes ago, ES Charlotte said:

I've heard from a semi reliable source that Rock Bottom is going to be a ghost kitchen for an already existing, but unnamed American HQ. 

Admitting total ignorance.  I had to look up 'ghost kitchen' and am now even more confused on how that correlates with a HQ?  So, like meal delivery services for Truist or something, as an example?  Totally in the dark over here.

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Just now, turbocraig said:

Admitting total ignorance.  I had to look up 'ghost kitchen' and am now even more confused on how that correlates with a HQ?  So, like meal delivery services for Truist or something, as an example?  Totally in the dark over here.

Bank of America owns that building where Rock Bottom used to be so probably catering kitchen for Bank of America if that is true about the ghost kitchen.  

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14 hours ago, atlrvr said:

Or Compass Group NA to do all sorts of concepts.

 

A majority of the corporate dining they do is prepared onsite as they typically build out full kitchens. Same with both Levy accounts they have uptown (Cable box and BofA). In addition I am pretty sure they have a large commercial kitchen located over by their HQ but who knows with them. 

 

Another option could be Elior who I believe has their HQ located uptown.

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