Charlotte EAST Hosts Forum on Eastland Site

On June 30, Charlotte EAST held a community forum on Eastland and the dual-language CMS magnet school at the site. The forum was well attended and featured special guest presenters. Pat Mumford, director of the Neighborhood & Business Services department, reviewed … Continue reading


Zaxby’s to Open May 9 in Charlotte East

Investors and developers know a good thing when they see it. The area on Charlotte’s far eastern edge is seeing a surge of new development. The latest addition is a new Zaxby’s restaurant that will open on May 9 at … Continue reading

Details on the Proposal to Sell 11.4 Acres of Eastland Site to CMS

Review for yourself the details of the proposal to sell 11.4 acres of the Eastland Site to Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. Click for a link to PDF of the presentation. … Continue reading

Eastland Areas Strategies Team (EAST) Position on Development at Eastland Mall Site

The letter below from the leadership of the Eastland Area Strategies Team (EAST) was sent to community leaders and stakeholders in December 2015 regarding planned re-development at Eastland Mall. As co-chairs of the Eastland Area Strategies Team (EAST), we find the … Continue reading

Eastland Area Languishes Again this Holiday Season

I moved to the Windsor Park neighborhood in East Charlotte in 2008. At that time, the whole city was in the heady days of what we now consider a real estate bubble before The Great Recession. The first leg of … Continue reading

Charlotte East Welcomes You Too

QuikTrip recently opened several new gas stations across east Charlotte including stores on Albemarle Road and Eastway Drive. QuikTrip is also moving forward on a new facility at the corner of Central Ave and N Sharon Amity Road. They recently installed … Continue reading

Charlotte Open Air Market Continues to Grow

The Charlotte Open Air Market opened just last weekend at the site of the former Eastland Mall. Located  on Central Avenue, the market grew in numbers of vendors and shoppers in its second weekend proving the demand for grassroots retail … Continue reading

East Charlotte Welcomes the Charlotte Open Air Market at Former Eastland Site

The Charlotte Open Air Market debuted this Saturday at the site of the former Eastland Mall. The mall closed in 2010 and was torn down in 2013. While several ideas have been proposed for the 80 acre site, the recession … Continue reading

American Legion Memorial Stadium in Elizabeth Renovation Proposal

WBTV recently reported that there are proposals to renovate East Charlotte’s American Legion Memorial Stadium in Elizabeth to potentially become the home of a Major League Soccer franchise. From the article: Local investors who bought a Charlotte minor-league soccer team last year … Continue reading

East Charlotte Responds to Charleston Tragedy

Neighbors across east Charlotte have responded with peace and togetherness to the mass shooting tragedy that took place at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC. Last Sunday many east Charlotte churches took a moment at 10:00AM to stand in solidarity by ringing … Continue reading