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Red Ventures recently announced that they’re growing and based on reports from the Charlotte Business Journal, a lot of that growth will take plan in University City. While we’d love for Red Ventures to consider east Charlotte when growing their business, University City growth still positively impacts east Charlotte neighborhoods.
East Charlotte is well located as a home base for employees working in Uptown and surrounding center city neighborhoods, in Matthews or Mint Hill, in South Park, and in University City. All of these areas are easily accessible by highways or major roads from east Charlotte neighborhoods.
WT Harris Boulevard, Eastway Drive, The Plaza Extension, and several other major roads connect east Charlotte to University City. Red Ventures employees will soon find affordable housing options in east Charlotte with an easy commute to their new offices!
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Charlotte Observer reporter Ely Portillo shares in a recent article how the Meridian Place development on Monroe Road is driving community development in east Charlotte. Portillo describes how area neighborhoods are coming together to develop branding and create collaboration across east Charlotte communities.
From the article:
There are already some positive signs of redevelopment in the area. Hendrick Automotive, the privately held company headquartered nearby on Monroe Road, is renovating the shuttered BJ’s store at Independence Boulevard and Conference Drive. A spokesman said the company plans to consolidate some back-office functions from its dealerships there, and centralize some of its car receiving operations for nearby dealerships.
Although plans aren’t finalized, the move is likely to bring hundreds of workers to a building that has sat vacant and decaying for years. And Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is planning to renovate and expand East Mecklenburg High, across from Meridian Place.
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The Charlotte Observer reports that the building at 2401 Sardis Road North will be renovated into office space with the potential to house a call center. This building has been vacant for a the past few years and it is good to see it being renovated. Charlotte Five just highlighted some cool aspects of this area of east Charlotte just on the border with Matthews. Additional workers in this area will benefit the nearby retail establishments and restaurants.
This is good news for an area of town that may see changes to employment. Family Dollar’s headquarters is just around the corner from this location. Now that Dollar Tree has closed on their purchase of Family Dollar it is likely that some job consolidations will occur as they blend the two companies. Dollar Tree just announced that they’re building a new distribution facility in upstate South Carolina. I would not be surprised if they decide to move the distribution center away from Matthews location once the new SC facility is operational.
Having worked in this area of town for about four years, this spot is a little underrated. It’s a quick drive to SouthPark and commuters from Union County have easy access as well as residents of Mint Hill and Matthews. It’s an easy reverse commute if you live closer into the center city in east Charlotte neighborhoods like Windsor Park, Merry Oaks, Plaza Midwood, Oakhurst, or Elizabeth.